Grateful Dead Hour no. 1784

November 27th, 2022

Week of November 28, 2022

Part 1 21:33
Grateful Dead 12/19/69 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco
MONKEY AND THE ENGINEER
LITTLE SADIE
LONG BLACK LIMOUSINE
I’VE BEEN ALL AROUND THIS WORLD

Robert Hunter, Tiger Rose (Round Records)
LAST FLASH OF ROCK’N’ROLL

Part 2 33:49

Grateful Dead 12/19/69 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco
MASON’S CHILDREN
BLACK PETER
HARD TO HANDLE
CUMBERLAND BLUES
CASEY JONES

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Our Deadhead friends at Nutribullet, makers of Juicers, blenders, and other kitchen tools!

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Twiddle plays November 25 with Dogs In a Pile and November 26 with neighbor. Hot Tuna plays for 2 nights on December 2 and 3. Dark Star Orchestra performs December 30 and New Year’s Eve! Umphrey’s McGee Celebrates their 25th anniversary at The Capitol Theatre on January 20 and 21. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com


Permuted Press and The ABCs of the Grateful Dead, an alphabetical history of the band and the first-ever illustrated children’s book from the Grateful Dead. The ABCs of the Grateful Dead is available wherever books are sold and on Amazon and barnesandnoble.com


Section 119, offering licensed apparel for the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, the Beatles, and other music legends. Fall and winter favorites are available now! Lots more information at section119.com/gdh

perfectible.net – DG’s online store

November 20th, 2022

My online store is called Perfectible.net (because that’s the name of my record company).

We’ve got SIGNED BOOKS, CDs, t-shirts, and mugs for sale. Now’s a good time to order a book for the young Deadhead in your life! My co-author lives nearby, so This Is All a Dream We Dreamed… will be signed by both of us!

Please visit perfectible.net and have a look around! There’s also a tip jar…


“Live from Oakland” searchable database

November 20th, 2022

Not sure how useful this is going to be for anyone other than me, but here is a searchable database of all my “Live from Oakland” streaming shows, updated daily:
https://gdhour-app.azurewebsites.net/performances
The camera icon on the right side is a link to the video of that show.

And here is a list of all the songs, with first/last plays and the number of times played:
https://gdhour-app.azurewebsites.net/songs

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1783

November 20th, 2022

Week of November 21, 2022

Part 1 25:28
Grateful Dead 8/21/72 Berkeley Community Theater
EL PASO->
SPACE->
DEAL

Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros, Live in Colorado vol 2 (Third Man)
DAYS BETWEEN

Part 2 30:32
Grateful Dead 8/21/72 Berkeley Community Theater
SUGAR MAGNOLIA
MISSISSIPPI HALFSTEP
UNCLE JOHN’S BAND
ONE MORE SATURDAY NIGHT

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Section 119, offering licensed apparel for the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, the Beatles, and other music legends. Fall and winter favorites available now! Lots more information at section119.com/gdh

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Twiddle plays November 25 with Dogs In a Pile and November 26 with neighbor. Hot Tuna plays December 2 and 3. Dark Star Orchestra performs December 30 and New Year’s Eve! Umphrey’s McGee Celebrates their 25th anniversary at The Capitol Theatre on January 20 and 21. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com


Permuted Press and The ABCs of the Grateful Dead, an alphabetical history of the band and the first-ever illustrated children’s book from the Grateful Dead. The ABCs of the Grateful Dead is available wherever books are sold as well as on Amazon and at barnesandnoble.com


Our Deadhead friends at Nutribullet, makers of Juicers, blenders, and other kitchen tools!

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1782

November 13th, 2022

Week of November 14, 2022

Part 1 41:27
Grateful Dead 8/21/72 Berkeley Community Theater
GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD
RAMBLE ON ROSE
DARK STAR

Part 2 14:29
David Gans and Eric Rawlins, Home By Morning: 2022 Remix (Perfectible)
YELLOW MOON
Jerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive vol 19 (Round Records)
STOP THAT TRAIN

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Section 119, offering licensed apparel for the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, the Beatles, and other music legends. Fall and winter favorites available now! Lots more information at section119.com/gdh

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Twiddle plays November 25 with Dogs In a Pile and November 26 with neighbor. Hot Tuna plays December 2 and 3. Dark Star Orchestra performs December 30 and New Year’s Eve! Umphrey’s McGee Celebrates their 25th anniversary at The Cap on January 20 and 21. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com

Permuted Press and The ABCs of the Grateful Dead, an alphabetical history of the band and the first-ever illustrated children’s book from the Grateful Dead. The ABCs of the Grateful Dead is available wherever books are sold as well as on Amazon and at Barnes & Noble.com

Our Deadhead friends at Nutribullet, makers of juicers, blenders, and other kitchen tools!

