Posts Tagged ‘live music’

Joe Craven, Joe Kyle, Jr., and DG at the Monkey House 10/17

Sunday, October 15th, 2023

Joe Craven and I play a gig at the Monkey House once a month, with a different collaborator each time. Past shows have featured Bob Bralove, Jeff Hobbs, Lorna Kollmeyer, Paul Kotapish, Anela Lauren, Mookie Siegel, and Suzy Thompson.

On Tuesday, October 17, we’ll be joined by bassist Joe Kyle, Jr. (read about him on the Howell Devine web page). I’ve been a fan of Joe for 20 years, and we have played together onstage and in the studio many times. He played bass on our studio recording of “Attics of My Life”.

Tuesday, October 17. Doors at 7, show at 7:30. $10-40 sliding scale.
The Monkey House, 1638 University Avenue, Berkeley CA. More info:

DG’s daily livestream

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

Photomontage by Craig Rutman

Livestream 4-5pm PT daily:


Previous performances are archived at Facebook and YouTube

Tip jar, CDs, signed books, and mugs:

Here is a list of all the songs I have played since 4/4/20, from most-played to least.
* = original song

*Blue Roses 116
*The Town That Still Believes in Magic 112
Box of Rain 108
*It’s Gonna Get Better 106
Days Between 95
Scarlet Begonias 94
Looks Like Rain 93
Terrapin Station 93
Brokedown Palace 88
Friend of the Devil 86
Stella Blue 84
Ship of Fools 83
*Cassidy’s Cat 83
Wharf Rat 82
Sitting in Limbo 81
*Save Us from the Saved 78
*Jam 76
Pancho and Lefty 75
*River and Drown 71
*Summer by the Bay 71
New Speedway Boogie 71
*Be Like Earl 70
Forever 70 (Ira Marlowe)
Althea 69
*That’s Real Love 69
Norwegian Wood 69
*Leave Me 66
Bird Song 64
*Hooker River 64
Dark Star 62
Lazy River Road 62
*Life Is a Jam 62
Black Throated Wind 62
*Like a Dog 62 (Hunter-Gans)
Touch of Grey 60
Promised Land 60
*An American Family 59
*The Folk Process 57
Down to Eugene 57 (Jim Page)
*Travelin’ Man 54
*Shove in the Right Direction 54
*Your Movie 52
Dear Mr Fantasy 52
Attics of My Life 52
*Jacqueline 52
Shakedown Street 52
Miss That Car 50 (Joe Burke)
Our Lady of the Well 49
Me and Bobby McGee 48
US Blues 48
Broken Arrow 48
Candyman 47
Deal 47
Black Muddy River 44
High Time 44
It Must Have Been the Roses 43
You’ve Got a Friend 41
Cold Rain and Snow 41
In Another World 41
*The Minstrel 41
*Ran into God 41
She Loves You [C] 39
Ready for the Times to Get Better 39
Sugaree 39
Here Comes Sunshine 38
Sugar Magnolia 38
Loser 37
*Quarter to Five (for Tina Loney) 37
The Wheel 37
For Everyman 36
Keep Your Day Job 36
Happy Together 36
Mr Soul 36
*These Apartments 36
*Shut Up and Listen 36 (Hunter-Gans)
Jack Straw 35
*Therapy Blues 34 (Rut-Gans)
Willin’ 32
Mason’s Children 32
Not Fade Away 31
He’s Gone [C] 31
Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues 30
Ripple 30
Thunder Road 30
Let It Rock 30
Standing on the Moon 30
Watching the Detectives 29
Mr Tambourine Man 29
Turn! Turn! Turn! 28
Help! [D] 28
A Goddamn Thing 28 (Mr Smolin)
To Lay Me Down 28
Ramble On Rose 28
They Love Each Other 28
*Dawn’s Early Light 27
*Trying 27
When I Paint My Masterpiece 27
In My Life 27
*Surely You Jest 26
I Saw Her Standing There 25
*The Bounty of the County 25
*Waltzing Across Texas 25
Midnight Moonlight 24
Brown-Eyed Women 24
*Listen 23
*High Guy 23
What’s So Funny About Peace, Love, and Understanding? 23
California Dreamin’ 23
You Won’t See Me 23
Rocket Man 23
Desperado 22
