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“Yunno we found a place on the land where we can lay back and watch the ocean roll,.
And we walk in the sand m’lady and me and we watch and see the child grow … “
– PAUL KANTNER, 1971


Greetings all!
It is one of the functions of manager to accurately convey the Artist’s wishes to both “the public” (i.e the fans), and to those with whom the Artist conducts commerce (i.e. promoters, record labels). I believe 2008 presages a nexus of immense activity and creativity … and to those of you especially, who have been along with us for the long ride, I am very pleased (“well chuffed” as they say across the pond) to share all with you herein.

We now embark upon a new JEFFERSON era in several respects. Subject to the dotting of ‘I’s” and crossing of ‘t’s,’ PAUL KANER continues to be the sole person authorized to perform and record as JEFFERSON STARSHIP for the remainder of his natural or unnatural life. The band he created vis-à-vis “Blows Against The Empire,” in 1971, then embarking on tour for the first time in 1974, recreated for a new generation re-launching 16 years ago today, is made new again.

First, the historic Ledson Hotel shows Feb. 15-17 are SOLD OUT. For those ‘faithful’ who procrastinated … who are now ‘shut out’ – contact me off board immediately as the venue capacity may be expanded by a handful of tickets nightly … so as to preserve the sanity of those who might otherwise have been forced to go without.

The Ledson shows shall be indeed be historic for other reasons. These shall be the last shows performed by DIANA MANGANO as the band’s female lead vocalist. Both DIANA and longtime drummer PRAIRIE PRINCE shall no longer appear with the band. They have not quit … they have not been fired … they are still part of our family, but have asked to be ‘relieved of duty.’ Life is more than JEFFERSON STARSHIP  and DIANA wishes to pursue other interests. She has asked to be placed on ‘sub’ status akin to DARBY GOULD, so it is likely we have not seen the last of DIANA. Those of you who follow us know that PRAIRIE is in demand … not only as a world class drummer with THE TUBES and THE NEW CARS, but also as a commercial Artist and set designer (did you know that?-www.prairieprince.com). For most of the past two years former JEFFERSON STARSHIP drummer DONNY BALDWIN has handled the drum throne … now DONNY is again given his earned status as the band’s principal drummer. I am confident that we shall have the pleasure of both DIANA and PRAIRIE playing with JEFFERSON STARSHIP at some point in the future.

The Ledson Shows shall present ‘breakouts’ of excavated classic material to be sure … but they shall also showcase some of the material that the band will rehearse for and record in March. We have signed a deal with Fuel 2000 Records distributed by Sony Redline for their custom label Airline Records. JETHRO TULL also records for Fuel 2000 by the way. The label are fans too and they “get us” 100% and are committed to a large budget promoting our first studio record in 12 years. Without giving too much away, those of you who attended last year’s Cannabis Cub and received “songbooks” have a leg-up in figuring out what we are up to. Though not exclusively so – the as yet untitled record (no it won’t be called “Cloverfield”) will present mostly classic era songs of protest and social conscience and perhaps a few new compositions in this vein as well. The record is scheduled for release Sept. 1, just in the time to spice up election season.
Slated to appear on this landmark masterwork are PAUL KANTNER, DAVID FREIBERG, CHRIS SMITH, MARTY BALIN, SLICK AGUILAR, DARBY GOULD, DIANA MANGANO, DONNY BALDWIN, PRAIRIE PRINCE and special guests who I cannot yet divulge. 
Our new female lead vocalist shall also be prominently featured … and her name is CATHY RICHARDSON. I do not have words sufficient to praise CATHY’s talent … or accomplishments, so I recommend you check out her website: www.cathyrichardson.com and read the press release, below:


January 2008: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE!
CATHY RICHARDSON
“Broadway’s Janis Joplin” joins JEFFERSON STARSHIP!

CATHY RICHARDSON has joined JEFFERSON STARSHIP as female lead singer in the legendary band. After Grace Slick’s retirement from music in 1989, Paul Kantner reformed the band he created in 1971 as an offshoot of JEFFERSON AIRPLANE, with Bill Graham managed singer Darby Gould who left following the death of septenarian violinist Papa John Creach. Diana Mangano took over in 1996 and left amicably at the end of 2007.

Cathy is an award winning music artist, graphic artist, and clothing designer. Her professional credits include fronting her successful rock band, producing and releasing seven albums on her various indie record labels. She was nominated for a GRAMMY Award for Art Direction of her band's 2003 release, “The Road to Bliss.” “The Road to Bliss” also received two DIY Awards (Do It Yourself in Film, Books and Music) for Album Art of the Year and Producer of the Year. Her latest release, “Delusions of Grandeur,” topped the 2007 DIYs when she won both Album and Producer of the Year.

She portrayed Janis Joplin in the original Off Broadway cast of the hit show “Love, Janis” and also in Chicago, Sag Harbor, NY, San Francisco, Phoenix and Tucson, and sings with Janis' original band members, Big Brother and the Holding Co. Also, Cathy is set to launch her new line of hand dyed, organic cotton yoga pants, Shining Shakti

As a top session singer, Richardson has recorded dozens of national commercials for companies like Kraft, McDonald's, Budweiser, Applebee's, Glade and State Farm Insurance. Her voice can be heard in the films Savage, HBO's the Vagina Monologues and Talledega Nights: the Ballad of Ricky Bobby.

On-camera tv credits include a regular spot on Jack's Big Music Show, a rocking music education show for kids on the Noggin Network, produced by Spiffy Pictures. Richardson also narrates and sings on the popular Spiffy-produced DVD series for kids, the Curious Buddies.

We shall be video recording the entire rehearsal/album process as well and are hard at work to be the first band to ever stream video of the whole shebang, so as to share the “process” with the world live as it happens (talk about Reality TV?!) and save millions of bored TV watchers suffering through re-runs during the ongoing writer’s strike to boot. Stay tuned on details about the “vid stream.”

We have also signed an archive deal with Voiceprint UK, commensurate to the much revered “Dick’s Picks” recently retired by our GRATEFUL DEAD brothers. This series shall be called “Mick’s Picks” and kicks off with the release of Volume 1 very soon. I will post release dates shortly. Volume 1 showcases THREE different notable 21st Century performances:

1) BB Kings, NY, NY/ 10-31-2000 (acoustic with MARTY & DIANA)
highlights: “The Bag I’m In,” “JPP McStep B Blues”
2) Substage, Karlsruhe, Germany/ 6-16-2005 (electric with DAVID, DIANA & TOM CONSTANTEN)
highlights: “Epic #38,” “War Movie” (only show ever where both where performed)
3) BB Kings, NY, NY/ 9-9-2007 (4 mini sets – epic show with MARTY, DAVID, DIANA)
highlights: “Million” breakout

The Webmiester will have the tour dates up by time you read this ( if you are reading this for the first time-oh yea, the web guy is in perfect sync-rick). We are close to finalizing negotiations for an historic world tour … working title “1968.” I cannot provide details here … I wish I could … but think good thoughts, because it will be the biggest thing we’ve done since the 1992 re-boot.

To recap: A new record deal, a new archive deal, a new lead singer, a world tour to announce (within a week or so to be hoped) … I thank you all for your kind words and support. I wish you all the best in 2008 … and continue to watch the skies!


Galactically yours – Michael Gaiman, Joshua Tree National Park, California USA, SOL

 
""Come to the edge," she said.
"I am afraid," I said.
"Come anyway," she said.""

