David Gans (tnf) Sun 6 Feb 05 09:43
Greetings! Here is the current calendar, which covers my impending southwest tour, a bunch of Bay Area dates (including a rare appearance by The Reptiles, a group of friends who have been playing together for thirty years now), a March southeast tour that still may have a couple more dates to fill in, and one nice new addition to the calendar for July: The Master Musicians Festival in Kentucky in July. Just this morning I found out that a possible gig in late April isn't going to happen, so I am going to try to put together a midwest tour for that time frame. More spring and summer adventures are in the works! Stay tuned. David Newman is designing posters for The Invitational, a monthly jam at the Sweetwater that began with a last-minute gig in December. If you go to my web site, http://www.dgans.com/gigs.html, you will find miniature version of the posters and links to larger files that you can print out and distribute if you're so inclined. There's a poster for the March 12 Reptiles show that you can download, too. February 19 is the annual KPFA Grateful Dead marathon, and this one is special because I will be celebrating my 20th anniversary in broadcasting. The 16-hour event will be webcast via nugs.net, so you can listen in wherever you are. I have assembled a compilation CD of performances from my KPFA show, including contributions from Railroad Earth, Donna the Buffalo, David Nelson and Friends, the Rowan Brothers, Shana Morrison and Roy ROgers, Bill Kirchen, and lots more. Cover art (by Stanley Mouse!), track list, and sound samples are posted at http://www.gdhour.com/livefromberkeley - I hope you'll make a pledge to KPFA on Marathon Day and get yourself a copy of this excellent collection. Special thanks to Jeffrey Norman at Club Front, who mastered the CD in HDCD. THE CALENDAR: Monday, February 7, 9:00 pm: Zen Tricksters and DG at Mystic Hot Springs, 475 E. 100 North, Monroe UT. $10. 435 527-3286 Tuesday, February 8, 8:00 pm: Dark Star Orchestra and DG at the Paramount Night Club, 331 Sandoval, Santa FE NM. DG plays between DSO sets. $23 adv, $25 door. 505-982-8999 Thursday, February 10: Dark Star Orchestra and DG at the Orpheum, 15 W Aspen Street, Flagstaff AZ. DG plays between DSO sets. $18 adv, $20 door. 928-556-1580 Friday, February 11: DG and Mr. Smolin at Stella Blue, 3001 Central, Albuquerque NM. $5. Sunday, February 13, 7:00-9:00 pm MST: "House" concert and simulcast/webcast at KZMU (89.7 or 106.1), 1734 Mountain Road, Moab UT. 435-259-8824. Thursday, February 17, 8:30 pm: The Invitational at Sweetwater, 153 Throckmorton, Mill Valley CA. $8. 415-388-2820. Guests include Rob Eaton, Dino English, John Kadlecik, Henry Kaiser, Rob Koritz, Scott Larned, Lisa Mackey, Kevin Rosen, Eric Thompson. (full-size poster) Saturday, February 19, 9 am-1 am PST: Annual KPFA Grateful Dead marathon. Broadcast live on KPFA 94.1 fm in northern California and KFCF 88.1 in Fresno CA; webcast via nugs.net, kpfa.org and kfcf.org. We've been doing this marathon every winter since 1986, raising thousands of dollars for the venerable listener-supported radio station and pleasing untold numbers of music lovers around the globe. This being the 20th anniversary of my career in radio (first broadcast was 2/18/85 on the KFOG Deadhead Hour), I will be featuring some favorite musical moments, interviews and other material from the GDH archive, as well as some newly-unearthed gems. Plus live music from Dark Star Orchestra! Marc Evans will host a chat room for the duration of the marathon, too. Sunday, February 20: Private event Thursday, February 24, 9:30 pm: Zen Tricksters and DG at Sweetwater, 153 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley CA. $10 Friday, February 25: Zen Tricksters and DG at the Brookdale Lodge, 11570 Highway 9, Brookdale CA. $10 advance, $12 at the door, 831-338-6433 Saturday, February 26: Benefit Concert for the Elementary Music Program in (of) the West Contra Costa Unified School District. The Rowan Brothers, Pete Sears, Mark Karan, the Flying Other Brothers, Wavy Gravy, and others TBA. Sweetwater, 153 Throckmorton, Mill Valley CA. Thursday, March 10, 8:30pm: The Invitational at Sweetwater, 153 Throckmorton, Mill Valley CA. $8. Guests include Michael Stadler, Corinne West, Suzy Thompson, Eric Rawlins, Rik Elswit, Josh Zucker Saturday, March 12, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm: Grand Lake Farmers' Market at Splash Pad Park, Grand and Lake Park Avenues (across from the Grand Lake Theater, just off I-580) in Oakland CA. Free! And great produce, too. Saturday, March 12, 7:00 pm: Reptiles at the Oakland Metro, 201 Broadway, Oakland CA. $8. 