Posts Tagged ‘Rubber Souldiers’

Wednesday June 8
Live audience radio set
KPFA w/ David Gans

KPFA is at 1929 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley, CA http://galenkipar.com

Effortlessly crafting a fusion of folk, classical, jazz, and blues, Galen Kipar has been hailed as “complex yet accessible” and “cohesive and poignant.” His most recent release, The Scenic Route, was listed in WNCW’s Top 100 Albums of 2010! Host of the Grateful Dead Hour, David Gans states about the album, “It’s like a collection of short stories, brilliantly constructed and with a unique and compelling literary voice. I keep coming back to each song, listening more deeply and being drawn more deeply in. I was knocked out by their last CD, and was hoping I’d like the next one even half as much; if anything, I like this one twice as much.”

Thursday June 9
Rubber Souldiers & Galen Kipar


1317 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 525-5054

Rubber Souldiers is the phenomenal Beatles tribute band combining the talents of Grateful Dead historian and innovative songwriter David Gans with the incomparable Rowan Brothers! This trio brings to the stage a rockabilly/jam-band revision of all your favorites from the Fab Four!The band describes themselves as: “Beatles vocabulary with a Grateful Dead syntax… The Beatles wrote all these kick-ass songs and these amazing grooves, and then they quit ’em after three minutes. And so we’re stretching them out and stringing them together.” -David Gans – guitar, vocals

“The essence of Rubber Souldiers is the harmony singing, instrumental jamming and the experimental approach. By expanding on spontaneous things that happen, we’re creating our sound.” – Chris Rowan – guitar, vocal

“We’ve written our pieces around their pieces, our hooks around their hooks. We take some of the more obscure songs and mix them with some of the more familiar ones. We’ve opened it up so things flow within you and without you – to coin a phrase.” –Lorin Rowan – guitar, mandolin, vocals

Friday June 10
Galen Kipar with Ike Marr
Big Water Grille
Showtime: 8:30p
(775) 833-0606
North Shore of Lake Tahoe
341 Ski Way • Incline Village, NV  www.ikemarr.com

Ike Marr has more than 20 years of professional experience in laying studio tracks for music sessions as well as movie soundtracks, network television shows, and even video games.

Ike has built his career in American acoustic rock music, playing variations on Acoustic, Alternative, Bluegrass, Blues, Country, Classical, Folk, Pop and Rock. He can provide performances on viola, violin, mandolin, banjo, electric or acoustic guitar, electric or acoustic bass guitar, keys, piano, organ and vocals.

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The Mountain Times in Boone release this great article from an interview with David Gans for his upcoming show in Boone, NC at the Reel House  Cinema on Friday, April 30th:

David Gans & Friends play the ReelHouse April 30

By Frank Ruggiero

David Gans has had a long career as a media multi-hyphenate: singer-songwriter-guitarist-radio producer/host-author-journalist-record producer-photographer. That he can juggle so many balls in the air is nothing short of astonishing; that he does it with such skill, passion, assurance, wit and grace is even more remarkable.

Known far and wide as the light behind the widely syndicated Grateful Dead Hour radio program, several books on the Dead and a number of intriguing CDs relating to the band and its music, Gans has in recent years developed a solid following nationwide for his compelling songs and music. In fact, despite the economic downturn, David says he’s had his best year ever out on the road.
“I’m having great gigs,” he said. “Creatively, I’m as satisfied as I can be. I’m in complete control of my own musical destiny and I’m doing it on my own terms. I don’t have any executives telling me they ‘don’t hear a single.’ I’m not at anybody’s mercy.”

Gans hopes to add another great gig to the list when he performs at the ReelHouse Cinema and Draft in Boone on Friday, April 30. He’ll be joined by friends and fellow musicians Jay Sanders on bass (Acoustic Syndicate),  and Bobby Miller on mandolin (The Virginia Dare Devils), and other special guests.

Besides playing in all sorts of bands through the years—from the fondly remembered Reptiles to the Honky Tonk Hippies, to his recent forays jamming on Beatles songs with Chris and Lorin Rowan (and friends) in a group called Rubber Souldiers— Gans also sat in with an amazing range of fine musicians, such as Phil Lesh, Donna the Buffalo, Henry Kaiser, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Ollabelle, the late great Vassar Clements, Jim Lauderdale, The String Cheese Incident, Peter Rowan, and moe., to name just a few.

He has also written songs with a host of others, including Jim Page, Lorin Rowan, and Robert Hunter. And his live repertoire is peppered with an incredibly broad (and unpredictable) range of cover tunes by old and new musical heroes.

