David Adam Edelstein (davadam) Wed 31 Aug 05 15:30
Nice article indeed.
David Gans (tnf) Sun 18 Sep 05 14:57
Greetings, friends and fans. Here's the latest info on my performances over the next two months. But first, some other news: I have a new CD, "Solo Electric" - all original material, including a song I co-wrote with Robert Hunter and another that I co-wrote with Lorin Rowan. Track list, sample audio, and ordering information are online at http://www.dgans.com/perfectible . In the next few days it will be available at http://www.cdbaby.com/dgans as well. BLOG: I've started a blog, for political commentary, notes from the road, pointers to interesting articles and information, etc. http://playback.trufun.com PHOTOS: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dgans - recent images and newly- unearthed items from the archive (thanks to Christina Florkowski for the gift of a very fine SCANNER!) * Here are the gigs. As always, more info on these events, plus dates that are farther in the future, can be found at http://www.dgans.com/gigs.html Wednesday, September 21, 8pm: Eddie's Attic ( http://www.eddiesattic.com ), 515-B North McDonough St., Decatur GA. w/ Ralph Roddenbery. $10. 404-377-4976 NOTE NEW VENUE! Thursday, September 22: The Kodiak ( http://www.thekodiak.com ), 151 Central Street, Rutherfordton NC. $5. 828-287-1305 Saturday, September 24, 8:00 pm: Terrapin Hill Harvest Festival ( http://www.terrapinfestival.com/2005 ). DG plays on the Pavilion Stage. Also appearing (festival runs Fri-Sun): Donna the Buffalo, Railroad Earth, Garaj Mahal, Col. Bruce Hampton and the Code Talkers, The Duhks, and many more. Terrapin Hill Farm, 3696 Mackville Road (Rt. 152 West), Harrodsburg, Kentucky. 859-621-2479 Sunday, September 25, 8pm: Windows on the Cumberland ( http://www.windowsonthecumberland.com ), Nashville TN. $5 (18 and older). Jason Graumlich opens. Thursday, September 29, 8:30 pm: The Invitational at Sweetwater ( http://www.sweetwatersaloon.com), 153 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley CA. $10. 415-388-2820. DG, Chris Rowan, Joshua Zucker, Paul Cicco; more TBA. Sunday, October 16, 4:00 pm: Mojo Cafe, 9890 Bodega Hwy (CA-12, 3 miles west of downtown) Sebastopol CA. $8. 707-829-3065 Wednesday, October 19, 8:00 pm: With Earth Bombs Mars at Java Junction ( http://www.myjavajunction.com ), 705 Frankllin Street, Clearwater FL. 727-799-1100 October 20-23: MagnoliaFest ( http://www.magmusic.com ) at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, Live Oak FL. Donna the Buffalo, Peter Rowan, Railroad Earth, The Duhks, The Gourds, and many more. 904-249-7990 Friday, October 28, 9:00 pm: The Invitational moves to its new home! My longest-running (30 years!) musical collaboration, The Reptiles ( http://www.dgans.com/reptiles.html ) at the Hotel Utah ( http://thehotelutahsaloon.com ), 500 4th Street (at Bryant), San Francisco. $7. 415-546-6300
David Gans (tnf) Fri 14 Oct 05 10:46
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David Gans (tnf) Fri 14 Oct 05 10:50
Very nice review (by Randy Ray) of my new CD, SOLO ELECTRIC: http://www.jambands.com/CDReviews/content_2005_10_14.02.phtml Excerpt: Dawns Early Light (a two-minute mystery trance) and Labor Day Jam (ten minutes of unadulterated and wonderfully weird Gans guitar mastery) further his deep commitment to music that questions authoritative structures. Robert Hunters lyrics make an appearance on Like a Dog and spin a new yarn about the woes of the broken, beaten everyman with Gans throwing in a Lady With A Fan tease at songs coda. Similarities to the work of the Grateful Dead are easy and obvious but Gans is an artist testing new talking blues formats via voice and guitar with a dash of psychedelics mixed with modern urban rage. You can get it direct from Perfectible Recordings: http://www.dgans.com/perfectible There are four sample tracks online there. or from CDBaby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/dgans3 All tracks are sampled there, too.
Martha Soukup (soukup) Fri 14 Oct 05 11:37
Very, very nice.
