Archive for the ‘“Grateful Dead”’ Category

DeadCo/GDH ticket giveaway: June 16

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Winners for June 16 are Ricky and Tonya!

Dead & Company summer tour ticket giveaway!

I’ve got two pairs for each show on the upcoming tour. We’re gonna offer them one show at a time. Note: this is admission only. Just a pair of tickets. You have to get yourself to the show and all that.

Next show is Saturday, June 16 at Citi Field in new York City.

Send email to deadco@well.com with the show date in the Subject line and your name, address, and phone number in the body of the message. We’ll pick our winners at random in a couple of days, and then I’ll announce the next giveaway. I have the tickets, and will mail them out well in advance of the show.

PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS. Posting a reply here on the blog does not get you entered in the contest.

And PLEASE NOTE: We’re doing one show at a time, in chronological order. Entries for other shows will be discarded.

DeadCo/GDH ticket giveaway: June 15

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Winners for June 15 are Terry and Fran.

Dead & Company summer tour ticket giveaway!

I’ve got two pairs for each show on the upcoming tour. We’re gonna offer them one show at a time. Note: this is admission only. Just a pair of tickets. You have to get yourself to the show and all that.

Next show is Friday, June 15 at Citi Field in new York City.

Send email to deadco@well.com with the show date in the Subject line and your name, address, and phone number in the body of the message. We’ll pick our winners at random in a couple of days, and then I’ll announce the next giveaway. I have the tickets, and will mail them out well in advance of the show.

PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS. Posting a reply here on the blog does not get you entered in the contest.

And PLEASE NOTE: We’re doing one show at a time, in chronological order. Entries for other shows will be discarded.

DeadCo/GDH ticket giveaway: June 13

Saturday, May 12th, 2018

Winners for June 13 are Rory and Kim!

Dead & Company summer tour ticket giveaway!

I’ve got two pairs for each show on the upcoming tour. We’re gonna offer them one show at a time. Note: this is admission only. Just a pair of tickets. You have to get yourself to the show and all that.

Next show is Wednesday, June 13 at the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut.

Send email to deadco@well.com with the show date in the Subject line and your name, address, and phone number in the body of the message. We’ll pick our winners at random in a couple of days, and then I’ll announce the next giveaway. I have the tickets, and will mail them out well in advance of the show.

PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS. Posting a reply here on the blog does not get you entered in the contest.

And PLEASE NOTE: We’re doing one show at a time, in chronological order. Entries for other shows will be discarded.

DeadCo/GDH ticket giveaway: June 11

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

The winners for June 11 are David and Sheila.

Dead & Company summer tour ticket giveaway!

I’ve got two pairs for each show on the upcoming tour. We’re gonna offer them one show at a time. Note: this is admission only. Just a pair of tickets. You have to get yourself to the show and all that.

Next show is Monday, June 11 at the Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Send email to deadco@well.com with the show date in the Subject line and your name, address, and phone number in the body of the message. We’ll pick our winners at random in a couple of days, and then I’ll announce the next giveaway. I have the tickets, and will mail them out well in advance of the show.

PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS. Posting a reply here on the blog does not get you entered in the contest.

And PLEASE NOTE: We’re doing one show at a time, in chronological order. Entries for other shows will be discarded.

DeadCo/GD Hour ticket giveaway: June 9

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

The winners for June 9 are Maria and Dave!

Dead & Company summer tour ticket giveaway!

I’ve got two pairs for each show on the upcoming tour. We’re gonna offer them one show at a time. Note: this is admission only. Just a pair of tickets. You have to get yourself to the show and all that.

Next show is Saturday, June 9 at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Send email to deadco@well.com with the show date in the Subject line and your name, address, and phone number in the body of the message. We’ll pick our winners at random in a couple of days, and then I’ll announce the next giveaway. I have the tickets, and will mail them out well in advance of the show.

PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS. Posting a reply here on the blog does not get you entered in the contest.

