Above: Mattson playing “St. Stephen” with Donna Jean

As previously reported, Donna Jean Godchaux Band guitarist Jeff Mattson will play guitar with Dark Star Orchestra next month while John Kadlecik focuses on Furthur. Dark Star Orchestra has now also confirmed that Mattson will fill in for Kadlecik on the band’s New Year’s run. The four-night jaunt will kick off in Norfolk, VA on December 28 and come to a close with an appearance at Baltimore, MD’s Ram’s Head Live on December 31. Donna Jean Godchaux Band featuring Jeff Mattson will open from December 28-39.

Below are Mattson’s upcoming shows with Dark Star:

November 16 Princeton, NJ—McCarter Theater
November 18 Ithaca, NY—State Theater
November 19 Bridgeport, CT—The Klein
November 20 Northampton, MA—Calvin Theatre
November 21 Lowell, MA—Memorial Auditorium
December 28 Norfolk, VA—The Norva
December 29 Richmond, VA—The National
December 30-31 Baltimore, MD—Rams Head Live