But he’ll also tell you that in recent years, as he’s toured extensively and played with so many superb musicians at festivals and in other settings, he’s discovered a whole new generation of songwriters and players who are inspiring him.

As both a player and a fan, he understands the indefinable transformative power of music—how it feeds our very life-force, bonds us together in obvious and unseen ways, teaches us, heals us, makes us better citizens of this fragile planet.

As David notes, “I came up in the time when we thought music could change world, and I still think it can—the only way the world can be changed: one person, one soul at a time.”

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE: http://www2.mountaintimes.com/entertainment_focus/David_Gans_%26_Friends_play_the_ReelHouse_April_30_id_001216

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Just received the below update from David Gans on his November tour with Boris Garcia and lots more. We had so much fun with him here  in Asheville and at Shakori Hills this year. I want to express my appreciation to him for all he does 🙂 We are all so happy that he is feeling healthy and also want to wish him the happiest of Birthdays!

I had to miss it this fall, but I have heard amazing things about the sets at Magnolia Fest down in Live Oak Florida;  solo, with the Rubber Souldiers, and sitting in with Donna the Buffalo and friends.

Here’s a video clip to enjoy:

And here are a few songs to check out:

(Pretty Peggy-O) – Donna the Buffalo with DG


Day Tripper/Satisfaction
DTB with Rubber Souldiers (DG, Chris Rowan, Lorin Rowan)

Greetings and happy autumn to all!

Health update: all is well! I saw my cardiologist yesterday. We need to adjust my cholesterol meds a bit, but everything looks pretty good. I am riding my bike daily, working out with my fitness trainer once a week, eating wisely and losing weight, etc.

My October tour of the southeast was just about the best ever! My first appearance at Shakori Hills was very well-received and every seems to think I’m likely to be invited back; MagnoliaFest was great, as always – I played a solo set, a “DG & Friends” set with a terrific band (Jay Sanders, bass; Mark van Allen, pedal steel; Wildman Steve, drums; David McCracken, keyboards); and Rubber Souldiers made a big splash on the Amphitheater Stage (and no thunderstorms!). In between the two festivals, I played in Asheville NC, Kennesaw GA, Decatur GA, Cullman AL, and live on Wildman Steve Radio. All the shows were well-attended and my music was very well-received. I am a happy camper! Thanks to all who made things happen, especially Erin Scholze in Asheville, Row Jimmy and Uncle John in Cullman, Jim and Maggie Roe in Kennesaw, and Molly Brown and Nancy Lewis-Pegel in Decatur.

This week saw the publication of a very warm review of The Ones That Look the Weirdest Taste the Best in the online music publication The Bluegrass Special: www.thebluegrassspecial.com

If you’re into that Twitter thing, you can follow me there – I’m @davidgans

This week I am very happy to be playing four shows in Northern California, sharing the stage with my good friends Boris Garcia from Philadelphia. Check them out at www.borisgarcia.com

Thursday, November 5: Boris Garcia and DG at the Connecticut Yankee, 100 Connecticut Street, San Francisco

Friday, November 6: Boris Garcia and DG at Harvest Hoedown – 71 E Commercial Street, Willits CA

Saturday, November 7: Boris Garcia and DG at the Starry Plough, 3101 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley CA

Sunday, November 8: Boris Garcia and DG at Humboldt Brews, 856 10th Street, Arcata CA. 707-826-2739

Saturday, December 12: House concert in Berkeley CA. Details TBA.

Friday, December 18: DG plays the Poster Room (upstairs bar) at the Fillmore, Fillmore @ Geary, San Francisco. Steve Kimock Crazy Engine is the headliner. DG plays before the show and during the break.

Saturday, December 19, 2-4pm: Iron Springs Pub and Brewery, 765 Center Blvd., Fairfax CA. No cover!

Sunday, December 27: DG plays the Poster Room (upstairs bar) at the Fillmore, Fillmore @ Geary, San Francisco. Railroad Earth is the headliner. DG plays before the show and during the break.

Thursday, December 31: XTra Ticket w/ DG at the Orpheum Theater in Flagstaff, Arizona. www.orpheumpresents.com

January 21-31: Hawaii tour with the David Nelson Band! Details TBA.  www.nelsonband.com

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As always, more info at http://www.dgans.com/gigs.html

David Gans – david@trufun.com or david@gdhour.com
Truth and Fun, Inc., 484 Lake Park Ave. #102, Oakland CA 94610-2730
Blog: http://cloudsurfing.gdhour.com
Web site: http://www.dgans.com
Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dgans
Music: http://www.cdbaby.com/all/dgans

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