David Gans- legendary musician, songwriter, and music journalist- is a guitarist, known for incisive, literate songwriting. He is also noted for his music loop work, often creating spontaneous compositions in performance.
He is also the co-author of the book”Playing in the Band: An Oral and Visual Portrait of the Grateful Dead” and the host of the weekly radio show “The Grateful Dead Hour”. He also co-hosts a radio show with Gary Lambert on Sirius-XM called “Tales from the Golden Road”, a call-in show about the Grateful Dead.
He is currently touring behind his new book “This is All a Dream We Dreamed”.
For this tour David will sing some songs and tell some great stories re: The Grateful Dead. as well as sign books and tell more stories afterward.
Hyryder is completing the night w/ an acoustic Dead set, followed by normal shenanigans. This will be one of those ‘1 time only’ type of events, so be sure not to miss it!
Hyryder is a Grateful Dead Tribute Band formed in Indianapolis, Indiana in the summer of 2008 and currently consists of Charlie Morgan (lead guitar and vocals), Nick Neureiter (drums and vocals), Eric Thompson (rhythm guitar and vocals), Scott Jackson (keyboard world and vocals) and Blair Ping (bass and vocals). The band was born out of an intense love and appreciation for the music of the Grateful Dead and a desire to help carry on this rich musical tradition.
Hyryder strives musically to create an authentic Grateful Dead experience, paying close attention to detail. While paying tribute to the original compositions, Hyryder indeed craft’s their own unique take on the music focusing on extended improvisational jamming. The band prides itself on its ever changing progressive jams and set lists that are unique to each particular show. Hyryder performs multiple night runs without ever repeating any material giving fans an intimately different experience each time they take the stage.
A David Gans “solo electric” performance is likely to consist of several elements: country-blues-style fingerpicking; loop-based improvisations created live in the moment; sweetly-sung ballads, original or borrowed; Grateful Dead songs reinterpreted to suit his voice and guitar; wry observations of the music-festival subculture and the larger world; soulful and passionate political commentary; favorites from the folk-rock canon of the last 50 years. Mix and match – it’s never the same show twice, but it’s always worth a listen.