David Gans, the prolific singer/songwriter is performing a number of shows in his native state of California before heading off for music festivals in the Midwest and East Coast.
Gans performance is what he calls solo electric. It’s just him and his guitar on stage. Yet, thanks to an array of electronic gismos allowing the looping and manipulation of any sound, his music sounds more dense and layered than you’d expect.
Following in the singer/songwriter tradition, Gans writes songs that could be classified as folk, but contain influences as diverse as psychedelic rock, blues, and jazz. His live gigs are as diverse as any performer alive today. On any given night he plays his own tunes, and covers a myriad of artists such as Townes Van Zandt, John Prine, the Beatles, Dire Straights, Ernest Tubb and the Grateful Dead.
David Gans, the man, is just as eclectic as his music. Not only a darn fine performer, he has also written at least four books on music, produced several records including the Persuasians Might as Well and the Grateful Dead boxed set, and is the host of the syndicated radio show The Grateful Dead Hour
Check him out!
June 11 Oakland CA.
June 11 Oakland CA.
With Mario DeSio
June 12 San Rafael CA.
June 17-19 Laytonville, CA
Summer Sun at Area 101
With David Nelson Band, Rowan Brothers, Melvin Seals, Joseph Langham, Flying Other Brothers, 7th Direction, and others TBA. DG will play solo and as part of Rubber Souldiers, a Beatle jam w/ Chris and Lorin Rowan, Josh Zucker, and Adam Perry.
July 1-3 Garrettsville, OH
With Donna the Buffalo, David Grisman Quintet, Rusted Root, Little Feat, and others.
July 14-16 Somerset KY Master’s Musicians Festival
July 22-24 Bean Blossom, IN
Magnolia Fest Midwest
July 12-14 Mariaville NY
Gathering of the Vibes
August 19-21 Garrettsville, OH
With Dark Star Orchestra
October 20-23 Live Oak, FL
More information on David Gans, including up to the minute tour information, can be found here.