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Gans on the road

Greetings and HAPPY NEW YEAR! I am heading out for a week of performances in my favorite corner of the universe: Utah, Colorado, and Arizona! The January 4 show at Mystic Hot Springs (Monroe UT) will also be a video shoot, 'cause that is Mystic Mike's hobby and I could use some pro-shot vid for the promo kit. I hope to see many friends and meet some new ones on this tour. Thursday, December 31: XTra Ticket w/ David Gans at the Orpheum Theater in Flagstaff, Arizona. http://www.orpheumpresents.com Saturday, January 2: David Gans and The Lindells at the Dolores River Brewery, Dolores CO Monday, January 4, 9pm: Mystic Hot Springs, Monroe UT Tuesday, January 5, 8pm: The State Room, 638 South State Street, Salt Lake City UT. $10 advance, $12 day of show. 800-501-2885 And on the day I get home from that trip, Rubber Souldiers (the "Beatles Jam Band" w/ Chris and Lorin Rowan) play the Ashkenaz in Berkeley! Thursday, January 7, 9pm: Rubber Souldiers at the Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley CA As always, more info at dgans.com! Gans/GD Hour blog
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new videos
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New single: "Life Is a Jam"

I am about to release a new studio recording titled "Life Is a Jam." I was joined on this session by Mark Karan (Ratdog, Jemimah Puddleduck) on lead guitar; Mookie Siegel (David Nelson Band) on keyboards; Joe Kyle, Jr. (The Waybacks) on bass; Dave Brogan (ALO) on drums; and Zac Matthews (Hot Buttered Rum) and Bear Kittay on background vocals.

There are three takes of the song, each followed by a unique jam. It's being released as a download later in the month; right now I'm selling a limited edition CD to help recover the costs of getting it released. Please check out http://www.dgans.com/liaj for more info and to order a CD.

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Interview about "Life Is a Jam"

Short interview with British musician/blogger Gary Grainger about my new online single "Life Is a Jam": http://thumbrella.blogspot.com/2010/04/life-is-jam-says-david-gans.html

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Short interview with British
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Gig and "Life Is a Jam" update

The "Life Is a Jam" download is ALMOST ready to go. Maybe by the time you read this - give us a try at http://www.dgans.com/liaj/download

To refresh your memory, "Life Is a Jam" is a studio recording with me on guitar and vocals, Mark Karan (Jemimah Puddueduck, Ratdog) on lead guitar, Mookie Siegel (David Nelson Band) on keyboards, Joe Kyle, Jr (The Waybacks) on bass, Dave Brogan (ALO) on drums, and Zac Matthews (Hot Buttered Rum) and Bear Kittay on background vocals. The download package and promo CD contain three versions of the song, each with a unique jam - a total of about 27 minutes of music for your money!

Here is a video clip of a solo performance of "Life Is a Jam," recorded April 17 at the Mill Valley Masonic. Big thanks to Mark Karan for inviting me to open the show!

We still have a few copies of the limited-edition promo CD available at http://www.dgans.com/liaj/
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I'm about to get on a plane for North Carolina, where I'll play two festivals, four club dates, and my good pal Mark van Allen's wedding bash - can't wait!

In May, I go to the southwest for a short run of shows that ends Memorial Day weekend at the Desert Rocks Music Festival in Moab, Utah. And while I'm there, on Sunday, May 30, I will be participating in a guided bike tour of the Moab area sponsored by Rock the Earth (rocktheearth.org). Details haven't been posted yet; stay tuned.

I'm hoping to add a gig or two to my Ohio trip in early July. If you have an Ohio venue in mind, or if you're interested in hosting a house concert, please get in touch.

Anyway, here's a complete list of confirmed gigs as it stands today. Details, links, and more info at http://www.dgans.com/gigs.html - and new performances are being added to the schedule as they're confirmed.

I hope to see you at one or more of these shows, and I hope you'll spread the word!

April 23-24: Shakori Hills Grass Roots Festival of Music and Dance, Silk Hope NC

Sunday, April 25, 7pm: The first annual Franallen Jam (celebrating the wedding of my good friends Mark van Allen and Fran Cooper!) at Eddie's Attic, 515 B McDonough Street, Decatur GA. Tickets are on sale now.