- PAUL KANTNER 2008 (from "The Threshold of Fire")

In 2008, the latest JEFFERSON iteration plants a "Tree of Liberty," We invite you to join us, dance with us, sing with us, refresh yourselves and our "Tree" ... at these gatherings ... mostly real ... some almost, others having occurred. Where to begin? We have so much ground to cover & I don't want to miss a thing ... but we are in a continuum ... one simply cannot slam on the brakes when traveling FTL.

1. "The Tree of Liberty" story ...
Basic tracks featuring PAUL, DAVID, CHRIS, PRAIRIE, CATHY, DARBY, DIANA and DAVID GRISMAN were completed in San Raphael Mar. 24 for all except 2 songs. Our heroes return to the studio to finish the project May 14-18. SLICK & DAVID laid the backing track for MARTY's contribution and we are hopeful of getting that 'capture' done before turning the completed tracks into Airline/SONY on June 1.

There is a minor degree of controversy concerning MARTY's participation. When we planned to do this in Cuba 4-5 years ago, MARTY was to sing "Cowboy On the Run" now being handled by DAVID which is only right as DAVID was with DINO VALENTI on the original recording in 1975. MARTY was also to sing PHIL OCHS classic "I Ain't Marchin' Anymore" which CATHY will sing & record in May. MARTY brought BRUCE COCKBURN's "Rocket Launcher" to the party and he & SLICK have been performing it ever since. It is this track that SLICK & DAVID completed awaiting only MARTY's vocal. MARTY writes alot of songs ... alot of beautiful songs. It is (one of) my job(s) to "sell" what the Artists create in the form of record deals, tours, etc. The heretofore 'failure' we have endured in getting a record label ... not only to FUND a project ... but to PROMOTE it with a large ad budget (as sadly did not occur with "WOH") is somewhat derived from how congealed and focused WE are in sparking a label's enthusiasm. 

The old labels, record stores, paradigm's for content distribution are largely broken, clueless or non-existant ... such that bands like RADIOHEAD and NINE INCH NAILS have gone way outside the box to focus attention on their efforts ... specifically as regards innovative distribution and fan interactivity as evidenced by the latter's new instrumental project that allows their fans to re-mix 16 downloadable tracks to create "their own" versions of the music. This is brilliant!
It is MARTYs desire to record a 'classic' MARTY or JS record and see it marketed as such. After many, MANY years of pitching ... I and others were unable to make a deal for such a record. 

This lead to the (Bush administration) doomed "Cuba Project" for which we were WELL funded and connected for media. Every year since, PAUL has pushed to make this happen ... whether it was done in Cuba, Amsterdam or at home. One insightful label exec saw the convergence of us doing these classic songs of protest, social conscience, civil rights and American revolution with the state of our government, the world, the election and to us ... it seems like THIS 'new' music of ours is playing out in current events (China? Tibet? Zimbabwe? Darfur? To name a few).

The night before we started (which happened to be on PAUL's birthday), HBO debuted their fine "John Adams" mini-series and again, we couldn't shake the feeling that this project was happening at a right time. We're doing a reverse BOB DYLAN ... he went from acoustic to electric ... PAUL & DAVID became known for starting out in two of rock's most electric bands ever. Now, having traversed the speed of light, they are going back in time ... to where it all began & their influences ... and our inspiration. This may not be the record MARTY wants to make & I respect that. But I strongly posit this record is a path to greater success for the band ... for gaining new fans ... and perhaps allowing us and MARTY to make records more frequently than once every 12 years. Independent of that, I could not be more proud of our musicians ... and the final product is going to shatter and surpass all expectations.

We, "THE JEFFERSON FAMILY TREE" are more known for a lyrical and vocal uniqueness ... a la THE BEATLES ... than an instrumentally explorative approach ... a la GRATEFUL DEAD. This is not to say for a second that JACK & JORMA, SLICK & CHRIS et al have not taken us to the outer reaches with their playing ... they have ... but the soaring vocals of MARTY, GRACE & PAUL (1965-70 give or take) and GRACE, PAUL, DAVID, MARTY (1974-8 give or take) and PAUL MARTY, DARBY/DIANA (1992-2005 give or take) ... now (wow!)PAUL, DAVID, CATHY expand that legacy.

2. "The Tree of Liberty" listening parties ...
We have some hardcore fans ... we know who you are ... we want to give you what you want and we want you help us succeed. WELL in advance of our midnight, Sept. 1 release party (info to follow) we shall hold ONE West Coast and ONE East Coast listening party where fans, press, label and the musicians shall share fellowship, drinks & snacks and experience the finished product together. There will be a Q & A following the listen. Later that night, the band will perform. Details for how to attend the parties shall follow ... the dates and locations are listed below and should be up on the tour page.

3. BEAR RECORDS presents "Mick's Picks" archive series from the vaults of JEFFERSON STARSHIP, QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE and others ... as Voiceprint UK has started a label devoted to classic West Coast music. Details of available titles and information on purchasing shall follow. As you know, we encourage taping and trading ... but we need you to buy the music too from time to time.

4. VIP DOWNLOADS ... in an effort to better serve VIP ticket purchasers, we have created download portals that will speed delivery of your desired content. If your name is on a VIP ticket list from one of this year's shows ... REJOICE! Shortly, we shall send you a URL, password to download FLAC files which are quickly & easily convertible (with software we provide you) into FULLY DYNAMIC MUSIC ... not lossy MP3s ... rather digital clones of the original recordings.

5. TOUR SCHEDULE UPDATE ... appears below ... and all things being equal ... also on the tour page. It was so nice to see packed houses last weekend and so many friendly faces. It was equally wonderful to hear/see how much love went CATHY's way at her 'debut' - but then again ... she was terrific. I am however a little baffled that none of you commented on our support Artist in VA & NY ... acclaimed DEVON SPROULE. WE loved her and are gonna do more shows with her. The rest of you should check out www.devonsproule.com to hear her music ... and BUY IT!

M

FEBRUARY

15 - FIRM/ Sonoma, CA/ Ledson Hotel (JS 'Galactica Acoustica')
16 - FIRM/ Sonoma, CA/ Ledson Hotel (JS 'Galactica Acoustica')
17 - FIRM/ Sonoma, CA/ Ledson Hotel (JS 'Galactica Acoustica')
Above: PAUL, DAVID, CHRIS, DIANA


MARCH


1 - FIRM/ Pismo Beach, CA/ Mongos (JS 'Galactica Acoustica')
Above: PAUL, DAVID, CHRIS, DARBY
13 - FIRM/ St. Louis, MO/ Harrah's
***CATHY RICHARDSON debuts!!!***
14 - FIRM/ Sonoma, CA/ Ledson Hotel (BALIN-AGUILAR Duo)
15 - FIRM/ Sonoma, CA/ Ledson Hotel (BALIN-AGUILAR Duo)
16>30 - FIRM/ REHEARSAL & RECORDING of (Working Title:) "The Tree of Liberty"

 

