Donna Jean!

     Donna GOTV 2010 Singing

Donna Jean Godchaux band at Gathering of the Vibes 2010

DDonna GOTV 2010 Close Up onna Jean McKay (formerly Godchaux) was the only female memeber of the Grateful Dead.  She sang with the boys in the 70’s, her husband Kieth was their keyboardist.  Dona Jean has also done vocals for Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, and Otis Redding.  


More recently she has been part of these bands:  Donna Jean and the Tricksters, The Heart of Gold Band and the Donna Jean Godchaux Band.


If you want to listen to a Grateful Dead Donna birthday show, check out this 8/22/1972 recording from the Berkely Community Theater (BCT) – How about the GDTRFB?!


Donna GOTV 2010 CU 2 Here is a  video treat from7/18/2009, the Donna Jean Godchaux Band performing a rare 70’s Jerry Garcia tune The Mighty High. She is joined by a couple of back up "Donnas"  – Lisa Mackey from Dark Star Orchestra and Lizzy Friel from Reflections (too bad the name The Donnas is taken…)

Thanks Donna for doing your part to make sure the music never stops!