Let’s begin with a very upbeat health update!
I rode my bike to my cardiologist yesterday. My blood pressure and heart rate are “excellent.” Cutting my beta-blocker dose in half did the trick. My EKG is still abnormal, but in the expected way, and headed back toward normal. As Bob Dylan sang, “You can always go back, but you can’t go back all the way” – and it may never return all the way to “normal.” But I’m doing fine. I still have to carry nitroglycerin, but it seems highly unlikely I’ll ever need to use it.
And as you can see, I’m ready, willing and able to make music, starting almost immediately!
Saturday, September 26, 7:30 pm: Celebrating Songwriters with DG, Garrin Benfield, and host Caren Armstrong. $10 donation. Left Coast Cyclery, 2928 Domingo Ave, Berkeley CA.
Wednesday, September 30, 4-8 pm: Fairfax Farmers’ Market, Bolinas Park, Fairfax CA. Free!
Thursday, October 1, 9:00 pm: Dead night at the Ashkenaz. The Reptiles open with a 75-minute set; DJ gankmore spins high-grade GD for the rest of the night. 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley CA.
Saturday, October 3, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm: Grand Lake Farmers’ Market, Splash Pad Park (across from the Grand Lake Theater), Oakland CA. Free!
Sunday, October 4: DG plays the Poster Room (upstairs bar) at the Fillmore, Fillmore @ Geary, San Francisco. Dark Star Orchestra is the headliner. DG plays before the show and during the break.
October 10-11: Fall Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance, Pittsboro NC.
October 14-16: Asheville NC (tentative). Details TBA
Saturday, October 17: The Music Room at Carillon, Kennesaw GA. DG, Sundown Underground, Gr8ful Dude and Frenz. Potluck dinner at 6:30, then music! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for info and reservations.
Sunday, October 18: house concert in Decatur GA. Potluck dinner at 4:30pm, music 5:30-ish. $10 suggested donation. Email email@example.com for reservation/more info. You might need to bring your own chair, too!
Tuesday, October 20: Berkeley Bob’s Coffee House, 304 1st Ave, Cullman, AL.
October 22-25: MagnoliaFest, at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. DG will play solo and with Rubber Souldiers. http://www.magmusic.com
Friday, October 30: Chico CA – benefit for KZFR community radio. Details TBA.
November 5-8: Northern California tour with DG (solo electric) and Boris Garcia
Thursday, November 5: Boris Garcia and DG at the Connecticut Yankee, 100 Connecticut Street, San Francisco
Friday, November 6: Boris Garcia and DG (et al) at Harvest Hoedown – Brooktrails Lodge, 24675 Birch St, Willits CA
Saturday, November 7: Boris Garcia and DG at the Starry Plough, 3101 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley CA
Sunday, November 8: Boris Garcia and DG at Humboldt Brews, 856 10th Street, Arcata CA. 707-826-2739
Saturday, December 12: House concert in Berkeley CA. Details TBA.
Friday, December 18: DG plays the Poster Room (upstairs bar) at the Fillmore, Fillmore @ Geary, San Francisco. Steve Kimock Crazy Engine is the headliner. DG plays before the show and during the break.
Monday, December 27: DG plays the Poster Room (upstairs bar) at the Fillmore, Fillmore @ Geary, San Francisco. Railroad Earth is the headliner. DG plays before the show and during the break.
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As always, more info at http://www.dgans.com/gigs.html