ft. Jeff Mattson (Dark Star Orchestra; Zen Tricksters), Rob Barraco (Dark Star Orchestra; Phil Lesh
Mattson/Barraco & FriendsBrooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249) Map it $10
Jeff Mattson – guitar & vocals
Rob Barraco – bass & vocals
Tom Barraco – drums
DSO lead guitarist Jeff Mattson has been a leader in NYC’s Jamband scene since its inception, starting with the Zen Tricksters and making his name nationally with The Donna Jean Godchaux Band, a short stint with Phil Lesh & Friends, and now Dark Star Orchestra. Never without a guitar in his hands, Mattson has teamed up with current DSO – and former ZT – band mate Rob Barraco to form Mattson/Barraco. This time out they are joined by Rob’s son Tom Barraco to form a psychedelic, electric trio that jams with the best of them, exploring the classic songbooks that inspired them, including Dylan, The Beatles, and Grateful Dead, not to mention an original tune here or there. If it's a good song, they can find a way to jam on it.