Posts Tagged ‘David Gans music’

Rubber Souldiers week

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 7:00 pm:
Rubber Souldiers celebrate the inauguration of President Barack Obama in Point Reyes Station, California. Be the Change!
Inaugural Ball, Soup & Bread Line starts at 6pm (bring your own beverage and bowl);
Music & Dancing w/ Rubber Souldiers 7-10pm
The Dance Palace 503 B St, Point Reyes Station –
$10 – No one will be turned away
Dress: West Marin Formal

Wednesday, January 21, approx 10:15 pm Pacific time: Rubber Souldiers perform live on Sing Out! with host Larry Kelp. KPFA 94.1 fm Berkeley CA, and streaming online at and

Thursday, January 22, 9pm: Rubber Souldiers Revue at the Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley CA.

Saturday, January 24, 10pm: An evening of acoustic duos with Garrin Benfield & Joshua Zucker and David Gans & Zac Matthews. (And there will be some inter-duo collaboration, too.) Connecticut Yankee, 100 Connecticut Street, San Francisco.

DG interview @

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Randy Ray interviewed me last week for Part 1 was posted today; part 2 goes up next month.

An excerpt:

[Producer Tim Carbone] just understands. We’re in the same general age cohort. I think I might be a year or two older than he is, but we sort of came up in the same time, and we have very similar political and philosophical views, so he totally got my point of view in terms of what I was trying to say in my songs.

I knew from listening to Railroad Earth that these guys would be great sidemen. To me, the most important thing is the song. I don’t care how great your licks are, if the songs suck, I don’t want to hear it. I knew that those guys understood that the role of band members in a band like Railroad is to tell the story. They understand that the songwriter is the main thing, and their job is not to surround him with hot licks and swamp the song in flashy playing. It’s to underscore and support what the song is doing. There’s plenty of room for shredding in a band like that, but I knew that if I brought them in to do my songs, that my songs would be served by these amazing players. They’re all instrumental storytellers of the first rank.

“Weirdest” web site

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

The official web site for my new CD, The Ones That Look the Weirdest Taste the Best, is now up and running! Designed by my friend and musical buddy Eric Rawlins.

Rachel Sedacca and DG in Redwood City CA 9/4

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Rachel Sedacca asked me to post this from a fan of hers, Dan Curran of Devil’s Canyon Brewery:

My friend Rachel Sedacca is playing at Angelica’s Bistro in Redwood City along with David Gans. Tell em you’re there for the show!

Gans is credited by many for encouraging Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh to emerge from retirement. Lesh played several shows with David Gans and the Broken Angels in late 1997 and early 1998. Gans assembled interesting combinations of musicians for Lesh to jam with in a series of benefits for Lesh’s Unbroken Chain Foundation, culminating with a sold-out show at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco on January 31, 1998. Shortly after that event, Lesh began assembling ensembles of his own and touring as Phil Lesh and Friends.

Rachel’s diverse repertoire includes her Americana flavored originals, as well as some favorites that she says, “need to be sung”. Inspired by the Janis of all trades style of Bonnie Raitt as well as the sounds of Lucinda Williams and Sheryl Crow, Rachel points to the years of Grateful Dead shows steeping her in an eclectic musical tea, appreciation for the fusing of genres and the ways of the road.

If you have never been to see live music at Angelica’s Bistro in Redwood City, now is the time to go! The show is Thursday, September 4, Rachel and David will be performing around 7:30pm (No Cover!) and owners Peter and Angelica Cuschieri will be running a special on Devil’s Canyon beers!

So. . . if you can work it into your busy schedule it is sure to be a lot of fun.

If you can please forward this to your friends that you think might be interested that would be great too!

On point is key: Make your reservation at 650-365-3226 but be sure to
mention that you are doing so because Rachel and David are playing (so
the artists get credit — and paid!).

The full posting with much more detail is on the brewery website.

Visit Rachel and see her tour schedule

Shout a “Hey Now” to David

new CD cover art

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

The Ones that Look the Weirdest Taste the Best

Jeff Otto did the cover art and package for my new CD, The Ones That Look the Weirdest Taste the Best. Release date is imminent!

DG in Chattanooga Oct 17

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

Chattanoga Oct 17

More info on the gigs page.

Gig update

Thursday, June 12th, 2008


I was reminded recently that it’s been quite a while since I last sent out a gig announcement. I have been waiting for the release date of my new CD to be set, but it keeps being delayed. If all goes well, it’ll be ready in mid-July.

The CD is called The Ones That Look the Weirdest Taste the Best – a line from a song called “The Bounty of the County” that I wrote last fall in collaboration with my wife, Rita Hurault. It’s all about shopping at the Farmers’ Market – specifically the Grand Lake Farmers’ Market in Oakland, around Labor Day. We’re hoping to write another song or three about the other seasons, but these things take time.