*Crazy Crazy Crazy 22
*Wherever I Am 22
Impressionist Two-Step 22
Uncle John’s Band 22
*Sovereign Soul 21
The Harder They Come 21
Jackaroe 21
Fire on the Mountain 21
Your Song 21
Across the Universe 20
Black Peter 20
Tennessee Jed 20
Beautiful Despair 20
Season of the Witch 20
*Honeydew 20
This Land Is Your Land 19
Do You Believe in Magic? 19
Here Comes the Sun 19
I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight 19
I Should Have Known Better 19
Bertha 19
Seven Story Mountain 18
Franklin’s Tower 18
*Who Killed Uncle John? 18
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 18
The Letter 18
Yesterday 17
All Along the Watchtower 17
Take It Easy 17
One More Saturday Night 17
Things We Said Today 17
Yellow Moon 17
Stagger Lee 17
For No One 17
Gomorrah 16
Eleanor Rigby 16
Gulf Coast Highway 16
Mexicali Blues 16
Moonshadow 16
Up on Cripple Creek 15
Love Potion #9 15
Me and My Uncle 15
Hotel California 14
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain 14
St Stephen 14
Get Together 14
All My Lovin’ 14
Mississippi Halfstep 14
Sultans of Swing 14
It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue 14
Elvis Imitator 13
For a Dancer 13
*Desert of Love 13
Fennario 13
Positive Friction 13
The Weight 13
Where I Come From 13
*Caroline 12
*Headin’ Home Already 12
Boulder to Birmingham 12
You’re Gonna Lose That Girl 12
Secret Agent Man 12
Four Strong Winds 12
Catch the Wind 12
Cinnamon Girl 12
Bluebird 12
Stuck inside of Mobile… 11
Guilty 11
Return of the Grievous Angel 11
Dixie Chicken 10
Panama Red 10
*Autumn Day 10
Cassidy 10
Before the Deluge 10
Henry 10
Blue Umbrella 10
If I Fell 10
Sounds of Silence 10
Born to Be Wild 9
Eight Days a Week 9
Night Crawl 9
Wild Horses 9
Ticket to Ride 9
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da [C] 9
Solitary Man 9
Catfish John 9
Mountains of the Moon 9
Dupree’s Diamond Blues 9
Scene of the Crime 9
A Life of Illusion [E] 8
Sweet Baby James 8
Back in the USSR 8
I Know You Rider [A] 8
Mama Tried 8
Beat It on Down the Line [A] 8
Let It Be 8
Big River 8
You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away 8
Defying Gravity 8
Seeds and Stems 8
*Echolalia 8
*Prophet and Loss 7
Father and Son 7
Paperback Writer 7
Until I Gain Control Again 7
Mr Charlie 7
Peaceful Easy Feeling 7
What a Day for a Daydream 7
Mission in the Rain 7
Within You Without You 7
Row Jimmy 7
Psycho Killer 7
Sugar Mountain 7
El Paso 7
Hippie from Olema 6
Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters 6
Get Back 6
*Popstar 6
Tell Me Why 6
Truckin’ 6
Please Please Me [G] 6
Rubin and Cherise 6
Yellow Submarine 6
Alabama Getaway 6
Just a Little Light (Em) 6
On the Road Again (Willie) 5
Puff, the Magic Dragon 5
Someday Soon 5
Here, There, and Everywhere [C] 5
Blackbird 5
Counting Flowers on the Wall 5
One After 909 5
Colours 5
My Sisters and Brothers 5
The Times, They Are A-Changin’ 5
Normal 5
Dire Wolf 5
Sin City 5
*Distance to the Door 5
Green Eyes 5
The Fool on the Hill 5
There Is a Mountain 5
For What It’s Worth 5
Operator 5
Monkey and the Engineer 5
*Falling Star 5
The Wind 5
Till the Morning Comes 4
Silvio 4
Danny’s Song 4
Cousin Caterpillar 4
Help Me Make It Thru the Night 4
Helplessly Hoping 4
What’s Your Name? 4
Morning Dew 4
If I Had the World to Give 4
Forever Young 4
King of the Road 4
Do You Want to Know a Secret? 4
Last Train to Clarksville 4
Like a Rolling Stone 4
