Grateful Dead Hour no. 1671

September 27th, 2020

Week of September 28, 2020

Part 1 27:31
Grateful Dead 6/8/92 Coliseum, Richfield OH
JUST LIKE TOM THUMB’S BLUES
BLACK THROATED WIND
DON’T EASE ME IN
~
CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER->
I KNOW YOU RIDER

Part 2 27:23
Grateful Dead, Pacific Northwest ’73-’74 (Rhino)
HE’S GONE->
TRUCKIN’
(6/26/73)

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1670

September 20th, 2020

Week of September 21, 2020

Part 1 23:44
Grateful Dead 5/28/76 REHEARSAL
CASSIDY
CASSIDY
ATTICS OF MY LIFE
LAZY LIGHTNING->
SUPPLICATION

Part 2 31:31
Grateful Dead 6/8/92 Coliseum, Richfield OH
FEEL LIKE A STRANGER
LOSER
LITTLE RED ROOSTER
SO MANY ROADS

Interesting that the Dead rehearsed “Attics of My Life” before their June 1976 comeback tour, because the song didn’t make it into any of their setlists in that era. They didn’t play “Attics” in public again until more than a decade later (10/9/89)!

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1669

September 13th, 2020

Week of September 14, 2020

Part 1 30:48
Grateful Dead 4/10/83 Coliseum, Morgantown WV
SPACE->
THE WHEEL->
PLAYING IN THE BAND->
CHINA DOLL->
SUGAR MAGNOLIA

Part 2 24:13
Grateful Dead 4/10/83 Coliseum, Morgantown WV
US BLUES
Grateful Dead, Europe ’72: The Complete Recordings (Rhino)
PLAYING IN THE BAND (4/8/72)
IT HURTS ME TOO (4/8/72)

Support for the GD Hour comes this week from Dead Space App, the first of its kind social media app for Dead and Jamband fans. Dead Space App is available in the Apple and Android stores and comes with a desktop version!

Article about DG’s daily livestreams

September 8th, 2020

Monika Wallis shared this article on FB with this comment (reposted with her permission):

One day, the end of June, I ‘stumbled’ across this music stream, which literally changed my life, during the Pandemic. Being a Deadhead, I knew of David Gans, but now I know him. Every day I get an hour of calm, healing, retreat & being with others in my culture who are like minded. On my Birthday, I requested 9 songs of which he played all, to my surprise. This is a great article about him. Give him a listen, you won’t regret!

David Gans Live-Streams Daily During the Pandemic

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1668

September 6th, 2020

Week of September 7, 2020

Part 1 26:10
Grateful Dead 4/10/83 Coliseum, Morgantown WV
UNCLE JOHN’S BAND->
PLAYING IN THE BAND->
DRUMS

Part 2 29:03
Grateful Dead, June 1976 (Rhino)
THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED (6/10/76)
Grateful Dead, Dave’s Picks vol. 34 (Rhino)
TO LAY ME DOWN
Might As Well: The Persuasions Sing Grateful Dead (Rhino)
SHIP OF FOOLS
The Barton Hills Choir
BROKEDOWN PALACE

I had the life-changing experience of co-producing Might As Well: The Persuasions Sing Grateful Dead with lead singer Jerry Lawson. For this song, we had the wonderful Vince Welnick on piano, and Persuasions bass singer Jim Hayes takes the lead. Here’s my studio diary, with tons of photos and links to other articles about the project.

“Brokedown Palace” is a remote recording masterminded by Gavin Tabone, the director of the Barton Hills Choir (a grade school in Austin, Texas). Keyboardist Jeff Chimenti (of Ratdog and Dead & Company fame) is one of the participants, and I played acoustic guitar (but that’s Gavin at the start of the song). Here is the video. Enjoy!

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1667

August 30th, 2020

Week of August 31, 2020

Part 1 24:14
Grateful Dead 4/10/83 Coliseum, Morgantown WV
TENNESSEE JED
MY BROTHER ESAU
MIGHT AS WELL

Jerry Garcia and John Kahn, GarciaLive vol 14 (Round)
FRIEND OF THE DEVIL

Part 2 31:22
Grateful Dead 4/10/83 Coliseum, Morgantown WV
TOUCH OF GREY->
MAN SMART, WOMAN SMARTER

Grateful Dead, Workingman’s Dead (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (Rhino)
GOOD LOVIN’

DG’s daily live performance

August 29th, 2020

I play a live set every day!

