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Oakland, CA
United States
37° 46' 20.3628" N, 122° 12' 53.6292" W
Joined: May 26 2007
Sycamore Slough String Band performance/webcast Wed 9/19

The Sycamore Slough String Band is playing the legendary Freight and Salvage in Berkeley this Wednesday. The show will be webcast via Concert Window for a mere $3 (starting at 8pm PDT). Sign up here.

And of course, we'd love to have a houseful in the actual venue! Advance tickets are available here.

We will be joined by Danny Carnahan of Wake the Dead fame, and we may have another surprise guest or two, too. Stay tuned.

Here's a taste of what we look and sound like: New Speedway Boogie

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37° 46' 20.3628" N, 122° 12' 53.6292" W
Joined: May 26 2007
S3B tonight in San Rafael

TONIGHT!

Friday, October 19, 8pm: Kathy Kallick Band and Sycamore Slough String Band at Studio 55 Marin, 1455 East Francisco Blvd., San Rafael CA

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37° 46' 20.3628" N, 122° 12' 53.6292" W
Joined: May 26 2007
S3B on WCL Sat 2/2

Sycamore Slough String Band got a last-minute opportunity to play live on Sedge Thomson's WEST COAST LIVE tomorrow morning (Sat 2/2), 10am-noon. Broadcast on KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco and streaming live at KALW.org

Broadcast from the Ferry Bulding in SF, and tickets are available if you'd like to be in the studio audience.

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37° 46' 20.3628" N, 122° 12' 53.6292" W
Joined: May 26 2007
DG gigs in February + KPFA Grateful Dead marathon!

Details and more gigs (Florida in March!) at http://www.dgans.com/gigs.html

Friday, February 8: XTra Ticket, Top Dead Center, and DG at the Sail Inn, 26 South Farmer Avenue, Tempe AZ

Saturday, February 9, 4:20 pm: Top Dead Center and DG at the The Hut, 305 N Herbert Ave, Tucson AZ

Sunday, February 10: House concert in Flagstaff, Arizona. Email me for info and reservation.

Friday, February 15: House concert in Placitas NM. Email me for info and reservation.

Saturday, February 16: House concert in Albuquerque NM, hosted by Jams of Enchantment. Email jamsofenchantment@gmail.com for info, reservations, and membership.

Saturday, February 23, 9 am to 1am PST: The annual KPFA Grateful Dead marathon! Webcast around the globe!

Sunday, February 24: A tribute to George Harrison and benefit for the club at the Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley CA. James Nash, Mark Karan, Stu Allen, Robin Sylvester, Peter Lavezzoli, J Raoul Brody, Chris and Lorin Rowan, Mana Maddy, Kathy Kallick, Dedicated Maniacs, and many more TBA.

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Oakland, CA
United States
37° 46' 20.3628" N, 122° 12' 53.6292" W
Joined: May 26 2007
Gans June tour - NV, UT, ID, MT, CA

Heading out to the Mountain Time Zone for eight shows in ten days, and then I play in two bands at the Freight and Salvage on June 21!

Saturday, June 8: House concert in Las Vegas NV.
Sunday, June 9: Boulder Mesa Cafe, Boulder UT
Monday, June 10: Robber's Roost Book Store, Torrey UT
Wednesday, June 12: House concert in Salt Lake City.
Friday, June 14: Alpine Wines Bistro, Driggs ID
Saturday, June 15: Live from the Divide! Peach Street Studios, Bozeman MT
Sunday, June 16: House Concert at "Club Meg," Missoula MT.
Monday, June 17: Symes Hot Springs, 209 Wall Street, Hot Springs MT

Friday, June 21: Sycamore Slough String Band and Dogpatch Junction at the Freight and Salvage, Berkeley CA

House concert reservations, more info, and more gigs at dgans.com/gigs.html

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Oakland, CA
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37° 46' 20.3628" N, 122° 12' 53.6292" W
Joined: May 26 2007
Gans tour update

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 York with the Dark Star Orchestra, Donna Jean Godchaux-Mackay, and Betty Cantor-Jackson.

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 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

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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 kasidybaker@gmail.com 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
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 and reservations
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 concerts@folkproject.org 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

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

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My performance schedule is posted at 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 david@trufun.com 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=HD063944412117

Here are two videos from First Rehearsals:
Jackaroe
New Speedway Boogie

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
And in audiophile (96/24) from HDTracks

More info on these and other releases at http://www.dgans.com/discography/

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Oakland, CA
United States
37° 46' 20.3628" N, 122° 12' 53.6292" W
Joined: May 26 2007
Gans gig update July-August 2013

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

Thursday July 4: House concert near Buffalo NY. Email me for info/reservations

Friday and Saturday, July 5 and 6: Grateful Fest, at Nelson Ledges Quarry Park, Nelson/Garrettsville OH

Thursday, July 11, 8:30pm: Sycamore Slough String Band and American Nomad at the Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley CA.

Sunday, July 14, 9 am to 1 pm: Marin Farmers' Market at the Marin Civic Center, San Rafael CA. Free! Great local produce, etc.

Sunday, July 14, 1pm: Elks Club, 1312 Mission Ave, San Rafael CA. Linda Imperial Band headlines. $8.

Saturday, July 20: House concert in Staten Island NY. Potluck at 6, music at 7. Email me for info/reservations

Sunday, July 21, 1pm: The Folk Project presents a house concert in Rockaway, New Jersey. Email concerts@folkproject.org for info/reservation. Suggested donation $15. More info here. After the concert, DG hosts "Tales from the Golden Road" (on SiriusXM's Grateful Dead Channel) 4-6pm from the concert venue.

Monday, July 22, 6-9pm: The Hobo Stage presents DG and Andy Goessling at Jefferson House, 139 Nolans Point Road, Lake Hopatcong NJ

Tuesday, July 23: House concert in Hanson MA. Potluck at 6, music at 7. Email Nicole for info/reservation.

Wednesday, July 24: House concert at Neverdun Farm, Kennebunkport ME. Email me for info/reservations

July 25-28: Gathering of the Vibes at Seaside Park, Bridgeport CT

Tuesday, July 30, 7-10pm: DG joins The Sticky Greens at Fred's Lucky Frog, 600 Main St, Willimantic CT 06226 (at the foot of the Frog Bridge). No cover!

Friday, August 2, 6pm: House concert in Scotland CT.Email me for info/reservations

August 3-4: A Bear's Picnic, Lycoming County Fairgrounds, Hughesville PA

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

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happy touring!

Safe travels and good audiences!

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Oakland, CA
United States
37° 46' 20.3628" N, 122° 12' 53.6292" W
Joined: May 26 2007
It's been a great summer so

It's been a great summer so far, and there are more adventures in the works!

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Oakland, CA
United States
37° 46' 20.3628" N, 122° 12' 53.6292" W
Joined: May 26 2007
December shows in Caifornia

I have three gigs in northern California this week (including tonight!) and four in southern California Dec 19-22:

  • Friday, December 6, 7:30 pm: Jeff Pehrson (w/ Mike Sugar), David Gans, and Ira Marlowe at the Monkey House Theater in Berkeley. Sliding scale $10-20. Email for info/reservations.
  • Saturday, December 7, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm: Grand Lake Farmers' Market, Oakland CA
  • Sunday, December 8, 9 am to 1 pm: 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/reservations.
  • Friday, December 20: Cubensis with DG at Golden Sails Hotel, 6285 E. Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach CA
  • Saturday, December 21, 4 pm: 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/reservations.
  • More info at http://www.dgans.com/gigs.html

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