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere 4
Mississippi 4
Casey Jones 4
Lovely Rita 4
Rocky Raccoon [Em] 4
San Rafael Swell 4
Goin’ Down the Road Feelin’ Bad 4
Foolish Heart 4
Sing Me Back Home 4
And It Stoned Me 4
Wild Horse Valley 4
Lodi 4
I Bid You Good Night 4
Powderfinger 4
Liberty [C] 4
Last Lonely Eagle 4
Bubbles in My Beer 3
Next Time You See Me 3
Can’t Buy Me Love 3
Crazy Fingers 3
White Rabbit 3
Girl 3
Take Me Home, Country Roads 3
Bartender’s Blues 3
You’re Still on My Mind 3
I Feel Fine 3
Angel from Montgomery 3
She Belongs to Me 3
Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right 3
Love Me Two Times 3
*The Nightmare 3
The Losing End 3
Every Night 3
Man We Was Lonely 3
Political Science 3
Love Me Do 3
Quinn the Eskimo 3
You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere 3
Hurdy Gurdy Man 3
*Live One 3
*Monica Lewinsky 3
Run Rudolph Run 3
Heaven 3
I’ll Cry Instead 3
China Doll 3
Dock of the Bay 2
After the Gold Rush 2
Helpless 2
Birds 2
I’m Looking Through You 2
Playing in the Band 2
The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion) 2
Dead Flowers 2
Cumberland Blues 2
Lonesome LA Cowboy 2
The Boxer 2
Bungalow Bill 2
*Other Love 2
I Got a Name 2
Desolation Row 2
Lonesome Fugitive 2
Hey Jude 2
Any Naked Eye 2
Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow) 2
Illegal Smile 2
Act Naturally 2
I Shall Be Released 2
All Together Now 2
Early Morning Rain 2
Summer in the City 2
A Hard Day’s Night 2
The Night Before 2
Time in a Bottle 2
Salt Lake City 2
Wheels 2
Memphis, Tennessee 2
The Greatest Discovery 2
I Want to Hold Your Hand 2
Folsom Prison Blues 2
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry 2
Two of Us 2
Love Minus Zero/No Limit 2
The 59th Street Bridge Song 2
Longer Boats 2
Mr Bojangles 2
It’s All Over Now 2
One Time One Night [G] 2
My Girl 2
Good Lovin’ 2
I Can’t Sleep 2
Where Do the Children Play? 2
Teach Your Children 2
Crazy 1
One of These Days 1
Coat of Many Colors 1
If I Had a Hammer 1
Might as Well 1
You Win Again 1
Russian Lullaby 1
Eat Myself to Death 1
I’ll Follow the Sun 1
As Tears Go By 1
Breaking Us in Two 1
Good Day Sunshine 1
Rain on the Roof 1
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down 1
Deep Elem Blues 1
That’s It for The Other One 1
Don’t Pass Me By 1
Christmas in Prison 1
Can’t Hurry Love 1
Bad Moon Risin’ 1
No Place Like the Right Time 1
Let the Mystery Be 1
Goin’ Back to Georgia 1
Hello in There 1
Shelter Me 1
Nowhere Man 1
WS Walcott Medicine Show 1
Ain’t No There There 1
Be Here and Now 1
Berkeley Girl 1
Just Watchin’ the Show 1
Around and Around 1
Bottle Let Me Down 1
Feelin’ Single, Seein’ Double 1
Diamond Joe 1
Help Me Rhonda 1
Kilkelly 1
Please Don’t Bury Me 1
Good Night Irene 1
On the Way Home 1
Both Sides Now 1
*Sailors 1
Watching the Wheels 1
In the Midnight Hour 1
Lady Madonna 1
Ophelia 1
Silver Threads and Golden Needles 1
Brown-Eyed Girl [G] 1
Breakdown 1
Margaritaville 1
Cherokee Rider 1
Shelter from the Storm [C] 1
Song for Adam 1
What a Wonderful World 1
Lyin’ Eyes 1
After Midnight 1
Tequila Sunrise 1
The Road to Findout 1
Piggies 1
Well All Right 1
Heart of Gold 1
The Battle of New Orleans 1
A Child’s Claim to Fame 1
Homeward Bound 1
My Baby’s Gone 1
Eve of Destruction 1
Land of the Navajo 1
Six Days on the Road 1
Wild World 1
Ramblin’ Man 1
Tear My Stillhouse Down 1
The First Episode at Hienton 1
*Afterbird 1

