Archive for January, 2020

Honoring Stu: update

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

This is a repost of the original announcement. Our total to date is $5,419. Keep the contributions coming, please!

Also: We’re auctioning a painting by my wife, Rita Hurault. Take a look and place your bid!

Everybody should have a friend who brings you pie.

Stuart Steinhardt was that friend, to many of us. He loved to bake, and he was wise enough not to consume his entire output – so he SHARED.

Among the beneficiaries of his sweet largesse were the hosts of Stu’s favorite music programs on KPFA, Berkeley’s pioneering listener-sponsored free speech radio station. He brought pies to many of us on countless occasions.

In addition to copious carbs, Stuart also gave generously to KPFA in both time and cash. I co-host a 16-hour Grateful Dead fund-raiser every winter, and Stu was a godsend on that day, year after year. He’d hang out for all or most of the day and night, helping out by answering phones, picking up food, etc. And he invariably wrote a check before leaving the building.

A group of us who were the beneficiaries of Stu’s kindness have come up with a plan to honor his memory at the station: we’d like to raise $10,000 by February 15, the day of the 2020 KPFA Grateful Dead marathon. KPFA has agreed to put up a plaque over the door of the phone room, honoring our dear friend’s lifetime of support.

To that end, we’d like to ask you to contribute. You can make a check payable to KPFA and send it to me –

David Gans
484 Lake Park Ave #102
Oakland CA 94610-2730

Or you can contribute via PayPal to david@trufun.com – make sure you mark it FRIENDS AND FAMILY so we don’t have to pay a fee – and include a note stating that it is a contribution to Stuart’s memorial fund.

We’re gonna “pay it forward” and give KPFA several years’ worth of the donations that Stu is no longer able to make. Nothing will replace the hours he gave to the station, nor the PIE he so generously baked for our music jocks. But this plaque will keep his memory alive at the station forever.

NOTE FROM SANDY SONNENFELT:

Stuart and I had a love of radio in common. He was a fervent supporter of public radio and especially of KPFA. I am deeply moved that a group of his favorite volunteer music jocks have arranged to name the phone room after him.

KPFA depends on our donations to survive as one of the very few truly independent listener- supported radio stations. In honor of Stuart, I hope you will join us in donating to the station. No amount is too small. Thanks in advance for your generosity.

P.S. Stuart is wearing KPFA Marathon t-shirts in both of these photos!

Honoring Stu: update

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

We’re hoping to raise $10,000 or more for KPFA in Stu Steinhardt’s honor (see the original post for all the details). As of this morning we have collected $3396.

Please read the original post and make a contribution if you can. It’s tax-deductible!

Here’s a photo from May 2004 in Utah. (left to right) Rita, Sandy, Stu, Pam, and Bob

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1636

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

Week of January 27, 2020

Part 1 18:01
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros 8/2/19 Sweetwater, Mill Valley CA
THE OTHER ONE->
NOT FADE AWAY


Part 2 37:23

Grateful Dead 2/27/90 Oakland Coliseum Arena
STANDING ON THE MOON
TRUCKIN’->
SPOONFUL->
DRUMS

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros are going on tour in February and March. And their live performances are available for download in a variety of formats from nugs.net.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. On Thursday, February 6, the spirit of the Grateful Dead and the music of New Orleans will be honored at the Nolafunk Mardi Gras Ball 2020 with Voodoo Dead – Steve Kimock, Jeff Chimenti, George Porter, Jr., Al Schnier and John Morgan Kimock. Melvin Seals brings JGB to The Cap on Saturday, March 7 to play the sweet soulful music of Jerry Garcia Band. And every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com

Honoring Stu: update

Friday, January 24th, 2020

We’re hoping to raise $10,000 or more for KPFA in Stu Steinhardt’s honor (see the original post for all the details). As of this morning we have collected $2115.

Please read the original post and make a contribution if you can. It’s tax-deductible!

Here is Stuart wearing a KPFA GD Marathon t-shirt (as he often did).

Stuart Steinhardt in a KPFA Marathon t-shirt

Art auction for KPFA/Stu Steinhardt memorial

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020


SPRING, BRIONES by Rita Hurault
Acrylic, 16″ x 20″, ready to hang

We’re raising $10,000 or more for a memorial to Stuart Steinhardt at our beloved KPFA in Berkeley. Here is the announcement of the fund drive.

Rita has offered this painting for auction. Please place your bids in the comments section of this post.

Starting bid is $500.

Fragile Thunder at Lockn’

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

I am thrilled to announce that FRAGILE THUNDER will be at Lockn’ this summer!

