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Donna Jean Godchaux MacKay: Part 2

Donna Jean Godchaux MacKay: Part 2


Donna Jean Godchaux MacKay: Part 2

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!

In This Episode

  • Why Donna Jean left a lucrative music 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-recorded “Shelter” and its importance in today’s world 

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Song: "Shelter" courtesy of Donna Jean & The Tricksters

Guest: Donna Jean Godchaux MacKay

Host and Producer: Thea Wood


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