And PLEASE NOTE: We’re doing one show at a time, in chronological order. Entries for other shows will be discarded.

DeadCo/GD Hour ticket giveaway: June 8

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

The winners for June 8 are Melissa and Rob.

Dead & Company summer tour ticket giveaway!

I’ve got two pairs for each show on the upcoming tour. We’re gonna offer them one show at a time. Note: this is admission only. Just a pair of tickets. You have to get yourself to the show and all that.

Next show is Friday, June 8 at the Cellairis Amphitheater at Lakewood in Atlanta GA.

Send email to deadco@well.com with the show date in the Subject line and your name, address, and phone number in the body of the message. We’ll pick our winners at random in a couple of days, and then I’ll announce the next giveaway. I have the tickets, and will mail them out well in advance of the show.

PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS. Posting a reply here on the blog does not get you entered in the contest.

And PLEASE NOTE: We’re doing one show at a time, in chronological order. Entries for other shows will be discarded.

DeadCo/GD Hour ticket giveaway: June 6

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Winners for June 6 are Clay and Alison.

Dead & Company summer tour ticket giveaway!

I’ve got two pairs for each show on the upcoming tour. We’re gonna offer them one show at a time. Note: this is admission only. Just a pair of tickets. You have to get yourself to the show and all that.

Next show is Wednesday, June 6 at the Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana.

Send email to deadco@well.com with the show date in the Subject line and your name, address, and phone number in the body of the message. We’ll pick our winners at random in a couple of days, and then I’ll announce the next giveaway. I have the tickets, and will mail them out well in advance of the show.

PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS. Posting a reply here on the blog does not get you entered in the contest.

And PLEASE NOTE: We’re doing one show at a time, in chronological order. Entries for other shows will be discarded.

DeadCo/GD Hour ticket giveaway: June 4

Monday, April 16th, 2018

The winners for June 4 are Jane and Andy!

Dead & Company summer tour ticket giveaway!

I’ve got two pairs for each show on the upcoming tour. We’re gonna offer them one show at a time. Note: this is admission only. Just a pair of tickets. You have to get yourself to the show and all that.

Next show is Monday, June 4 at the Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Send email to deadco@well.com with the show date in the Subject line and your name, address, and phone number in the body of the message. We’ll pick our winners at random in a couple of days, and then I’ll announce the next giveaway. I have the tickets, and will mail them out well in advance of the show.

PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS. Posting a reply here on the blog does not get you entered in the contest.

And PLEASE NOTE: We’re doing one show at a time, in chronological order. Entries for other shows will be discarded.

DeadCo/GD Hour summer tour ticket giveaway: June 1

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Winners for June 1 are Sierra and Nicole!

Dead & Company summer tour ticket giveaway!

I’ve got two pairs for each show on the upcoming tour. We’re gonna offer them one show at a time. Note: this is admission only. Just a pair of tickets. You have to get yourself to the show and all that.

Next show is Friday, June 1 at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey.

Send email to deadco@well.com with the show date in the Subject line and your name, address, and phone number in the body of the message. We’ll pick our winners at random in a couple of days, and then I’ll announce the next giveaway. I have the tickets, and will mail them out well in advance of the show.

PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS. Posting a reply here on the blog does not get you entered in the contest.

And PLEASE NOTE: We’re doing one show at a time, in chronological order. Entries for other shows will be discarded.

More BHC/DG: in the studio

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

The day after our live performance at Stephen F Austin High School, Barton Hills Choir director Gavin Tabone brought me to his classroom at Barton Hills Elementary to record a vocal on “Uncle John’s Band,” for the Choir’s second album of Grateful Dead songs. After we recorded the vocal, Gavin surprised me by handing me a brand-new acoustic guitar and asking me to christen it with a second contribution to the song.

Here is the result: Uncle John’s Band by the BHC and David Gans

The Choir’s arrangement is in the key we’re all used to (G), but the groove is different. I enjoyed the challenge of coming up with something new that served the music.

