David Gans (tnf) Thu 7 Jun 12 09:30
Adam: WE're webcasting at 8pm PDT <http://www.concertwindow.com/thefreight>
David Gans (tnf) Thu 7 Jun 12 09:31
Gail, I hope we see you there! Obviously this is a major gig for me, and if we do well it will mean more visibility and success everywhere.
Susan Sarandon, tractors, etc. (rocket) Thu 7 Jun 12 09:40
Oh, great! I'll check the webcast. Thanks.
Eric Rawlins (woodman) Thu 7 Jun 12 10:11
Ellen and I will be there!
David Gans (tnf) Thu 7 Jun 12 10:32
Sweet - thanks!
David Gans (tnf) Fri 27 Jul 12 08:27
I have two performances this weekend: a solo show co-billed with the songwriter Ira Marlowe in his new venue in Berkeley (tonight), and a charty event on College Avenue to benefit arts education in Oakland public schools (Sunday): Friday, July 27, 7:30-10 pm: DG and Ira Marlowe at The Monkey House, Berkeley CA. Email for reservations. Tickets are $10-20 sliding scale. The Monkey House is an unmarked storefront at 1638 University Ave, near Sacramento Street, three blocks from North Berkeley BART. Street parking is usually easy and the area is safe and well-lit. <http://www.monkeyhousetheater.com> Sunday, July 29: 51Oakland Presents A Fundraiser & Silent Auction with Music, Comedy & More - Benefiting Arts & Music Education in Oakland Public Schools! | NOON-9PM. Toast, 5900 College Ave (at Chabot), Oakland CA. DG performs 6- 7pm. More info at <http://www.51oakland.org>
David Gans (tnf) Fri 14 Sep 12 16:44
This just in: Sycamore Slough String Band will be joined by Danny Carnahan of Wake the Dead next Wednesday, September 19, at the Freight and Salvage. Other guests still the works... Advance tickets are available here: <http://www.thefreight.org/sycamore-slough-string-band> The show will be webcast, starting at 8pm Pacific time. Sign up here: <http://www.concertwindow.com/shows/sycamore-slough-string-band> Only $3 a pop!
David Gans (tnf) Fri 14 Sep 12 16:44
P.S. We'll give every ticket holder a free copy of our debut CD, "First Rehearsals"
David Gans (tnf) Wed 5 Jun 13 20:49
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David Gans (tnf) Wed 5 Jun 13 20:50
Greetings on the eve of my trip to the Mountain Time Zone! I start (still in the Pacific time zone) with a house concert in Las Vegas on Saturday, and then I'm off to Utah, Idaho, and Montana for six performances in eight days, interspersed with awesome sightseeing and spiritual refreshment. On June 21, I will play in two bands at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley: Acoustic with the Sycamore Slough String Band, and Electric with Dogpatch Junction. July takes me east twice: Buffalo and Nelson Ledges over the July 4 weekend, and then a longer trip later in the month that will include three festivals, several house concerts, and "Dark Star High School," a midweek retreat at the Full Moon Resort in New Your with the Dark Star Orchestra, Donna Jean Godchaux-Mackay, and Betty Cantor-Jackson. More info on that at http://www.darkstarorchestra.net I'm still working on a few more things for late July, possibly including gigs in western New Jersey, Connecticut, and/or Long Island. Check http://www.dgans.com/gigs.html for updates. And before we get to the complete list of gigs as it stands today, please check out this interview I did, joined by the Rumpke Mountain Boys, right after our thrilling set at the Dark Star Jubilee on May 27: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmaFkimYckE * The schedule as it stands today: Saturday, June 8: House concert in Las Vegas NV. Potluck dinner at 6:30, music at 7:30. Email me for info/reservations. Sunday, June 9, 6pm: Boulder Mesa Cafe, Boulder UT Monday, June 10, 7pm: Robber's Roost Book Store, Torrey UT Wednesday, June 12: House concert in Salt Lake City. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for info/reservations. Friday, June 14, 7pm: Alpine Wines Bistro, 15 S Main St, Driggs ID Saturday, June 15: Live from the Divide! Peach Street Studios, 627 E. Peach Street, Bozeman MT. http://livefromthedivide.com/shows/david-gans Sunday, June 16: House Concert at "Club Meg," Missoula MT. Email me for info. Monday, June 17: Symes Hot Springs, 209 Wall Street, Hot Springs MT Friday, June 21, 8pm: Sycamore Slough String Band and Dogpatch Junction at the Freight and Salvage, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley CA. DG will play with both bands. Thursday July 4: House concert near Buffalo NY. Email me for info/reservation. Friday and Saturday, July 5 and 6: Grateful Fest, at Nelson Ledges Quarry