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KPFA’s annual Grateful Dead marathon 2/24/18

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Saturday, February 24, 2018, 9 am to 1 am Pacific time – 16 hours!
Hosts: Tim Lynch and David Gans

On the air all over northern California at 94.1 fm!

Webcast via kpfa.org, nugs.net, and gdradio.net

Chat room will be open for the duration: gdhour.com/chat

PLAYLIST is here.

Thanks to these participants and supporters:
Phil Osegueda
David Ogilvy
Vera Tykulsker
Quincy McCoy
Laura Prives
Antonio Ortiz
Felicia Bridges
Lucrecia Burton
Carla West
Mary Tilson
Kevin Vance
Stuart Steinhardt
Brad Serling/nugs.net
John Whalen/gdradio.net
Mark Karan and his Budz: Gary Silva, Henry Salvia, Danny Eisenberg, and Robin Sylvester
Tony Ferro
Clay Peterson
Jeff Shepherd, Lillie Belle Farms
Marc Allan and Kevin Monty, Jerry Garcia Family LLC
Charlie Miller
Jeff Rosen and Lindsey Sheehy, Blue Heron Catering
Sandy Hall, Grateful Beans and Leaves
Bobby G’s Pizzeria
Stephen Inglis
Holly Bowling
Joe Burke
High Sierra Music Festival
Rachel Anne
Rich Mahan

Great thanks to Darrin Brenner for creating our t-shirt design this year!

Video clips from Twist & Shout 2/12/18

Friday, February 16th, 2018

I played live at Twist & Shout Records in Denver on Monday, February 12. Here are some clips, courtesy of the store’s amazing staff (and particular thanks to Natasha Alexander and of course Paul Epstein).

Summer By The Bay
Looks Like Rain
Your Movie
Cassidy’s Cat
It’s Gonna Get Better  
Brokedown Palace

Drop the Bone review

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

“When David Gans apologized for a one-month delay in getting us his article about C. J. Hirschfield, due to a last-minute push to complete his latest recording, I put Drop The Bone at the top of my shopping list … and am very glad I did. The album consists of eleven songs that provide an hour and eleven minutes of listening pleasure including vocals and lots of superb instrumentals. My favorite song is “Pancho and Lefty,” but they all provide the perfect background accompaniment as I’m sitting at my computer working on this month’s News.”

– Ken Katz, in the February 2018 Splash Pad News (Oakland CA)

More info, and ordering links, here.

Cloud Surfing BONUS DISC now online

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

The Drop the Bone Bonus Disc is now available for download on bandcamp.

Companion to Drop the Bone w/ two alternate takes, another jam with Holly Bowling, a demo of “Be Like Earl,” and radio edits of three songs.

Summer by the Bay (Radio edit)
Life Is a Jam (Radio edit)
Pancho and Lefty (Radio edit)
Be Like Earl (2015 demo)
Pleased to Meet You, part 1
Life Is a Jam (Alternate take)
Summer By the Bay (Alternate take)

DG/TGID 1/23/18 TIP JAR

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

We’ve got a day off between Cleveland and Brooklyn, and we’ve decided to do a Facebook live concert from [undisclosed location] Tuesday at 8:30pm ET.

It’s expensive to keep five big dudes and an overstuffed rented van on the road, so we’re doing this show to both share the joys of our our musical collaboration AND help cover the costs of two days off.

Please help keep this mother rollin’! Stream is here; donate button is below.





More kind words about DROP THE BONE

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

“As one of our leading authorities on the Grateful Dead, David Gans has long enlightened us on the history of that band. And in his own music, it’s mightily clear he’s taken valuable lessons from them: a love of improv, a deep respect for American vernacular music from folk to jazz, a loose-limbed joy in making music, and damn good taste in covers. Drop the Bone will move you, brightly.”

– David Browne, contributing editor, Rolling Stone
Order your copy here!

DROP THE BONE – CD and bonus disc

Sunday, January 14th, 2018

Drop the Bone




Drop the Bone is David Gans‘s new studio album of songs and improvisations, featuring Holly Bowling, Bob Bralove, J Raoul Brody, Jordan Feinstein, Terry Haggerty, Neil Hampton, John Hanes, Joe Kyle Jr., Robin Sylvester, Rubber Souldiers, Eric & Suzy Thompson, and other musicians.