Tuesday, April 27: DG and Friends @ Jay Sanders' Mindtonic Music Series at Rocket Club, Asheville NC

Wednesday, April 28, 9:30pm: DG and Friends at the Blind Tiger, Greensboro NC
Thursday, April 29: DG and Friends at Mo Daddy's, Asheville NC. $7
Friday, April 30: DG and Friends at the Reel House, Boone NC
Saturday, May 1: French Broad River Festival, Hot Springs NC

Thursday, May 6, 8pm: The Curios, Michael Foley, and DG at the Freight and Salvage, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley.

Thursday, May 20: XTra Ticket and DG at the Sail Inn, Tempe AZ
Friday, May 21: Flagstaff Brewing Company, Flagstaff AZ
Saturday, May 22: Mountain High Bar, Cedar Crest NM
Sunday, May 23: Mike's Music Exchange, Santa Fe NM
Wednesday, May 26: The Rim Rock, Torrey UT
May 28-30: Desert Rocks Music Festival, Moab UT

Sunday, June 12: Fairfax Festival, Fairfax CA
Wednesday, June 16, 4-8pm: Fairfax Farmers' Market, in Bolinas Park, Fairfax CA. Free! Great organic produce, prepared foods, etc.

July 2-5: Grateful Fest at Nelson Ledges Quarry Park in Nelson/Garrettsville OH
July 29-August 1: Gathering of the Vibes, Bridgeport CT
August 6-8: A Festival of Family, Millerton NY - benefit for the Rex Foundation
August 13-15: A Bear's Picnic, Laurelton PA
September 9-12: Terrapin Hill Harvest Festival, Harrodsburg KY

dgans.com/gigs.html

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"Life Is a Jam" and Rubber Souldiers

The EP "Life Is a Jam" is happening now! sample and download it here. Mark Karan plays lead guitar...

Also: Rubber Souldiers - a "Beatles Jam Band" with Lorin Rowan, Chris Rowan, David Gans, et al., stream live on KPFA Wed 5/12 at 10:00 pm Pacific time. And we play live at the Mill Valley Masonic Friday, May 14, with special guest Mark Karan. Garrin Benfield opens the show. Details here.

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Southwest tour

On my way out for a southwest tour!

Thursday, May 20: XTra Ticket and DG at the Sail Inn, Tempe AZ
Friday, May 21: Flagstaff Brewing Company, Flagstaff AZ
Saturday, May 22: Mountain High Bar, Cedar Crest NM
Sunday, May 23: Mike's Music Exchange, Santa Fe NM
Wednesday, May 26: The Rim Rock, Torrey UT
May 28-30: Desert Rocks Music Festival, Moab UT

More info on the gigs page.

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performance schedule

Greetings! I'm in the final stages of preparing for a major East Coast tour. First stop is Gathering of the Vibe in Bridgeport, Connecticut - a wonderful family reunion of several generations of Deadheads and other kind folks.

I've added a couple of new items to the schedule - on this tour and later in the year - including a house concert in Maine next week, two more Rubber Souldiers shows, and more.

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 pretty much all we have these days, so if you like my music, please spread the word about these gigs and these recordings - the free ones as well as the for-sale ones.

My performance schedule is posted at http://www.dgans.com/gigs.html
CDs are available at http://www.cdaby.com/all/dgans

Thank you for your kind attention support. I hope to see you soon!

- DG

July 29-August 1: Gathering of the Vibes, Bridgeport CT http://www.gatheringofthevibes.com

Tuesday, August 3: House concert in Arundel ME. Potluck dinner at 6pm, music at 8pm. Email the host, Mark Simoncic, msimo@gwi.net or call 207-423-3242 for reservations and more info.

Thursday, August 5, 8pm: Mexicali Live, 1409 Queen Anne Rd Teaneck, NJ. $10 advance, $15 day of show. I open the show.

Friday, August 6, 9pm: Boris Garcia and DG at Triumph Brewing Company, 117 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia PA. 215-925-1701

Saturday, August 7: A Festival of Family, Millerton NY- benefit for the Rex Foundation. I will play a solo set and a set with Rubber Souldiers, a "Beatles Jam Band" with Chris and Lorin Rowan.

