Mavis Staples, Mike Doughty, Jen Durkin and The Duo Among Galactic Guests
This past weekend during Galactics two-night stand at New Yorks Irving Plaza, a number of performers joined the group, some of whom were previously announced and some of whom were surprise guests. Leading off the latter category is gospel vocalist Mavis Stales who appeared on Saturday for Respect Yourself, and Ill Take You There. Similarly, Marco Benevento appeared with Brian Mitchell that same night during Hamps Hump, while Beneventos partner in the Duo, Joe Russo joined in the next night with Eric Bolivar and Cochemea Cheme Gastelum during Who Took The Happiness. A bit later RANAs Scott Metzger contributed guitar to Church while Jen Durkin added vocals to Woman to Woman. On Sunday, a number of scheduled guest artists enlivened the proceedings with JJ Grey, Eric Krasno and Mike Doughty all sitting in. The current Galactic tour picks up tomorrow at the Library in Oxford, MS.