510-763-1146 (download the poster) March 24-27: Suwannee SpringFest in Live Oak FL. Thursday, March 31, 8pm: DG and Tony Capri at Eddie's Attic, 515-B North McDonough St., Decatur GA. $8. 404-377-4976 Friday, April 1, 9:30 pm: George Washington Bookstore and Tavern, 16 Union Street South, Concord NC. 704-788-1561 Saturday, April 2: De La Luz at Temple Ball, 307 E. Main Street, Carrboro NC. 919-929-1208 Friday, April 15: The Invitational at Sweetwater, 153 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley CA. Guests include Jim Page Friday, May 6: The Invitational at Sweetwater, 153 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley CA July 14-16: Master Musicians Festival, Somerset KY More info and links at http://www.dgans.com/gigs.html
David Gans (tnf) Fri 4 Mar 05 20:58
First, the big hometown news: THE INVITATIONAL AT SWEETWATER: Last December I did a last-minute gig at Sweetwater in Mill Valley, California, filling in for a cancelled show. The club asked me to invite some friends, and we wound up with Bob Weir, Chris and Lorin Rowan, Henry Kaiser, Corinne West, and others. We had so much fun that the management (spurred by a suggestion from soundman Andy Slote) invited me to do it every month. We're calling it The Invitational. We've done three so far, and they've been great fun. The February 17 edition featured Henry Kaiser, Eric Thompson, all of the Dark Star Orchestra, and surprise guests including Martin Fierro, Freddie Roulette, and David Nelson. Bob Cogswell has recorded all of these events so far, and they are available for download in various online archives. This month's Invitational is scheduled for Thursday, March 10, and will include singer-songwriters Corinne West and Michael Stadler along with Suzy Thompson, Eric Rawlins, Rik Elswit, and Josh Zucker. Surprise guests are expected, too. Jim Page and other songwriters will join me on April 21, and I have some interesting plans and fantasies for future events. Stay tuned. My old friend David Newman volunteered to create a poster for each monthly event. The poster for March 10 is at http://www.trufun.com/invitational-050310-400.jpg There was a very nice column by Paul Liberatore in the Friday 3/4 Marin I-J: http://www.marinij.com/cda/article/print/0,1674,234%257E24409%257E2744760,00.h tml + Here is the complete list of confirmed gigs. Details, links, and up-to-the- minute additions can always be found at http://www.trufun.com/gigs.html I have some plans for the spring and summer that can't be revealed yet, but I'm hoping to return to the midwest and the northeast before too long, and to visit some new destinations, too. Stay tuned, and please tell your friends!! + Sunday, March 6, 9 am to 1 pm: SAN RAFAEL CA - Marin Farmers' Market, at the Marin Civic Center. Free! And great produce, too. Thursday, March 10, 8:30pm: The Invitational at Sweetwater, 153 Throckmorton, Mill Valley CA. $8. Guests include Michael Stadler, Corinne West, Suzy Thompson, Eric Rawlins, Rik Elswit, Josh Zucker. Saturday, March 12, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm: OAKLAND CA - Grand Lake Farmers' Market at Splash Pad Park, Grand and Lake Park Avenues (across from the Grand Lake Theater, just off I-580). Free! And great produce, too. www.splashpad.org Saturday, March 12, 7:00 pm: OAKLAND CA - Reptiles at the Oakland Metro, 201 Broadway. $8. 