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1781

November 6th, 2022

Week of November 7, 2022

Part 1 25:43
Grateful Dead 8/21/72 Berkeley Community Theater
ME AND MY UNCLE
SUGAREE
BEAT IT ON DOWN THE LINE
STELLA BLUE

Jerry Garcia and David Grisman, Shady Grove Deluxe (Acoustic Disc)
JACKAROO

Part 2 29:58
Grateful Dead 8/21/72 Berkeley Community Theater
Introducing Keith and Donna
PLAYING IN THE BAND
BROWN EYED WOMEN
MEXICALI BLUES
CASEY JONES

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Section 119, offering licensed apparel for the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, the Beatles, and other music legends. Fall and winter favorites available now! Lots more information at section119.com/gdh

Our Deadhead friends at Nutribullet, makers of Juicers, blenders, and other kitchen tools! Nutribullet.com

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Twiddle plays November 25 with Dogs In a Pile and November 26 with neighbor. Dark Star Orchestra performs December 30 and New Year’s Eve! Umphrey’s McGee Celebrates their 25th anniversary at The Capitol Theatre on January 20 and 21. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com

Robin Sylvester, RIP

October 30th, 2022

Today I am grieving the death of Robin Sylvester, one of my all-time favorite jamming partners and a damn fine fellow.

I first met him in the late ’90s when he was with Vince Welnick & Missing Man Formation. And of course, he was in Ratdog for many years. I can’t recall the first time we played together, but it was the first of many live shows and studio sessions.

Robin looms large in my discography:
Fragile Thunder: One Afternoon Long Ago
Chocolate Coffee Pot
Three songs on Drop the Bone
Two songs on You Are Here
The Town That Still Believes in Magic” w/ Scott Guberman, me, and Greg Anton (that’s a “pay what you want” download, so you can enter $0 and hear it for free if you like)

I also have several unreleased tracks from various sessions, and of course dozens of live shows we did together.

Robin had that wonderful ability to hold the groove and participate in the musical conversation at the same time. He was a wonderful musician and a very kind and gentle man.

Robin had health problems for many years. He was in dialysis several times a week, waiting for a kidney transplant that never came. Last year I passed the hat and raised $30,000 to help with his ongoing need for in-home care. The messages of love that came in with the donations were breathtaking.

We spoke on the phone a couple of weeks ago, and Robin indicated that he was likely to need another round of donations. I was gearing up to get that started when I heard that he was in the hospital again.

Last week I got a call from his caregiver, saying that Robin was asking for me, so I went up to Santa Rosa Thursday morning and visited him in the ICU.

He was asleep when I got there so I sat quietly until he woke up. He was very, very weak and it was hard to hear him in that noisy room. We watched a bit of Justin Kreutzmann’s new movie on my computer. Nurses came in to do various things and I got a look at his legs, which were nothing but bone. I started to get the idea that he might not be going home.

Robin was starting to drift off again, so I put the computer away and prepared to leave. “I love you, Robin,” I said as I left. “I love you, too, David.” I am so glad I was able to say that to him.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1780

October 30th, 2022

Week of October 31, 2022

Part 1 29:23
Grateful Dead 8/21/72 Berkeley Community Theater
PROMISED LAND
HE’S GONE
BLACK THROATED WIND
Phil talks about Pigpen
FRIEND OF THE DEVIL
JACK STRAW

Part 2 26:28
Grateful Dead 8/21/72 Berkeley Community Theater
CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER->
I KNOW YOU RIDER

Wilco 10/5/22 New Orleans
US BLUES
Jerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive vol. 19 (Round Records)
MY SISTERS AND BROTHERS

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Section 119, offering licensed apparel for the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, the Beatles, and other music legends. Fall and winter favorites available now! Lots more information at section119.com/gdh

