Jeff Mattson & Donna Jean Godchaux, Rob Barraco, David MacKay, Tom Barraco, Hippie Happy Hour Event

Tue Mar 10 2015

8:00 PM (Doors 6:00 PM)

Debonair Music Hall

1409 Queen Anne Road Teaneck, NJ 07666

All Ages

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DINNER SEATING BEGINS AT 6:00PM.
For dinner reservations: Email us at reservation@MexiCaliLive.com or call 201-833-0011


Buy your tickets online and receive $5 off your dinner bill.*

*$5 Off Promo CANNOT be combined with Hippie Happy Hour or any other promo
*valid only the day of the show, one per customer, only for tickets bought online (not pre box, box office or at the door), food only​, not to be combined with any other offer

Mexicali Live presents
Jeff Mattson & Donna Jean Godchaux with Rob Barraco / David MacKay and Tom Barraco / Hippie Happy Hour Event

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  • Jeff Mattson & Donna Jean Godchaux

    Jeff Mattson & Donna Jean Godchaux

    Jam Bands

    Jeff Mattson (guitar, vocals) is a master of eclectic styles. A founding member of the legendary jam band, The Zen Tricksters, Jeff a guitar wizard whose playing ranges from rock & roll to blues, bluegrass, country, jazz, and folk, with a healthy dose of psychedelia.  In addition to his full-time job as lead guitarist in Dark Star Orchestra (he was invited to join 2009 when founding member John Kadlecik left for Furthur), Jeff also plays with longtime compatriot  Donna Jean Godchaux in the Donna Jean Godchaux Band with Jeff Mattson.  Jeff is also a noted songwriter who contributed songs to DJGB’s latest release, Back Around (Heart of Gold Records), and his work is prominently featured on five other albums (Donna Jean & the Tricksters [2008], For Rex: The Black Tie-Dye Ball [2006], Shaking Off the Weirdness [2003], A Love Surreal [1999], The Holy Fool [1996]). He is known for delivering heart-wrenching vocals as well as his ever-present desire to explore new musical terrain with his fellow musicians. Jeff was asked to audition for Phil Lesh & Friends in the fall of 1999 and in October 1999, Jeff and then Zen Trickster keyboard player, Rob Barraco, played three shows with Phil & Friends at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco.

    Donna Jean Godchaux. Born in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Donna Jean was a vocalist at both Muscle Shoals Sound Studios and Fame Studios, home of the legendary “Muscle Shoals Sound,” on records like Elvis Presley’s “Suspicious Minds,” Percy Sledge’s “When a Man Loves a Woman,” and Boz Scagg’s eponymous first solo album. She moved to San Francisco, married Keith Godchaux, and spent the 1970s as a vocalist in the Grateful Dead as well as the Jerry Garcia Band. After life with the Dead, she and Keith created the Heart of Gold Band with drummer Greg Anton and guitarist Steve Kimock.

    Following various side trips, she resumed serious focus on her singing in the ‘90s, recording a new Heart of Gold Band album, At the Table, and singing with Phil & Friends and her own Donna Jean Band.

  • Rob Barraco

    Rob Barraco

    Jam Bands

    Rob has played music on both keyboard and guitar since the age of 6 and has been a professional musician all his adult life. For over ten years in the ‘80s and early ‘90s he was keyboardist for the hit TV show The Cosby Show and its spin off It's A Different World.  Rob toured with R&B sensation Freddie Jackson in the late '80s before joining The Zen Tricksters. Rob spent eleven years touring and recording with The Tricksters turning out two studio albums and playing live shows across the US and Canada. It was their second album, A Love Surreal, that caught Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh's ear.

    Phil summoned Rob and Trickster guitarist Jeff Mattson to play a series of shows in San Francisco and then on to tour the country double billing with Bob Dylan. That band included drummer extraordinaire John Molo, boy wiz Derek Trucks, and the ubiquitous Warren Haynes. The following year one of the great jam bands of all time was formed with Phil, Rob, John, Warren and the guitar giant Jimmy Herring.

    This band would forever be known as The Q (short for The Phil Lesh Quintet). They went on to tour the country for three years and put out one studio album, There and Back Again.

    In 2002 Barraco joined with the original members of the Grateful Dead for the Alpine Valley reunion shows and then toured with them in 2002 and 2003. In 2004 he joined Chris Robinson's New Earth Mud.

    In 2005, he toured with Dark Star Orchestra after the tragic death of keyboardist Scott Larned, joining the band full-time shorly thereafter.

    Rob has one solo CD co-written with Robert Hunter titled When We All Come Home.

     

  • David MacKay

    David MacKay

    Jam Bands

    David MacKay hails from Marin County, California. As part of the emerging Bay Area music scene of the 70's, he was a founding member of the popular band the "Tasmanian Devils" and recorded and toured with Michael Nesmith, playing bass on the first Grammy-winning video, "Elephant Parts." He was a member of both the original and reformed "Heart of Gold Band." Most recently, he has played bass with the Muscle Shoals-based group "The Fiddleworms."

  • Tom Barraco

    Tom Barraco

    Jam Bands

    Tom Barraco has been playing drums since the age of 5. As the son of renowned keyboardist/organist Rob Barraco (The Dead, Phil Lesh & Friends, Dark Star Orchestra), Tom was exposed to music at an early age. Growing up in Huntington, NY, he recorded and toured with various local rock bands. Tom has also frequently shared the stage with Dark Star Orchestra, and in 2006 he recorded percussion on his father’s solo album When We All Come Home. Tom then attended Five Towns College, where he studied drums and percussion under notable jazz and Broadway drummer Azande Cummings.

    In 2010 Tom joined The Folkadelics, a NYC-based funk/reggae/rock band. The band recently finished up their summer tour throughout the Midwest and East Coast. During their tour they supported acts such as Dark Star Orchestra, EOTO, Rusted Root, Yonder Mountain String Band, Keller Williams, and Girl Talk. 

  • Hippie Happy Hour Event

    Hippie Happy Hour Event

    Special Event

    hippies unite in cheap beer and eats..........Come get your fill early and party with us before the show starts

Mexicali Live presents

Jeff Mattson & Donna Jean Godchaux with Rob Barraco / David MacKay and Tom Barraco / Hippie Happy Hour Event

Tue Mar 10 2015 8:00 PM

(Doors 6:00 PM)

Debonair Music Hall Teaneck NJ
Jeff Mattson & Donna Jean Godchaux, Rob Barraco, David MacKay, Tom Barraco, Hippie Happy Hour Event
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All Ages

For more info about Mexicali Live: FAQ

DINNER SEATING BEGINS AT 6:00PM.
For dinner reservations: Email us at reservation@MexiCaliLive.com or call 201-833-0011


Buy your tickets online and receive $5 off your dinner bill.*

*$5 Off Promo CANNOT be combined with Hippie Happy Hour or any other promo
*valid only the day of the show, one per customer, only for tickets bought online (not pre box, box office or at the door), food only​, not to be combined with any other offer