Jefferson Starship to Perform Two Nights next weekend

The Legendary Jefferson Starship will perform Jefferson Airplane classic Surrealistic Pillow at HopMonk Tavern in Novato 4-19 (Friday) and yes, 4-20 (Saturday).

Jefferson Starship, created by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Jefferson Airplane founder Paul Kantner; and, David Freiberg, also a former Jefferson Airplane member and co-founder of the legendary Quicksilver Messenger Service – return from a nine country world tour for special “420” weekend performances at the fabulous, new Hopmonk Tavern, Novato, April 19 & 20.

The band, descended from Jefferson Airplane – who performed at Monterey and Woodstock, at Altamont with the Rolling Stones, and shared the bill countless times with Grateful Dead & Janis Joplin, and whose music helped define a generation focused on civil rights, environmental awareness and anti-war activism – is set to perform the landmark 1967 recording “Surrealistic Pillow” in its entirety, as a gift to Bay Area fans and pro-legalization advocates. “Our special performances of “Blows” and “Pillow” was so much fun and so well received in Tokyo (over Thanksgiving), we decided to bring it to the county, where “420” was born,” mused Paul Kantner from his home in San Francisco.

The band is fronted by acclaimed singer Cathy Richardson, star of “Love, Janis” – entering her sixth year. Long time drummer Donny Baldwin, keyboard/bassist Chris Smith and guitarist Jude Gold (formerly with JGB) round out the line-up. 2012 proved another remarkable year for the stalwart, iconic Jefferson Starship – whose diverse projects and performances included a symphony engagement, broadcast across the U.S. on HDNET and their heralded appearance on PBS, headlining “60’s Rock, Pop & Soul,” still being aired coast to coast. The band continues to perform their repertoire of hits spanning all eras of their existence, including “Jane,” “Somebody To Love,” “Miracles,” “White Rabbit,” “Volunteers,” “Count On Me,” “Find Your Way Back,” “Wooden Ships,” “Today,” “Lather,” “Crown of Creation” and many more.

Tickets are $67. at