APRIL


4 - Falls Church, VA/ State Thr. w/ MARTY, DARBY, DEVON SPROULE
5 - NY, NY/ BB King's Blues Club w/ MARTY, DARBY, DEVON SPROULE
6 - Sellersville, PA/ Sellersville Thr. w/ MARTY, DARBY
7 - Piermont, NY/ The Turning Point ***BALIN-AGUILAR***
8 - Piermont, NY/ The Turning Point ***DAVID FREIBERG & Friends***
9 - Piermont, NY/ The Turning Point ***TOM CONSTANTEN***
10 - FIRM/ Harrisburg, PA/ The Whitaker Ctr.
11 - FIRM/ Ridgefield, CT/ Ridgefield Playhouse
12 - FIRM/ Woodstock, NY/ Bearsville Thr. w/ RUBY FISH
13 - FIRM/ Burlington, VT/ Higher Ground
15 - FIRM/ Ellsworth, ME/ Grand Thr.
ABOVE DATES feature TOM CONSTANTEN plus others as indicated <
18 - FIRM/ Indio, CA/ Rock Yard @ Fantasy Springs Casino w/ MARTY
19 - FIRM/ Indio, CA/ Rock Yard @ Fantasy Springs Casino w/ MARTY


MAY


14 - FIRM/ "TOL" sessions P.2/ San Raphael, CA
15 - FIRM/ "TOL" sessions P.2/ San Raphael, CA
16 - FIRM/ "TOL" sessions P.2/ San Raphael, CA
17 - FIRM/ "TOL" sessions P.2/ San Raphael, CA
18 - FIRM/ "TOL" sessions P.2/ San Raphael, CA

JEFFERSON STARSHIP FOUNDERS PAUL KANTNER & DAVID FREIBERG, SENSATIONAL LEAD VOCALIST CATHY RICHARDSON & PIANIST CHRIS SMITH WILL PERFORM THREE HISTORIC SHOWS AT SWEETWATER STATION, LARKSPUR, CA - THE WEEKEND PRIOR THE FOURTH OF JULY. EACH NIGHT OF THE LATE JUNE CONCERTS, HIGHLIGHTS A CLASSIC PERIOD OF THE BAND’S LENGTHY AND ACCLAIMED RECORDING CAREER AND FEATURES SPECIAL GUESTS. IN ADDITION, THE BAND WILL DEBUT THEIR FORTHCOMING ALBUM BY PERFORMING IT IN ITS ENTIRETY FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER … ANYWHERE!

 PRIOR THE SUNDAY EVENING PERFORMANCE, THE MUSICIANS SHALL HOST A LISTENING PARTY FOR PRESS AND VIP TICKET PURCHASERS AND ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ALBUM, THEIR FIRST IN 12 YEARS: “JEFFERSON’S TREE OF LIBERTY” – COMPRISED OF SONGS OF PROTEST AND SOCIAL CONSCIENCE BY PETE SEEGER, WOODY GUTHRIE, BOB DYLAN, PHIL OCHS, JOHN LENNON, BOB MARLEY, DINO VALENTI & PAUL KANTNER … ALONG
WITH TRADITIONAL MUSIC THAT DATES BACK TO THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.

 PAUL KANTNER CO-FOUNDED JEFFERSON AIRPLANE IN 1965 & WAS INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME IN 1996. DAVID FREIBERG CO-FOUNDED QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE IN 1965, THE LEGENDAR BAY AREA BAND THAT FREQUENTLY SHARED THE BILL WITH THE AIRPLANE AND GRATEFUL DEAD IN THE HALCYON ERA OF BAY AREA ROCK MUSIC.

""Come to the edge," she said.
"I am afraid," I said.
"Come anyway," she said.""

- PAUL KANTNER 2008 (from "The Threshold of Fire")

In 2008, the latest JEFFERSON iteration plants a "Tree of Liberty," We invite you to join us, dance with us, sing with us, refresh yourselves and our "Tree" ... at these gatherings ... mostly real ... some almost, others having occurred. Where to begin? We have so much ground to cover & I don't want to miss a thing ... but we are in a continuum ... one simply cannot slam on the brakes when traveling FTL.

1. "The Tree of Liberty" story ...
Basic tracks featuring PAUL, DAVID, CHRIS, PRAIRIE, CATHY, DARBY, DIANA and DAVID GRISMAN were completed in San Raphael Mar. 24 for all except 2 songs. Our heroes return to the studio to finish the project May 14-18. SLICK & DAVID laid the backing track for MARTY's contribution and we are hopeful of getting that 'capture' done before turning the completed tracks into Airline/SONY on June 1.

There is a minor degree of controversy concerning MARTY's participation. When we planned to do this in Cuba 4-5 years ago, MARTY was to sing "Cowboy On the Run" now being handled by DAVID which is only right as DAVID was with DINO VALENTI on the original recording in 1975. MARTY was also to sing PHIL OCHS classic "I Ain't Marchin' Anymore" which CATHY will sing & record in May. MARTY brought BRUCE COCKBURN's "Rocket Launcher" to the party and he & SLICK have been performing it ever since. It is this track that SLICK & DAVID completed awaiting only MARTY's vocal. MARTY writes alot of songs ... alot of beautiful songs. It is (one of) my job(s) to "sell" what the Artists create in the form of record deals, tours, etc. The heretofore 'failure' we have endured in getting a record label ... not only to FUND a project ... but to PROMOTE it with a large ad budget (as sadly did not occur with "WOH") is somewhat derived from how congealed and focused WE are in sparking a label's enthusiasm. 

The old labels, record stores, paradigm's for content distribution are largely broken, clueless or non-existant ... such that bands like RADIOHEAD and NINE INCH NAILS have gone way outside the box to focus attention on their efforts ... specifically as regards innovative distribution and fan interactivity as evidenced by the latter's new instrumental project that allows their fans to re-mix 16 downloadable tracks to create "their own" versions of the music. This is brilliant!
It is MARTYs desire to record a 'classic' MARTY or JS record and see it marketed as such. After many, MANY years of pitching ... I and others were unable to make a deal for such a record. 

This lead to the (Bush administration) doomed "Cuba Project" for which we were WELL funded and connected for media. Every year since, PAUL has pushed to make this happen ... whether it was done in Cuba, Amsterdam or at home. One insightful label exec saw the convergence of us doing these classic songs of protest, social conscience, civil rights and American revolution with the state of our government, the world, the election and to us ... it seems like THIS 'new' music of ours is playing out in current events (China? Tibet? Zimbabwe? Darfur? To name a few).

The night before we started (which happened to be on PAUL's birthday), HBO debuted their fine "John Adams" mini-series and again, we couldn't shake the feeling that this project was happening at a right time. We're doing a reverse BOB DYLAN ... he went from acoustic to electric ... PAUL & DAVID became known for starting out in two of rock's most electric bands ever. Now, having traversed the speed of light, they are going back in time ... to where it all began & their influences ... and our inspiration. This may not be the record MARTY wants to make & I respect that. But I strongly posit this record is a path to greater success for the band ... for gaining new fans ... and perhaps allowing us and MARTY to make records more frequently than once every 12 years. Independent of that, I could not be more proud of our musicians ... and the final product is going to shatter and surpass all expectations.

We, "THE JEFFERSON FAMILY TREE" are more known for a lyrical and vocal uniqueness ... a la THE BEATLES ... than an instrumentally explorative approach ... a la GRATEFUL DEAD. This is not to say for a second that JACK & JORMA, SLICK & CHRIS et al have not taken us to the outer reaches with their playing ... they have ... but the soaring vocals of MARTY, GRACE & PAUL (1965-70 give or take) and GRACE, PAUL, DAVID, MARTY (1974-8 give or take) and PAUL MARTY, DARBY/DIANA (1992-2005 give or take) ... now (wow!)PAUL, DAVID, CATHY expand that legacy.

