Grateful Dead Hour no. 1468

November 6th, 2016

Week of November 7, 2016

Part 1 31:24
Dead and Company 6/21/16 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs NY
HERE COMES SUNSHINE
Dead and Company 6/25/16 Citi Field, New York NY
ALTHEA
Dead and Company 7/29/16 Toyota Amphitheater, Wheatland CA
EASY WIND

Part 2 23:23
Dead and Company 7/22/16 Moda Center, Portland OR
FEEL LIKE A STRANGER
Dead and Company 7/10/16 Alpine Valley Music Theater, East Troy WI
RIPPLE

This week’s program features some highlights from the summer tour of Dead and Company, selected by Brad Serling. Brad founded nugs.net in 1997, and over these last 19 years it has evolved into the leading source for official live music from some of the largest touring artists in the world, including Metallica, Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Phish, Red Hot Chili Peppers and of course Dead ad Company and other Dead-related musical enterprises. nugs.net offers downloads, CDs, webcasts, and subscription streaming services. Brad Serling hosts a weekly radio show on SiriusXM Jam On featuring fresh items from the nugs.net catalog. The company also meets our couch-touring needs with regular webcasts on nugs.tv. AND, Brad plays an hour of great recent concert video in a show called  “nugs.net Live Stash” Sundays at 9 on MTV Live.

All the shows from the Dead & Company summer 2016 tour are available in various formats from livedead.co

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Saturday, November 19, The Cap presents a night of psychedelic rock with Chris Robinson Brotherhood. The band released their 4th studio album in July, Any Way You Love, We Know How You Feel. Events, Information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Love Some Tea – grown and harvested naturally in Northern Thailand by the Hmong Hilltribe people. These plantation-free teas are flavored by hand, with all natural ingredients. Love Some Tea is sustainable hand-grown tea, and all the founders are Deadheads.

Wake the Dead, the Bay Area band announcing the release of their fourth CD of Celtic reimaginings of songs of the Grateful Dead and the Summer of Love. Deal by Wake the Dead is available from CDBaby and from www.wakethedead.org

Paperback edition of “This is All a Dream”

November 5th, 2016

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The paperback is here! Order a signed copy by clicking the button below. You can tell us who to make it out to in the “instructions to the seller” field.





Chocolate Coffee Pot CD

November 3rd, 2016

Chocolate Coffee Pot is an album of studio improvisations.

Chocolate Coffee Pot

David Gans and Jim Brighton – guitar
Robin Sylvester – bass
Neil Hampton – drums
Jordan Feinstein – keyboards (1, 2, 3, 4, 6)
Jeff Hobbs – violin, saxophone, percussion (5, 7, 8)

All songs composed by the musicians performing on each selection and published by Whispering Hallelujah Music (BMI), except “Cassidy’s Cat,” composed by Grateful Dead and published by Ice Nine Publishing Co. (ASCAP).

Recorded by Jeremy Goody at Megasonic Sound, Oakland CA
Produced by the musicians and Jeremy
Mastered in HDCD™ by David Glasser at Airshow Mastering, Boulder CO

Cover painting by Howard Rheingold
Package design by Maurice Tani

Here’s an audio sample with bits of all the jams.

“The album is great. The interplay among the musicians is an endlessly inventive conversation. Super Bravo on this one! Kudos to all involved!” – Barry Smolin, host of HEAD ROOM on KPFK (Los Angeles CA)





Grateful Dead Hour no. 1467

October 30th, 2016

Week of October 31, 2016

Part 1 24:01
Jerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive vol. 7 (11/8/76)
DON’T LET GO

Part 2 31:11
Interview by Steven Marcus 10/14/86
Jerry Garcia

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Love Some Tea – grown and harvested naturally in Northern Thailand by the Hmong Hilltribe people. These plantation-free teas are flavored by hand, with all natural ingredients. Love Some Tea is sustainable hand-grown tea, and all the founders are Deadheads.


The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. On Friday, November 11, let Led Zeppelin be your master! The Capitol Theatre presents Get The Led Out, an artistic and epic performance of Led Zeppelin’s music. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Wake the Dead, the Bay Area band announcing the release of their fourth CD of Celtic reimaginings of songs of the Grateful Dead and the Summer of Love. Deal by Wake the Dead is available from CDBaby and from www.wakethedead.org

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1466

October 23rd, 2016

Week of October 24, 2016

Part 1 29:03
Grateful Dead 7/11/69 New York State Pavilion, Queens NY
/DRUMS->
JAM->
THE OTHER ONE

Part 2 26:47
Grateful Dead 7/11/69 New York State Pavilion, Queens NY
DEATH DON’T HAVE NO MERCY->
TURN ON YOUR LOVELIGHT/

Talk
Norma Waterson (Hannibal)
BLACK MUDDY RIVER

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Love Some Tea – grown and harvested naturally in Northern Thailand by the Hmong Hilltribe people. These plantation-free teas are flavored by hand, with all natural ingredients. Love Some Tea is sustainable hand-grown tea, and all the founders are Deadheads.