510-763-1146 - The Reptiles is my oldest and fondest musical association, a garage band that started in Berkeley in the early '70s and has played together at least once a year (with a few exceptions) ever since. This should be great fun, with a light show by Yehuda Landsman. NOTE EARLY START TIME! 7:00 pm Thursday, March 24, 10:30 pm: TALLAHASSEE FL - DG joins Hal Month's "Dead Keys and Friends" at the Warehouse, 706 W. Gaines St.. $5. March 25-27: LIVE OAK FL - Suwannee SpringFest. Bela Fleck Acoustic Trio, Donna the Buffalo, the Duhks, Rodney Crowell, Peter Rowan and Tony Rice - a river of great music on several stages for four days! A great time is guaranteed. This time, in addition to performing on various stages, I'll be doing a Looping Workshop with Arvid Smith. www.magmusic.com Wednesday, March 30, 10 pm: ATHENS GA - DG opens for Cosmic Charlie at Last Call, 420 E Clayton Street. $2 Thursday, March 31, 7:30 pm: ROSWELL GA: (tentative) DG and Tony Capri at Dream Catcher Guitars. $8 advance, $10 at the door. Friday, April 1, 9:30 pm: CONCORD NC: DG w/ Nth Degree and Tom Constanten at George Washington Bookstore and Tavern, 16 Union Street South. 704-788-1561 Saturday, April 2: CARRBORO NC - DG with Matt and Miner and Cromagnatism. De La Luz at Temple Ball, 307 E. Main Street. 919-929-1208 Sunday, April 3: GREENSBORO NC - Private event. Email DG for more info. Monday, April 18, 8:00 pm: FELTON CA - Jim Page and DG at Don Quixote's International Music Hall, 6275 Highway 9. $8 advance, $10 at the door. 831-335-2800 Thursday, April 21: MILL VALLEY CA - The Invitational at Sweetwater, 153 Throckmorton Ave. Guests include Jim Page.
Authentic Frontier Gibberish (gerry) Tue 8 Mar 05 08:19
Hey, David! This past weekend, while driving around in Reno and scanning the local radio stations, I heard you on _West Coast Live_. You sounded pretty good.
David Gans (tnf) Tue 8 Mar 05 09:16
Musta been a rerun. I always have a good time when I play on Sedge's show.
David Gans (tnf) Tue 12 Apr 05 11:16
Cross-posted to email@example.com Hello, ganstraders! I heard that Steve Rippey joined the list yesterday - welcome!! Steve was witness to my little meltdown in North Carolina - I picked up some sort of bug earlier in the tour, and struggled through a show and a half before winding up in the ER for fluids and electrolytes. Nothing serious, but I was pretty weak for a while there. There aren't going to be a lot of recordings coming from this particular tour. The Suwannee SpringFest got hit by a massive rainstorm early in the morning of the first day, making all three of the outdoor venues impossible to use. Some of the sound equipment was lost to water damage, too. The production teams did a phenomenal job of getting the show up in alternative settings, and everyone wound up having a pretty damn fine time after all. My mainstage set disappeared into the void, replaced by two late-night tweeners on the second stage in the music hall. My Old Florida Stage performance was moved to the Pickin' Shed, where I found out at the last possible moment that there was no amplification! Fortunately, a guy from the band before me volunteered his acoustic guitar, so I was able to perform albeit without my usual array of electronic assistants. That set did get recorded -- by me on my portable DAT with the tiny stereo mic, and by Jim Roe on video. I sent my recording to Molly, who will get it online soon. Haven't gotten the other recording from Jim yet, but I expect it will sound much better than mine even if you don't care about the picture. My two music hall tweeners, and the looping workshop I did with Arvid Smith, were recorded, but somehow my M1 was set to the LP sampling rate (32 KHz) and I haven't yet managed to get a clean playback of them, let alone a transfer to another medium. I had a fine time in Athens with Cosmic Charlie, but I haven't reviewed that tape yet. Friday, April 1 was when things started getting weird. I got sick the night before, while staying with a friend in Spartanburg. I made it to Concord for the show at the George Washington Bookstore with Nth Degree and Tom Constanten, but I was pretty weak and woozy. Rather than play a set of my own and then sit in with Nth Degree, as planned, I took it very easy and got up for a song or two in between bouts of sitting or lying down. I had a great time with that swell bunch of players, but I didn't play much. There was