Mattson/Barraco & Friends with Skip Vangelas Announce Mini-Tour

Article Contributed by Dennis McNally | Published on Monday, September 29, 2014

They’ll be fresh off DSO’s Fall Tour, but they can’t resist making music together, so Mattson/Barraco & Friends with Skip Vangelas is pleased to announce a holiday season 3-night run of stirring psychedelic electricity!

With collaborative jam discoveries developing over the last four years, guitarist Jeff Mattson (Dark Star Orchestra, Donna Jean Godchaux Band, Zen Tricksters) and long-time musical collaborator keyboardist Rob Barraco (Dark Star Orchestra, Phil Lesh & Friends, Zen Tricksters) will be joined by DSO bandmate bassist Skip Vangelas (Dark Star Orchestra, Border Legion) for a run of some of their favorite haunts.

The mini tour kicks off with a show at the new 89 North Music Venue in Patchogue, LI (12/11).  They’ll also make a stop at MexiCali Live (12/13) and wind up – fittingly – at Garcia’s at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY (12/17).

With Rob’s son Tom Barraco on drums, the quartet will showcase original music and an exploration of the classic songbooks that inspired them with a touch of Grateful Dead sprinkled in.


Jeff Mattson - Guitar

Rob Barraco - Keys

Skip Vangelas - Bass

Tom Barraco - Drums


Thursday, Dec. 11th, 7:30 PM:

 89 North Music Venue

 89 North Ocean Avenue

 Patchogue, NY 11772



Saturday, Dec. 13th, 9:00 PM:            

MexiCali Live

1409 Queen Anne Rd.

Teaneck, NJ 07666

 (201) 833-0011  


Wednesday, Dec. 17th, 9:00 PM:       

Garcia’s at the Capitol Theatre

149 Westchester Avenue

 Port Chester, NY 10573-4549

  1. 937-4126.


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