Benefit Concert — Black Tie-Dye Ball 12-3-2005





December 3, 2005

Washington D.C.
featuring theDark Star Orchestra

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The Rex Foundation’s Black Tie-Dye Balls celebrate the magical combination of music, community, creativity and joyful spirit. Proceeds support local non-profit programs.

Dark Star Orchestra

From DSO’s website: “Thanks to everyone who came out to the third Black Tie-Dye Ball,held in Washington DC last Saturday and to all who couldn’t come but made a donation to the Rex through their website. The silent auction brought in thousands of dollars including $3900 for an acoustic guitar signed by Rex board member Bob Weir.

The Washington Jazz Art Institute student combo played during the opening reception while attendees dined on “hearty finger food” and mingled with Donna Jean Godchaux-Mackay, Rob Barraco and members of Dark Star Orchestra.

After being greeted by Rex Foundation chairperson  Sandy Sohcot the capacity crowd was treated to an original setlist show that opened with “The Wheel” and included “Mr. Charlie,”  “Let Me Sing Your Blues Away,” “Viola Lee Blues,” “King Solomon’s Marbles” and other long-retired chestnuts. Lisa Mackey and Donna Jean traded off singing the background vocals, teaming up for “I’ll Take A Melody” and “Franklin’s Tower.”

Set List

First Set: The Wheel*, Greatest Story Ever Told*, Lazy River Road**, Mr Charlie, Cassidy*, I’ll Take A Melody***, Box of Rain**, Esau@, King Solomon’s Marbles, Ripple*

Second Set: Let Me Sing Your Blues Away***, Music*, Ship of Fools**, Dancin In The Streets**, Help On The Way*> Slipknot> Drums> Space> Weather Report Suite Prelude@> WRS Part 1@*> WRS Part 2 (Let It Grow)*, Viola Lee Blues**> Sunrise**> Franklin’s Tower***

Encore: Lucy In the Sky***> We Bid You Goodnight***

*with Donna Jean Godchaux-Mackay – **with Lisa Mackey – ***with Donna and Lisa – @Eaton played acoustic