Have you heard our CD, One Afternoon Long Ago?

All-Star salute to Dylan/Dead in Cincinnati

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Friday, April 17 at Stanley’s Pub in Cincinnati: Joe Marcinek, David Gans, Lee Owen, Scott Carnder, and Dino English play favorites from the Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan.

More info and more gigs here.

Honoring Stu: update

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

We’re raising $10,000+ to honor our late friend at KPFA, where Stu was a devoted listener and a frequent donor and volunteer.

Here’s a link to the original post, and I’m here with an update: as of today’s mail we’ve collected $1215. Please click through, read the story, and contribute if you can. No amount is too small.

Stu and Sandy in Utah, 2004.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1635

Sunday, January 19th, 2020

Week of January 20, 2020

Part 1 26:49
Grateful Dead 2/27/90 Oakland Coliseum Arena with Michael Doucet and Beausoleil
MARDI GRAS PARADE->
IKO IKO->
MAN SMART, WOMAN SMARTER

Part 2 28:39
Grateful Dead, Ready or Not (Rhino)
LIBERTY (10/14/94)
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros 8/2/19 Sweetwater, Mill Valley CA
GONESVILLE
LOST SAILOR->
SAINT OF CIRCUMSTANCE

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros are going on tour in February and March.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Railroad Earth comes to The Cap on Saturday, February 8 featuring bluegrass legend Peter Rowan performing Old & In the Way with special guest Larry Keel Experience. The keeper of the flame, Melvin Seals, brings JGB to The Cap on Saturday, March 7 to play the sweet soulful music of the Jerry Garcia Band. And every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com

Book signing in Oakland Jan 31

Sunday, January 19th, 2020

Friday, January 31, at Open Mind Music, 5521 College Ave, Oakland CA (half a block from the Rockridge BART station).

Blair and David will talk and sign books; David will play a few songs.

Honoring Stu at KPFA

Friday, January 17th, 2020

Everybody should have a friend who brings you pie.

Stuart Steinhardt was that friend, to many of us. He loved to bake, and he was wise enough not to consume his entire output – so he SHARED.

Among the beneficiaries of his sweet largesse were the hosts of Stu’s favorite music programs on KPFA, Berkeley’s pioneering listener-sponsored free speech radio station. He brought pies to many of us on countless occasions.

In addition to copious carbs, Stuart also gave generously to KPFA in both time and cash. I co-host a 16-hour Grateful Dead fund-raiser every winter, and Stu was a godsend on that day, year after year. He’d hang out for all or most of the day and night, helping out by answering phones, picking up food, etc. And he invariably wrote a check before leaving the building.

A group of us who were the beneficiaries of Stu’s kindness have come up with a plan to honor his memory at the station: we’d like to raise $10,000 by February 15, the day of the 2020 KPFA Grateful Dead marathon. KPFA has agreed to put up a plaque over the door of the phone room, honoring our dear friend’s lifetime of support.

To that end, we’d like to ask you to contribute. You can make a check payable to KPFA and send it to me –

David Gans
484 Lake Park Ave #102
Oakland CA 94610-2730

Or you can contribute via PayPal to david@trufun.com – make sure you mark it FRIENDS AND FAMILY so we don’t have to pay a fee – and include a note stating that it is a contribution to Stuart’s memorial fund.

We’re gonna “pay it forward” and give KPFA several years’ worth of the donations that Stu is no longer able to make. Nothing will replace the hours he gave to the station, nor the PIE he so generously baked for our music jocks. But this plaque will keep his memory alive at the station forever.

NOTE FROM SANDY SONNENFELT:

Stuart and I had a love of radio in common. He was a fervent supporter of public radio and especially of KPFA. I am deeply moved that a group of his favorite volunteer music jocks have arranged to name the phone room after him.

KPFA depends on our donations to survive as one of the very few truly independent listener- supported radio stations. In honor of Stuart, I hope you will join us in donating to the station. No amount is too small. Thanks in advance for your generosity.

P.S. Stuart is wearing KPFA Marathon t-shirts in both of these photos!