a guy recording with microphones at the start of the night, and I gave him my DAT deck. At the end of the evening that guy was gone, and I discovered that my tape stopped at about 85 minutes, right in the middle of "Rubin and Cherise." Guess the anonymous recordist had had enough and left the building! The recording I do have is weird - audience tape for the Nth Degree and TC sets, and then overmodulated soundboard for what there is of my performance. Saturday night, April 2, I was in Carrboro with Matt and Miner and their band Cromagnatism. I had felt better during the day, thinking I had just had a really nasty case of indigestion. My friends and I went to the Weaver Street Market for some dinner before the Temple Ball show; I knew I wasn't out of the woods yet when I couldn't find anything in that deli that I thought would sit well in my stomach. I wound up with a small package of inari-zushi (sweetened rice in a fried-tofu shell) and a cup of ginger tea. I was in no condition to start the show, so I asked Matt and Miner to play a set. After a while I got up and played three songs with them, but I had to sit down again. It must have been a good 45 minutes before I felt strong enough to try another song; I did "Surely you Jest" with the full band, and they tell me I played and sang really powerfully -- but I was in bad shape, and I told the audience I had to go to the ER. (John recorded this show w/microphones; I pugged my deck into the wrong place on the soundboard, so every time the sound guy soloed a channel that's what I got on my recording - useless!). This was the night UNC won their semi-final game, so the hospitals in Chapel Hill were expected to be full of people who burned themselves jumping over bonfires, etc. My friends John and Beth wisely too me back to Durham (stopping at a Waffle House for a cup of ice for the patient), and the ER there was blessedly quiet. They pumped two liters of fluid and electrolytes into me and gave me some Imodium. By the time we got out of there, Daylight Saving Time had kicked in and it was about 5:30 in the morning. We passed two people sitting on a curb waving a Tarheels flag at passersby. I had to cancel my performance at Mama Bear and Papa Bear's place outside Greensboro. I spent Sunday, Monday, and most of Tuesday in bed at Beth and John's house, eating applesauce, rice and dry toast washed down with Gatorade. Yum! I made it home okay, and now I am feeling fine. What an adventure! Oh, there was one other show, before SpringFest, in Tallahassee with Hal Month's Dead Keys and Friends. That was a fine show - Hal and I really click ass a piano-guitar duet, and the band did a fine job on my new song "Every Kick in the Ass Is a Shove in the Right Direction" (written with Lorin Rowan on March 1). I haven't reviewed that tape yet, either, but if it sounds good I'll make it available. So that's the news from lake WTFIGO? Jim Page is coming i this weekend and we're doing three shows together (including The Invitational at Sweetwater on Thursday, April 21, with Peter Kaukonen and Mario DeSio also on the bill). The May Invitational will feature a temporary band we're calling Guilty Pleasures: myself; Klyph Black of the Zen Tricksters on bass and vocals; Rob Barraco, formerly of ZT and The Dead, on keyboards and vocals; Barry Sless on pedal steel and guitar; and a drummer to be named shortly. We're playing Sweetwater on May 5, TBA on May 6, Mt Shasta City on May 7, and Sebastopol on May 8. My summer is starting to fill up with excellent festival gigs: Laytonville CA in mid-June; Nelson Ledges, Ohio on July 4; Schwagstock in Missouri July 8-9; Master Musicians Festival July 14-16; Nelson Ledges again and another big festival (I can't say which one yet) in August. The confirmed dates are always posted at http://www.dgans.com/gigs.html
wish you the very beat (tinymonster) Tue 12 Apr 05 11:22
Oh, my! I'm glad you're all right now!
Paul Terry Walhus (terry) Wed 13 Apr 05 06:24
ACL Festival rocks David. Austin's best festival.
David Gans (tnf) Wed 13 Apr 05 11:06
I haven't got the beginnings of an inkling of a presence in Austin. Gotta work my way up to Texas.