DG with the Barton Hills Choir

Friday, December 8th, 2017

On Saturday, December 2, 2017, I performed with the Barton Hills Choir in Austin, Texas. Here is a YouTube clip with three selections from the program. More to come!

Goin’ Down the Road/I Know You Rider
Brokedown Palace
Ripple

(Photo by David Mead)

DG with the Barton Hills Choir

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

I’ve been invited to perform with the Barton Hills Choir in Austin on the afternoon of December 2 (which means I get to see Dead & Company that night!).

And this week I added a guitar overdub to this track for their upcoming CD, Dead Songs vol. 2.

Enjoy Eyes of the World!!

“I Heard”

Friday, May 5th, 2017

A “poem” made of comments in a 1994 conversation about GD rumors.

I heard

To commemorate Jerry’s return, I heard the Dead were going to do
Obsequious Cheezlog. When I heard that, it reminded me of the old
I heard they soundchecked “attics” on Sunday. We’re still waiting 
yesterday I heard that they have been rehearsing Unbroken Chain recently. 
I heard them soundcheck “Tennessee Jed” once. I was unclear on the
I dunno, I heard there was no soundcheck tonight, or last night.
Not that I heard.
I heard a rumor that Donna is going to sing with the boys on this one …. 
I heard from a very reliable source last night that the Rose Bowl is not
I heard on the radio this morning that it was Garcia who started the Michael 
late Feb for Mardi Gras was a story i heard. can’t recall the actual
I heard a rumor from a very reliable source that Jerry will play at the 
I heard that Jerry is going to play with Santana and Steve Miller and
I heard rumors from 2 people that Pete Townshend will show up in either 
I heard from a friend that he heard on the radio that Sting would be at
I thought I heard rumors of Van Morrison opening Rose Bowl and/ or Eugene. 
I heard that there was going to be a big reunion concert at Shoreline.
I heard that Jerry played briefly in some nightclub in Marin last night. 
I heard that Jerry is in Hawaii with his high school sweetheart.
I heard Jerry is on the night dive in Kona tonight.
I heard last night that Jerry’s lost 20 pounds.

I heard a rumor that Jerry was seen coming out of a Jack-in-the-Box with 
I heard an extremely ugly rumor tonight, and while part of me probably
what I heard. And while I would NEVER want to see anything happen to Jerry 
I heard that the Feb 28 show will feature past members of the dead.
I heard today that Denver is not looking as good as it did two weeks ago 
(I heard it’s his sinuses again) (but don’t quote me on that – just a rumor)
I heard that Donna, TC and Bruce will be making guest appearance with the 
BTW, I heard that the EconoLodge is only accepting payment by
And speaking of rumors… I heard that after Chinese New Years there will be 
I heard the no more priority line thing, too. Maybe they ought to just go 
about that day being the last priority line. I heard it first hand. Now,
body requires. The last I heard about gangrene and losing limbs was the 
case as well. The person I heard about it from was upset that not
I heard some interesting info this morning with regard to the Dead playing 
Well the rumors I heard about the reported breakins are that Jerry
I heard that one, too. Ernie told me. He didn’t say the date, but it must 
This one sounds a little too good to be true, but I heard it this weekend 
I heard that too.
I heard, in line for the upcoming UJB show at the USAir Arena, that the Dead 
worked out and played against what, if I heard the words right, is an 
Unfortunately, the only real places I heard him were during the pre-other
I heard exactly what Jeff posted.
I forgot two things in my last post: I, too, could have sworn I heard
went bankrupt and owed everybody money. Latest I heard from my friends in
there trom what I heard, no?
I heard differently on the gaps yesterday from a local buddy of 
I heard from one gen off of one of the principals:
Well, M______, I heard from another source who works with the
Well, I heard from a friend here at work who should know
, they are working on a new studio album, but I heard that they were working 
I heard the shows may be moved to the fall.
I heard the shows may not happen at all.
I heard.
5 San Jose is what I heard too. 
I heard Sunday at 10 AM.
I heard it on DCI0l today – they said they’d heard it from WNEW who had 
I heard from a reliable source that NYE 1999 will happen.
I heard that it is NOT going to happen! This is from a higher authority. 
I heard a little more to that story but I’m waiting for a confirmation.
I heard that Donna will be joining the band for a brief set of
I heard they were thinking of inviting MAdonna to do a few songs 
contracts have been signed. I heard from someone else a similar rumor 
I heard from Elvis that Roanoke would fit perfectly between Nassau and 
I heard otherwise.
I heard Tom Jones myself.
I had to crack up when I heard about the RFK “Throwing Stones”
I heard third-hand that it was a success. He went without talking a few 
way I heard it was phrased a little stronger, but that is hearsay at the
or that…why they played THAT when I heard it only 3 shows before …
1 heard that they are working on bringing out the
When is Eugene??? 1 need that one. 1 heard there is a Red Lion there. Hot 
Not quite the West coast, but 1 heard that the Dead will be playing
(1 really doubt this will happen but that’s what 1 heard)
1 heard it’s gonna be after July this year.
unsubstantiated .. the guy 1 heard it from has NEVER fed me wrong info