2. "The Tree of Liberty" listening parties ...
We have some hardcore fans ... we know who you are ... we want to give you what you want and we want you help us succeed. WELL in advance of our midnight, Sept. 1 release party (info to follow) we shall hold ONE West Coast and ONE East Coast listening party where fans, press, label and the musicians shall share fellowship, drinks & snacks and experience the finished product together. There will be a Q & A following the listen. Later that night, the band will perform. Details for how to attend the parties shall follow ... the dates and locations are listed below and should be up on the tour page.

3. BEAR RECORDS presents "Mick's Picks" archive series from the vaults of JEFFERSON STARSHIP, QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE and others ... as Voiceprint UK has started a label devoted to classic West Coast music. Details of available titles and information on purchasing shall follow. As you know, we encourage taping and trading ... but we need you to buy the music too from time to time.

4. VIP DOWNLOADS ... in an effort to better serve VIP ticket purchasers, we have created download portals that will speed delivery of your desired content. If your name is on a VIP ticket list from one of this year's shows ... REJOICE! Shortly, we shall send you a URL, password to download FLAC files which are quickly & easily convertible (with software we provide you) into FULLY DYNAMIC MUSIC ... not lossy MP3s ... rather digital clones of the original recordings.

5. TOUR SCHEDULE UPDATE ... appears below ... and all things being equal ... also on the tour page. It was so nice to see packed houses last weekend and so many friendly faces. It was equally wonderful to hear/see how much love went CATHY's way at her 'debut' - but then again ... she was terrific. I am however a little baffled that none of you commented on our support Artist in VA & NY ... acclaimed DEVON SPROULE. WE loved her and are gonna do more shows with her. The rest of you should check out www.devonsproule.com to hear her music ... and BUY IT!

M
 

JUNE


8 - Santa Rosa, CA/ Harmony Festival w/ JOHN FERENZIK
27>29 - Larkspur, CA/ Sweetwater Station ***JEFFERSON's Tree of Liberty***
w/ DARBY GOULD, DIANA MANGANO, DAVID GRISMAN


JULY


17 - FIRM/ Anaheim, CA/ The Grove Thr. w/ THE ZOMBIES
18 - FIRM / Brookdale, CA/ Brookdale Lodge ***JEFFERSON's Tree of Liberty***
20 - FIRM/ San Francisco, CA/ The Grand Thr./ w/ THE ZOMBIES
23 - FIRM/ NY, NY/ BB King's Blues Club w/ MARTY BALIN, QMS
***"Tree of Liberty" listening party***
25 - FIRM/ Edgartown, MA (Martha's Vineyard)/ Outland w/ MARTY BALIN
26 - FIRM/ Misquamicut, RI/ Misquamicut Music Festival w/ MARTY BALIN, QMS
27 - FIRM/ Bayshore, NY/ Boulton Ctr. For The Arts w/ MARTY BALIN
28,29 - DEPART NY … ARRIVE LONDON
30 - FIRM/ Bilston, UK/ Robin 2 w/ JOHN FERENZIK & TONY MORLEY
31 - FIRM/ London, UK/ The 100 Club w/ JOHN FERENZIK & TONY MORLEY


AUGUST


1 - London, UK/ The 100 Club w/ FERENZIK, MORLEY & ***PHIL MANZANERA***
4 - Cagliari, Sardinia, ITALY/ Sarroch w/ JOHN FERENZIK, TONY MORLEY
6 - l'Aquila, Italy/ l'Aquila Music Festival w/ JOHN FERENZIK, TONY MORLEY
8 - Inverness, Scotland/ Belladrum Festival w/ J. FERENZIK, TONY MORLEY
24 - FIRM/ Ross On Wye, UK/ Roots Festival w/ JEFF PEVAR, TONY MORLEY
26 - FIRM/ London, UK/ The 100 Club w/ JEFF PEVAR & TONY MORLEY
28 - FIRM/ Edinburgh, Scotland/ Edinburgh Festival w/ JEFF PEVAR, TONY MORLEY
29 - FIRM/ Holmfirth, UK/ Picturedome w/ JEFF PEVAR, TONY MORLEY
31 - FIRM/ Bedford, UK/ The Rhythm Festival w/ JEFF PEVAR, TONY MORLEY


SEPTEMBER


1 - FIRM/ Lenox, MA/ Spirit Music Festival Powow "The Tree of Liberty"is released
13 - FIRM/ Redwood City, CA/ Little Fox Thr. ***JEFFERSON's Tree of Liberty***
20 - FIRM/ Cary, NC/ Koka Amphithr. – Rock Hall of Fame Gala w/ T. CONSTANTEN
22 - FIRM/ Virginia Beach, VA/ The Jewish Mother ***JEFFERSON's Tree of Liberty***
24 - FIRM / Sellersville Thr., Sellersville, PA w/ MARTY BALIN
26 - FIRM/ Woodstock, NY/ PRIVATE EVENT
27 - FIRM/ Tarrytown, NY/ Tarrytown Music Hall w/ MARTY BALIN, TOM CONSTANTEN
28 - FIRM/ Falls Church, VA/ State Thr. w/ MARTY BALIN, TOM CONSTANTEN

 

JANUARY 2007


WINTER 2007 TOUR: FIRST SORTIE


30 - FIRM/ Los Angeles, CA/ Microsoft/T-Mobile "Airship" Stage (more info)
@ Hollywood & Highland 12 NOON


FEBRUARY


 7 - FIRM/ San Francisco, CA/ Microsoft/T-Mobile "Airship" Stage(more info)
@ Justin Herman Plaza Embaracadero 12 NOON
9 - FIRM/ Falls Church, VA/ "Trips Festival" @ The State Thr.**LS
10 - FIRM/ Baltimore, MD/ "Trips Festival" @ 8X10**LS
11 - FIRM/ Teaneck, NJ/ "Trips Festival" @ Mexicali Blues
13 - FIRM/ New Orleans, LA/ Microsoft/T-Mobile "Airship" Stage (more info)
@ Louis Armstrong Park 12 NOON
13 - FIRM/ New Orleans, LA/ "Trips Festival" @ Tipitina's
<<<QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE & "San Francisco Friends">>>
15 - FIRM/ Westbury, NY/ North Fork Thr.++
16 - FIRM/ NY, NY/ BB Kings Blues Club++
17 - FIRM/ Jim Thorpe, PA/ Penns Peak++
18 - FIRM/ Phila., PA/ Finnegan's Wake++


MARCH


WINTER 2007 TOUR: SECOND SORTIE

 9  - FIRM/ Colorado Springs, CO/ Lon Chaney Thr.**
10 - FIRM/ Denver, CO/ Oriental Thr.**
11 - TBA COLORADO
14 - FIRM/ Austin, TX/ Microsoft/T-Mobile "Airship" Stage
15 - FIRM/ St. Louis, MO/ Harrah's Casino


APRIL


- Off -

JUNE
28 - FIRM/ Albany, NY/ Mayor's Concert Series#
29 - FIRM/ NY, NY/ BB King's Blues Club##
30 - FIRM/ Torrington, CT/ Warner Thr.