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. On Saturday, November 19, The Capitol Theatre presents An Evening with Chris Robinson Brotherhood. The psychedelic group just released their 4th studio album, “Any Way You Love, We Know How You Feel.” Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1465

October 16th, 2016

Week of October 17, 2016

Part 1 32:09
Grateful Dead 7/11/69 New York State Pavilion, Queens NY
DUPREE’S DIAMOND BLUES->
DIRE WOLF
HARD TO HANDLE
SILVER THREADS AND GOLDEN NEEDLES

Dear Jerry: Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia (Rounder Records)
DEAL (Buddy Miller)
SUGAREE (Jorma Kaukonen)

Part 2 24:12
Grateful Dead 7/11/69 New York State Pavilion, Queens NY
CASEY JONES
SITTIN’ ON TOP OF THE WORLD
BIG BOSS MAN
MAMA TRIED
HIGH TIME

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Love Some Tea – grown and harvested naturally in Northern Thailand by the Hmong Hilltribe people. These plantation-free teas are flavored by hand, with all natural ingredients. Love Some Tea is sustainable hand-grown tea, and all the founders are Deadheads.

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. On Thursday, November 3, Indigo Girls will bring their power of two to The Cap for a night of beautiful tunes and dreamy vibes. Friday, November 4, ska and rock-steady legends Toots & the Maytals bring their good vibes and musical sunshine to The Cap for their first time since 2012. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Word of mouth is everything!

October 13th, 2016

I asked my pal Maurice Tani to create these memes. Spread ’em around!!

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Grateful Dead Hour no. 1464

October 9th, 2016

Week of October 10, 2016

Part 1 30:32
Dead and Company 7/23/16 The Gorge, George WA
TOUCH OF GREY
CASSIDY

The Travelin’ McCourys (McCoury Music)
CUMBERLAND BLUES
Jerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive vol 7 (11/8/76)
STRANGE MAN

Part 2 24:34
Dead and Company 7/23/16 The Gorge, George WA
EYES OF THE WORLD

Dead and Company live shows are available from livedead.co. Here’s a link to the 7/23/16 show.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Love Some Tea – grown and harvested naturally in Northern Thailand by the Hmong Hilltribe people. These plantation-free teas are flavored by hand, with all natural ingredients. Love Some Tea is sustainable hand-grown tea, and all the founders are Deadheads.

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. On Saturday, October 22, Dream Theater presents their newest album The Astonishing in a stunning sonic and visual display. On Thursday, October 27, The Cap throws a soul shakedown party with the Wailers, celebrating the life and music of Bob Marley. Events, Information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1463

October 2nd, 2016

Week of October 3, 2016

Part 1 37:39
Grateful Dead 9/26/72 Stanley Theatre, Jersey City, NJ
TRUCKIN’->
THE OTHER ONE->
IT’S ALL OVER NOW, BABY BLUE

Part 2 18:32
Grateful Dead 9/26/72 Stanley Theatre, Jersey City, NJ
SUGAR MAGNOLIA
~
JOHNNY B. GOODE

Big Bill Broonzy, from The Roots of Bob Dylan (Mojo)
GOIN’ DOWN THIS ROAD FEELIN’ BAD

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. On Thursday, October 13, The Cap welcomes the Queen of Folk, Joan Baez, for a night of beautiful music. Joan Baez, has played with everyone from Paul Simon to the Grateful Dead and this year celebrated her 75th birthday. Joan Baez brings folk back to the Cap on October 13. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Love Some Tea – grown and harvested naturally in Northern Thailand by the Hmong Hilltribe people. These plantation-free teas are flavored by hand, with all natural ingredients. Love Some Tea is sustainable hand-grown tea, and all the founders are Deadheads.

Order a signed copy of This Is All a Dream We Dreamed…

September 25th, 2016

Use this link to order a copy of the hardcover edition of This Is All a Dream We Dreamed: An Oral History of the Grateful Dead signed by both authors. US addresses only, please! If you’re out of the country, contact me and we’ll work something out.




