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37° 46' 20.3628" N, 122° 12' 53.6292" W
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lots of news

Good day, friends!

I have two urgent items for your immediate attention, and some news about my musical plans for the year.

First, tomorrow is the annual KPFA Grateful Dead marathon! I'll be on the air from 9 am until 1 am Pacific time, and the program will be webcast via http://www.kpfa.org, http://www.nugs.net, and http://www.gdradio.net - please spread the word! And I hope you'll make a donation some time during the day. You can do that online at http://www.kpfa.org or call 510-848-5732 or 1-800-439-5732.

Plenty more info (and a photo of the wonderful t-shirt that Papa Lindsey made for us, plus a list of the fine thank-you gifts we're offering) at

We'll have a live performance from The Fall Risk at around 2pm, and the David Nelson Band will join us from The Big Island at around 6:30pm. The rest of the day will be filled with rare musical treats by the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia; I've been working on this for quite a while and I have some wonderful gems to share.

Saturday, February 4, 9 am to 1 am: the annual KPFA Grateful Dead fund-raising marathon. Webcast all over the universe! http://cloudsurfing.gdhour.com/kpfamarathon_2012

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The second action item has to do with a swell new band call The Sycamore Slough String Band. This is an acoustic quartet doing Grateful Dead-ish music, with Bay Area bluegrass luminary David Thom on mandolin, "Fiddle Dave" Muhlethaler, and Roger Sideman on bass. We had our first two rehearsals in a recording studio, and we came away with enough presentable material for two CDs (more on that later). We emerged form that session with a video clip of my new arrangement of "New Speedway Boogie," and we've entered it in the Dead Covers Project. Please take a look at the clip on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoZfxawvKeQ - and hit the like" button if you're so inclined. You can also find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SycamoreSlough and you'll see our first two gigs in the listing below.

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Oh, one more thing! I have TWO new releases on Festivalink and Livedownloads - a solo show recorded 3/26/11 at Rollinsville CO and a studio recording with my pal Eric Rawlins titled "Desert Wind, Rollin' River." You'll find information and links to both downloads sites at http://www.dgans.com/discography/ . Both recordings as available on CD from either vendor, and they're also on iTunes.

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I will have a couple of new festival appearances to announce very soon.

THE SCHEDULE:

Friday, February 10: House concert in Placitas NM. Email me for info.
Saturday, February 11: Top Dead Center and DG at Low Spirits, 2823 2nd Street NW, Albuquerque NM. 505-344-9555. http://www.lowspiritslive.com
Sunday, February 12: House concert in Flagstaff, Arizona. Potluck dinner at 4, music at 6. Email me for details/reservations.
Monday, February 13: Normal Bean, DG, and Top Dead Center at the Rialto Theater, 318 E. Congress St., Tucson AZ. Tickets: $10 for Rialto and KXCI members, $12 general public (and at the door)

Thursday, February 23, 8pm:: Sycamore Slough String Band at Murphy's Pub, 464 First St. East, Sonoma CA. 707.935.0660

Wednesday, April 18, 8pm: Sycamore Slough String Band at Iron Springs Pub and Brewery, 765 Center Blvd, Fairfax CA. No cover!

July 4-7: Grateful Fest at Nelson Ledges Quarry Park, Nelson/Garrettsville OH

July 19-22, 2012: Gathering of the Vibes, Bridgeport CT. http://www.govibes.com

August 17-18: A Bear's Picnic, Laurelton PA http://www.abearspicnic.com

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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/

If you want to be removed from this list, please send email to david@trufun.com and I'll take care of it ASAP.

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37° 46' 20.3628" N, 122° 12' 53.6292" W
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Gig update plus SYCAMORE SLOUGH STRING BAND news

Good day, friends!

Tonight is the public debut of the Sycamore Slough String Band! This is an acoustic quartet doing Grateful Dead-ish music, with Bay Area bluegrass luminary David Thom on mandolin, "Fiddle Dave" Muhlethaler, and Roger Sideman on bass.

We posted a clip of "New Speedway Boogie" from our first rehearsal in the Dead Covers Project - please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoZfxawvKeQ and click on LIKE!

Our new web site is (blessedly short URL) http://s3b.us , and you can find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SycamoreSlough .

On Monday we will finish mixing a CD's worth of material, which we are planning to release soon via festivalink.net (where I recently released a live show recorded 3/26/11, and "Desert Wind, Rollin' River" - a duo record with my dear friend Eric Rawlins).

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The gig schedule is filling in nicely, and I am expecting to have a couple of new festival appearances to announce very soon.