David Gans (tnf) Fri 15 Apr 05 18:26
Goldie Rush (1946-2005) I got the news at 9 am or so EST and called Rita a few minutes later to tell her. I hung out in the room for a while, just being with this terrible fact; I posted about it here in the WELL, etc., and then I packed up my stuff and checked out of the hotel at 11, got in the car and headed for Atlanta. I-75 has always been a nasty route in terms of food and coffee, but I spotted a sign for a Starbuck's in Tifton. This is a good thing! I gassed up in Tifton, then went to Starbuck's. Eschewing the drive-up window, I went inside and ordered a soy latte, gave the barista my name, and then stood by the bar to await my beverage. There was a man standing at the bar drinking an espresso, the way people do in France. He turned to me and said, in a thick French accent: "Hello, David. Where's Goldie at?" I stood there, dumbfounded, trying to figure out if I knew him. "Excuse me?" "Where's Goldie at?" Still unable to imagine how this man knew me or why he was asking me this question at this moment... "I don't understand the question." He smiled and said, "You know, David and Go-lee-at." Goliath! I headed back out onto I-75, laughing and crying, and a few minutes later I pulled myself together and called my dad to give him the news. * Goldie got a great sendoff on April 14, which would have been her 59th birthday. There was a tremendous amount of love and creativity brought to bear on this parade and party, and it went off without a hitch. Well, the fire marshal made us hose down the Burning Woman before she was completely consumed - but not before all our written farewells and expressions of love were burned. Goldie was there, her ashes in a beautiful gold gift box with gold ribbon. The Art Police (Freddy and Zim) brought a golden dragon that some of you will remember from GD Mardi Gras parades, and Goldie was borne on a throne that had many other artifacts. There was a shrine in the Community Center, and across the room was a table with dozens of photos from her life. I was happy to see a picture of Goldie and me from New Year's Eve - the night I wound up singing for several hours, able to remember nearly every song anyone asked for. There were gold balloons for the kids. There were hundreds of silk hankies handed out before the parade for us to wave as we walked. There was a brass band in black uniforms to lead us from the Village Green, through tiny Stinson Beach, and into the hall. Wavy led the ceremony, with brief words at the Village Green and a stunning poem to get things started in the circle at the Community Center. Frankie Accardi read a poem that made everyone laugh and cry at the same time - something about God running around backstage in Heaven saying, "I'm with Goldie." I've asked her to post the text... Ali was released from his incarceration in a forestry camp for the day, escorted by a very discreet, street-clothes-clad sheriff, and it was really touching to see him embraced by so man - his siblings in the GD family - Sunshine, Annabelle, Trixie, Justin, Cole - and MG, and all of Goldie's pals. People spoke who had known Goldie since she was nine years old, and I began my story by confessing that I had known her "a mere 27 years." I told the story about my encounter with the Frenchman in Tifton, Georgia, and everyone agreed that it was a tweak from the Bardo. The party went on for a couple of hours, with a couple hundred people telling stories, laughing, eating, watching the slide show that Don Pearson put on on Goldie's magnificent Apple Cinema Display. Rita made a big batch of cole slaw from a recipe by Eric Gower. (Goldie came to our house every Thursday to take care of my business, and I usually went out to get us something for lunch. Often, it was "sandwich kits" from A.G. Ferrari. Goldie loved their fried artichoke hearts, and usually requested ham, cheese, and some cole slaw.) I spoke with a few people I have not had smooth relations with over the years, opened the door (in myself) to the possibility of forgiving a guy who committed a heartless act of treachery during the time I was being kicked out of the Lesh scene. Laughed, listened to stories, looked at a hundred pictures of Goldie from all the times of her life. I was asked to provide live music, but it was never terribly clear what anyone expected. So of course, it all turned out just fine. I had asked Eric and Suzy Thompson, but Suzy said only she would be able to make it. Then the night before the event I heard that only Eric was going to be coming. Then on the day, both of them showed up. Also on board was bassist Josh Zucker. We didn't rehearse, but I did send MP3s of a few things. I put "Box of Rain" into a much lower key, and asked the players to be ready to play "For a Dancer" and "Brokedown Palace." We also played "Iko Iko," "Black Rat Swing," "That's Real Love," "I Saw Her Standing There," and I can't remember what-all else. Audrey Auld Mezera, who made a big impression on me and the other partygoers on New