Grateful Dead Hour no. 1435

March 20th, 2016

Week of March 21, 2016

Part 1 42:12
Grateful Dead 6/8/90 Cal Expo, Sacramento CA
SPACE->
THE WHEEL->
I NEED A MIRACLE->
BLACK PETER->
SUGAR MAGNOLIA

Part 2 12:58
Grateful Dead 6/8/90 Cal Expo, Sacramento CA
US BLUES
Grateful Dead, 30 Trips Around the Sun (7/3/66)
GANGSTER OF LOVE

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. On Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26, The Disco Biscuits are making their highly anticipated debut at The Cap with The New Deal. The art of improvisation and impeccable jamming will be discovered and explored. The following Wednesday, March 30, guitar legend Joe Satriani celebrates 30 years of mind-bending guitar dare devilry with an energy-fueled show at The Cap. For events, information, and ticketing visit thecapitoltheatre.com.

Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour from coast to coast June 10 through July 30. Complete details and ticketing at www.deadandcompany.com. That’s Dead and Company, on tour starting June 10th.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1434

March 13th, 2016

Week of March 14, 2016

Part 1 34:42
Grateful Dead 6/8/90 Cal Expo, Sacramento CA
ESTIMATED PROPHET->
FOOLISH HEART->
DRUMS

Part 2 20:13
Grateful Dead, Europe ’72: The Complete Recordings (5/4/72)
THE STRANGER (TWO SOULS IN COMMUNION)
PLAYING IN THE BAND

The Grateful Dead Hour is made possible in part this week by:

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. On Saturday, March 19, JJ Grey & Mofro’s blend of rock, blues, funk, and gospel will satisfy any music lover’s appetite for Southern-fried swamp music. The weekend of March 25 and March 26, jamtronica pioneers The Disco Biscuits debut at The Cap with support by The New Deal. This night will be filled with the bombastic jams that both bands are renowned for. 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 coast to coast June 10 through July 16. Complete details and ticketing at www.deadandcompany.com. That’s Dead and Company, on tour starting June 10th.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1433

March 6th, 2016

Week of March 7, 2016

Part 1 33:22
Grateful Dead 6/8/90 Cal Expo, Sacramento CA
IT’S ALL OVER NOW
BIRD SONG

Dead and Company 11/7/15 Madison Square Garden, New York City
HE’S GONE

Part 2 22:33
Grateful Dead 6/8/90 Cal Expo, Sacramento CA
UNCLE JOHN’S BAND
CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER->
I KNOW YOU RIDER

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 coast to coast June 10 through July 16. Complete details and ticketing at deadandcompany.com.

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. On Friday, March 11, Matisyahu’s mix of reggae, hip-hop, and rock will let the good vibes and positive energy flow. The next night, Saturday, March 12, The Pink Floyd Experience will shine on with first-class musicianship and stunning lighting and video systems. This show is a must-see for any Pink Floyd fan. For events, information, and ticketing visit thecapitoltheatre.com.

Glide Magazine reviews TIAADWD

March 1st, 2016

Very kind review by Doug Collette @ Glide Magazine. An excerpt:

…one of the greatest virtues of An Oral History of the Grateful Dead is the palpable way the discourse captures the good-natured whimsy and openness to serendipity at the heart of the band’s formation on through much of their career…

NYSMusic reviews “It’s a Hand-Me-Down”

February 29th, 2016

Review by Neil Benjamin, Jr.

“…Gans strips down some of the Dead’s most cherished songs and serves them up the way he sees them. For a guy with a Ph.D in the Grateful Dead, he’s as qualified as anyone to give an inside perspective at what the Dead’s music means to him.

“The soft and serene tracks are perfect background music for a dinner party or solo reading time. Gans’ voice is unique, but similar enough to Garcia’s that you feel that comfortable peace that came with every word the man sang.”

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1432

February 28th, 2016

Week of February 29, 2016

Part 1 38:29
Grateful Dead 6/8/90 Cal Expo, Sacramento CA
COLD RAIN AND SNOW
WALKIN’ BLUES
EASY TO LOVE YOU
JACKAROE
QUEEN JANE, APPROXIMATELY
HIGH TIME

Part 2 17:14
Infamous Stringdusters 2/19/16 Wonder Ballroom, Portland
JACK STRAW
Grateful Dead, Workingman’s Dead
EASY WIND

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. On Friday, March 11, come reach for the sky, and keep your eye on the prize as Matisyahu spreads positive messages through music at The Cap. The following evening, Saturday, March 12, The Pink Floyd Experience will recreate a live Pink Floyd spectacular. For events, information, and ticketing visit thecapitoltheatre.com.

Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour from coast to coast June 10 through July 16. Complete details and ticketing at www.deadandcompany.com.

jambandsonline reviews TIAADWD

February 28th, 2016

Jam Bands Online reviews the book. An excerpt:

Whether long time fan or someone seeking a look inside the history of the band, this book will offer you glimpses into not only who the band was, what they set out to do, how they did it, the ups and downs, the twists and turns, and everything and everyone who made it all work. It paints a picture, colorful and quirky, of a band’s early and humble beginnings, and takes you on their journey from playing in small spaces to the large stage. There is a larger understanding of their reputation for being the major psychedelic jam band throughout the ‘80s and early ‘90s, up to Jerry Garcia’s untimely passing.

That explains the barkers and the colored balloons

February 22nd, 2016

It occurred to me this morning that all of us Facebook users are living on Neil Young’s “Sugar Mountain.”

