Dead to the World 5/21/14

May 21st, 2014

Touch of Grey
Walkin’ Blues
Loser
Queen Jane, Approximately
So Many Roads
The Music Never Stopped
– Grateful Dead 12/17/92 Oakland Coliseum Arena

Please Please MeDeni Bonet, It’s All Good
CassidyDamià Timoner, Sòlid

Passive Aggressive
A Northern California Love Song
It’s Just Happening
Fast As She Had Come
If You Ain’t Cheatin’ (You Ain’t Tryin’)
Just a Little Cog
Talkin’ National Park Service (Beat My Ass Black & Blues)
Yellow Ribbon
Naked Camping
Try Not to Be a Dick
Emily Yates live in the KPFA Performance Studio

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1339

May 18th, 2014

Week of May 19, 2014

Part 1 29:36
Grateful Dead 2/8/86 Henry J Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland CA
PLAYING IN THE BAND->
CHINA DOLL->
PLAYING IN THE BAND JAM->
DRUMS

Part 2 26:14
Grateful Dead, Dave’s Picks vol. 10 (12/12/69)
CAUTION (DO NOT STOP ON TRACKS)

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The legendary Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. A haven for DeadHeads and one of Jerry Garcia’s favorite theaters, The Capitol Theatre boasts state-of-the-art light, sound, and video systems. Live music is featured six nights a week at the venue’s nightclub, Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

gratefuldates.com, where the music makes the match! gratedfuldates.com is a new interactive and informative webs community where Deadheads and other jam band fans can connect for friends, dates, or soul mates. You’ll also find the latest info on tours, festivals and face value ticket exchanges.

The WELL, the pioneering social network with a Deadhead community that’s been sharing stories and information since 1986. There are thousands of conversations on other topics in the WELL, too, and no ads, no data mining, and no anonymous posts – just hearts, minds, and ideas. Grateful Dead Almanac editor Gary Lambert is also a longtime member. More information at well.com/dead

Sycamore Slough String Band 5/16/14

May 17th, 2014

Here’s a recording of last night’s (5/16/14) show at Zodiacs Petaluma by the Sycamore Slough String Band: David Gans – guitar and vocals; Jacob Groopman – mandolin, guitar, and vocals; Jeff Hobbs – fiddle, soprano sax, and vocals; Roger Sideman – bass and vocals; Melody Walker – vocals and guitar.

This was the last show that we’ll play under that name. After some personnel weirdness, Roger Sideman and I decided to retire the name and adopt a new one along with some new players. Stay tuned.

Dead to the World 5/14/14

May 14th, 2014

We’re in fund drive! Please make a donation online at kpfa.org or call 510-848-5732 or 1-800-439-5732. The phone volunteers will tell you about the thank-you gifts.

If you have been following the weirdness at KPFA and Pacifica, you may be interested in the results of a pair of court cases. Here’s some news about that, including a link to the jude’s ruling.

Colorado Bluebird SkyString Cheese Incident, Song In My Head

Mississippi Halfstep->
Franklin’s Tower
Playing in the Band->
China Doll->
jam->
Drums->
Space->
Gimme Some Lovin’->
Black Peter->
Sugar Magnolia
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Keep Your Day Job
– Grateful Dead 2/8/86 Henry J Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland CA

The Next Best ThingNew Monsoon, Diamonds and Clay

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1338

May 11th, 2014

Week of May 12, 2014

Part 1 19:50
Grateful Dead 2/8/86 Henry J Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland CA
IT’S ALL OVER NOW
BERTHA
ONE MORE SATURDAY NIGHT

Part 2 35:19
Grateful Dead 2/8/86 Henry J Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland CA
MISSISSIPPI HALFSTEP->
FRANKLIN’S TOWER

Talk
The Jerry Garcia Collection, vol 1: Legion of Mary
THAT’S A TOUCH I LIKE
Legion of Mary, Absolute Mary
EVERY WORD YOU SAY

Jesse Winchester was a great American songwriter who moved to Canada in the ’60s to avoid the draft, began his career there, and was able to tour in the States starting 1977 after President Jimmy Carter pardoned all the draft dodgers. Winchester died on April 11 at the age of 69. His songs were adopted by lots of other performers, notably (in my experience) Emmylou Harris. His own records are terrific, especially the first one, which was produced by Robbie Robertson. Jerry Garcia also covered another Jesse Winchester song, “Biloxi,” but that one has never been released.

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

The Jerry Garcia Family, bringing you the newly redesigned jerrygarcia.com, and the return of the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration featuring Warren Haynes in Boston, Wallingford, Chicago, Milwaukee, and St Louis in May, and Red Rocks in August. Tour dates and ticket information can be found along with lots of other interesting stuff at the new jerrygarcia.com

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, an iconic theater that hosted the Grateful Dead 18 times during 1970-1971 alone. Dark Star Orchestra will uphold the Grateful Dead’s spirit and concert experience with a two-night run on May 16 and May 17. Live music is featured six nights a weeks at the venue’s nightclub, Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

gratefuldates.com, where the music makes the match! gratedfuldates.com is a new interactive and informative webs community where Deadheads and other jam band fans can connect for friends, dates, or soul mates. You’ll also find the latest info on tours, festivals and face value ticket exchanges.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1337

May 5th, 2014

Week of May 5, 2014

Part 1 30:40
Grateful Dead 2/8/86 Henry J Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland CA
IKO IKO
LITTLE RED ROOSTER
FENNARIO
BEAT IT ON DOWN THE LINE
STAGGER LEE

Part 2 25:16
Interview: Bob Matthews
The Pond (unreleased studio demo)
RUNNIN’ OUTA
Interview: Bob Matthews
Jerry Garcia, Garcia
THE WHEEL

Here is the link to Bob Matthews’ Kickstarter project for The Pond’s tour.