THE SCHEDULE:

Thursday, February 23, 8pm: Sycamore Slough String Band at Murphy's Pub, 464 First St. East, Sonoma CA. 707.935.0660

Wednesday, February 29: Sycamore Slough String Band opens for Greensky Bluegrass at Sweetwater in Mill Valley CA

FLORIDA IN MARCH:
Thursday, March 8: Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa FL with John Zias et al.
Friday, March 9: TBA
Saturday, March 10: 8th Avenue Pub, 103 8th Ave N, Safety Harbor FL with John Zias et al.
Sunday, March 11, 4pm: The Ale and the Witch, 111 Second Ave NE, St Petersburg FL with John Zias et al. Roy Jay Band opens.
Monday, March 12: house concert in Boca Raton FL. Email me for info and reservations.
Tuesday, March 13: solo electric show at 8th Avenue Pub, 103 8th Ave N, Safety Harbor FL

Saturday, March 31, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm: Grand Lake Farmers' Market, across from the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland CA. No cover! Great produce, prepared foods, etc.

Saturday, April 7, 9 am to 1 pm: Hayward Farmers' Market, Hayward City Hall Plaza, at 777 B Street. Free! Great produce, prepared foods, etc.

Wednesday, April 18, 8pm: Sycamore Slough String Band at Iron Springs Pub and Brewery, 765 Center Blvd, Fairfax CA. No cover!

Friday, April 27: Grandpa Banana's Band and Sycamore Slough String Band at Aubergine After Dark, Petaluma Avenue, Sebastopol CA. 707-827-3460

Friday, May 4: French Broad River Festival, Hot Springs NC

July 4-7: Grateful Fest at Nelson Ledges Quarry Park, Nelson/Garrettsville OH

July 19-22, 2012: Gathering of the Vibes, Bridgeport CT. http://www.govibes.com

August 17-18: A Bear's Picnic, Laurelton PA http://www.abearspicnic.com

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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/

If you want to be removed from this list, please send email to david@trufun.com and I'll take care of it ASAP.

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"Desert Wind, Rollin' River" now an audiophile download

DESERT WIND, ROLLIN' RIVER, a duet with my friend Eric Rawlins, has just been released in audiophile 96KHz/24 bit by HDTracks

It's a solid Americana playlist - Nanci Griffith, Kate Wolf, Rodney Crowell, Jackson Browne, originals by both of us. Recorded in my living room by the legendary Stephen Barncard (American Beauty, Blows Against the Empire, If I Could Only Remember My Name...)

Travelin’ Man
I Wish It Would Rain
Waltzing Across Texas
Caroline
Cherokee Rider
Going Back to Georgia
Kilkelly
Jacqueline
Across the Great Divide
Leavin’ Louisiana
Wheels
Until I Gain Control Again
Gulf Coast Highway
Listen
Green Eyes
Salisbury Plain
Our Lady of the Well
Wild Horse Valley
What’s Your Name?

Also available in FLAC, MP3, and on CD from Festivalink

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Joined: May 26 2007
Sycamore Slough dates in April

Sycamore Slough String Band

Thursday, April 12: Boris Garcia and Sycamore Slough String Band at the Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley CA

Friday, April 13: Boris Garcia and Sycamore Slough String Band at Don Quixote's International Music Hall, Felton CA

Wednesday, April 18, 8pm: Sycamore Slough String Band at Iron Springs Pub and Brewery, 765 Center Blvd, Fairfax CA. No cover!

Thursday, April 26, 7pm PDT: Sycamore Slough String Band live at TRI Studios. Free stream!

Friday, April 27, 9pm: Grandpa Banana's Band and Sycamore Slough String Band at Aubergine After Dark, Petaluma Avenue, Sebastopol CA. 707-827-3460

Sunday, April 29, 4-7pm: Sycamore Slough String Band and Ragged Glory at the Starry Plough, 3101 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA. All ages! Sliding scale $6-10

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SSSB tonight!

Sycamore Slough String Band at Iron Springs Pub and Brewery in Fairfax CA tonight 8-10pm. No cover charge!

AND!

SSSB plays live at TRI Studios next Thursday 4/26, 7pm Pacific Time. Free webcast!

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"Dixie" for Levon

Sycamore Slough String Band (with Robin Sylvester sitting in on bass) sang "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" for Levon last night at Iron Springs Pub. Video clip here.

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37° 46' 20.3628" N, 122° 12' 53.6292" W
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SSSB at Sweetwater 5/22

Sycamore Slough String Band play at Sweetwater in Mill Valley CA TONIGHT (Tuesday 5/22), 8pm. We'll be joined by Robin Sylvester, Aaron Redner (Hot Buttered Rum), and Melody Walker and Jacob Groopman.

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Freight and Salvage 6/7

I am performing at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley this Thursday (June 7) at 8pm with singer-songwriter-looper Garrin Benfield.

Advance tickets here.

The show will be streamed (audio and video) live via concert window; order on the day of the show.

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Gans gigs in what's left of July

Wednesday, July 18: House party at Neverdun Farm, near Kennebunkport ME. Contact me for info.

July 19-22: Gathering of the Vibes, Bridgeport CT.

Friday, July 27, 7:30-10 pm: DG and Ira Marlowe at The Monkey House, Berkeley CA. Email for reservations and more info. Tickets are $10-20 sliding scale.

More info: dgans.com/gigs.html

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