The Jerry Garcia Family and Round Records, announcing GarciaLive Volume 19 showcasing Garcia’s return to the stage on Halloween ’92 with the Jerry Garcia Band. The 2-CD set and digital download will be released on Oct 28th and available now for pre-order at JerryGarcia.com

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Twiddle plays November 25 with Dogs In a Pile and November 26 with neighbor. Dark Star Orchestra performs December 30 and New Year’s Eve! Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Celebrates their 10th anniversary at The Capitol Theatre on January 27-29. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com

Our Deadhead friends at Nutribullet, makers of Juicers, blenders, and other kitchen tools! Nutribullet.com

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1779

October 23rd, 2022

Week of October 24, 2022

Part 1 38:54
Grateful Dead 9/12/87 Capital Centre, Landover MD
SPACE->
TRUCKIN’->
I NEED A MIRACLE->
MORNING DEW->
LOVELIGHT

Part 2 16:35
Grateful Dead 9/12/87 Capital Centre, Landover MD
ONE MORE SATURDAY NIGHT->
BLACK MUDDY RIVER

Grateful Dead, American Beauty (2020 remaster) (Rhino)
OPERATOR

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Section 119, offering licensed apparel for the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, the Beatles, and other music legends. Fall and winter favorites available now! Lots more information at section119.com/gdh


Our Deadhead friends at Nutribullet, makers of Juicers, blenders, and other kitchen tools!

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Twiddle plays November 25 with Dogs In a Pile and November 26 with neighbor. Dark Star Orchestra performs December 30 and New Year’s Eve! Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Celebrates their 10th anniversary at The Capitol Theatre January 27-29. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com


The Jerry Garcia Family and Round Records, announcing GarciaLive Volume 19 showcasing Garcia’s return to the stage on Halloween ’92 with the Jerry Garcia Band. The 2-CD set and digital download will be released on Oct 28th and available now for pre-order at JerryGarcia.com




Grateful Dead Hour no. 1778

October 16th, 2022

Week of October 17, 2022

Part 1 17:49
Jerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive vol. 19 (Round Records)
THE MAKER
Vince Welnick and the Affordables 10/31/92 Oakland Coliseum Arena
THE GOLDEN ROAD (TO UNLIMITED DEVOTION)
Grateful Dead, Lyceum Theatre, London, England 5/26/72 (Rhino)
PROMISED LAND

Part 2 38:02
Grateful Dead 9/12/87 Capital Centre, Landover MD
CUMBERLAND BLUES->
SAMSON AND DELILAH
SHIP OF FOOLS
MAN SMART, WOMAN SMARTER->
DRUMS

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Our Deadhead friends at Nutribullet, makers of Juicers, blenders, and other kitchen tools! Nutribullet.com

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Grateful Dead Co-founder Phil Lesh plays with members of Goose, Trey Anastasio Band, and Marcus King October 21-23, 28, 29, and 31. Dark Star Orchestra performs December 30 and New Year’s Eve! Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Celebrates their 10th anniversary at The Capitol Theatre January 27-29. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com

The Jerry Garcia Family and Round Records, announcing GarciaLive Volume 19, showcasing Garcia’s return to the stage on Halloween ’92 with the Jerry Garcia Band. The 2-CD set and digital download will be released on Oct 28th and available now for pre-order at JerryGarcia.com

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1777

October 9th, 2022

Week of October 10, 2022

Part 1 31:52
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros, Live in Colorado vol 2 (Third Man)
TERRAPIN STATION SUITE
New Riders of the Purple Sage, Lyceum 72 (Omnivore Recordings)
DIRTY BUSINESS

Part 2 23:54
Grateful Dead 9/12/87 Capital Centre, Landover MD
JUST LIKE TOM THUMB’S BLUES
HEY POCKY WAY
CASSIDY
MIGHT AS WELL

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Our Deadhead friends at Nutribullet, makers of Juicers, blenders, and other kitchen tools!

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Grateful Dead Co-founder Phil Lesh plays with members of Goose, Trey Anastasio Band, and Marcus King October 14-16, 21-23, 28, 29, and 31. Dark Star Orchestra performs December 30 and New Year’s Eve! Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Celebrates their 10th anniversary at The Capitol Theatre on January 27-29. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com

New link to GD Hour search engine

October 8th, 2022

The GD Hour search page has moved to a new location. Great thanks to Michael Jacobs (@InstituteJerry) for this excellent tool!

