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DeadCo/GDH ticket giveaway: June 16

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Winners for June 16 are Ricky and Tonya!

Dead & Company summer tour ticket giveaway!

I’ve got two pairs for each show on the upcoming tour. We’re gonna offer them one show at a time. Note: this is admission only. Just a pair of tickets. You have to get yourself to the show and all that.

Next show is Saturday, June 16 at Citi Field in new York City.

Send email to deadco@well.com with the show date in the Subject line and your name, address, and phone number in the body of the message. We’ll pick our winners at random in a couple of days, and then I’ll announce the next giveaway. I have the tickets, and will mail them out well in advance of the show.

PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS. Posting a reply here on the blog does not get you entered in the contest.

And PLEASE NOTE: We’re doing one show at a time, in chronological order. Entries for other shows will be discarded.

David Gans DROP THE BONE – CD and bonus disc

Sunday, April 22nd, 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


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




DeadCo/GD Hour ticket giveaway: June 6

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Winners for June 6 are Clay and Alison.

Dead & Company summer tour ticket giveaway!

I’ve got two pairs for each show on the upcoming tour. We’re gonna offer them one show at a time. Note: this is admission only. Just a pair of tickets. You have to get yourself to the show and all that.

Next show is Wednesday, June 6 at the Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana.

Send email to deadco@well.com with the show date in the Subject line and your name, address, and phone number in the body of the message. We’ll pick our winners at random in a couple of days, and then I’ll announce the next giveaway. I have the tickets, and will mail them out well in advance of the show.

PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS. Posting a reply here on the blog does not get you entered in the contest.

And PLEASE NOTE: We’re doing one show at a time, in chronological order. Entries for other shows will be discarded.

Review of “Drop the Bone”

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Alan Sheckter reviews Drop the Bone in the Chico News & Review. Read it here!

Interview transcripts on Medium

Monday, April 16th, 2018

I am going to post a bunch of interview transcripts on medium.com – first up are Ozzy Osbourne (January 1982), Tom Petty (November 1981), and Joe Walsh (June 1981). More to come!

DeadCo/GD Hour ticket giveaway: June 4

Monday, April 16th, 2018

The winners for June 4 are Jane and Andy!

Dead & Company summer tour ticket giveaway!

I’ve got two pairs for each show on the upcoming tour. We’re gonna offer them one show at a time. Note: this is admission only. Just a pair of tickets. You have to get yourself to the show and all that.

Next show is Monday, June 4 at the Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Send email to deadco@well.com with the show date in the Subject line and your name, address, and phone number in the body of the message. We’ll pick our winners at random in a couple of days, and then I’ll announce the next giveaway. I have the tickets, and will mail them out well in advance of the show.

PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS. Posting a reply here on the blog does not get you entered in the contest.

And PLEASE NOTE: We’re doing one show at a time, in chronological order. Entries for other shows will be discarded.

DG solo and with the China Cats 3/3/18

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Rich Selleseth recorded this show at Eve’s Waterfront in Oakland. Listen and/or download here.

Black-Throated Wind
Box of Rain
Save Us From the Saved->
Terrapin Station->
Cassidy’s Cat
Summer By the Bay*
River and Drown*
Life Is a Jam*

* with members of China Cats: Matt Hartle – guitar, Roger Sideman – bass, Michael Owens – drums & special guest Scott Guberman – keys

Big thanks to Raoul for house sound and Justin Kolls for the great venue.

DeadCo/GD Hour summer tour ticket giveaway: May 30

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Winners of the May 30 tickets are BRADY and JENNY. Enjoy!

Dead & Company summer tour ticket giveaway!

I’ve got two pairs for each show on the upcoming tour. We’re gonna offer them one show at a time. Note: this is admission only. Just a pair of tickets. You have to get yourself to the show and all that.

First show is Wednesday, May 30 at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield MA.

Send email to deadco@well.com with the show date in the Subject line and your name and phone number in the body of the message. We’ll pick our winners at random in a couple of days, and then I’ll announce the next giveaway.

PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS. Posting a reply here on the blog does not get you entered in the contest.

DG interview w/ Abe Perlstein 3/27/18

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

The March 27th, 2018 edition of Tuesday Lunch With Abe Perlstein, broadcasting Tuesdays, 12:00-4:20pm PST over 97.3 & 107.9 The Rock, Central Coast Community Radio, Morro Bay, California; streaming live at CentralCoastRadio.org.

Listen to part 1

Listen to part 2

Inglis & Gans 3/7/18

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Stephen Inglis and David Gans at the Monkey House, Berkeley CA 3/7/18, with special guest Teja Gerken.

Dead Again & DG in Petaluma 4/20/18

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Dead Again w/ DG – Friday, April 20, 7:30pm at The Big Easy, 128 American Alley, Petaluma CA. Admission is $10.

Poster by Don Pasewark (who also plays in the band!)

More Gans gigs here.

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.

“Drop the Bone” 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)