Immense thanks to the Grateful Guitars Foundation for this custom Scarlet Fire Guitars “Woolly Mammoth” guitar lovingly built by luthier Leo Elliott in the Doug Irwin style akin to Garcia’s famous Rosebud Guitar. World-famous inlay artist Larry Robinson also worked on the guitar and provided the stunning Pleistocene image on the back of the body of two Woolly Mammoths locking tusks. Such incredible work for which I am incredibly grateful.
Friends, I am please to announce the return of the long-running D-Jam, an annual event hosted by legendary Pittsburgh-area jamband theCause benefitting Pittsburgh's Just Harvest. DSO bandmate Lisa Mackey and myself will be joining theCause for this special night, April 29, 2022 at the new Thunderbird Cafe and Music Hall and we hope you'll join us. Stay tuned for ticket, times, and more details and we'll see you there!
The Deadcast examines how the Grateful Dead became a genre and school of music unto themselves, tracing the history of Dead covers to New Jersey in 1969, Calcutta in 1975, & beyond, featuring special appearances by Phish’s Trey Anastasio & Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan.
Guests: Trey Anastasio, Ira Kaplan, Henry Kaiser, John Zias, Sanjay Mishra, Rebecca Adams, Jeff Mattson, David Gans, Gary Lambert, Dennis McNally
Out now! I had the opportunity to sit down with my Dark Star Orchestra friend and bandmate Rob Koritz for the latest episode of his breakout podcast The Music Plays The Band. Our episode is available now on Spotify, Stitcher, Apple Music, and directly at The Music Plays the Band along with other great conversations with our friends and fellow Deadheads. Check it out!
Thank you to everyone who has joined me online over the past several months. Performing for you is my favorite thing and I'm grateful to have been able to continue while we could not gather in person. Now that live music is finally on the horizon, I will be wrapping up my LIVE From the Living Room series over the next month. The final Sundays are March 14, March 28, and April 11, all at 4pm Eastern. I hope to see you all there and I can't wait to see you in-person when DSO hits the road in April and beyond.
I am honored and excited to announce the upcoming release of my good friend Mike Falzarano's A Kaleidoscope Christmas, an album on which I was invited to play on four of the tracks in great company. A Kaleidoscope Christmas featuring Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady, Pete Sears, Jeff Mattson, Jason Crosby and Kerry Kearney along with Tom Circosta, Klyph Black, Dave Diamond, Clare Maloney, Nate DeBrine, Professor Louie, Miss Marie, Rob Wolfson, Waynard Scheller and Scott Guberman will be available on iTunes or order the CD right here.
Tune into Jeff Mattson & Friends this Sunday, October 18 at 4pm Eastern for another round of your old and new favorites LIVE from my living room, then get your tickets while you still can for Dark Star Orchestra's Halloween weekend at Showtime At The Drive In taking place October 30 - November 1 in Frederick, Maryland. Friday and Saturday are evening shows and Sunday is a Sunset Show starting at 4pm. Details and tickets are available right here. See you there!
Friends, thank you to everyone who has been joining me from my living room every other Sunday on Facebook LIVE. The time spent "together" albeit it online in invaluable to me and I'm happy to report I'll be returning to live broadcast this upcoming Sunday, August 23 at 4pm Eastern. You can catch all of my past living room sessions by subscribing to my YouTube page, and make sure you're following Jeff Mattson & Friends on Facebook to join us on Sundays. See you there!
We're sorry to report the annual D-Jam Benefit with Pittsburgh Jamband theCause scheduled for June 13 has been cancelled. Tickets are good for next year, can be refunded or can be converted into a Just Harvest donation. It's an honor for me to be invited every year to this great event supporting Just Harvest, and I'm looking very forward to its eventual return. Take care of one another and we hope to see you soon.
Join Jeff this Sunday, May 3 for a second installment of LIVE music from his home to yours - 4pm EDT!