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Summer sale continues – free shipping!

Sunday, August 26th, 2018

Most of David’s CDs are available for $10, with free shipping! Free shipping on books (paperback and hardcover), too.

Click here for more info and ordering

Summer sale – free shipping

Sunday, August 5th, 2018

Most of David’s CDs are available for $10, with free shipping! Free shipping on books (paperback and hardcover), too.

Click here for more info and ordering

Newspaper article about DG

Sunday, July 29th, 2018

David Gans continues to honor the Dead
Musician, writer, historian plays Buchanan Common
by Jeremy D Bonfiglio 7/26/18

Excerpt:

“One of the most important things that I learned from the Grateful Dead was to treat all material equally,” Gans says by phone from his home in Oakland. “The Dead were amazing songwriters and really, really brilliant interpreters of other people’s music. Then, of course, there is a lot of improvisation in there as well, so I consider myself a spiritual child of the Grateful Dead in that I treat all material equally and just try to tell a story without favoring one or the other.”

Carnahan on “Drop the Bone”

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Got a nice email from Danny Carnahan, founder of Wake the Dead, who recently bought a copy of Drop the Bone:

“I’m enjoying the heck out of the new CD. Your singing has never been more relaxed and fluid. Well done! And I was amused at the shoutout for Haight and Buena Vista*. I lived at that corner for nearly two years in the early ’80s. And today’s favorite rhyme is ‘Marco Polo’ with ‘just a solo.’ Ha! The bonus CD was a fun listen as well. The trimmed-down radio mixes were well-considered and retained the fun and the punch of the full-length versions.”

*in “Summer By the Bay

You can order the CD and/or the bonus disc here!

DeadCo/GDH ticket giveaway: all done!

Monday, June 11th, 2018

The winners and been chosen and notified, and the tickets are in the mail. If you haven’t heard from us about this, you did not win.

Thanks to all who entered!

Tickets are still available for all or most of the remaining shows, I’m pretty sure. Find out here!

And you can watch the shows live online via nugs.net

You can download the shows in a variety of formats from livedead.co

Enjoy!!

DeadCo/GDH ticket giveaway: July 11, 13, and 14

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Winners for July 11 are Rob and Seth; winners for July 13 are Adam and Marilyn; winners for July 14 are Karen and Mike. Thanks to all who entered!!

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.

Let’s do the last three shows all at once: Wednesday, July 11 at the Isleta Amphitheater in Albuquerque, and Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14 at Folsom Field in Boulder CO. You may enter for all three shows but you can only win one.

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. And you may only enter once for each show!

DeadCo/GDH ticket giveaway: July 6-7

Monday, June 4th, 2018

Winners for Chula Vista are Aralee and Patrick; winners for LA are Terry and Brian.

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 shows are Friday, July 6 in Chula Vista CA and Saturday, July 7 in Los Angeles at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View CA. You may enter for both shows but you can only win one.

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. And you may only enter once for each show!

DeadCo/GDH ticket giveaway: July 2-3

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

Winners for July 2 are Pat and Ruth; winners for July 3 are Leslie 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 shows are Monday and Tuesday, July 2 and 3 at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View CA. You may enter for both shows but you can only win one.

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.

DROP THE BONE – special offer

Sunday, May 27th, 2018

Free shipping!

Friends, I noticed that some of you haven’t yet bought your copy of my latest studio CD, Drop the Bone. I’m hoping to move some units because I’m already at work on another new release (details coming soon). So I’m offering FREE SHIPPING if you order the CD and bonus disc before June 30. Click on this button to place your order.





Drop the Bone is David Gans‘s new studio album of songs and improvisations, featuring Holly Bowling, Bob Bralove, J Raoul Brody, Jordan Feinstein, Terry Haggerty, Neil Hampton, John Hanes, Joe Kyle Jr., Robin Sylvester, Rubber Souldiers, Eric & Suzy Thompson, and other musicians.

Life Is a Jam
Be Like Earl
Summer By the Bay
River and Drown
Pleased to Meet You, part 2
Your Movie
That Strain We like
Box of Rain
Pancho and Lefty
Quarter to Five (for Tina Loney)
Here Comes the Sun

Drop the Bone is also available on bandcamp and nugs.net

The Drop the Bone Bonus Disc:

Summer By the Bay (radio edit)
Life Is a Jam (radio edit)
Pancho and Lefty (radio edit)
Be Like Earl (2015 studio demo)
Pleased to Meet You, part 1
Life Is a Jam (alternate take, with jam)
Summer By the Bay (alternate take, with jam)

DeadCo/GDH ticket giveaway: June 22-23

Sunday, May 27th, 2018

Winners for June 22 are Susan and Greg; winners for June 23 are Anne and John.

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 shows are Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23 at the Alpine Music Center in East Troy, Wisconsin. You may enter for both shows but you can only win one.

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 20

Friday, May 25th, 2018

Winners are Nancy and Timothy!

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 20 at the Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls OH.

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 19

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Winners for June 19 are Dan and Lisa.

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 Tuesday, June 19 at Darien Lake Amphitheater in Darien Center NY.

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 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.

David Gans DROP THE BONE – CD and bonus disc

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

“As one of our leading authorities on the Grateful Dead, David Gans has long enlightened us on the history of that band. And in his own music, it’s mightily clear he’s taken valuable lessons from them: a love of improv, a deep respect for American vernacular music from folk to jazz, a loose-limbed joy in making music, and damn good taste in covers. Drop the Bone will move you, brightly.”

– David Browne, contributing editor, Rolling Stone


Drop the Bone




Drop the Bone is David Gans‘s new studio album of songs and improvisations, featuring Holly Bowling, Bob Bralove, J Raoul Brody, Jordan Feinstein, Terry Haggerty, Neil Hampton, John Hanes, Joe Kyle Jr., Robin Sylvester, Rubber Souldiers, Eric & Suzy Thompson, and other musicians.

Life Is a Jam
Be Like Earl
Summer By the Bay
River and Drown
Pleased to Meet You, part 2
Your Movie
That Strain We like
Box of Rain
Pancho and Lefty
Quarter to Five (for Tina Loney)
Here Comes the Sun

Drop the Bone is also available on bandcamp and nugs.net

Also available: the Drop the Bone Bonus Disc:

Summer By the Bay (radio edit)
Life Is a Jam (radio edit)
Pancho and Lefty (radio edit)
Be Like Earl (2015 studio demo)
Pleased to Meet You, part 1
Life Is a Jam (alternate take, with jam)
Summer By the Bay (alternate take, with jam)

Download the bonus disc from bandcamp


Drop the Bone




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.