Year's Eve, joined us for three songs (including a song for Goldie that she had written the night before). Oh, and "Happy Birthday" to Goldie as a big cake was brought out with candles ablaze. Maria Muldaur got there much later than we had expected. There was some discussion about whether she was going to sing or not, but she had her fiddle with her and she and Eric and Suzy played a nice medley of fiddle tunes. Then Josh and I returned to the stage and and we all did "I'll Fly Away" - during which I shared a microphone with Maria! The DG of 1974 would have peed in his pants if this had happened to him; the DG of 2005 was pretty jazzed, for that matter. We did another old-timey song whose title I can't remember, featuring a nice vocal duet by Maria and Suzy, and then Maria closed the afternoon by singing "Amazing Grace" a cappella, with all of us singing along. After the party at the Community Center closed down, many of us repaired to the house at Seadrift. This was the Leshes' beach house; they are planning to tear it down and rebuild, so they invited Goldie to live there rent-free while they went through the design, permit, etc. process. This was an act of phenomenal generosity. It was there that Goldie lived for the last several months of her life. We visited her there several times, including New Year's Eve - when another Burning Woman ceremony was completed without intervention by the authorities. Chris and Lorin Rowan, Barry Sless and I went out there one afternoon to play Beatle song after Beatle song, with an audience of Goldie and a dozen or so of her friends. She had a grand time those last six months, but we all feel cheated because we were told she had a year. People visited her, and sometimes people made plans to visit her that she canceled at the last minute because she wasn't up for it. She never ever told me this was terminal, and I allowed myself to believe it wasn't. She kept it light, kept the focus on the truth and fun and not on her pain. If she felt fear, she kept it to herself. Goldie went out in style, and with great grace, surrounded by people who loved her and will for the rest of their days. I made it through the parade and the party and the music, just being in the moment and doing what felt right. I finally lost it at the beach house, listening to Frankie Accardi telling the story of Goldie's last two days. As she described the passing of our dear friend, I realized that I cannot imagine the human spirit as a light that dims, flickers and is extinguished when the body dies. I kept struggling to imagine where she is now. It is inconceivable to me that this person has ceased to exist. MG told us of something characteristically brilliant, sweet and unpoetic that Bear told her about how Goldie's soul will persist on earth. I will post the exact quote when I get it from her. I can tell you the shape of the hole in my spirit, but I can't tell you its depth.
Rick Brown (danwest) Fri 15 Apr 05 20:55
David Gans (tnf) Wed 1 Jun 05 18:15
Greetings and salutations! Just back from two delightful weeks on Kauai with my wife and two good friends. Helped KKCR with their fundraiser, played some music, swam with turtles, schmoozed with horses, took lots of photos ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/kauai0505/ ), and recharged the ol' batteries in a most enjoyable way. Now, back to music! This summer I've been invited to some great festivals, and I'll be filling in some of the dates between with club gigs - the schedule will always be current at http://www.dgans.com/gigs.html I want to call your attention to MagnoliaFest Midwest, July 22-24 at the Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground in Bean Blossom, Indiana. This is the first midwest venture by the Magnolia Music people, who put on the Suwannee SpringFest and MagnoliaFest in Live Oak, Florida every year. They've been very good to me over the years, and they put on a very pleasant festival, so I want this new venture to be a success for everybody's sake. See http://www.magmusic.magnoliafestmidwest.htm for the lineup and more details. I'm staying close to home in June, playing Farmers' markets in Oakland and Marin on June 11 and 12 respectively, and the Nomad Cafe w/ Mario DeSio on the evening of June 11; the following weekend I'll be in Laytonville CA, playing solo and also in a band called Rubber Souldiers with Chris and Lorin Rowan, Josh Zucker, and Adam Perry. The Rowans and I have been bonding over Beatle songs for a while now, and we're happy to be doing a full set of those great songs on the first night of what promises to be a very pleasant weekend in Northern California. The Invitational at Sweetwater continues its monthly special-eventliness: June 23 will feature Laurie Lewis; Joseph Langham and Phyllis Hogan of Each Others' Legend; and Steve Adams and Dan Lebowitz of ALO. July 28 will include Stevie Coyle and James Nash of the Waybacks, Josh Zucker, and other fine players to be named ASAP; and in August (date to be confirmed), it'll