Zucker = sugar
Berg = mountain

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1431

February 21st, 2016

Week of February 22, 2016

Part 1 39:48
Grateful Dead 3/18/77 Winterland, San Francisco
TERRAPIN STATION->
AT A SIDING->
DRUMS->
NOT FADE AWAY

Part 2 15:12
Grateful Dead 3/18/77 Winterland, San Francisco
ST STEPHEN->
AROUND AND AROUND

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. On Saturday, March 4, Melvin Seals helps us to relive the magic of the Jerry Garcia Band with pure passion and raw emotion. There will be nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile! 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 coast to coast June 10 through July 16. Complete details and ticketing at www.deadandcompany.com.

KPFA marathon PLAYLIST

February 20th, 2016

Link to today’s playlist.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1430

February 14th, 2016

Week of February 15, 2016

Part 1 34:03
Grateful Dead 3/18/77 Winterland, San Francisco
SAMSON AND DELILAH
BROWN-EYED WOMEN
GOOD LOVIN’
SHIP OF FOOLS
ESTIMATED PROPHET

Part 2 21:37
Grateful Dead 3/18/77 Winterland, San Francisco
UNCLE JOHN’S BAND
Grateful Dead, Postcards of the Hanging: Grateful Dead Perform the songs of Bob Dylan (3/24/90)
DESOLATION ROW

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. On Friday, February 26, New Orleans blues-machine Anders Osbourne takes The Cap on a roller coaster ride of rock ‘n’ roll. Tom Hamilton of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead takes his Americana ensemble American Babies to the stage to open the show. 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 coast to coast June 10 through July 16. Complete details and ticketing at www.deadandcompany.com. That’s Dead and Company, on tour starting June 10.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1429

February 14th, 2016

Week of February 8, 2016

Part 1 34:02
Grateful Dead 3/18/77 Winterland, San Francisco
FENNARIO
CASSIDY
SCARLET BEGONIAS->
FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN

Part 2 21:33
Paul Kantner/Jefferson Starship, Blows Against the Empire
HAVE YOU SEEN THE STARS TONIGHT?
Jefferson Starship, Jefferson’s Tree of Liberty
FRENARIO
Talk
Paul Kantner 8/13/95 Jerry Garcia Memorial, San Francisco
FOR THE GOOD OF ALL
Jefferson Airplane, Crown of Creation
THE BALLAD OF YOU AND ME AND POONEIL

Hello to Acme Radio

February 9th, 2016

Acme Radio will air the GD Hour Mondays at 8pm Central Time starting on 3/7/16

Updated station list.

Farewell to WGRF Buffalo

February 9th, 2016

After 28 years, WGRF Buffalo NY is dropping the Grateful Dead Hour this week.

My thanks to the station and to Terrapin Station for sponsoring the show all these years.

Updated station list.

Gans gig update

February 2nd, 2016

GIG UPDATE. Details and links at dgans.com

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. 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. Sold out!

Sunday, February 7, 6pm: Silver Stallion Coffee and Bread, 213b W Coal Ave, Gallup NM.

Wednesday, February 10, 7pm: The Cell, 2029 La Veta Dr NE, Albuquerque NM. Fundraiser for the New Mexico Academy of Rock & Blues, a bi-lingual music education program for kids aged 7-17

Saturday, February 13, 8pm-midnight: Top Dead Center with DG at the Boondocks Lounge, 3306 N First Ave, Tucson AZ

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 for a few songs with The Kind Buds at Sweetwater Music Hall. 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley CA

March 3-13: Midwest tour. Book signings also part of these gigs.
Thursday, March 3, 9pm: Mackey’s Hideout, 2601 S River Road, McHenry IL

Friday, March 4, 9pm: The Harmony Bar, 2201 Atwood Ave., Madison WI
Saturday, March 5, 8pm: DG and Sunshine Daydream at The High Note, 4311/2 Court Street, Pekin IL
Sunday, March 6: 2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center, 2720 Cherokee, St Louis MO
Tuesday, March 8, 10pm: “Trashgrass Tuesday” at Stanley’s Pub, Cincinnati. DG w/ members of the Rumpke Mountain Boys
Wednesday, March 9, 7pm: Woodlands Tavern, 1200 W 3rd Avenue, Columbus OH
Thursday, March 10, 8:30pm: Square Roots Records, 105 S Market Street, Troy OH. With Great Northern String Band
Friday, March 11: Hyryder and DG at the Mousetrap, 5565 N Keystone Ave, Indianapolis
Saturday, March 12, 7:30pm: The Tonic Room, 2447 N Halsted St., Chicago
Sunday, March 13: George’s Tavern, 1201 N Main Street, Racine WI

Wednesday, April 20: Eugene OR! Details TBA

Friday, April 29: North Carolina! Details TBA

Wednesday, May 4: Garcia’s at the Capitol, Port Chester NY
Wednesday, May 11: Garcia’s at the Capitol, Port Chester NY

Friday, May 13: Alchemy Rising Festival, Pataskala OH

Wednesday, July 27, 7:30pm: Little Brown Church, Round Pond ME. $12

Saturday, July 30: Neverdun Farm, Kennebunkport ME. Potluck and concert.

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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 http://www.dgans.com/discography

Great thanks to Jim Dunlop for providing me with first-rate strings for all my guitars! http://www.jimdunlop.com/

Thanks also to Rick Turner for creating the amazing guitar I play on tour, the Renaissance RS-6. http://www.renaissanceguitars.com