By recreating Grateful Dead setlists, and also intermittently imagining their own, Dark Star Orchestra offers a continually evolving artistic outlet within the Grateful Dead’s musical canon. Members of the band seek out the unique style of each era while simultaneously offering their own improvisations for each show.
Dark Star Orchestra is also pleased to welcome new member, Jeff Mattson who will be performing Jerry Garcia’s parts. A veteran of more than 20 years on the road, Jeff was a founding member of The Zen Tricksters, played guitar for the Donna Jean Godchaux Band and has performed with Phil Lesh & Friends – making him a perfect fit for Dark Star Orchestra.
Continuing a long and strange trip that began over 12 years and more than 1800 shows ago, Dark Star Orchestra’s determined commitment to ‘raising the Dead’ has earned them high praise.
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