be an electric show w/ Rik Elswit, Adam Perry, and others TBA. Below are the details as they are known today; check http://www.dgans.com/gigs.html for updates and new bookings as they are confirmed. Saturday, June 11, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm: Grand Lake Farmers' Market, at Splash Pad Park (corner of Grand and Lake Park Avenues), Oakland CA. Free! Geat produce, fish, meat, prepared foods, and crafts. Saturday, June 11, 7:30-9:30 pm: DG and Mario DeSio at the Nomad Cafe, 6500 Shattuck Avenue, Oakland CA. No cover (but you have to buy at least one menu item). Sunday, June 12, 9 am to 1 pm: Marin Farmers' Market, at the Marin Civic Center in San Rafael CA. Free! Geat produce, fish, meat, prepared foods, and crafts. Friday-Sunday, June 17-19: Summer Sun at Area 101 ( www.jamestaylorjones.com ), Laytonville CA. David Nelson Band, Rowan Brothers, Melvin Seals, David Gans, Joseph Langham, Flying Other Brothers, 7th Direction, and others TBA. DG will play solo and as part of Rubber Souldiers, a Beatle jam w/ Chris and Lorin Rowan, Josh Zucker, and Adam Perry. Fri-Sun, July 1-3: Nelson Ledges Quarry Park ( www.nlqp.com ), Garrettsville OH w/ Donna the Buffalo, David Grisman Quintet, Rusted Root, Little Feat, et al. DG plays Sunday. July 14-16: Master Musicians Festival ( www.mastermusiciansfestival.com ), Somerset KY. DG performs Saturday afternoon. July 22-24: MagnoliaFest Midwest ( magmusic.com/magnoliafestmidwest.htm ) at the Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground in Bean Blossom, Indiana August 12-14: 10th Annual Gathering of the Vibes ( www.gatheringofthevibes.com ) in Mariaville NY August 19-21: GratefulFest ( www.nlqp.com ) at Nelson Ledges Quarry Park, Garrettsville OH. Dark Star Orchestra, others TBA.
David Gans (tnf) Thu 2 Jun 05 12:17
Corrected URL for MagnoliaFest Midwest: http://www.magmusic.com/magnoliafestmidwest.htm
Authentic Frontier Gibberish (gerry) Fri 3 Jun 05 17:13
Hey, David! I'm glad you had a nice time on Kauai. Those photos are fantastic. And thanks for the dates. I hope to make it to one of your Oakland gigs.
David Gans (tnf) Fri 3 Jun 05 17:27
Next Oakland gigs are Saturday 6/11 in the morning at the Grand lake farmers' marker, and 7:30-9:30 that evening at the Nomad Cafe. I hope to see you there!
David Gans (tnf) Wed 15 Jun 05 15:31
IMPORTANT NEWS REGARDING THIS WEEKEND: Due to predictions of very bad weather, "Summer Sun at Area 101" has been postponed. New dates are July 29-31. See below. Here is the schedule as it stands today. Other dates are being filled in as we speak... Thursday, June 23, 8:30 pm: The Invitational with Laurie Lewis; Dan Lebowitz and Steve Adams of ALO; and Joseph Langham and Phyllis Hogan of Each Others' Legend. Sweetwater, 153 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley CA. $10. 415-388-2820. http://www.sweetwatersaloon.com Fri-Sun, July 1-3: Nelson Ledges Quarry Park, Garrettsville OH w/ Donna the Buffalo, David Grisman Quintet, Rusted Root, Little Feat, et al. DG plays Sunday. http://www.nlqp.com Thu-Sat, July 14-16: Master Musicians Festival, Somerset KY. DG performs Saturday afternoon. http://www.mastermusiciansfestival.com July 22-24: MagnoliaFest Midwest at the Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground in Bean Blossom, Indiana. http://www.magmusic.com Thursday, July 28 8:30 pm: The Invitational with Stevie Coyle and James Nash of The Waybacks; Josh Zucker; and others TBA. Sweetwater, 153 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley CA. $10. 415-388-2820. http://www.sweetwatersaloon.com Friday-Sunday, July 29-31: Summer Sun at Area 101, Laytonville CA. Details TBA. http://www.jamestaylorjones.com August 12-14: 10th Annual Gathering of the Vibes in Mariaville NY. Bob Weir and Ratdog, Railroad Earth, Keller Williams, Assembly of Dust, Deep Banana Blackout, Zen Tricksters, Keller Williams, many more. http://www.gatheringofthevibes.com August 19-21: GratefulFest at Nelson Ledges Quarry Park, Garrettsville OH. Dark Star Orchestra, Zen Tricksters, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, StirFried with Buddy Cage. http://www.nlqp.com Saturday, September 10, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm: Grand Lake Farmers' Market, at Grand and Lake Park Avenues (across from the Grand Lake Theater, just off I-580) in Oakland. Free! Great produce, too! http://splashpad.org Sunday, September 11, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm: Marin Farmers' Market, at the Marin Civic Center in San Rafael CA. Free! Great produce, too! October 20-23: MagnoliaFest at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, Live Oak FL. http://www.magmusic.com In other news, I've got some photos posted on a great new photo-sharing site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dgans
rain indoctrinated (lynn-hicks) Wed 15 Jun 05 19:33
>"Summer Sun at Area 101" has been postponed. Weather Wimps! The Solstice Parade in Seattle goes on, rain or shine! (guess which it usually is?)