JULY
1 - FIRM/ Northampton, MA/ Tri-County Fairgrounds
3 - FIRM/ Wildwood, NJ/ Wildwood Convention Ctr.
5 - FIRM/ Richmond, VA/ Toad's Place (Lady Bird Hat Building)
6 - FIRM/ Portsmouth, VA/ nTelos Wireless Pavilion
7 - FIRM/ Charlottesville, VA/ Charlottesville Pavilion
15 - FIRM/ Clarkston, MI/ DTE Energy Amphithr.##+
19 - FIRM/ Hagertsown, MD/ Maryland Thr.###
20 - FIRM/ Fayetteville, NC/ Crown Coliseum###
21 - FIRM/ Macon GA/ Macon Centreplex###
22 - FIRM/ Columbus GA/ Columbus Civic Center###
28 - FIRM/ Monterey, CA/ Monterey Summer of Love Festival
@ Pattee Fairgrounds site of original "Monterey Pop"


AUGUST
4 - FIRM/ Cottage Grove, OR/ Roots & Rhythm Festival @ Trailhead Park
5 - FIRM/ Cottage Grove, OR/ Roots & Rhythm Festival @ Trailhead Park
11 - FIRM/ Arlington, WA/ Stillaguamish Festival of The Rivers
18 - FIRM/ Rosaliia, WA/ 100 Years of Motorcycles Festival


SEPTEMBER
1 - FIRM/ Sausalito, CA/ Sausalito Arts Festival
MOON ALICE (formerly THE OTHER BROS.) replace BBHC
13 - FIRM/ Hot Springs, AR/ Summit Arena
JS & BBHC only!

JEFFERSON STARSHIP, BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING CO.,
QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE, TOM CONSTANTEN
DAVID LAFLAMME performing "The Music of IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY"
all appear, except as noted above, except as follows:
#JEFFERSON STARSHIP, QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE only!
##JEFFERSON STARSHIP, BIG BROTHER & QUICKSILVER only!
###JEFFERSON STARSHIP, BIG BROTHER, QUICKSILVER & CONSTANTEN only!
+"The Music of MOBY GRAPE" with JERRY MILLER & Special Friends
$$MOBY GRAPE MONTEREYN ALL-STAR REVIEW also appears
%RIDERS ON THE STORM also appears!

=================================

JEFFERSON STARSHIP


JUNE
23 - FIRM/ (MORNING) NY, NY/ NBC's "The Today Show"
23 - FIRM/ (AFTERNOON) NY, NY/ The Whitney Museum
23 - FIRM/ (EVENING) Huntington, NY/ Intermedia Arts Center
24 - FIRM/ Woodstock, NY/ Bearvsille Thr.
26 - FIRM/ Boston, MA/ Harper's Ferry
28 - FIRM/ Albany, NY/ Mayor's Concert Series#
29 - FIRM/ NY, NY/ BB King's Blues Club##
30 - FIRM/ Torrington, CT/ Warner Thr.##


JULY
1 - FIRM/ Northampton, MA/ Tri-County Fairgrounds##
3 - FIRM/ Wildwood, NJ/ Wildwood Convention Ctr.##
4 - FIRM/ Stevens City, VA/ Sherando Park
5 - FIRM/ Richmond, VA/ Toad's Place (Lady Bird Hat Building)##
6 - FIRM/ Portsmouth, VA/ Telos Wireless Pavilion##
7 - FIRM/ Charlottesville, VA/ Charlottesville Pavilion##
15 - FIRM/ Clarkston, MI/ DTE Energy Amphithr.##+
19 - FIRM/ Hagertsown, MD/ Maryland Thr.###
20 - FIRM/ Fayetteville, NC/ Crown Coliseum###
21 - FIRM/ Macon GA/ Macon Centreplex###
22 - FIRM/ Columbus GA/ Columbus Civic Center###
28 - FIRM/ Monterey, CA/ Monterey Summer of Love Festival##
@ Pattee Fairgrounds site of original "Monterey Pop"


AUGUST
4 - FIRM/ Cottage Grove, OR/ Roots & Rhythm Festival @ Trailhead Park
5 - FIRM/ Cottage Grove, OR/ Roots & Rhythm Festival @ Trailhead Park
11 - FIRM/ Arlington, WA/ Stillaguamish Festival of The Rivers##
18 - FIRM/ Rosaliia, WA/ 100 Years of Motorcycles Festival##

SEPTEMBER
1 - FIRM/ Sausalito, CA/ Sausalito Arts Festival##
8 - FIRM/ Winchester, VA/ Wilderness Jam9- BB Kings NYC
13 - FIRM/ Hot Springs, AR/ Summit Arena##
15 - Boca Raton FL  - TBA


# with QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE
## with "Summer of Love 40th Anniversary Celebration"
+"The Music of MOBY GRAPE" with JERRY MILLER & Special Friends
$$ MOBY GRAPE MONTEREY ALL-STAR REVIEW also appears
%RIDERS ON THE STORM also appears! 

=================================

QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE


JUNE
28 - FIRM/ Albany, NY/ Mayor's Concert Series##
29 - FIRM/ NY, NY/ BB King's Blues Club##
30 - FIRM/ Torrington, CT/ Warner Thr.## 


"The Summer of Love 40th Anniversary Tour"
with 
JEFFERSON STARSHIP
and
BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING CO.
QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE
DAVID LAFLAMME performing "The Music of It's A Beautiful Day"
GRATEFUL DEAD's TOM CONSTANTEN 
- MOBY GRAPE MONTEREY ALL STAR REVIEW -
on selected dates

JULY
1 - FIRM/ Northampton, MA/ Tri-County Fairgrounds##
3 - FIRM/ Wildwood, NJ/ Wildwood Convention Ctr.##
5 - FIRM/ Richmond, VA/ Toad's Place (Lady Bird Hat Building)##
6 - FIRM/ Portsmouth, VA/ Telos Wireless Pavilion##
7 - FIRM/ Charlottesville, VA/ Charlottesville Pavilion##
15 - FIRM/ Clarkston, MI/ DTE Energy Amphithr.##
19 - FIRM/ Hagertsown, MD/ Maryland Thr.###
20 - FIRM/ Fayetteville, NC/ Crown Coliseum##
21 - FIRM/ Macon GA/ Macon Centreplex##
22 - FIRM/ Columbus GA/ Columbus Civic Center##
28 - FIRM/ Monterey, CA/ Monterey Summer of Love Festival##
@ Pattee Fairgrounds site of original "Monterey Pop"


AUGUST
4 - FIRM/ Cottage Grove, OR/ Roots & Rhythm Festival @ Trailhead Park
5 - FIRM/ Cottage Grove, OR/ Roots & Rhythm Festival @ Trailhead Park
11 - FIRM/ Arlington, WA/ Stillaguamish Festival of The Rivers##
18 - FIRM/ Rosaliia, WA/ 100 Years of Motorcycles Festival##
SEPTEMBER
1 - FIRM/ Sausalito, CA/ Sausalito Arts Festival##

## with JEFFERSON STARSHIP &
"Summer of Love 40th Anniversary Celebration" 

=================================

TOM CONSTANTEN


JUNE
30 - FIRM/ Torrington, CT/ Warner Thr.## 


JULY
1 - FIRM/ Northampton, MA/ Tri-County Fairgrounds##
3 - FIRM/ Wildwood, NJ/ Wildwood Convention Ctr.##
5 - FIRM/ Richmond, VA/ Toad's Place (Lady Bird Hat Building)##
6 - FIRM/ Portsmouth, VA/ Telos Wireless Pavilion##
7 - FIRM/ Charlottesville, VA/ Charlottesville Pavilion##
13 - FIRM/ Chicago, IL/ Kinetic Playground++
19 - FIRM/ Hagertsown, MD/ Maryland Thr.##
20 - FIRM/ Fayetteville, NC/ Crown Coliseum##
21 - FIRM/ Macon GA/ Macon Centreplex##
22 - FIRM/ Columbus GA/ Columbus Civic Center##
28 - FIRM/ Monterey, CA/ Monterey Summer of Love Festival##
@ Pattee Fairgrounds site of original "Monterey Pop"