Tuesday through Sunday 4pm Pacific time on my FB page @dgansmusic
Monday 3-4:15pm on Deadheadland’s FB page and deadheadland.tv

I play for tips! Appreciating donations via PayPal and Venmo

You can also support my music by buying books and music at perfectible.net

Here’s a taste of my “solo electric” style: “Not Fade Away” from August 12.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1666

August 23rd, 2020

Week of August 24, 2020

Part 1 41:14
Grateful Dead 4/10/83 Coliseum, Morgantown WV
SAMSON AND DELILAH
FRIEND OF THE DEVIL
ME AND MY UNCLE->
MEXICALI BLUES
ALTHEA
LITTLE RED ROOSTER

Part 2 14:10
moe. 8/1/20 online performance
WEST LA FADEAWAY
Grateful Dead, Workingman’s Dead (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (Rhino)
DIRE WOLF

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

In partnership with the Jerry Garcia Family, Tessemae’s Organic Food Company introduces new Cosmic Jerry Sauce, a sweet and spicy everything sauce made with only real, organic ingredients, honoring the legacy of Jerry Garcia with that Tessemae’s does best: simplify food to amplify life. You’ll find this and many other clean label, organic products online at tessemaes.com


The New Reverend Freakchild album The Bodhisattva Blues featuring Melvin Seals, Mark Karan and Robin Sylvester. The Bodhisattva Blues is available at your favorite digital music provider and from TreatedandReleasedRecords.com. May these sonic offerings ease your sufferings in these strange times.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1665

August 16th, 2020

Week of August 17, 2020

Part 1 32:08
8/13/95 Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
MEMORIAL CEREMONY FOR JERRY GARCIA

Part 2 23:36
Grateful Dead 3/18/95 Spectrum, Philadelphia
IT’S ALL TOO MUCH->
IKO IKO

Grateful Dead, So Many Roads (1965-1995) (Grateful Dead)
BEAUTIFUL JAM

Jerry’s been gone for twenty-five years. He and the Grateful Dead are even more popular today, somehow!

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from Tessemae’s. In partnership with the Jerry Garcia Family, Tessemae’s Organic Food Company introduces new COSMIC JERRY SAUCE, a sweet and spicy everything sauce made with only real, organic ingredients, honoring the legacy of Jerry Garcia with that Tessemae’s does best – simplify food to amplify life. You’ll find this and many other clean label, organic products online at tessemaes.com

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1664

August 9th, 2020

Week of August 10, 2020

Part 1 26:09
Grateful Dead 12/7/81 Civic Center, Des Moines IA
JAM->
DRUMS->
SPACE

Part 2 28:52
Grateful Dead 12/7/81 Civic Center, Des Moines IA
TRUCKIN’->
BLACK PETER->
SUGAR MAGNOLIA

The Grateful Dead Hour is made possible in part by The New Reverend Freakchild album The Bodhisattva Blues featuring Melvin Seals, Mark Karan and Robin Sylvester. The Bodhisattva Blues is available at you favorite digital music provider and from TreatedandReleasedRecords.com. May these sonic offerings ease your sufferings in these strange times.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1663

August 2nd, 2020

Week of August 3, 2020

Part 1 36:09
Grateful Dead 12/7/81 Civic Center, Des Moines IA
MISSISSIPPI HALFSTEP->
FRANKLIN’S TOWER->
LOST SAILOR->
SAINT OF CIRCUMSTANCE

Part 2 19:42
Grateful Dead 12/7/81 Civic Center, Des Moines IA
DON’T EASE ME IN
Talk
August 11, 1995 at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco
REMEMBERING JERRY GARCIA
Jerry Garcia and John Kahn, GarciaLive vol 14 (Round Records)
BIRD SONG

Two days after Jerry Garcia died, our friends at Bill Graham Presents opened the Fillmore Auditorium and filled the place with recordings of Jerry’s music while we gathered to grieve. I brought a recording device and collected some stories, some of which are included in this week’s broadcast. I’ll play the August 13 memorial in program #1665.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from Round Records and the Jerry Garcia Family, announcing GarciaLive Volume 14 – January 27th, 1986 at The Ritz, an acoustic performance by Jerry Garcia and John Kahn. GarciaLive Volume 14 is available on CD, vinyl, and digital download from GarciaFamilyProvisions.com

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1662

July 26th, 2020

Week of July 27, 2020

Part 1 29:00
Grateful Dead 12/7/81 Civic Center, Des Moines IA
DEEP ELEM BLUES
CASSIDY
ALTHEA
THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED

