EDGE 40+ YEARS
“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
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.
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.
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
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
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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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."
From the review from No Depression in The Rocking Magpie
CAVE in Big Bear Lake
Open at 6:30 P.M.
Tickets $35 / $45 / $55
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40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
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