AUGUST
4 - FIRM/ Cottage Grove, OR/ Roots & Rhythm Festival @ Trailhead Park
5 - FIRM/ Cottage Grove, OR/ Roots & Rhythm Festival @ Trailhead Park
11 - FIRM/ Arlington, WA/ Stillaguamish Festival of The Rivers##
18 - FIRM/ Rosaliia, WA/ 100 Years of Motorcycles Festival##
SEPTEMBER
1 - FIRM/ Sausalito, CA/ Sausalito Arts Festival##
22 - FIRM/ Chicago, IL/ Kinetic Playground

## with "Summer of Love 40th Anniversary Celebration" 
++ TC & FRIENDS

=================================

DAVID LAFLAMME performs "The Music of IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY"


JUNE
30 - FIRM/ Torrington, CT/ Warner Thr.## 


JULY
1 - FIRM/ Northampton, MA/ Tri-County Fairgrounds##
3 - FIRM/ Wildwood, NJ/ Wildwood Convention Ctr.##
5 - FIRM/ Richmond, VA/ Toad's Place (Lady Bird Hat Building)##
6 - FIRM/ Portsmouth, VA/ Telos Wireless Pavilion##
7 - FIRM/ Charlottesville, VA/ Charlottesville Pavilion##
28 - FIRM/ Monterey, CA/ Monterey Summer of Love Festival##
@ Pattee Fairgrounds site of original "Monterey Pop"


AUGUST
4 - FIRM/ Cottage Grove, OR/ Roots & Rhythm Festival @ Trailhead Park
5 - FIRM/ Cottage Grove, OR/ Roots & Rhythm Festival @ Trailhead Park
11 - FIRM/ Arlington, WA/ Stillaguamish Festival of The Rivers##
18 - FIRM/ Rosaliia, WA/ 100 Years of Motorcycles Festival##


SEPTEMBER
1 - FIRM/ Sausalito, CA/ Sausalito Arts Festival##

## with "Summer of Love 40th Anniversary Celebration" 

=================================

JERRY MILLER & THE MOBY GRAPE ALL STAR REVIEW


JULY
15 - FIRM/ Clarkston, MI/ DTE Energy Amphithr.##

## with "Summer of Love 40th Anniversary Celebration"


     ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
                MARTY BALIN & SLICK AGUILAR DUO JOINED BY NEIL ALEXANDER (KEYBOARDS)
     ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Aug 9 - Tin Angel, Philadelphia PA
Aug 10 - Muddy Cup, Staten Island NYC
Aug 11 - Stephen's Talkhouse, Long Island (early show)
Aug 12 - Turning Point, Piermont NY

We can be together.

Jefferson Starship at your Service

"Those who say 'It cannot be done,' should get out of the way of those doing it." 
- Chinese proverb
PERSONNEL for NOV.-DEC.: 
KANTNER, FREIBERG, PRINCE, MANGANO, AGUILAR, SMITH

NOVEMBER
24 - ***Special Show*** DAVID FREIBERG & Friends
Sonoma, CA/ Ledson Hotel Lounge
30 - Wilkes Barre, PA/ Jazz River Cafe


DECEMBER
1 - Pittsburgh, PA/ Rex Thr.
2 - Frazer, PA/ Maddies
4 - Buffalo, NY/ Infinity
6 - Toronto, ON/ Danforth Thr.
8 - Carabassett Valley, ME/ Sugarloaf Ski Resort

  = + =


ALL shows feature JEFFERSON STARSHIP only, unless ***otherwise*** noted!!!

JEFFERSON STARSHIP

AUGUST
11 - FIRM/ Arlington, WA/ Stillaguamish Festival of The Rivers
18 - FIRM/ Rosaliia, WA/ 100 Years of Motorcycles Festival


SEPTEMBER
 1 - FIRM/ Sausalito, CA/ Sausalito Arts Festival#
 2 - SURPRISE
 8 - FIRM/ Winchester, VA/ Wilderness Jam
 9 - FIRM/ NY, NY/ BB King's Blues Club
11 - HOLD/ Reading, PA
13 - FIRM/ Hot Springs, AR/ Summit Arena w/ BBHC
14 - FIRM/ Cadmenton, MO/ Stoneridge Amphithr. w/BBHC


OCTOBER
6 - Boca Raton, FL/ Mizener Park ("SOL" - 5 Artists)
13 - Orlando/ FL/ PRIVATE ENGAGEMENT
26 - Lake Livingston, TX/ Bad 2 Da Bone Rally ("SOL" - 3 Artists)


NOVEMBER
24 - ***Special Show*** DAVID FREIBERG & Friends
Sonoma, CA/ Ledson Hotel Lounge
30 - Wilkes Barre, PA/ Maddies


 
APPENDIUM

It goes without saying: The BBs shows have been particularly fun for one and all! Since the first NY "Galactic Reunion" show at Tribeca PAC Feb. 2005, we have brought our little circus to BBs adding COUNTRY JOE, TOM CONSTANTENB, DARBY GOULD, PETER KAUKONENE, QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE and most recently BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING CO. to kick of "The Summer of Love 40th Anniversary Tour."

Amidst the overwhelming praise for these sell out shows, some of the faithful have echoed a similar 'mild complaint' (not to be confused with the rebuke of our CD fulfillment) ... and that is: "MORE JEFFERSON ... less guests."

You want it ... you got it!

The "JEFFERSON SURREALISTIC STARSHIP OMNIBUS" show will bring FOUR sets of PURE JEFFERSON MUSIC to commemorate FOUR decades.

Set 1) Classic JEFFERSON STARSHIP 1974-78!
Set 2) MARTY BALIN TRIO

Intermission will debut the short film "PAUL KANTNER @ GROUND ZERO" filmed July 3, 2002 ... in "the bathtub" courtesy of New York's Bravest.

Set 3) PAUL KANTNER's "BLOWS AGAINST THE TOLLBOOTH" with some GD & QMS thrown in.
Set 4) "Surrealistic Pillow" in its almost entirety.

Tickets are on sale now and THERE WILL BE SOUNDBOARD GIVEAWAYS, but no formal "meet & greet." Everyone is welcome to hang around and say "Hi" after the show.

Next week, a more comprehensive tour schedule shall be posted. 

To pre-empt the naysayers, detractors and gadflys ... it's your time to waste. Seeing as neither HOT TUNA nor JEFFERSON AIRPLANE nor MOSTLY ANYBODY has this type of forum, we are happy to provide an outlet for your misery and I am well chuffed to be a target for your frustration.

I will be in Sausalito, The Park and in NY ... in case any of you naysayers, detractors and gadflys have the stones to confront me personally. The only requirement in NY is: You gotta buy a ticket and watch the show. THEN - if you still think we suck, tell me about it.


Hi,

Haven’t seen your face in a while. How have you been? Do you still dream? Come back with us.

Hello new one. Sit by the fire and join us. Tell us of your discoveries and concerns. We will listen.

Welcome to www.jeffersonstarshipsf.com

We know each other. Our hearts took many paths. Again we find ourselves in an unpopular war, social chaos, an unknown enemy and a struggle to make it all OK. 

Sometimes you can just wink at somebody and they understand.

Jefferson Starship Loves You.

This site is like a big old castle. Secret hallways and grand meeting places. Please explore every corner.

Most importantly is that you are going to meet some very excellent people. We have a place where folks correspond with each other like the Roman Forums of antiquity. There is the A Deck.

