November 10 was the publication date for THIS IS ALL A DREAM WE DREAMED: AN ORAL HISTORY OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD by Blair Jackson and David Gans. You can order a signed (by both authors) copy direct from me
And I have TWO new records! Many of you contributed to the Kickstarter campaign for my new album of Grateful Dead songs, IT’S A HAND-ME-DOWN, and I am profoundly thankful for your support. Here’s a link to various download and CD options.
I have also, with a good deal less fanfare, released a new CD of original material titled YOU ARE HERE. It’s a collection of studio recordings made at various times and with various personnel over the last few years. Mark Karan, Robin Sylvester, Mookie Siegel, Jacob Groopman, J Raoul Brody, and many other fine players are featured. Here’s a link to order this one.
And here’s a link for ordering both at once.
You’ll find more info on both records at dgans.com/discography.
Now on to the gigs. I have signed up with a booking agency, Hoplite Music. Were just getting started, and I will have lots more gigs to announce in a couple of weeks. More info, links, etc at dgans.com/gigs.html
First up is my annual socal/southwest tour. All these shows include book signings.
Thursday, February 4, 8pm: The Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N. Lake, Altadena CA. Mr Smolin opens, and we’ll be joined by Craig Marshall of Cubensis. $15. Reservations: (626) 798-6236
Friday, February 5, 8pm: Orpheum Theater, 15 W Aspen Street, Flagstaff AZ. DG plays first, and then Keystone plays into the night. $10.
Saturday, February 6, 6pm: House concert in Cornville, Arizona. Potluck at 6, music at 7. $10-20 sliding scale. Email me for info/reservations.
Tuesday, February 9: Benefit for Peace Talks Radio, Albuquerque NM
Wednesday, February 10: The Cell, 2029 La Veta Dr NE, Albuquerque NM
Saturday, February 13, 8pm-midnight: Top Dead Center with DG at the Boondocks Lounge, 3306 N First Ave, Tucson AZ. $8
Sunday, February 14, 7-9:30pm: Riot in Old Town, 777 N Main Street, Cottonwood AZ. No cover charge!
Saturday, February 20, 9am-1am Pacific Time: the annual KPFA Grateful Dead fund-raising marathon!
Sunday, February 21, 7pm: The Kind Buds and DG at the Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley CA. $1/ticket goes to Bernie Sanders!
Tuesday, February 23, 8pm: DG sits in with The Kind Buds for a few at Sweetwater Music Hall. 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley CA
March 3-13: Midwest tour. Details TBA
Wednesday, April 20: Eugene OR! Details TBA
Friday, April 29: North Carolina! Details TBA
Wednesday, July 27: Round Pond ME. Details TBA
Saturday, July 30: Neverdun Farm, Kennebunkport ME. Details TBA
My performance schedule is posted at http://www.dgans.com/gigs.html – new gigs are being added all the time.
As always, I’m in the market for house concert opportunities. If you see an open spot on my schedule in your general vicinity, let’s try to make something happen!
And remember: word of mouth is a gigantic part of musicians’ promotion and publicity these days, so if you like my music, please spread the word about my gigs and recordings.
My recordings are available at dgans.com/discography
Great thanks to Jim Dunlop for providing me with first-rate strings for all my guitars!
Thanks also to Rick Turner for creating the amazing guitar I play on tour, the Renaissance RS-6.