This Is All a Dream We Dreamed

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1462

September 25th, 2016

Week of September 26, 2016

Part 1 23:34
Grateful Dead 9/26/72 Stanley Theatre, Jersey City, NJ
PLAYING IN THE BAND

Part 2 32:13
Grateful Dead 9/26/72 Stanley Theatre, Jersey City, NJ
YOU WIN AGAIN
EL PASO
MISSISSIPPI HALFSTEP
GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD
TOMORROW IS FOREVER

Chuck Berry, The Definitive Collection (Chess Records)
LET IT ROCK

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Love Some Tea – grown and harvested naturally in Northern Thailand by the Hmong Hilltribe people. These plantation-free teas are flavored by hand, with all natural ingredients. Love Some Tea is sustainable hand-grown tea, and all the founders are Deadheads.


The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. On Tuesday, October 4, it’ll be a blister in the sun type of performance when the Violent Femmes rock the house with their signature licks and folk-punk lyrics. Saturday, October 8, Funky Meters take New Orleans magic to The Cap for a double headlining gig with funk, afrobeat, and jazz influenced outfit The Motet. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1461

September 18th, 2016

Week of September 19, 2016

Part 1 36:34
Grateful Dead 9/26/72 Stanley Theatre, Jersey City, NJ
BIRD SONG
BIG RIVER
SUGAREE
AROUND AND AROUND
CASEY JONES

Part 2 19:09
Bob Weir, Blue Mountain (Columbia/Legacy)
GONESVILLE
LAY MY LILY DOWN

Dead and Company 7/23/16 The Gorge, George WA
DIRE WOLF
Grateful Dead, Workingman’s Dead
NEW SPEEDWAY BOOGIE

Bob Weir’s new record Blue Mountain will be released at the end of the month. Here are two more tracks to check out!

I chose “Dire Wolf” from the wonderful Dead and Company 7/23 show in part because of the magnificent piano solo by Jeff Chimenti. Great stuff! This and other shows from the summer tour are available from livedead.co. Here’s a direct link to that particular recording.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Love Some Tea – grown and harvested naturally in Northern Thailand by the Hmong Hilltribe people. These plantation-free teas are flavored by hand, with all natural ingredients. Love Some Tea is sustainable hand-grown tea, and all the founders are Deadheads.

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. On Tuesday, October 4, it’ll be a blister in the sun type of performance when the Violent Femmes rock the house with their signature licks and folk-punk lyrics. Saturday, October 8, Funky Meters take New Orleans magic to The Cap for a double headlining gig with funk, afrobeat, and jazz influenced outfit The Motet. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

David Gans – recent live videos

September 12th, 2016

Video from the current tour:

Courtesy of Ira Heller, “Ship of Fools-> In Another World” at Electric Haze in Worcester MA 9/8/16.

DG with Dead Show 9/10/16 at the Acoustic in Bridgeport CT. This is the complete show – my opening solo set, then two full sets of Dead Show with me sitting in a couple of times.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1460

September 11th, 2016

Week of September 12, 2016

Part 1 29:29
Grateful Dead 9/26/72 Stanley Theatre, Jersey City, NJ
PROMISED LAND
COLD RAIN AND SNOW
ME AND MY UNCLE
HE’S GONE

Part 2 26:29
Grateful Dead 9/26/72 Stanley Theatre, Jersey City, NJ
MEXICALI BLUES
DEAL
CUMBERLAND BLUES
BLACK-THROATED WIND

Jerry Garcia, Garcia (Round)
LOSER

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. On Friday, September 23, Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon hangs up his punk rock sound for an impressive array of Americana vibes. On Saturday, September 24, Karl Denson will evoke the funky universe of Prince’s renowned album, “Dirty Mind.” Denson has played with The Rolling Stones, Lenny Kravitz, and most recently, Phil Lesh and Friends at Terrapin Crossroads. On this upcoming tour, Denson will be joined by the wild and crazy Angelo Moore from Fishbone. Events, Information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com

Love Some Tea – grown and harvested naturally in Northern Thailand by the Hmong Hilltribe people. These plantation-free teas are flavored by hand, with all natural ingredients. Love Some Tea is sustainable, hand-grown tea, and all the founders are Deadheads.

Nice article in the Wilmington Star News

September 10th, 2016

For writer and musician David Gans, career has intertwined with Grateful Dead by Brian Mull

I do a lot of interviews, and I am sometimes dismayed by what I see. Not this time! Brian transcribed his notes accurately and organized his material beautifully!