Jerry Garcia’s 1972 solo album, Garcia, has just been reissued on audiophile vinyl.

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

The Jerry Garcia Family, bringing you the newly redesigned jerrygarcia.com, and the return of the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration featuring Warren Haynes in Boston, Wallingford, Chicago, Milwaukee, and St Louis in May, and Red Rocks in August. Tour dates and ticket information can be found along with lots of other interesting stuff at the new jerrygarcia.com

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, an iconic theater that hosted the Grateful Dead 18 times during 1970-1971 alone. Dark Star Orchestra will uphold the Grateful Dead’s spirit and concert experience with a two-night run on May 16 and May 17. Live music is featured six nights a weeks at the venue’s nightclub, Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

gratefuldates.com, where the music makes the match! gratedfuldates.com is a new interactive and informative webs community where Deadheads and other jam band fans can connect for friends, dates, or soul mates. You’ll also find the latest info on tours, festivals and face value ticket exchanges.

The Dark Star Jubilee May 23 to 25 at Legend Valley in Central Ohio featuring 3 nights of Dark Star Orchestra plus Yonder Mountain String Band, Galactic, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Keller Williams & More Than A Little, Devil Makes Three, The Wailers, Donna the Buffalo, Toubab Krewe, The Werks and many more.

GD Hour in Millinocket/Lincoln ME

April 29th, 2014

Starting on May 24, The Grateful Dead Hour will air Saturday nights at 9:00 on WSYY-FM The Mountain 94.9 in Millinocket/Lincoln, Maine

Here is the current Grateful Dead Hour station list.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1336

April 27th, 2014

Week of April 28, 2014

Part 1 33:39
Bob Weir and Ratdog 3/8/14 Riverside Theatre, Milwaukee WI
MY BROTHER ESAU
SUGAREE->
DEAL

Part 2 18:54
Grateful Dead, Dave’s Picks vol 10 (12/12/69)
UNCLE JOHN’S BAND->
HE WAS A FRIEND OF MINE

Donna Jean Godchaux Band with Jeff Mattson, Back Around
CRAZY FINGERS

Looks like Dave’s Picks vol 10 is already sold out! I bought myself a subscription to this series – quarterly releases of complete shows from the archive, plus a bonus disc each year. Check it out here.

Recordings of this and other Ratdog shows are available at the shows and online from RatdogLive.com. Bob Weir and Ratdog have announced some summer tour dates, and Bobby has some other stuff going on, too. His schedule is here.

There’s a film making the festival rounds, titled The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir. I’m going to see it at the Pacific Film Archie in Berkeley on Tuesday. Here’s a piece about it in HuffPo

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The legendary Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. A thriving music community, The Capitol Theatre hosts live music entertainment, comedy, and nightlife. On May 16 and 17, Dark Star Orchestra delivers the spirit and essence of Grateful Dead with dedicated attention to detail. Live music is featured six nights a weeks at the venue’s nightclub, Garcia¹s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

The WELL, the pioneering social network with a Deadhead community that’s been sharing stories and information since 1986. There are thousands of conversations on other topics in the WELL, too, and no ads, no data mining, and no anonymous posts – just hearts, minds, and ideas. Grateful Dead Almanac editor Gary Lambert is also a longtime member. More information at well.com/dead

Free-form in Berkeley tonight; S3B heads east; “Desert Wind” CD release

April 25th, 2014

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! reservations@monkeyhousetheater.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)
4. Caroline
5. Cherokee Rider
6. Going Back to Georgia
7. Kilkelly
8. Jacqueline (here it here)
9. Across the Great Divide
10. Leavin’ Louisiana in the Broad Daylight
11. Wheels
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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Dead to the World 4/23/14

April 23rd, 2014

Tonight:

Longtime Grateful Dead producer/engineer Bob Matthews talks about his new “bucket list” project: The Pond. Here’s a link to the Kickstarter.

Iko Iko
Little Red Rooster
Fennario
Beat It on Down the Line
Stagger Lee
It’s All Over Now
Bertha
One More Saturday Night
– Grateful Dead 2/8/86 (set 1) Henry J Kaiser, Oakland CA

Eight More Miles to Louisville
Mornin’ Blues
Blues in the Bottle
Stealin’
Columbus Stockade
I’m Beginning to See the Light
Wreck of the Tennessee Gravy Train
Papa’s on the Housetop
Jim Kweskin and Suzy Thompson w/ Matthew Berlin live in the studio