David Gans (tnf) Wed 26 Oct 05 16:46
The REPTILES! Friday 10/28 9pm at the Hotel Utah, 500 4th Street (at Bryant), San Francisco Saturday 10/29, 10:30pm at the Wonders of Cannabis Expo, in the SF County Fairgrounds bldg at 9th and Lincoln in SF. Details at http://www.dgans.com/gigs.html
David Gans (tnf) Thu 17 Nov 05 12:25
Greetings! I'm off the road for the rest of the year (except for a possible trip north for New Year's Eve). There's plenty going on here at home, and we're already working on plans for 2006. I'm going to do my best to get back to the midwest - it's been way too long! The monthly Invitational has moved to the Hotel Utah in San Francisco. Tonight's event features bassist Kurt Ribak and Lemon Juju. I saw Richard Thompson playing acoustic with Danny Thompson in Portland last month, and I was inspired to ask Kurt to join me for a set. Lemon Juju is a ukulele duo - Alyn Kelley and Cynsa Bonorris, formerly of the great a cappella group Mary Schmary. I love their songs and their singing, and you will, too. We'll do a few numbers together at some point in the evening. Showtime is 9:00. Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth Street (at Bryant), San Francisco. $7. 415-546-6300 * SOLO ELECTRIC has been very well-received. Check out Randy Ray's review on jambands.com: http://www.jambands.com/CDReviews/content_2005_10_14.02.phtml (excerpt: "Gans builds his storybook scenes with patient confidence that require a fair bit of attention to detail. His guitar work is complex yet easy on the ear; his lyrics, fleeting bursts of Dylan Thomas quiet desperation-slugfests that are neither preachy nor mundane.") The CD is available from http://www.dgans.com/perfectible and/or http://www.cdbaby.com/all/dgans * Also of interest on the web are my blog, http://playback.trufun.com , and my photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/dgans Below is the schedule for the rest of the year. The web site is always up to date at http://www.dgans.com/gigs.html TONIGHT!!! Thursday, November 17, 9:00 pm: The Invitational, with Kurt Ribak and Lemon Juju. Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth Street (at Bryant), San Francisco. $7. 415-546-6300 Saturday, November 26, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm: Grand Lake Farmers' Market, at Lake Park and grand Avenues (across from the Grand Lake Theater) in Oakland. Free! Sunday, November 27, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm: Marin Farmers' Market, at the Marin Civic Center in San Rafael CA. Free! Saturday, December 3: The Great Gilroy Gobbler Gathering, sponsored by the California BBQ Association. Live music and cooking demonstrations all day. The turkeys will be donated from various sources or purchased through donations, and distributed to needy families by the Second Harvest Food Bank and St. Joseph's Church. DG plays 1:00-2:00 pm. http://www.cbbqa.com Thursday, December 15, 9:00 pm: The Invitational, with Chris Rowan, Joshua Zucker, Josh Kaye, and Adam Perry. Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth Street (at Bryant), San Francisco. $7. 415-546-6300 Friday, December 16, 7:30-9:30pm: DG, Mario DeSio, and Jeff Pehrson at the Nomad Cafe, 6500 Shattuck Ave. (at 65th St.), Oakland CA. Freem but you have to buy something! Saturday, December 17, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm: Grand Lake Farmers' Market, at Lake Park and grand Avenues (across from the Grand Lake Theater) in Oakland. Free! Sunday, December 18, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm: Marin Farmers' Market, at the Marin Civic Center in San Rafael CA. Free! Coming in January: SOUTHEAST TOUR with Ralph Roddenbery. Details TBA ASAP. And in the spring, two wonderful events: The Suwannee SpringFest, March 23-26 in Live Oak FL, and Jamm in Jamaica, March 28-April 1 in Negril. Details at http://www.dgans.com/gigs.html
David Gans (tnf) Thu 8 Dec 05 22:50
Nice China Doll -> jam w/ Johnny Downer of Free Peoples, recorded 10/16/05 at the Mojo Cafe in Sebastopl. A poor recording, but a sweet session. http://www.gdhour.com/music/chinadoll-jam.051016.mp3
David Gans (tnf) Mon 12 Dec 05 20:38
Coming events: I'm on tour in the Bay Area this weekend, and the ticket prices are way affordable (i.e. 0) at three of these gigs! Thursday, December 15, 9:00 pm: The Invitational, with David Gans, Chris Rowan, Joshua Zucker, Josh Kaye, and Adam Perry. Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth Street (at Bryant), San Francisco. $7. 415-546-6300. Chris' big brother Peter has promised to drop in, too! Friday, December 16, 7:30-9:30pm: DG, Mario DeSio, and Jeff Pehrson at the Nomad Cafe, 6500 Shattuck Ave. (at 65th St.), Oakland CA. Free, but you have to buy something! Saturday, December 17, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm: Grand Lake Farmers' Market, at Lake Park and Grand Avenues (across from the Grand Lake Theater) in Oakland. Free! Sunday, December 18, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm: Marin Farmers' Market, at the Marin Civic Center in San Rafael CA. Free!