KPFA’s annual Grateful Dead marathon 3/11/17

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

KPFA’s annual Grateful Dead fund-raising marathon!
Hosts: David Gans and Tim Lynch

Saturday, March 11, 2017, 9am to 1am Pacific time
Broadcast live on KPFA 94.1 in northern California; streaming live at kpfa.org, nugs.net, and gdradio.net

Call 1-800-439-5732 or donate online at kpfa.org

Here’s some general info
And here’s the playlist, updated as the day progresses

T-shirt by Papa Lindsey

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TIAAD “outtake” re 3/17/70 with the Buffalo Philharmonic

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Have you seen that thing going around about a $500 reward for the lost recording of 3/17/70, Grateful Dead with the Buffalo Philharmonic?

Here’s a bit of info about that event, deleted from our final manuscript due to space issues:

Peter Case (musician): They were playing in Buffalo [March 17, 1970], at the Kleinhans Music Hall. It was a very strange gig, because the billing was the Grateful Dead, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Lukas Foss. The opening act was a top-40 band that was starting to kind of freak out. They were called the Mellow Brick Road at one point, but I think they just changed their name at the gig to The Road.

The Grateful Dead was fantastic, and they were full-on into that “Dark Star” period. They were great. Then the orchestra came out. I guess they said it was going to be a battle of the bands. The Dead was playing their music, but the leader of the orchestra would yell “Attack!” They’re not improvisers, particularly, the guys in the orchestra, but they were coached to attack the Grateful Dead musically. And they did, with their tympanis, their blasts of drums and horns and cacophony. The Grateful Dead were playing, doing one of their improvs, that loping boogie beat that Lesh and the drummers would be playing, the thing was just rolling along, and Jerry would be soloing. Then for a second there, the orchestra would sort of drown it out, and then the orchestra would stop and [the Dead] would sort of emerge out of the clouds of the attack, still doing their thing. It was pretty funny. The Grateful Dead never blinked. They just kept playing. [Laughs] It was really really funny and great.

Another strange thing about the show: The very opening act was a John Cage piece. You’re in whatever state you’re in when you go see the Grateful Dead in 1970… The way this piece went was, there were violinists and they walked out into the theater and they played their part as they walked through your aisle. You would have to stand up and let them pass. They went right through every aisle in the place, playing their violins. It was incredible, but the best part, of course was the Dead.

It was a great-sounding place, so the Dead sounded great in there. Everybody walked out saying that that was just completely insane, that the orchestra had topped themselves by acting completely nuts.

Bob Weir: I remember we brought our smallest amplifiers and we were still three or four times too loud. We had to turn them down to the point where we couldn’t really get tone out of them in order to not drown out the orchestra. A rock’n’roll trap drum kit acoustically is at least twice as loud as a symphony orchestra.