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1634

Sunday, January 12th, 2020

Week of January 13, 2020

Part 1 14:41
Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders, GarciaLive vol 12 (Round)
LONELY AVENUE

Part 2 40:34
Grateful Dead 2/27/90 Oakland Coliseum Arena
VICTIM OR THE CRIME
MISSISSIPPI HALFSTEP
WHEN I PAINT MY MASTERPIECE
BIRD SONG

The latest GarciaLive release, volume 12 in the series, is Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders at the Boarding House in San Francisco, recorded January 23, 1973 and mixed from the multitrack masters. You don’t hear her in this particular song, but vocalist Sarah Fulcher is in the band for this show, and her contributions are most unusual! According to Jesse Jarnow’s liner notes, Fulcher was tossed into the musical stew with no rehearsal! It’s interesting to listen to this record with that in mind. You can find GarciaLive volume 12 at garciafamilyprovisions.com.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. On Thursday, February 6, the spirit of the Grateful Dead and the music of New Orleans will be honored at the Nolafunk Mardi Gras Ball 2020 with Voodoo Dead – Steve Kimock, Jeff Chimenti, George Porter, Jr., Al Schnier and John Morgan Kimock. Phil Lesh celebrates his 80th Birthday March 13, 14, and 15, with various lineups of old and new friends. And every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com

Gans gig update

Friday, January 10th, 2020

I’m too lazy to hand-code all the links for this post, so please go to dgans.com for more info.

Saturday, January 11, 3pm: Scott Guberman and DG at Pt San Pablo Harbor Club, 1900 Stenmark Drive, Richmond CA

Saturday, January 25, 1-4pm: SoL Cannabis, New Washoe City NV. Free!

Wednesday, January 29, 7:30pm: DG opens for Craig & McGregor Band at The Marsh, 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley CA

Sunday, February 9: DG opens for Grateful Shred at SLO Brew Rock, 855 Aerovista Place, San Luis Obispo CA

Wednesday, February 19: Orpheum Theater Lounge, Flagstaff AZ
Thursday, February 20: DG and Let It Grow at Moonlight Lounge, 120 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque NM
Friday, February 21: DG and Let It Grow at Tumbleroot Brewing, 2791 Agua Fria St, Santa Fe NM
Sunday, February 23: DG and Let It Grow at Taos Mesa Brewing, 20 ABC Mesa Rd, El Prado NM

Wednesday, February 26: Yerba Buena Orchestra at Iron Springs Pub and Brewery, Fairfax CA

Thursday, March 26: “Salute to Dylan and the Dead” – Joe Marcinek, DG, Adam Perry, Edwin Hurwitz et al. Fox Theater, Boulder CO. Advance tickets available

Sunday, March 29: Ten-Mile Ride: A Deadhead Ski Excursion, Frisco CO. DG & Joe Marcinek do a “Salute to Dylan and the Dead.” Advance tickets available.

April 3-4: Skull & Roses Festival, Ventura CA

Wednesday, April 15: Farnam Manor, 4223 Brecksville Rd, Richfield OH
Thursday, April 16: The Winchester, Lakewood OH
Friday, April 17: “All-Star Salute to Dylan and the Dead” at Stanley’s Pub, Cincinnati OH. DG, Joe Marcinek, Lee Owen, Scott Carnder, Dino English
Saturday, April 18: Plain Folk Cafe, 10177 State Route 132, Pleasant Plain OH. Free show! FB event
Sunday, April 19: Rumba Cafe, Columbus OH
Monday, April 20: DG and Joe Bellanti at 9th Ward at Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave, Buffalo NY
Tuesday, April 21: DG and Into the Now at Abilene Bar and Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way, Rochester NY
Wednesday, April 22, 8pm: DG and Randy Miritello at the B-Side Ballroom, 1 Clinton Plz, Oneonta NY
Friday, April 24: DG and the Deadbeats at Skyloft, Albany NY
Monday, April 27: DG and Pearly Baker’s Best at Funk’n’Waffles, Syracuse NY

Friday, May 1: Yerba Buena Orchestra at Murphy’s Irish Pub, Sonoma CA. Free!

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1633

Sunday, January 5th, 2020

Week of January 6, 2020

Part 1 25:15
Grateful Dead 2/27/90 Oakland Coliseum Arena
GOOD TIMES
FEEL LIKE A STRANGER
SUGAREE

Part 2 30:10
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros 11/19/18 Beacon Theater, New York NY
EVEN SO->
OCTOBER QUEEN

New Riders of the Purple Sage, Thanksgiving in New York City (Omnivore)
ALL I EVER WANTED

Here’s a link to get Bob Weir & Wolf Bros recordings, in a variety of formats.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Railroad Earth comes to The Cap on Saturday, February 8 with bluegrass legend Peter Rowan and with special guests the Larry Keel Experience. Just announced is Phil Lesh’s 80th Birthday Celebration on March 13, 14, and 15, with a twist… The identity of Phil’s friends will not be revealed until the night of each show. And every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com