Wednesday, August 11: House concert in Rockaway, New Jersey. By reservation only; suggested donation $10. Call 908-229-1214 or email scooter515@optimum.net to reserve seats. Location will be provided upon confirmation of reservation. No drugs or alcohol, please - this is a private home!

August 13-15: A Bear's Picnic, Laurelton PA http://www.abearspicnic.com/
Sunday, August 15: house concert in northeast Ohio (private)

Friday, August 27: Salt Lake City. Details TBA.
Saturday, August 28, 8-10 pm: Outdoors at the Knotty Pine Lodge, Victor ID. The B-Side Players perform indoors at 11pm.
Sunday, August 29, 8-10pm: Grand Teton National Park
Wednesday, September 1, 7-9 pm: Alpine Wines, Driggs ID
Friday, September 3: House concert in Bozeman MT. Contact me for details.
Saturday, September 4: House concert in Missoula MT. Contact me for details.

September 9-12: Terrapin Hill Harvest Festival, Harrodsburg KY
Tuesday, September 14: house concert near Columbus OH. Contact me for details.
Wednesday, September 15: house concert near Chicago IL. Contact me for details.
September 17-18: Schwagstock at Camp Zoe, near Salem MO. http://www.campzoe.com

Saturday, September 25, 11:00 to 11:45 am: Toot Sweet/Bagel Shop Garden free community concerts on Gilman Street in Berkeley CA. Free!

Wednesday, September 29: Rubber Souldiers play a free outdoor show 6:30-8pm in Memorial Park, Albany CA

Friday, October 1, 7-10pm: Dead Dreams (David Gans, Dave Stein, Jeff Faust, Mark Corsolini, and... ?) at Art House Gallery and Cultural Center, 2905 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley CA. $8

Saturday, October 2, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm: Grand Lake Farmers' Market, at Lake Park and Grand Avenues in Oakland. Free! Think global, eat local!

Friday, October 8: Rubber Souldiers perform at the Mill Valley Film Festival in celebration of a film called "Nowhere Boy,"about John Lennon's early years. Details tba.

More info and links at http://www.dgans.com/gigs.html

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"Life Is a Jam" is a studio recording with me on guitar and vocals, Mark Karan (Jemimah Puddueduck, Ratdog) on lead guitar, Mookie Siegel (David Nelson Band) on keyboards, Joe Kyle, Jr (The Waybacks) on bass, Dave Brogan (ALO) on drums, and Zac Matthews (Hot Buttered Rum) and Bear Kittay on background vocals. The download package and promo CD contain three versions of the song, each with a unique jam - a total of about 27 minutes of music for your money! http://www.dgans.com/liaj/download - and we still have a few copies of the limited-edition promo CD available at http://www.dgans.com/liaj/

"Life Is a Jam/After Break" - the "A" side - is now available for download from CDBaby for a mere 99 cents. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/DavidGans

Here is a solo performance of "Life Is a Jam," recorded April 17 at the Mill Valley Masonic: http://cloudsurfing.gdhour.com/archives/3321

Rubber Souldiers studio session: if you haven't heard 'em yet, please check out the three Rubber Souldiers studio tracks that are posted at http://cloudsurfing.gdhour.com/archives/3451 - and please leave a comment on the blog, too, if you like what you hear. We're trying to get the word out about this band, in search of gigs, management, investors, etc. And please post a comment there, and and please spread that link around!

Oh, one more thing: a song from my first recording session ever, in May of 1970, when I was fifteen years old. It's called "Ecology Blues." http://cloudsurfing.gdhour.com/archives/3481

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Free shw in Berkeley 9/25

Got a gig in Berkeley tomorrow - free concert in the Toot Sweets/Berkeley Bagel Garden, Gilman at Curtis

Saturday, September 25, 2010:

10am the Backyard Tarzans (rock & roll guitar, keys & squeeze box)

11am David Gans (plays guitar and sings psychedelic country folk)

12 Noon - 1:30pm Michael DeWall & Jim Hall (originals, latin, calypso, bossa nova and jazzzzzz)

1:30pm - 2pm JAZZZZZZ JAM

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