The A Deck is a forum where for the most part folks hook up to share Jefferson Family stories or ask questions of the Band or fans. For example, you may want to ask what are the chords to a certain song-you may actually get Paul Kantner telling you what they were.  It is that kind of place. Many Band members post to the A Deck - you get  the latest news and tour updates (plus cool reports from concert goers) But sometimes folks just have other things on their minds, so…

The Cornfield is where you will find lots of folks debating, discussing and sharing topics outside the Jefferson related topics. It’s, well, corny. There is a funny story on how the Cornfield happened (probably funny only to webmasters).

The A Deck was being pummeled by trolls (weird people that just are like online muggers-but even stupider- as they do not get any compensation). Paul had in mind to create a place to send them to a sort of purgatory. The idea was that there would no longer be an audience for their bad behavior but themselves. 

Inspired by a  Twilight Zone Episode where this (maybe) ten year old child (Bill Mummy) had these supernatural powers to turn people and things, into something entirely horrid! Well. not that horrid, he turned a guy into a Jack in the Box, but it was surprising…but I guess not all that horrid. Anyway, the witnesses to this child’s godlike powers told him to wish his really not so horrid creation into the CORNFIELD! So we thought that the Cornfield would be a good place to send all the folks who misbehaved.

However, we forgot EVERYONE misbehaves.

 So, for all you folks that want to reach out-here we are. The Cornfield is a great place to meet and have some fun. The A Deck is a great place to speak with folks and share information or ask questions that are either Jeffersonian or about things that may be on the minds of the Band (Did I mention that Paul Kantner runs the A Deck?) We get rid of the trolls as we can and the endless SPAM (why do people think it is OK to sell their pharmaceuticals here?). We want to talk to you. We embrace all ideas as worthy of discussion and everyone can disagree without loosing a sense of Community. Discussion - Peace Pipe. Groovy (I still say that).

This Summer we are going to meet with our old friends, the original members of Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Moby Grape,  It’s a Beautiful Day and the effervescent Tom Constanten, former pianist for the Grateful Dead. What is even better is that we will all meet again. Some new faces, our children and our children’s children basking in the sonic rays of wonderful music. This is a family reunion. Be comfortable and enjoy.

Bring yourselves to the show, if you cannot come, visit everyone here. While you visit, take the time to poke around. There is music, people, movies, literature and much, much more. Laugh, cry and get motivated.

Jefferson Starship Loves You

If you do not see the menu to your left- please click here (and enjoy):

http://www.jeffersonstarshipsf.com

 
TOUR 2006

FEBRUARY


9 - FIRM/ Falls Church, VA/ The State Thr. 
10 - FIRM/ Westbury, NY/ North Fork Music Fair 
11 - FIRM/ Bergen, NJ/ Bergen PAC 
12 - FIRM/ Sellersville, PA/ Sellersville Thr. 
14 - FIRM/ Atlantic City, NJ/ House Of Blues 
16 - CANCELLED - Prov., RI/ The Strand Thr. - CANCELLED
17 - FIRM/ NY, NY/ BB Kings 
18 - FIRM/ Jim Thorpe, PA/ Penns Peak 
19 - FIRM/ Greensburgh, PA/ The Palace Thr. 
21 - FIRM/ Chicago, IL/ House Of Blues 
22 - FIRM/ Cleveland, OH/ House Of Blues 
23 - FIRM/ Detroit, MI/ Majestic Thr. 
24 - FIRM/ Niagra, NY/ Seneca Niagra Casino 
25 - FIRM/ Niagra, NY/ Seneca Niagra Casino 
27 - FIRM/ Columbus, OH/ Promowest Pavilion 
28 - FIRM/ Indianapolis, IN/ The Music Mill 


MARCH


1 - FIRM/ Peoria, IL/ East Peoria Convention Ctr. 
3 - FIRM/ Minneapolis, MN/ Fitzgerald Thr. 
4 - FIRM/ Green Bay, WI/ Meyer Thr. 
16 - HOLD/ Eureka, CA/ Eureka Thr. 
18 - FIRM/ Brooks, CA/ Cache Creek Casino 


APRIL


22 - FIRM/ Lynchburg, VA/ Randolph Macon Women's College
23 - FIRM/ Baltimore, MD/ Ramshead Live
27 - FIRM/ Sayreville, NJ/ Starland Ballroom
28 - FIRM/ Lancaster, PA/ Barnstormer's Stadium
29 - FIRM/ Memphis, TN/ The Pyramid 

 


MAY


05 - FIRM/  Denver, CO/Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
12 - FIRM/ Ft. Lauderdale/ Paradise @ Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
w/ COUNTRY JOE & TOM CONSTANTEN
13 - FIRM/ Ft. Pierce, FL/ Sunrise Thr. 
w/ MARTY BALIN, COUNTRY JOE & TOM CONSTANTEN
***Benefit for Animal Rescue***

 


JUNE


9 - FIRM/ Perrysburg, OH/ Levi Commons

w/ COUNTRY JOE & TOM CONSTANTEN

10 - FIRM/ Joliet, IL/ Silver Cross Field


JULY


1 - FIRM/ Atlanta, GA/ Variety Playhouse

w/ COUNTRY JOE & TOM CONSTANTEN

2 - FIRM/ Myrtle Beach, SC/ House Of Blues

w/ COUNTRY JOE & TOM CONSTANTEN

3 - FIRM/ Clearwater, FL/ Coachman Park

15 - FIRM/ Winterpark, CO/ Winterpark Festival

w/ COUNTRY JOE & TOM CONSTANTEN

21 - FIRM/ Cost Mesa, CA/ Pacific Amphithr.

w/ QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE


AUGUST


5 - FIRM/ Kansas City, MO/ Uptown Thr.
w/ QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE
8 - FIRM/ Erie, PA/ Liberty Park 
9 - FIRM/ Sellersville, PA/ Sellersville Thr. 
w/ COUNTRY JOE McDONALD
11 - FIRM/ NY, NY/ BB Kings Blues Club
w/ QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE, DARBY GOULD, PETER KAUKONEN
12 - FIRM/ NY, NY/ BB Kings Blues Club
w/ QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE, DARBY GOULD, PETER KAUKONEN
13 - FIRM/ Patchogue, NY/ Patchogue Thr.
w/ QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE, DARBY GOULD, PETER KAUKONEN
15 - FIRM/ Tarrytown, NY/ Tarrytown Music Hall
w/ QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE, TOM CONSTANTEN & PETER KAUKONEN
19 - FIRM/ Trinidad, CA/ Cher-Ae Casino
26 - FIRM/ Santa Ana, CA/ OC Pavilion
27 - FIRM/ W. Hollywood, CA/ House of Blues


SEPTEMBER


30 - FIRM/ Novato, CA/ Stafford Lake Park


OCTOBER


7 - FIRM/ Pittsburgh, CA/ Creative Arts Building (Click Here For Tickets) 800-595-4TIX (800-595-4849)
w/ QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE, PETER KAUKONEN, DARBY GOULD

20 - FIRM/ San Jose, CA/ San Jose Rock Hall of Fame

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
        MARTY BALIN & SLICK AGUILAR DUO JOINED BY CHARLIE DECHANT (HALL & OATS)
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

 Charlie Dechant from Hall and Oates will be joining Marty and Slick for a fall mini tour on the East Coast. Charlie lends his awesome Saxophone, Keyboards, Percussion and Vocal chops to the duo. You can expect a night of good rockin' as this trio churns out hit after hit (and I think half a hit is alot! - rick). Get your tickets early