David Gans (tnf) Thu 26 Jan 06 15:51
Tonight's Invitational is a gathering of smart, funny songwriters. * Thursday, January 26, 9:00 pm: The Invitational: David Gans, Mario DeSio, * Ira Marlowe, Joe Rut, Michael Stadler. Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth Street (at * Bryant), San Francisco. $7. 415-546-6300. http://thehotelutahsaloon.com <hollyt> and I rehearsed up a short set of country duets w/ <kurtr> on bass, but Holly called in sick so we'll do those songs at a future event.
Gail Williams (gail) Fri 27 Jan 06 11:35
Oh, drat... didn't see that til today. That's a fun venue, and on my way home.
David Gans (tnf) Sat 13 May 06 11:11
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David Gans (tnf) Sat 13 May 06 11:24
Recorded yesterday: a new studio performance of "Quarter to Five." http://www.trufun.com/audio/Quarter-to-Five_v1.mp3 I recently bought some new gear, and now I am able to run two independent loops. My first application of this facility is to create what I call "lenticular clouds": using an overdrive to create a rich, sustained tone, and a volume pedal, using a loop of arbitrary duration, I create multiple layers of notes that fade in and out, overlapping at random times and in random combinations of harmonious and dissonant intervals. Having created a cloud layer, I switched to the other looper and started a piece called "Quarter to Five" and developed two or three distinct sections, using different guitar tones and effects. I recorded the entire mess into the Microtrack and then loaded it into the Sonic Solutions digital editing system, where I was able to edit out the boring/sloppy/distorted parts and then build the final composition by crossfading between the two main sections of "Quarter to Five" (one simpler, with more discernable "acoustic" guitar and the other fuller, with several layers of legato guitar melody). I also made multiple copies of the cloud bed and arranged them on four tracks, out of sync, creating new areas of dissonance and complexity. Now I'm trying to decide if I'm going to schlep all this gear over to the Larkspur Cafe for tonight's show - which has to do with whether I feel I'm ready to use it in public after only one day of rehearsal at home.
uber-muso hipster hyperbole (pjm) Sat 13 May 06 12:43
Very nice David. I love the direction you are going right now.
David Gans (tnf) Sat 13 May 06 14:50
David Gans (tnf) Sat 13 May 06 14:51
I'm performing tonight in Larkspur, California, with the Rowan Brothers head- lining. In between my set and theirs, we're doing a set of Beatle songs as Rubber Souldiers. As I had hoped, we're taking some of the songs in groovy new directions while still paying tribute to their greatness. And singing three-part with a brother act is a great treat! The Rowan Brothers, David Gans, and Rubber Souldiers Saturday, May 13, 8:30pm Larkspur Cafe Theater, 500 Magnolia, Larkspur CA. Showtime is 8:30pm. http://www.larkspurcafetheatre.com
Infradibulated Gratility (ssol) Sat 13 May 06 16:13
Beautiful new stuff, David. I love your loopy solo, "Looking Into the Next World". Would you post a link?
David Adam Edelstein (davadam) Sat 13 May 06 19:12
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David Adam Edelstein (davadam) Sat 13 May 06 19:13
That's a terrific track, David. Very evocative.
David Gans (tnf) Sun 14 May 06 01:46
Steve, you'll find "Looking Into the Next World" on this page: http://dgans.com/tunes.html - in the "Loop Jams" section in the lower half of the page.
Infradibulated Gratility (ssol) Sun 14 May 06 06:06
Danka! Diggin' the Dark Star jam right now, actually. I'm so easily distracted! Yummy :-)
David Gans (tnf) Sun 14 May 06 11:29
And here is the Rubber Souldiers set from last night: http://dgans.com/audio/souldiers/index.html
gazornblat (dwaite) Sun 18 Jun 06 09:27
Wow - Girl from last night is wonderful but I'm a sucker for Beatles anyway... You seem to be doing many differnt things right now in your music. are they all playing out together or do you find them seperate and distinctive?
David Gans (tnf) Sun 18 Jun 06 10:30
It all seems to be flowing pretty naturally. I'm enjoying the variety of opportunities. But hey: the conversation has moved to <inkwell.vue.275>
gazorninblat (dwaite) Sun 18 Jun 06 15:34
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