What a long, strange trip it’ll be

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has announced the entertainment line-up for its $1,000-a-head, Jan. 4 celebration in honor of incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco: Tony Bennett, Carole King, Wyclef Jean (of the Fugees) and “Your House Band,” featuring former Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir, as well as Bruce Hornsby, Warren Haynes (of the Allman Brothers), Mike Gordon (of Phish), and unnamed special guests. Oh, and special (read as: random) appearances by Amy Brenneman (“Judging Amy”) and Richard Gere (“Pretty Woman,” “Chicago”).

Because, who wouldn’t pay $1,000 for a Wyclef Jean/Tony Bennett duet? Alas, it’ll cost you airfare as well; it’ll be in D.C.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • BrownMan

    If I can smoke doobies with Pelosi, Wyclef, Gordon, Weir, Hart & Kreutzmann…I’m f’in in!!!