Archive for April, 2019

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1594

Sunday, April 7th, 2019

Week of April 8, 2019

Part 1 40:25
Grateful Dead 4/17/82 Civic Center, Hartford CT

Part 2 15:20
Jerry Garcia Band, Electric on the Eel (Round Records)
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros 10/22/18 Keller Auditorium, Portland OR

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. “The Bizarre World Of Frank Zappa” hologram tour kicks off Friday, April 19 at The Cap featuring former ZAPPA bandmates. On Thursday, May 2, direct from its smash-hit run on Broadway, the international music sensation ROCKTOPIA comes to the Cap, fusing the most iconic 20th-century rock with world-renowned classical masterpieces. And every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at

Also on sale now at The Capitol Theatre is legendary Grateful Dead tribute band Dark Star Orchestra on May 17 and 18! DSO adapts the music, staging, and equipment to evoke the time period of the Dead show they’re performing.  Tickets are available now at the box office or at

Airshow Mastering, putting the finishing touches on new and classic music, including recent releases by the Grateful Dead, Mandolin Orange, Robben Ford and Bill Evans, Keller Williams, Fragile Thunder, and Victor Krummenacher.

“The Town That Still Believes in Magic”

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

Last month, Scott Guberman and I got together and wrote a song, “The Town That Still Believes in Magic.” We recorded it on March 16, and finished the mix yesterday.

The Dead to Me podcast premiered the track in this week’s episode, “Zen of the Dead” (And I was interviewed in last week’s episode).

And here is the finished song, uncut.

Scott Guberman: piano, organ, vocals; David Gans: guitar, vocals; Robin Sylvester, bass; Greg Anton, drums. Recorded by Jeremy Goody at Megasonic Sound, Oakland, March 16, 2019.

We spent $935 making this recording; we’re offering it on a “pay what you want” basis (including free!) – we’d love to recover that money so we can invest it in another session!

by Scott Guberman and David Gans. ©2019 Whispering Hallelujah Music (BMI)

In the town that still believes in magic
Children play and laughter fills the air
It’s a trip beyond imagination
A lovely place to have your soul repaired

In the town that still believes in magic
Music is the language of our peace
Every day is cause for celebration
Harmony, perspective, and release

Celebrate the ties that bind
Leave your fear and dread behind, and rise
You will see it and believe it
It’s revealed to you when you arrive

In the town that still believes in magic
People still buy records in the store
The concert hall is filled with people listening
You don’t find that too often anymore
You don’t find that too often anymore
You don’t find that too often anymore
You don’t find that too often anymore

Photos by Stuart Steinhardt

Kind review of a recent live show

Monday, April 1st, 2019

David —

can’t remember the last time I looked up a performer’s lyrics the next morning.

quality, thoughtfully written stuff that I happen to culturally agree with. . .

and exactly the stuff that needs reinforcing in this particularly weird time. you gave a ton — very genuine and complete performance — the content of the lyrics, the fingerpicking, the cosmic loop music — really terrific assortment of sounds and feelings, all from one musician. plus a good message of firmness, resolve, and hope.

Rob Catterton

(He attended my house concert in Santa Rosa CA on Saturday, March 30)