The new CD was recorded in New Jersey in two sets of sessions last year. It was produced by Tim Carbone, violinist of Railroad Earth (whose new CD Amen Corner is great), with his bandmates John Skehan, Andy Goessling, and Johnny Grubb, along with several other giants of the New Jersey music scene, playing on ten of the eleven tracks. “The Bounty of the County” was recorded in San Francisco with Tim Carbone on fiddle, Zac Matthews of Hot Buttered Rum on mandolin and vocals, and Paul Knight on bass.

You can hear “The Bounty of the County” (and maybe even buy it online) at – and while you’re visiting that site, I’d appreciate it if you’d sign up for the mailing list there by clicking on the “Become a Fan” and/or “Join Street Team” buttons below my picture in the upper left of the home page. The database there keeps track of ZIP codes, so eventually I’ll be able to target these emails so you won’t have to read announcements about shows that are happening far away from where you are.

The aforementioned Paul Knight is also the bassist of Rubber Souldiers, a “Beatle jam band” with Chris Rowan, Lorin Rowan, and me. Rubber Souldiers play the Iron Springs brew pub in Fairfax CA Wednesday, July 23. (The one gig Paul couldn’t do, we had the best of all possible ringers for this band: Ratdog bassist Robin Sylvester.)

I’ve got a great new generic tour poster (see it here) by Roy Schneider, a Florida singer-songwriter who recently retired his daily comic strip “The Humble Stumble.” Roy’s new CD is Roy Schneider and the Roadside Turtle Rescue.

The summer festival season is about to commence. I’ll be filling in some dates here and there with club gigs – the latest is always posted at

I am planning house concerts in Tallahassee and Atlanta the weekend before MagnoliaFest; details will be posted soon. I’m always on the lookout for house concert opportunities – see for information on this excellent development. House concerts are much better for the music than a lot of other venues guys like me play. If you’d like to host one, get in touch!

You’ll also find PDFs of some gig posters linked on my gigs page; if you can print ’em and post ’em I’d sure appreciate it. Also, please tell your friends and colleagues about my performances. Word of mouth is everything in this business.

One last thing:

Here is the schedule as it stands today. I hope to see all of you soon!

Thursday, June 12, 8:00 pm: Iron Springs Pub and Brewery, 765 Center Blvd., Fairfax CA. No cover!

Saturday, June 28, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm: Grand Lake Farmers’ Market, at Splash Pad Park, Lake Park and Grand Avenues in Oakland CA. Free! Great produce and prepared foods, too.

Thursday, July 3, 10pm: Casey’s, 136 N. Whittaker Street, New Buffalo MI. $5. 269-469-5800.

Friday, July 4: Rhythmfest Revival at Nelson Ledges Quarry Park, Garrettsville OH. Mickey Hart Band, moe., George Clinton and P-Funk, many more. DG plays late-night after Mickey.

Sunday, July 6, 8pm: Thunderbird Cafe, 4023 Butler Street, Pittsburgh PA. It’s Dead Night – David will alternate with DJ Tom Donaldson.

Wednesday, July 23, 8pm: Rubber Souldiers (DG, Lorin Rowan Chris Rowan, Paul Knight) at the Iron Springs Pub and Brewery, 765 Center Blvd., Fairfax CA. No cover!

Saturday, July 26: Brundage Mountain Jam II, McCall ID. Donna Jean and the Tricksters, Melvin Seals, and more!

July 31-August 1: Grateful Garcia Gathering at Legend Valley, near Columbus OH. New Riders of the Purple Sage, Donna Jean and the Tricksters, Melvin Seals, Jackie Greene, Boombox, many more!

August 2-3: Gathering of the Vibes, Bridgeport CT.

Wednesday, August 6, 4-8pm: Fairfax Farmers’ Market, in Bolinas Park, Fairfax CA. Free! Great produce, prepared foods, and crafts, too.

August 15-16: A Bear’s Picnic, New Columbia PA. New Riders of the Purple Sage, Melvin Seals & JGB, Moonaice, Donna Jean and the Tricksters, Splintered Sunlight, and more.

August 29-Sep 1: Grateful Fest at Nelson Ledges Quarry Park, Garrettsville OH. Dark Star Orchestra, Keller Williams, emcee Wavy Gravy, and more.

October 23-26: MagnoliaFest, at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, Live Oak FL. Bill Kreutzmann Trio, Donna the Buffalo, Melvin Seals and JGB, The Duhks, Peter Rowan, many more!

New online music store: Amie Street

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

I just started selling my music on, and to kick things off they are giving my fans $5 to download my music.

All you have to do is click on the link below to get $5 to download my music or songs from tens of thousands of other great independent artists.

Just click this link and you’ll be all set!

Go directly to my records with this link. Or, uh, see below!

Thanks for checking it out!