Part 2 27:00
Jerry Garcia and John Kahn, GarciaLive vol 14 (Round Records)
LITTLE SADIE
Reverend Freakchild, The Bodhisattva Blues (Treated and Released)
FRIEND OF THE DEVIL
Grateful Dead, Workingman’s Dead (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (Rhino)
CUMBERLAND BLUES
Molly Tuttle, …but I’d Rather Be With You (Compass)
STANDING ON THE MOON
Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home (Columbia)
IT’S ALL OVER NOW, BABY BLUE

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Round Records and the Jerry Garcia Family, announcing GarciaLive Volume 14 – January 27th, 1986 at The Ritz, an acoustic performance by Jerry Garcia and John Kahn. GarciaLive Volume 14 is available on CD, vinyl, and digital download from GarciaFamilyProvisions.com

The new Reverend Freakchild Album The Bodhisattva Blues featuring Melvin Seals, Mark Karan and Robin Sylvester. The Bodhisattva Blues is available at your favorite digital music provider and from TreatedandReleasedRecords.com. May these sonic offerings ease your sufferings in these strange times.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1661

July 19th, 2020

Week of July 20, 2020

Part 1 29:02
Grateful Dead 12/7/81 Civic Center, Des Moines IA
BERTHA->
GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD
FRIEND OF THE DEVIL->
CC RIDER

Part 2 26:41
Grateful Dead 12/7/81 Civic Center, Des Moines IA
DIRE WOLF
ME AND MY UNCLE->
BIG RIVER

Anton/Guberman Project (Telefunken Elektro Records)
JUST BECAUSE
Grateful Dead, Workingman’s Dead (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (Rhino)
EASY WIND

Greg Anton collaborated with the late Robert Hunter on music for Zero, and for the stage play Cumberland Blues. Greg and keyboardfist Scott Guberman haave launched a collaboration, starting with a single featuring two songs by Hunter, Anton, and Guberman. Here’s an article about it.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from Round Records and the Jerry Garcia Family, announcing GarciaLive Volume 14 – January 27th, 1986 at The Ritz, an acoustic performance by Jerry Garcia and John Kahn. GarciaLive Volume 14 is available on CD, vinyl, and digital download from GarciaFamilyProvisions.com

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1660

July 12th, 2020

Week of July 13, 2020

Part 1 33:32
Grateful Dead 9/9/91 Madison Square Garden, New York NY
UNCLE JOHN’S BAND->
DRUMS->
SPACE

Part 2 22:38
Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen, Bear’s Sonic Journals: Found in the Ozone (owsleystanleyfoundation.org)
MAMA TRIED
Grateful Dead 9/9/91 Madison Square Garden, New York NY
THE LAST TIME->
MORNING DEW

That’s it for 9/9/91. We heard the encore in last week’s program (in order to make things fit into the hour-long format).

The new release in the Bear’s Sonic Journals series is right up my alley! Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen were right up there with the Grateful Dead and Asleep at the Wheel as role models for me and my musical mates in the early ’70s. Bear recorded them at The Family Dog in March of 1970, and these tapes and performances are brilliant!

The Grateful Dead Hour is made possible in part by The New Reverend Freakchild Album, The Bodhisattva Blues featuring Melvin Seals, Mark Karan and Robin Sylvester. The Bodhisattva Blues is available at your favorite digital music provider and from TreatedandReleasedRecords.com. May these sonic offerings ease your sufferings in these strange times.

Festival Express promo kit

July 6th, 2020



In 2003, I received two copies of the promo kit for Festival Express, a wonderful musical documentary of the June 1970 Canadian tour that inspired the Hunter-Garcia song “Might As Well.”

If I recall correctly, the press kit included a screener DVD, bio and other info about the film, probably a few photos. Each package also included several bags of guitar picks and a case of Hempire rolling papers that had nothing that indicated a link to the film.

The guitar picks had the film’s logo stamped on them – a 100-count bag each of three different thicknesses of Jim Dunlop Tortex picks, the kind I like. The purple ones were the gauge I prefer, so I gave away the other four bags and used nothing but those purple Festival Express picks for the next ten years or more. When my supply ran low, I ordered a thousand white Tortex picks with my own logo and web site stamped on ’em in purple.

The Hempire papers were also very much to my liking, the popular 1.25 size. The two cases of papers lasted seventeen years. The last two packs are nearly depleted. I bought new papers for the first time since 2003.

It’s the end of an era, and that’s what this post is about.