New URL: https://gdhour-app.azurewebsites.net/

New guitar day!

October 4th, 2022

Yesterday was a big day for Rita and me. We went to Santa Cruz, to Rick Turner Guitars, where I picked up a new instrument and Rita met with our luthier friend, Zack Jones, to discuss the ukulele he is going to build for her.

My new guitar is a Renaissance RS-6 “Deuce,” similar to the one I have been playing since 2012 but without the MIDI pickup (which I have rarely used) and with a neck that is 1/16″ wider at the nut. Redwood top, sycamore back and sides, mahogany neck. Larry Robinson inlaid my logo at the 12th fret.

Rita has been deeply into the ukulele since we visited our friends Josh and Roberta in Kernville three years ago. They host a uke jam at the Pine Cone Inn every Tuesday. They sent Rita home with a uke, and a few months later she bought one of her own (and I returned the loaner on my next trip south). She has been taking lessons for a while now. It has been wonderful to hear her becoming a musician! And now she will have a ukulele built by a master, to her specifications.

Why did I buy a new guitar that is more or less identical to the one I already have?

I own a couple of normal electric guitars and two proper acoustic guitars, but none of them is capable of doing what the Renaissance does. The Ren is a hybrid guitar, combining “acoustic” and “electric” properties. I keep the blend control in the middle position, which allows me to build arrangements in real time with my looper: strumming lightly yields a more “acoustic” sound for the accompaniment (“rhythm guitar”), and when I want to (e.g.) play a solo I just dig in a little bit and it sounds more “electric.” Some of my loop pieces have as many as seven or eight layers, and the amazing tonal range of this guitar helps to keep things clear as the music becomes more dense.

I wanted to have a backup instrument in case something happens to one, and I also wanted to take advantage of some advances in the technology since I got my last Ren ten years ago.

The first song I played on the new guitar, down there in the shop, was “That’s Real Love,” a song I wrote for Rita around 20 years ago.

The new guitar made its debut Tuesday, October 4: Miss That Car, Norwegian Wood, Pancho and Lefty, Box of Rain, Do You Believe in Magic?->Here Comes Sunshine, Eleanor Rigby, Sovereign Soul, Summer by the Bay, If I Fell, High Guy, Silvio

I play a live set online every afternoon at 4pm PT
https://youtube.com/user/dgans
https://facebook.com/dgansmusic
https://streamstock.tv


With Zack Jones, production manager at Rick Turner Guitars. This guitar was built under his supervision!

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1776

October 2nd, 2022

Week of October 3, 2022

Part 1 25:31
Grateful Dead 2/21/73 Assembly Hall, Champaign-Urbana IL
SUGAR MAGNOLIA
CASEY JONES
~
JOHNNY B GOODE

Planet Drum, In the Groove (Valley Entertainment)
KING CLAVE

Part 2 30:19
Grateful Dead 9/12/87 Capital Centre, Landover MD
HELL IN A BUCKET
LOSER
ME AND MY UNCLE->
BIG RIVER
RAMBLE ON ROSE

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Our Deadhead friends at Nutribullet, makers of Juicers, blenders, and other kitchen tools!

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Just Announced: Dark Star Orchestra plays a 2-night New Year’s Eve run on December 30 and 31! Grateful Dead Co-founder Phil Lesh plays with members of Goose, Trey Anastasio Band, and Marcus King October 14-16, 21-23, 28, 29, and 31. Hot Tuna plays acoustic and electric on December 2 and 3. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1775

September 25th, 2022

Week of September 26, 2022

Part 1 14:39
Grateful Dead, In and Out of the Garden (Rhino)
LAZY LIGHTNIN’->
SUPPLICATION

Grateful Dead, Lyceum Theatre, London, England 5/26/72 (Rhino)
MR CHARLIE

Part 2 40:59
Grateful Dead 2/21/73 Assembly Hall, Champaign-Urbana IL
TRUCKIN’->
BASS SOLO->
EYES OF THE WORLD->
STELLA BLUE

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Our Deadhead friends at Nutribullet, makers of Juicers, blenders, and other kitchen tools!

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Grateful Dead Co-founder Phil Lesh & Friends play 9-nights in October. Trouble No More performs “Eat a Peach” in its entirety on Friday, November 11, and Hot Tuna plays acoustic & electric on December 2 and 3. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com