Inglis & Gans 3/7/18

March 23rd, 2018

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

WFUV moves the GDH on March 30

March 21st, 2018

Attention New York!

WFUV is changing their schedule on March 24, and the GD Hour will air an hour earlier starting the following week.

On March 30, the GD Hour will air at 11pm, and it will stay at that time until further notice.

Please support the GD Hour on WFUV!

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1539

March 18th, 2018

Week of March 19, 2018

Part 1 43:22
Grateful Dead 5/26/73 Kezar Stadium, San Francisco CA
THE OTHER ONE->
EYES OF THE WORLD->
CHINA DOLL
SUGAR MAGNOLIA

Part 2 12:32
Grateful Dead 5/26/73 Kezar Stadium, San Francisco CA
CASEY JONES
Grateful Dead, History of the Grateful Dead, Vol. 1 (Bear’s Choice) (Rhino)
WAKE UP, LITTLE SUSIE

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1538

March 11th, 2018

Week of March 12, 2018

Part 1 25:28
Grateful Dead 5/26/73 Kezar Stadium, San Francisco CA
BIG RIVER
BERTHA
AROUND AND AROUND

Stephen Inglis, Cut the Dead Some Slack (Rhythm & Roots Records)
LAZY RIVER ROAD

Part 2 30:51
Grateful Dead 5/26/73 Kezar Stadium, San Francisco CA
MISSISSIPPI HALFSTEP
ME AND MY UNCLE
HE’S GONE->
TRUCKIN’

Stephen Inglis is a Hawaiian-born guitarist. He released an album of Hawaiian-style Bob Dylan interpretations a few years back, and our mutual friend Blair Jackson encouraged him to do the same with Grateful Dead material (Stephen has been a fan since he was a teenager). He invited me to sing some harmonies on the record, and he also included (as bonus material) two live tracks from a show we did together in Honolulu in the spring of 2017.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour from May 30 through July 14. Complete details and ticketing at deadandcompany.com.

Stremmel Auctions, currently offering an online Grateful Dead Memorabilia Auction including a Harley Davidson owned by Jerry Garcia, Jerry Garcia signed art, gold jewelry by Owsley “Bear” Stanley, guitars signed by the band, posters, backstage passes, and more. Bidding closes Saturday, March 24th at 10 am PT. More information can be found online at StremmelAuctions.com.

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Lettuce comes to The Cap with The Motet for a double dose of funk on Friday and Saturday, March 23rd and 24th. Every ticket-holder will gain access to pre-shows at Garcia’s featuring The Funky Dawgz Brass Band on Friday and the legendary DJ Jazzy Jay on Saturday. Every Wednesday night is DeadCenter at Garcia’s, featuring Grateful Dead tribute bands. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1537

March 4th, 2018

Week of March 5, 2018

Part 1 27:21
Grateful Dead 5/26/73 Kezar Stadium, San Francisco CA
HERE COMES SUNSHINE
EL PASO
LOSER
BEAT IT ON DOWN THE LINE

Part 2 27:58
Grateful Dead 5/26/73 Kezar Stadium, San Francisco CA
YOU AIN’T WOMAN ENOUGH
BOX OF RAIN
CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER->
I KNOW YOU RIDER

Bob Weir, Heaven Help the Fool (Rhino)
SALT LAKE CITY

Thinking about the Dead’s “junior lyricist,” John Perry Barlow, who passed away last month. “Salt Lake City,” a wry salute to the desert capital, is his work. The song first appeared on Bobby’s 1978 solo album Heaven Help the Fool. He played it with various side projects, but the Grateful Dead only did it once: in Salt Lake City, on February 21, 1995. That concert is the 1995 entry in the massive boxed set 30 Trips Around the Sun.

Enjoy!

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour from May 30 through July 14. Complete details and ticketing at deadandcompany.com. That’s Dead and Company, on tour all through June and July.

Stremmel Auctions, currently offering an online Grateful Dead Memorabilia Auction. Items include a Harley Davidson owned by Jerry Garcia, Jerry Garcia signed art, gold jewelry by Owsley “Bear” Stanley, signed guitars by the band, posters, backstage passes, and more. Bidding closes Saturday, March 24th at 10 am PT. More information can be found online at StremmelAuctions.com.

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. On Monday, March 12, the complete original lineup of the Dixie Dregs will reunite after 40 years. For guitar aficionados, founder Steve Morse needs no introduction, and his place in the pantheon is certain. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Dead Again & DG in Petaluma 4/20/18

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.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1536

February 25th, 2018

Week of February 26, 2018

Part 1 30:00
Grateful Dead, Dave’s Picks vol 25 (11/6/77)
SCARLET BEGONIAS->
FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN

David Gans, Drop the Bone (Bonus Disc)
LIFE IS A JAM (Radio edit)
Jerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive vol 10 (5/20/90)
EVANGELINE

Part 2 25:19
Grateful Dead 5/26/73 Kezar Stadium, San Francisco CA
THEY LOVE EACH OTHER
PLAYING IN THE BAND

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour from May 30 through July 14. Complete details and ticketing at deadandcompany.com. That’s Dead and Company, on tour all through June and July.

