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Jefferson Starship was my creation… and it has this nice fluidity about it that allows any number of people to come in and do things with whatever Jefferson Starship is.” – Paul Kantner


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Co- founder David Freiberg also started another Fillmore- era San Francisco band, Quicksilver Messenger Service, who often shared the bill with the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane. David is a world class singer, producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist. He was also a member of Jefferson Airplane, and co- wrote one of Jefferson Starship’s all-time biggest hits, “Jane” – which he sings. David is the band's Buddha and guru. If you get into the same room with David, you will be blessed. 


Donny Baldwin became part of the San Francisco music scene in the early 70s having grown up there. From 1973 to 1978 Donny was with the Elvin Bishop Band. During this time he toured and recorded six albums, which included the #1 hit single, Fooled Around and Fell In Love. Donny was a member of Jefferson Starship from 1981 to 1989. In January 1994, he joined the Jerry Garcia Band. He has toured and recorded with Kenny Loggins, Pablo Cruise, Chuck Berry, Van Morrison, Ronnie Montrose, Greg Allman, Heart, Lydia Pense & Cold Blood, .38 Special and Eddie Money. Donny returned to Jefferson Starship in 2008. His driving, rock solid grooves are the backbone and his super- high harmonies provide a glorious sheen to the sound of the band.


Cathy Richardson joined Jefferson Starship in 2008, and anchors the historic role made famous by Grace Slick. Her credits include fronting her own bands- CRB, Macrodots and Nelson Street Revival- producing and releasing seven independent albums. She was nominated for a GRAMMY Award for Art Direction of Cathy Richardson Band’s 2003 release, The Road to Bliss. She starred as Janis Joplin in the original Off Broadway cast of Love, Janis and also in Chicago, Sag Harbor, NY, San Francisco, Phoenix and Tucson and has toured the US as lead singer with Janis' original band, Big Brother and the Holding Co. Cathy recently released a download-only single, What I Am, available on iTunes. 


Chris Smith joined Jefferson Starship in 1998, instantly winning the job of keyboardist, after touring with the Supremes and Lou Bega. Chris' film and television music has been heard on dozens of shows including the #1 rated series “CSI” and the Academy Awards telecast. In 2000, he assumed the seeming impossible task of playing piano AND (synth) bass simultaneously. Chris has been keyboardist longer than any in the band’s history. Chris grew up in the suburbs of Connecticut and currently resides in the Bay Area. 


Jude Gold the lead guitarist joined Jefferson Starship in the summer of 2012 and is proud to have rocked 18 countries with the band—15 of them with the group’s late, great founder, Paul Kantner. An editor at Guitar Player magazine, Jude has also played lead guitar on the American Country Awards with Kristin Chenoweth, toured India with prog-rock virtuoso Greg Howe, rocked Southeast Asia with BX3, funked out at the Virgin Music Festival with DJ Miguel Migs, crisscrossed America with JGB (featuring original members of the Jerry Garcia Band, including longtime Jefferson Starship/Starship drummer Donny Baldwin), and accompanied both Jefferson Starship founding member David Freiberg and Jefferson Starship front woman, Cathy Richardson at their solo shows.




Since their beginning in the early 70’s to the 80’s, JEFFERSON STARSHIP were elated for 8 Gold and Platinum albums and twenty Hit Singles plus Sold-out Concerts world-wide and lived out legendary Rock & Roll escapades.  

Fan-favorites such as: White Rabbit, Somebody to Love, Volunteers, and We Built This City, continue to reverberate in Pop-culture in films, television, commercials and heavy rotation on Classic Rock Radio. A hit Netflix Series theme song Wet, Hot American Summer, was a David Freiberg-penned Jane. 

JEFFERSON STARSHIP presented a series of concerts world-wide for Helping Hospitalized Veterans in 2014-2015, and was subsequently awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the US Department of Defense.



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"...after listening to Ghost Town Girl on heavy rotation, I can guarantee that anyone who does get to see them in a honky-tonk or small club in the backside of nowhere will have the time of their lives." "For the first time in a long time, I pictured the band having a good time in the recording studio and that comes across in pretty much every song."

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The CAVE in Big Bear Lake


Saturday JANUARY 27th

Doors Open at 6:30 P.M. 


Tickets $35 / $45 / $55

Purchase online > www.thecavebigbear.com

Table Reservations available.


The CAVE Box Office

40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315



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Photos by Millener of  Big Bear Lake