Donna Jean Godchaux

Hall of Fame Series featuring Donna Jean Godchaux

Donna Jean Godchaux sang with the Grateful Dead from 1972 to 1979. By the time she was 15, she was singing back-up vocals on sessions at Rick Hall’s Fame recording studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

Europe '72 Single Shows: Last Stop - London

Hop on the double-decker bus for the last but most certainly not the least in the Dead's ongoing breakout series - four magical London shows recorded at the intimate 2,500-seat Lyceum venue.

Donna Jean Godchaux Announces 3 shows in January 2012

Donna Jean Godchaux will be making three special appearances in the Northeast in January 2012. Two of those will be with her band, The Donna Jean Godchaux Band with Jeff Mattson. Jeff Mattson is of course the lead guitarist in Dark Star Orchestra since the departure of John Kadlecik who has joined with Donna’s former Grateful Dead bandmates, Bob Weir and Phil Lesh.

Donna Jean & The Tricksters: Coming Full Circle

There is something to be said about the marriage of experience and youth. It usually results in wisdom–or at the least a sort of magic. And magic is what seems to be coming from the new band, Donna Jean & the Tricksters. The experience comes from Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay, known best for her harmony voice in the Grateful Dead, and keyboardist Mookie Siegel, who has played with the David Nelson Band, Phil & Friends, and RatDog.

5.8.77 - Cornell University - 28 Years Later...

On the anniversary of one of the all-timers, this show is held so dear by so many deadheads that it is one of the true links for newbie to old-timer (as someone notes below).  It has almost invariably been one of the first tapes of a show that we first had our minds blown by and one of the first tapes that we literally wore out...most of us know the Betty Board with the Minglewood fade in and the chunk missing (Ouch!) from Lazy Lightning>Supplication which otherwise is of great quality.  My highest recommendation is to listen regularly to the