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Grammy Award–winning comedy duo Cheech & Chong play two shows, an early and a late show, at The Cap on Friday, April 20. You heard right, Cheech & Chong on 4/20 at The Cap! Garcia’s hosts Grateful Dead night every Wednesday. Events, information, and ticketing at .

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

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!

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1535

February 18th, 2018

Week of February 19, 2018

Part 1 33:30
Grateful Dead 5/26/73 Kezar Stadium, San Francisco CA
PROMISED LAND
DEAL
JACK STRAW
TENNESSEE JED
THE RACE IS ON
SUGAREE

Part 2 22:10
Grateful Dead 5/26/73 Kezar Stadium, San Francisco CA
MEXICALI BLUES
ROW JIMMY
LOOKS LIKE RAIN

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Grammy Award–winning comedy duo Cheech & Chong play two shows at The Cap on Friday, April 20. You heard right, Cheech & Chong on 4/20 at The Cap! Garcia’s hosts Grateful Dead night every Wednesday. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

The Jerry Garcia Family and Round Records, announcing GarciaLive volume 10, recorded May 20, 1990 at the Hilo Civic Auditorium on the Big Island of Hawaii. It’s a joyous performance, presented in its entirety with liner notes by Dennis McNally. GarciaLive volume 10 will be available February 23 from jerrygarcia.com

Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour from May 30 through July 14. Tickets are still available for the makeup shows on February 24, 26, and 27. Complete details and ticketing at deadandcompany.com. That’s Dead and Company, on tour all through June and July.

Video clips from Twist & Shout 2/12/18

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

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1534

February 11th, 2018

Week of February 12, 2018

Part 1 24:19
Dead & Company 12/2/17 Frank Erwin Center, Austin TX
SPACE->
UNCLE JOHN’S BAND

Part 2 31:12
Dead & Company 12/2/17 Frank Erwin Center, Austin TX
ST. STEPHEN->
MORNING DEW
~
ONE MORE SATURDAY NIGHT

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Red Roses, Green Gold – A new show featuring the songs of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter. Now extended by popular demand through February 18th. The New York Times proclaims “Deadheads be grateful!” Playing in New York City’s Greenwich Village at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Tickets are available at RedRosesGreenGold.com.

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Melvin Seals and JGB take The Cap to church by performing the iconic music of Jerry Garcia Band on Friday, March 2nd. Every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour from May 30 through July 14. Tickets are still available for the makeup shows on February 24, 26, and 27. Complete details and ticketing at www.deadandcompany.com. That’s Dead and Company, on tour all through June and July.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1533

February 4th, 2018

Week of February 5, 2018

Part 1 13:42
Jerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive vol 10 (Round Records)
WAITING FOR A MIRACLE
Mickey Hart, RAMU (Verve Forecast)
INFINITE SPACE

Part 2 42:10
Dead & Company 12/2/17 Frank Erwin Center, Austin TX
DARK STAR->
THE OTHER ONE->
DRUMS

The heart of the matter! Deep in the second set of 12/2/17, Dead & Company in Austin. What a show this was!! Available in a variety of formats from livedead.co

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Red Roses, Green Gold, a new show featuring the songs of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter, now extended by popular demand through March 18th. The New York Times proclaims “Deadheads be grateful!” Playing in New York City’s Greenwich Village at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Tickets at RedRosesGreenGold.com

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Reggae superstars SOJA play The Cap on THU, MAR 1. The following night, the king of the Hammond B-3, Melvin Seals plays The Cap with JGB. The good vibes and great music will be flowing. Every Wednesday night is DeadCenter, featuring Grateful Dead tribute bands. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

The Jerry Garcia Family and Round Records, announcing GarciaLive volume 10, recorded May 20, 1990 at the Hilo Civic Auditorium on the Big Island of Hawaii. It’s a joyous performance, presented in its entirety with liner notes by Dennis McNally. GarciaLive volume 10 will be available February 23 from jerrygarcia.com


Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour from May 30 through July 14. Tickets are still available for the makeup shows on February 24, 26, and 27. Complete details and ticketing at deadandcompany.com.

Drop the Bone review

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

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)

GD hour on 420radio

January 29th, 2018

420radio streams the show Sundays at 8PM PT, Tuesdays at 7AM PT, and Thursdays at 3PM PT

Here’s the current station list.