DG’s daily live performance

Saturday, 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

I play for tips! Appreciating donations via PayPal and Venmo

You can also support my music by buying books and music at

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

Gans on tour this week

Sunday, May 12th, 2019

North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia!

  • Tuesday, May 14, 7:30pm: The Pour House Music Hall, Raleigh NC, opening for The Sweet Lilies
  • Wednesday, May 15: Charleston Pour House, 1977 May Bank Hwy, Charleston SC. With Reckoning and Tenth Mountain Division. Advance tickets here
  • Thursday, May 16: Smokey Joe’s Cafe, 510 Briar Creek Road, Charlotte NC
  • Friday, May 17: MadLife Stage & Studios, Woodstock GA with Frankly Scarlet
  • Saturday, May 18: Local Motive Brewing Company, 123 N Dargan St, Florence SC
  • Sunday, May 19, 12:30-3:30pm: Wicked Weed Brewing Co., Asheville NC. Free show!
  • And Illinois in June!

    Hybrid Vigor 11/4/17: the recording

    Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

    Hybrid Vigor played at the Art House Gallery in Berkeley on Saturday, November 4.

    Terry Haggerty – guitar
    David Gans – guitar and vocals
    Katie Guthorn – vocals
    Bob Bralove – keyboards and vocals
    Dave Jess – bass
    Neil Hampton – drums

    Rich Selleseth was there to help with sound and to record the show. Listen and/or download here.

    We had a studio jam on March 7 (with Robin Sylvester on bass). One improvisation from that day, “That Strain We Like,” will appear on my new CD Drop the Bone, to be released later this month.

    DG and Garrin Benfield

    Friday, August 7th, 2015


    Ralph Milite posted this clip of Garrin Benfield and me playing together at the end of our joint show at Brook Falls Farm in Stillwater NJ on Wednesday, August 5, 2015

    And here’s another song from our encore.

    Exclusive Mark Karan performance on KPFA/GDH

    Monday, June 22nd, 2009


    Because live music’s what it’s all about… Jemimah Puddleduck will celebrate the release of Mark Karan’s Walk Through the Fire by playing on David Gans’ Dead to the World show on KPFA on July 1st, 2009, from 8 pm to about 9:30 pm. You can hear the program live on; it will also be on and

    Walk Through the Fire will be released June 30th on Quacktone Records and Dig Music and will be available at stores, iTunes, Rhapsody, Napster, Amazon and so forth, and at Jemimah Puddleduck and RatDog shows.

    The album features an outstanding cast of musicians, including Delaney Bramlett (in his first posthumous release), The Persuasions, Bill Payne (Little Feat), The Rowan Brothers, Mike Finnigan (CSN, Hendrix), Hutch Hutchinson (Bonnie Raitt), Pete Sears (Jefferson Starship, Rod Stewart), Wally Ingram (Sheryl Crow, David Lindley), Jimmy Sanchez (Roy Rogers), and more. It also introduces “Jemimah Puddleduck” (JP), Mark’s collaboration over the last decade with John Molo (Phil Lesh & Friends) on drums, JT Thomas (Bruce Hornsby) on keys, and Bob Gross (Albert King, Delaney Bramlett) on bass.

    Dead to the World is heard Wednesdays 8-10pm on listener-sponsored KPFA 94.1 fm in Berkeley, California – hosted by musician/journalist David Gans, who will soon be celebrating his 25th anniversary in broadcasting. More information at

    Note: all or most of this performance will also be heard on the nationally-syndicated Grateful Dead Hour in the weeks to come.

    DG at Nomad Cafe 7/12

    Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

    This just in:

    Saturday, July 12, 7:30 pm: Nomad Cafe, 6500 Shattuck Ave. (at 65th St.) Oakland, CA. David plays 7:30-8:30; Kurt Huget plays 8:30-9:30. Admission is free; you gotta buy some food and/or drink, tho.

    More DG performances at