The Jean Mullen Reunion Concert!
In August of 2001 Jean’s bass player, friend, and partner in music, Tom Buckman, committed time and a myriad of personal resources to bring Jean’s fans from the late 1970s together in Mammoth Lakes California for a reunion concert of Jean’s music. Tom assembled talented musicians from San Diego and Los Angeles as well as a local Bishop string quartet to perform Jean’s songs on a warm Saturday night in the mountains that inspired her 23 years to the day after the First Sierra Festival. Tom enlisted Jim Davenport, Jean’s mandolin player and fiddle player, as well Jean’s younger brothers, and younger sister Diane to join the other musicians on stage for a few songs.
The weekend kicked off with a jamn session at a local bar on Friday night before the concert on Saturday night. There were many people who still live in Mammoth that remembered Jean and her songs and attended. Toms co-producer, Chuck Scatolini, lived in Mammoth before Jean ever performed there and had sneaked into the trees lining the Festival area to watch her perform in 1978. He still lives in Mammoth and was instrumental in finding the venue and developing local media support for the reunion concert. Jeans family, including her mother who passed away a year later, came to celebrate the life of the Sierra Minstral.
A DVD was produced from the concert with a bonus section of photos most people outside of Jean’s family haven’t seen. Please contact us if you are interested in a DVD of the reunion concert. We have the concert on you tube in 10 parts. Check out the links below.
This page is dedicated to the effort and success of that weekend by Tom Buckman. Our family will always be grateful to Tom for sharing his passion for Jean’s music and his outstanding work to stage this event.