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Backstage Chats with Women In Music

Backstage Chats with Women In Music, hosted by Thea Wood, features interviews with trailblazers and rising stars in the music industry. Whether on stage, behind the scenes, or on air, BCWIM introduces you to the women who are making waves in the music industry. Each episode is entertaining, inspiring, and relatable. Join our band of dreamers, rule breakers, and rock stars today! Produced by Herizon Music Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit based in Austin, TX. Learn more at https://backstagechats.com. ... More...

Donna Jean Godchaux MacKay, Part 2

September 22, 202200:31:43

This is Part II of Thea Wood’s chat with Donna Jean Godchaux McKay. In this episode, the Alabama native leaves a promising musical career in Muscle Shoals for uncharted waters in California. She got more than she bargained for!


This podcast is a production of Herizon Music Foundation, a nonprofit uplifting women in music through education, experience, and role-coding programs. It’s made possible thanks to fans like yourself.  Please donate today!


In this episode, Donna Jean Godchaux Mackay covers:

— Why she left a lucrative music career in Muscle Shoals

— Her life-changing decision to join the Grateful Dead 

— Forming female friendships while on the road

— Regrouping after tragedy strikes 

— Why she re-recorded “Shelter” and its importance in today’s world 

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