In This Episode: Donna Jean Godchaux MacKay

This is Part II of Thea Wood’s chat with Donna Jean Godchaux McKay. In this episode, the Alabama native leaves a promising musical career in Muscle Shoals for uncharted waters in California. She got more than she bargained for!

Donna Jean Godchaux covers:

    • Why she left a lucrative career in Muscle Shoals
    • Her life-changing decision to join the Grateful Dead
    • Forming female friendships while on the road
    • Regrouping after tragedy strikes
    • Why she re-reccorded “Shelter” and its importance in today’s world

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Show Notes


Guest: Donna Jean Godchaux McKay​
Host: Thea Wood
Production/voiceover: Chloe Brown                                                                                                                                                                                                     Song credits for “Shelter”: Donna Jean Godchaux McKay                                                    Theme song: Pond 5

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Guest Links – Donna Jean Godchaux MacKay


Donna Jean and the Tricksters “Shelter”

Donna Jean & The Tricksters, Set 2 (09.20.07) Sweetwater Saloon Mill Valley, CA.

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