David Gans (tnf) Wed 15 Jun 05 20:26
Most of the festivals I play are able to proceed when it rains - and I have seen some HEAVY rains. But this particular venue doesn't have its alternate structures in place just yet. Next time, they'll be able to deal with the wet.
David Gans (tnf) Sat 18 Jun 05 12:58
The Invitational at Sweetwater Thursday, June 23, 8:30 pm David Gans Laurie Lewis Dan Lebowitz and Steve Adams of ALO Joseph Langham and Phyllis Hogan of Each Others' Legend Sweetwater 153 Throckmorton Ave. Mill Valley CA $10 415-388-2820 advance tickets from http://www.sweetwatersaloon.com
David Gans (tnf) Sat 16 Jul 05 08:05
"20 Questions with David Gans" on jambase: http://www.jambase.com/headsup.asp?storyID=6914
David Gans (tnf) Wed 20 Jul 05 16:40
I haven't read it yet, but my publicist says this is a great preview piece for my show in Nashville tonight: http://www.nashvillecitypaper.com/index.cfm?section_id=12&screen=news&news_id= 42966
David Gans (tnf) Wed 27 Jul 05 21:42
The Invitational at Sweetwater! Thursday, July 28, 8:30 pm With Stevie Coyle and James Nash of The Waybacks; Michael Stadler; and Josh Zucker. Sweetwater, 153 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley CA. $10. 415-388-2820
David Gans (tnf) Tue 9 Aug 05 10:15
I've got a new CD - minimally packaged, but the audio quality is first-rate. "Solo Electric" - <http://www.trufun.com/perfectible> TRACK LIST Shove in the Right Direction-> San Rafael Swell - Upbeat (thematically and musically) advice followed by an insouciant loop jam. Travelin' Man - Midtempo Americana. Falling Star - Ethereal. Mud Wrestling Jam - Weird-ass one-of-a-kind improv-isation that starts out quiet and picks up energy a few minutes in. Echolalia - Fingerpicking masterpiece. Waltzing Across Texas - Country weeper. An American Family - Social realism. Dawn's Early Light - Sweet loop jam recorded in my living room in January 2005. I worked on it for a while, went and did something else for a couple of hours, and then came back with some more ideas. Honeydew - Upbeat, jammy; randy lyric. Hooker River - Apocalyptic Americana. Labor Day Jam - Another one that starts out quiet, but this one kinda stays that way. Like a Dog - Dark, menacing Hunter lyric. Who Will Save Us from the Saved? - Speaking truth to power. Popstar - Randy Newman and Martin Mull meet Jorma in a bar in the '70s. Cover art, sample audio, ordering info: <http://www.trufun.com/perfectible>
errant thoughts of redheaded mischief (izzie) Fri 26 Aug 05 06:45
How's the new CD being received, David? I like it alot, but that's a given anymore.
David Gans (tnf) Fri 26 Aug 05 08:53
I sold quite a few on my just-completed tour, and the IInternet orders are starting to come in. Haven't seen any published reviews yet, but it's getting some airplay. So far so good! http://www.trufun.com/perfectible Lyrics and MP3 of "Who Will Save Us from the Saved?": http://playback.trufun.com/2005/08/who_will_save_us_from_the_save_1.html
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