Park, Nelson/Garrettsville OH Sunday, July 14, 9 am to 1 pm: Marin Farmers' Market at the Marin Civic Center, San Rafael CA. Free! Great local produce, etc. Saturday, July 20: House concert in Staten Island NY. Email me for info Sunday, July 21, 1pm: The Folk Project presents a house concert in Rockaway, New Jersey. Email email@example.com for info/reservation. Suggested donation $15 Wednesday, July 24: House concert at Neverdun Farm, Kennebunkport ME. July 25-28: Gathering of the Vibes at Seaside Park, Bridgeport CT Friday, August 2: Fletch Fest, Westernville NY August 3-4: A Bear's Picnic, Pennsylvania August 5-9: "DSO High School" at the Full Moon Resort, Big Indian NY. Dark Star Orchestra, Donna Jean Godchaux-Mackay, Betty Cantor-Jackson, David Gans. Music, conversation, storytelling, and more! Sunday, August 11: Sycamore Slough String Band at the Beloved Festival, Tidewater Falls OR. http://www.belovedfestival.com/ Thursday, August 15: Berkeley CA (details TBA) Sunday, August 18: Oakland CA (details TBA) September 7-8: Terrapin Hill Harvest Festival, Harrodsburg KY Tuesday, September 10 (tentative): Rumpke Mountain Boys and DG at Stanley's Pub, Cincinnati OH Friday, September 13: Solo and with the Rumpke Mountain Boys at Pink Moon Festival Saturday, September 14 (very late at night!): With the Rumpke Mountain Boys at The Werk Out, at Legend Valley in Thornville OH * My performance schedule is posted at http://www.dgans.com/gigs.html - new gigs are being added all the time. As always, I'm in the market for house concert opportunities. If you see an open spot on my schedule in your general vicinity, let's try to make something happen! And remember: word of mouth is a gigantic part of musicians' promotion and publicity these days, so if you like my music, please spread the word about my gigs and recordings. My recordings are available at http://www.dgans.com/discography/ Great thanks to Jim Dunlop for providing me with first-rate strings for all my guitars! http://www.jimdunlop.com/ Thanks also to Rick Turner for creating the amazing guitar I play on tour, the Renaissance RS-6. http://www.renaissanceguitars.com If you want to be removed from this list, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll take care of it ASAP. SYCAMORE SLOUGH STRING BAND: Sycamore Slough String Band is an acoustic quartet focusing on the music of the Grateful Dead, with other fine songs popping up occasionally as well. With me are mandolinist/guitarist David Thom and bassist Roger Sideman. We held our first rehearsals at Megasonic Studio in Oakland in January, confident that magic would be made, and we did indeed wind up with releasable music. "First Rehearsals" is available in FLAC, MP3, and CD on demand from festivalink.net - http://flink.livedownloads.com/show.asp?show=7293 and in audiophile (96/24) from HDTracks - https://www.hdtracks.com/index.php?file=catalogdetail&valbum_code=HD0639444121 17 Here are two videos from "First Rehearsals": Jackaroe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY8tyO-_7Ik New Speedway Boogie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoZfxawvKeQ DAVID GANS AND ERIC RAWLINS: I'm also hawking "Desert Wind, Rollin' River," a studio recording of Americana type songs (including several originals) with my dear friend Eric Rawlins. We've been singing together, mostly at private gatherings, for more than 20 years. The recording was done in my living room by the great Stephen Barncard, who recorded "American Beauty" and David Crosby's "If I Could Only Remember My Name...") It's available in FLAC, MP3, and CD on demand from Festivalink - http://flink.livedownloads.com/show.asp?show=7136 And in audiophile (96/24) from HDTracks: https://www.hdtracks.com/index.php?file=catalogdetail&valbum_code=HD0639444120 94%3E More info on these and other releases at http://www.dgans.com/discography/
David Gans (tnf) Wed 12 Jun 13 15:51
Very favorable review of "Life Is a Jam" from a British friend (posted on the Eurotraders list): <http://cloudsurfing.gdhour.com/archives/6904>
David Gans (tnf) Mon 25 Nov 13 11:15
A cuple of nice performance clips (from last week) in this piece: <http://www.indyweek.com/scan/archives/2013/11/21/grateful-dead-expert-david-ga ns-plays-the-pour-house>
Gail Williams (gail) Mon 25 Nov 13 11:33
What great coverage!
John Rottet (unkljohn) Wed 27 Nov 13 07:38
That's so great! Nice to see the clips after having been there. You guys are great together and separately!
David Gans (tnf) Wed 27 Nov 13 09:29
Yeah, I am enjoying the collaboration.
