Posts Tagged ‘Drop the Bone’

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)

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!

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

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

“Drop the Bone”

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

I am thrilled to announce that I have half a song on Peter Rowan‘s new CD, The Old School. We started writing “Drop the Bone” a couple of summers ago when we were both playing at Nelson Ledges Quarry Park, we worked on it at Peter’s house a couple of times shortly after that, and then Pete took it on the road and perfected it with his Bluegrass Band.

The Old School is available for download and CD pre-order now from the Compass Records web site. Give it a listen, and buy a copy if you like what you hear!