Oct.19th - Sellersville Theatre Pa. http://www.st94.com/
Oct. 20th - FTC Stageone Fairfield,Ct. http://www.fairfieldtheatre.org/
Oct. 21st -Tarrytown Music Hall,Tarrytown, NY www.tarrytownmusichall.org


NOVEMBER


11 - LA, CA/ Biltmore Hotel (Private Event)**

19 - Amsterdam, NETH/ High Times Cannabis Cup @ Melk Weg

20 - Brighton, UK/ Komedia

22 - London, UK/ Dingwalls ***SPECIAL SHOW: "Blows Against The Empire" performed in its entirety***

23 - Cardiff, Wales/ The Point

25 - Leicester, UK/ Market Harborough Leisure Center

       >Box Office: 01858 446 662 Web Site www.madhatter-concerts.co.uk<

26 - Wolverhampton, UK/ Wulfrun Hall

27 - London, UK/ Dingwalls ***SPECIAL SHOW: "Surrealistic Pillow" performed in its entirety***

28 - Milton Keynes/ The Stables


++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
        MARTY BALIN & SLICK AGUILAR DUO JOINED BY CHARLIE DECHANT (HALL & OATS)
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

 Charlie Dechant from Hall and Oates will be joining Marty and Slick for a fall mini tour on the East Coast. Charlie lends his awesome Saxophone, Keyboards, Percussion and Vocal chops to the duo. You can expect a night of good rockin' as this trio churns out hit after hit (and I think half a hit is alot! - rick). Get your tickets early

Nov. 8th -Soho, Santa Barbara, CA http://www.sohosb.com

Nov. 9th - Sweetwater, Mill Valley, CA http://www.sweetwatersaloon.com


DECEMBER


1 - Milan, Italy/ The Blue Note

2 - Milan, Italy/ The Blue Note

31 - Colorado Springs, CO/ Historic Colorado Springs City Aud. **POSTPONED **  (Web Site)

TOUR 2005
"Take me on a trip upon your magic swirlin' ship,
My senses have been stripped, my hands can't feel to grip,
My toes too numb to step, wait only for my boot heels
To be wanderin'.
I'm ready to go anywhere, I'm ready for to fade
Into my own parade, cast your dancing spell my way,
I promise to go under it."
- BOB DYLAN
We couldn't make Amsterdam work out with our busy European schedules. We could have played Amsterdam, but not with sufficient time on either side to allow for maximum TRANS-LOVE fan enjoyment. We'll keep trying to dial it in the future though ~
~ BUT(!), we're gonna 'plan B' you.

"Owsley & Charlie twins of the trade, come to the poet's room
Talking about the prob;ems of a leaf and yes it'll be here soon
There used to be tons of gold & green, comin' up here from ...
***MEXICO***"

You are advised & INVITED to join us for the first annual TRANS-LOVE MEXICO ~ COMMUNE WITH THE SKY GODS at the fabulous Marriott Casa Magna Purto Vallarta Resort Oct. 7 & 8, 2005. 
For resort info, go here:
http://marriott.com/property/propertypage/PVRMX

Oct. 7 will be an intimate acoustic/ dinner concert ...
Oct. 8 will be full blast/warp engines to maximum electric ...
... outdoors of course!

We plan on arriving a few days early ... we won't be in any rush to leave either (our next show is NOT until Oct. 14, so we may stick around for awhile.

These dates will go up on the schedule tomorrow, along with some intimate "bon yoyage" acoustic shows May 1-3 by various band members, in advance of our departure for Europe.

Shortly, we'll have links for you to connect with as regards the travel packages available for the MEXICAN EXPEDITION. Just for smiles though, feel free to post a "show of hands" below - if you're interested in joining us.

"Adios amoebas" (from THE FAR SIDE by Gary Larsen) ...

MC ~ over & out!

PS: I am attaching a sound file of the GALACTIC national radio spot for your perusal (Click here to listen)
***THE JEFFERSON FAMILY GALACTIC REUNION shows feature some or all these players:*** 

- PAUL KANTNER - MARTY BALIN 
- SLICK AGUILAR - PRAIRIE PRINCE 
- DIANA MANGANO - DAVID FREIBERG 
- CHRIS SMITH - TOM CONSTANTEN 
- TIM GORMAN - DARBY GOULD 
- JACK TRAYLOR - DONNY BALDWIN 
April 
16 Media Play, Salt Lake City, UT <PAUL, DIANA, CHRIS> 
22 Civic Aud., Eureka Springs, AR 
23 Helena Music Festival, Helena, AR 
24 Media Play, Nashville, TN <PAUL, DIANA, CHRIS> 
29 Penn's Peak, Jim Thorpe, PA ***GALACTIC REUNION*** 
30 Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ ***GALACTIC REUNION*** 
May 
1 MediaPlay, Buffalo, NY  <PAUL, DIANA, CHRIS> 
3 The Hudson Thr., Hudson, NY 
<PAUL, PRAIRIE, DIANA, CHRIS>   (http://www.hudsonrivertheater.com)
6 Freizeit Park Reinau am Japanische Garten, Bonn, Germany 
8 Spirit 66, Verviers, Belgium 
9 Olympia Thr., Paris, France w/ POCO 
10 Le Vauban, Brest, France 
12 Z7 Konzertfabrik, Basel, Switzerland w/ TOM CONSTANTEN 
13 Hessenhalle, Giessen, Germany w/ CONSTANTEN 
14 Melibokushalle, Zwingenberg (Darmstadt), Germany w/ TOM 
15 Munchen Tonhalle, Munich, Germany w/ TOM CONSTANTEN 
17 Exzellenzhaus Sommerbuhne, Trier, Germany w/ TOM CONSTANTEN 
20 Robin 2, Wolverhampton, UK w/ TOM CONSTANTEN 
21 Mean Fiddler, London, UK w/ TOM CONSTANTEN 
22 Sutton United Football Club, Surrey, UK w/ TOM CONSTANTEN 
24 The Arches, Glasgow, Scotland w/ TOM CONSTANTEN 
26 Patty Auditorium, Swansea, Wales w/ TOM CONSTANTEN 
27 The Brook, Southampton, UK w/ TOM CONSTANTEN 
28 Astor Thr., Deal, UK w/ TOM CONSTANTEN 
June
1 The Downtown Thr., Hamburg, Germany w/ TOM CONSTANTEN 
2 The Meyers, Braunschweig, Germany w/ TOM CONSTANTEN 
4 Sundance Square Downtown, Fort Worth, TX , USA 
9 Lagerhalle, Osnabrück, Germany w/ TOM CONSTANTEN 
10 Haus der Jugend Live-Club, Wuppertal, Germany w/ TOM CONSTANTEN 
11 Reitwein, Live in Reitwein, Germany w/TOM CONSTASNTEN 
13 The Spectrum, Augsburg, Germany w/ TOM CONSTANTEN 
14 off 
16 Substage, Karlsruhe Germany w/ TOM CONSTANTEN 
17 Music-Hall, Worpswede, Germany w/ TOM CONSTANTEN 
18 Wurthfestival, Kunzelsau, Germany w/ TOM CONSTANTEN 
19 St. Goarshausen/Germany, Loreley, 3 Days of Love and Peace, w/ TOM 
CONSTANTEN 
(also Hawkwind, Canned Heat, Iron Butterfly, Savoy Brown, Pavlov's Dog, 
Mother's Finest, Steve Hackett, Country Joe McDonald, ... more!!!)

THEN