Life Is a Jam
Be Like Earl
Summer By the Bay
River and Drown
Pleased to Meet You, part 2
Your Movie
That Strain We like
Box of Rain
Pancho and Lefty
Quarter to Five (for Tina Loney)
Here Comes the Sun

Drop the Bone is also available on bandcamp and nugs.net

Also available: the Drop the Bone Bonus Disc:

Summer By the Bay (radio edit)
Life Is a Jam (radio edit)
Pancho and Lefty (radio edit)
Be Like Earl (2015 studio demo)
Pleased to Meet You, part 1
Life Is a Jam (alternate take, with jam)
Summer By the Bay (alternate take, with jam)

Download the bonus disc from bandcamp


Drop the Bone




Drop the Bone now on iTunes

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Drop the Bone is now available on iTunes!

Rumpke Mountain Boys play “Jacqueline”

Monday, January 1st, 2018

Toward the end of last night’s amazing New Year’s Eve Ball in Cincinnati, I heard the Rumpke Mountain Boys performing my song “Jacqueline” (from Home By Morning, the album (with Eric Rawlins) I released in 1998. A delightful surprise!

Kind words from a beloved colleague

Sunday, December 24th, 2017

The logrolling is inevitable here. Barry‘s praise is extra precious to me because of my deep regard for his work. I love his records, and I love his trilogy The Miranda Complex (volume 3 of which is coming VERY soon!).

DROP THE BONE – CD and bonus disc now available!

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Drop the Bone




Drop the Bone is David Gans‘s new studio album of songs and improvisations, featuring Holly Bowling, Bob Bralove, J Raoul Brody, Jordan Feinstein, Terry Haggerty, Neil Hampton, John Hanes, Joe Kyle Jr., Robin Sylvester, Rubber Souldiers, Eric & Suzy Thompson, and other musicians.

Life Is a Jam
Be Like Earl
Summer By the Bay
River and Drown
Pleased to Meet You, part 2
Your Movie
That Strain We like
Box of Rain
Pancho and Lefty
Quarter to Five (for Tina Loney)
Here Comes the Sun

Drop the Bone is also available on bandcamp and nugs.net

Also available: the Drop the Bone Bonus Disc:

Summer By the Bay (radio edit)
Life Is a Jam (radio edit)
Pancho and Lefty (radio edit)
Be Like Earl (2015 studio demo)
Pleased to Meet You, part 1
Life Is a Jam (alternate take, with jam)
Summer By the Bay (alternate take, with jam)


Drop the Bone




January tour with The Grass Is Dead

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Delighted to be hitting the road with The Grass Is Dead in January!

Friday, January 19: Gypsy Sally’s, Washington DC
Saturday, January 20: Rex Theater, Pittsburgh PA
Sunday, January 21: The Winchester, Lakewood OH. Advance tickets here
Wednesday, January 24: Brooklyn Bowl. Advance tickets here
Thursday, January 25: Funk ‘n’ Waffles, Syracuse NY. Advance tickets here
Friday, January 26: Buffalo Iron Works in Buffalo NY. Advance tickets here

More info, and more gigs, here!

Back Home Festival, end of June 2018 in WV

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Really happy to be on this bill! Back Home Appalachian Arts & Music Festival 6/29-7/1/18 in New Martinsville WV!

More gigs and more info here.

DG with the Barton Hills Choir

Friday, December 8th, 2017

On Saturday, December 2, 2017, I performed with the Barton Hills Choir in Austin, Texas. Here is a YouTube clip with three selections from the program. More to come!

Goin’ Down the Road/I Know You Rider
Brokedown Palace
Ripple

(Photo by David Mead)

DeadCo winners – FINAL LIST

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Here are the winners of the Dead & Company fall tour ticket giveaway. All winners have been contacted via email. Thanks to all who entered!

Nov 12 Joe Chelius
Nov 14 Jerome Horvath
Nov 16 Michelle Daschka
Nov 17 Jason Kirk
Nov 19 Peter Bennett
Nov 21 Andy Gefen
Nov 22 Melissa Dramstad
Nov 24 Jason Donaldson
Nov 25 Melanie DelGado
Nov 28 Suzanne Condon
Nov 29 Mary Allen
Dec 1 Robert Shea
Dec 2 Emily Latimer
Dec 5 Michelle Buchanan
Dec 7 Keith Lans
Dec 8 Mark Zullo