TONIGHT! Friday, April 25, 7:30pm: Free-Form Fridays! Pure (more or less) improv with DG and Phil Savell on guitar, Zach Partain on bass, and Neil Hampton on percussion. Garrin Benfield opens and joins the jam. $10-20 sliding scale. Monkey House Theater, 1628 University Avenue, Berkeley. Reservations strongly recommended! email@example.com
And then I head east for a couple of firsts: A solo gig in Dallas (my first Texas date!), and the first eastern tour by the Sycamore Slough String Band.
Friday, May 2, 9:30 pm: Poor David’s Pub, 1313 South Lamar Street, Dallas TX. Benefit for KNON. Doors open at 8. Advance tickets: knon.org/events/david-gans-poor-davids-pub
Sunday, May 4: Sycamore Slough String Band at the Third Annual Spring Pickin’ Bluegrass Festival, Blain PA
Monday, May 5: House concert with DG and David Thom, Ellwood City PA (north of Pittsburgh). Potluck at 6, music 7-10pm. $10-20 sliding scale. Email me for info/reservations.
Tuesday, May 6: House concert with DG and David Thom, Hopwood PA (south of Pittsburgh). Potluck at 6, music at 7. Email me for info/reservations. $10-20 sliding scale
Wednesday, May 7: House concert with the Sycamore Slough String Band. Lansdowne PA. Potluck at 6, music at 7. Email me for info/reservations.
Thursday, May 8: Sycamore Slough String Band with Matt Turk and Friends at Garcia’s at the Capitol, Port Chester NY. Details and ticket info TBA.
Friday, May 9: Sycamore Slough String Band at Franklin’s Tower, Albany NY
Saturday, May 10, 7:30pm: The Folk Project Special Concerts presents Sycamore Slough String Band plus Dave Kleiner and Liz Pagan. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship Hall, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ. More info and advance tickets: http://www.folkproject.org/sp_events/sp_event.php?id=20140510
Sunday, May 11, 7:30 pm: Sycamore Slough String Band at the Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center, 1110 N 3rd St, Harrisburg PA
I’ll save the rest of the gig listing for a future message, because I want to tell you about a new(ish) CD:
DAVID GANS AND ERIC RAWLINS: DESERT WIND, ROLLIN’ RIVER
This release has been available for download (Festivalink and HDTracks) for a while, but now it’s available on CD from this link: http://www.dgans.com/discography/desertwind.html
This a studio recording of Americana type songs (including several originals) with my dear friend Eric Rawlins. We’ve been singing together, mostly at private gatherings, for more than 20 years. Nineteen songs! Originals by Eric and me, plus favorites by Nanci Griffith, Rodney Crowell, Gram Parsons, Jackson Browne, Kate Wolf, and others.
1. Travelin’ Man
2. I Wish It Would Rain
3. Waltzing Across Texas (hear it here)
5. Cherokee Rider
6. Going Back to Georgia
8. Jacqueline (here it here)
9. Across the Great Divide
10. Leavin’ Louisiana in the Broad Daylight
12. Until I Gain Control Again
13. Gulf Coast Highway
14. Listen?15. Green Eyes
16. Salisbury Plain
17. Our Lady of the Well
18. Wild Horse Valley
19. What’s Your Name?
The recording was done in my living room by the great Stephen Barncard, who recorded “American Beauty” and David Crosby’s “If I Could Only Remember My Name…”) It’s available in FLAC, MP3, and CD on demand from Festivalink and in audiophile (96/24) from HDTracks
More info on these and other releases at http://www.dgans.com/discography/
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