David Gans (tnf) Wed 4 Dec 13 12:56
I've got seven gigs in California this month: Friday, December 6, 7:30 pm: Jeff Pehrson (w/ Mike Sugar), David Gans, and Ira Marlowe at the Monkey House Theater in Berkeley. Email email@example.com for info/reservations. $10-20 sliding scale Saturday, December 7, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm: Grand Lake Farmers' Market, Oakland CA Sunday, December 8, 9am to 1pm: Marin Farmers' Market, San Rafael CA Thursday, December 19: House concert in Santa Clarita CA (near Los Angeles). Potluck at 6, music at 7:30. Email me for info/reservation. Friday, December 20: Cubensis with DG at Golden Sails Hotel, 6285 E. Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach CA Saturday, December 21, 4pm: Cubensis with DG at Lighthouse Cafe, 30 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach CA Sunday, December 22: House concert in Hollywood CA. Potluck at 5, music at 6. Email me for info/reservation. More info and more gigs at <http://www.dgans.com/gigs.html>
Cliff Dweller (robinsline) Wed 4 Dec 13 16:23
Gonna be a little cold at the farmers markets this week.
David Gans (tnf) Wed 4 Dec 13 16:57
Yes, it is. I heard there's only a 20% chance of rain, so I expect I'll be there.
David Gans (tnf) Mon 9 Dec 13 08:51
From yesterday's gig, a loop improv that came up out of nowhere and sent me to "I Know You Rider": <https://soundcloud.com/dgans/hand-warmer-jam-rider>
Jim (jimc) Wed 11 Dec 13 19:45
David Gans (tnf) Thu 27 Feb 14 12:35
Tomorrow night (Fri 2/28/14) I am playing the second "Free-Form Fridays" gig with Phil Savell, guitarist of The Fall Risk, and Zach Partain on bass. The idea is to start with pure improvisation and see where it goes. Cubby Sedgwick opens. Here's a sample of what we did at the first one, last month: <https://soundcloud.com/dgans/first-jam-1-31-14> Showtime is 7:30pm, at the Monkey House in Berkeley.$10-20 sliding scale. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the exact location.
David Gans (tnf) Tue 22 Apr 14 16:41
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David Gans (tnf) Tue 22 Apr 14 16:42
<https://archive.org/details/rumpkemb2014-01-17.withdavidgans> Complete show - Rumpke Mountain Boys and David Gans 1/17/14 Moustrap, Indianapolis
David Gans (tnf) Fri 13 Jun 14 13:16
The Free-Form Friday band played on Thursday in June of 2014: June 12, to be exact, at the Monkey House in Berkeley. Phil Savell and David Gans, guitar and vocals; Bob Bralove, keyboard and vocals; Zach Partain, bass; Neil Hampton, percussion. Here is a link to the whole show, in three parts: <https://soundcloud.com/dgans/sets/free-form-friday-on-thursday-61214>
David Gans (tnf) Tue 2 Sep 14 18:21
Posted on the Eurotraders list and reposted here with the author's permission: The many faces of David Gans: Gans and Rawlins Desert Wind, Rollin River by Chris Jones Its amazing how many different approaches David takes to music. Desert Wind, Rollin River is not as muscular as Gans Stage Stop solo show (which I reviewed earlier): rather its more of a gentle, lyrical journey across America and through different decades by a couple of old friends, and listening to it, I can picture them swapping yarns round the camp fire along the way. Theres nothing challenging about the music its not a dramatic symphony, more of a gentle serenade but sometimes thats just what you need. Something warm, friendly and familiar; two people in perfect harmony on vocals and guitar accompaniment. Each of the songs tells a story, and most of them are on the theme of travelling, whether its Waltzing Across Texas, Going Back to Georgia, or Leavin Louisiana, and each of them is delivered with just the perfect amount of joy or pathos. Gans and Rawlins have been making music together, mostly at parties and occasionally in public, for more than 20 years and its clear that over this time theyve developed the strongest of musical relationships. They fit together like a pair of fine silk gloves, with a similar shape and style and supremely comfortable together, but complementary each one working with the other to provide a balanced whole. One of the songs strays further afield to Kilkelly in Ireland. It tells a sad story which reminds us that we didnt always have modern communications, and those people who emigrated from Ireland or the UK to the other side of the world (America or Australia) would probably never see their homeland and their parents again. Theres one cover that Im familiar with the superb Wheels by Chris Hillman of the Flying Burrito Brothers (from their 1968 album The Gilded Palace of Sin) and, appropriately, thats about travelling, too. The last Track, Whats Your Name, is pure doo-wop and could have been written in the fifties (and possibly was) Its such an intimate recording that it sounds as if they could be playing in your own front room and, as it happens, the recording was made in David Gans living room, and thats an immense contribution to its considerable charm. The album was recorded by Stephen Barncard and, as you can imagine, its of the highest quality. You can find out more and read other feedback here: <http://flink.livedownloads.com/show.asp?show=7136> And you can buy it (and all Davids other releases) at <http://www.dgans.com/discography> and also in the iTunes store, HDTracks.com, <http://CDBaby.com/all/dgans>, and other online retailers. This is probably my favourite of all Davids many recordings, and I do urge you to give it a listen and to buy it too! CJ
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