Legendary folk-rock-pop troubadour DONOVAN ("Mellow Yellow," "Sunshine Superman," "Epistle to Dippy," "There is a Mountain," "Wear Your Love Like Heaven," "Hurdy Gurdy Man," etc.) will headline a benefit concert for the David Lynch Foundation on Friday, March 19 at the El Rey Theater. Doors will open at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $25 (General Admission) $110 (VIP seating and a meet and greet with Donovan after the show) and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.
"The Beatles and I brought back from India the lost art of meditation. Now with David Lynch, we pass it on to thousands of students world-wide . Join us to help save the world! Change Begins Within!", Donovan tells us as he prepares for the big night.
Donovan will be joined by his daughter Astrella Celeste and backing band Jerry Vivino, Scott Healy & Mike Merritt (from the Conan O'Brien late night band), Danny Saber (on guitar) with special guests Jack Maness (Sublime), The Global Sound Lodge featuring Lanny Cordola & Matt Sorum (of Guns n Roses, Velvet Revolver, The Cult), Amrita Sen and more TBA. Mathew St. Patrick, from Six Feet Under, will host the evening performances.
WHO: Donovan And Friends
WHAT: A Benefit Concert for The David Lynch Foundation
WHERE: The El Rey Theater, 5515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles.
WHEN: 7:30 pm-- Doors open.
8:30 pm - Bruce Nathan (Every Boy) on vox Billy Masters (Suzanne Vega) on guitar Adam Topol (Jack Johnson) on drums Chris Joyner (Sheryl Crow / Wallflowers) on keys Jeff McElroy on bass
9:00 pm - Blessed the Strange
9:35 pm: Jack Maness (Sublime)
10:00 pm - Donovan & Friends - Donovan will be joined by daughter, Astrella Celeste, Jerry Vivino, Scott Healy & Rick Reed (from the Conan O'Brien Late Night Band). Throughout Donovan's set, he will be also be joined by special guests, Lanny Cordola & Matt Sorum (of Guns n Roses and Velvet Revolver), Peter Noone (Herman's Hermit), POE, Amrita Sen, Danny Saber (Black Grape/Alice Cooper), Poe, and Carla Olson (Textones)
11:30 pm - The Paris Escovedo Project
About Donovan -- www.Donovan.ie
Donovan was one of the few artists to collaborate on songs with Beatles Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison. Donovan has played with folk greats Pete Seeger, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan, as well as rock musicians Jimmy Page, Jon Bonham & Jon Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin, Jeff Beck as well as Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones. Recently Donovan completed the successful album "Beat Cafe" as well as a new box set "Try For The Sun: The Journey of Donovan" and a book, "The Autobiography of Donovan: The Hurdy Gurdy Man" (Arrow Books).
Donovan is now heading up the musical wing of the David Lynch Foundation, fulfilling his 40-year interest in Transcendental Meditation. DONOVAN, his wife Linda, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are currently promoting Transcendental Meditation in schools.
About The David Lynch Foundation -- www.DavidLynchFoundation.org
The David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace was founded in July 2005 by the award winning filmmaker David Lynch with the immediate goal of teaching one million at-risk youth to meditate. The Foundation has already provided over 100,000 scholarships for students to learn the Transcendental Meditation technique, as well as inmates and guards in prisons, formerly homeless men in re-entry programs, soldiers with PTSD returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, and American Indians suffering from diabetes.