inkwell.vue.275 : The Life and Times of David Gans
permalink #701 of 746: David Gans (tnf) Mon 30 Nov 15 16:37
    

I ask for no slack. Do your worst!!
  
inkwell.vue.275 : The Life and Times of David Gans
permalink #702 of 746: David Gans (tnf) Mon 7 Dec 15 08:51
    

 We made Kirkus' list of the best nonfiction books of 2015!!

<https://www.kirkusreviews.com/issue/best-of-2015/section/nonfiction/?page=6>
  
inkwell.vue.275 : The Life and Times of David Gans
permalink #703 of 746: Gail Williams (gail) Mon 7 Dec 15 14:40
    
It says "Worthy of Studs Terkel and an essential addition to the
books of the Dead."

That's extraordinary.  How exciting!  
  
inkwell.vue.275 : The Life and Times of David Gans
permalink #704 of 746: David Gans (tnf) Mon 7 Dec 15 17:06
    

Yeah, high praise indeed!

And we made it up as high as #2097 on the Amazon chart today! Back down to
#2142 right now, But's about a hundred positions higher than yesterday.
  
inkwell.vue.275 : The Life and Times of David Gans
permalink #705 of 746: Alex Whitney (bltz) Tue 8 Dec 15 07:55
    
that's fantastic.
  
inkwell.vue.275 : The Life and Times of David Gans
permalink #706 of 746: David Gans (tnf) Tue 8 Dec 15 08:51
    

Right now we're at

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,777 in Books 
#7 in Books > Arts & Photography > Music > Musical Genres > Rock
#8 in Books > Biographies & Memoirs > Arts & Literature > Composers &
Musicians > Rock




Nd we were a good deal higher than that for a while yesterday! It's
exciting!
  
inkwell.vue.275 : The Life and Times of David Gans
permalink #707 of 746: Gail Williams (gail) Tue 8 Dec 15 10:26
    
Will you have a book discussion here?
  
inkwell.vue.275 : The Life and Times of David Gans
permalink #708 of 746: behind on BADGES! (obizuth) Tue 8 Dec 15 17:43
    
wow!!!!!! mazel tov!!!!!! 
  
inkwell.vue.275 : The Life and Times of David Gans
permalink #709 of 746: David Gans (tnf) Tue 8 Dec 15 19:47
    

I'm up for doing one, Gail.
  
inkwell.vue.275 : The Life and Times of David Gans
permalink #710 of 746: Tiffany Lee Brown's Moustache (magdalen) Thu 10 Dec 15 12:23
    

so great that it's doing so well, gans!
  
inkwell.vue.275 : The Life and Times of David Gans
permalink #711 of 746: David Gans (tnf) Fri 11 Dec 15 09:40
    

It's exciting!!
  
inkwell.vue.275 : The Life and Times of David Gans
permalink #712 of 746: David Gans (tnf) Sat 12 Dec 15 12:29
    
Steve Jurgensmeyer @ All Music:

"Oral histories can be a mixed bag at times, but when they are good,
they’re really good. This one is really, really good. In fact, the
format makes it the most "Grateful Dead" of all Grateful Dead books;
a community of unique viewpoints stitched together — at times
complimentary, at times singular — that create a richer tapestry and
a story far greater than the sum of its parts. Now who does THAT
sound like?"

<http://www.allmusicbooks.com/review/unbroken-chain-0>
  
inkwell.vue.275 : The Life and Times of David Gans
permalink #713 of 746: Jim (jimc) Sat 12 Dec 15 14:59
    
Got my copy today, thanks David.

While I was waiting for my copy, I found the book for sale in Inklings 
Bookstore in Yakima, Washington.  Yakima has kind of changed in my 
lifetime.
 
  
inkwell.vue.275 : The Life and Times of David Gans
permalink #714 of 746: David Gans (tnf) Sat 12 Dec 15 15:59
    

I'm glad to see the book is so well-distributed! Thanks Jim!
  
inkwell.vue.275 : The Life and Times of David Gans
permalink #715 of 746: Cliff Dweller (robinsline) Sat 12 Dec 15 17:50
    
I was happy to find a signed copy at Pegasus for my son. It's
thrilling that your book has been so well received; you must be over
the moon. What's next?
  
inkwell.vue.275 : The Life and Times of David Gans
permalink #716 of 746: David Gans (tnf) Sun 13 Dec 15 09:49
    

I also released two CDs in November: one of original music, titled "You Are
Here," and one of Grateful Dead songs, titled "It's a Hand-Me-Down." I am
doing promotion and publicity for all three releases, which involves lots of
envelope-stuffing, phone interviews, etc. And, of course, starting to make
plans for next year's touring.

I have a couple of ideas for a next book but no brainspace for deeloping any
of them at the moment.
  
inkwell.vue.275 : The Life and Times of David Gans
permalink #717 of 746: David Gans (tnf) Mon 14 Dec 15 09:54
    

Here's an interview Blair Jackson and I did on KPFA November 18, talking
about our book:

<https://soundcloud.com/dgans/blair-jackson-and-david-gans-on-kpfa-11-18-15?>
  
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permalink #718 of 746: David Gans (tnf) Thu 17 Dec 15 11:27
    


Deadheads have heard their favorite band’s songs covered by a wide range of
other musicians, from cover bands to artists as diverse as Jane’s Addiction
and Patti Smith. David Gans has long been an accomplished performer of the
Grateful Dead’s songbook, and It’s A Hand-Me-Down gathers thirteen of
his most inspired performances in a beautifully sequenced release that will
delight old friends and new fans alike. From impassioned electric takes to
soulful acoustic impressions, Gans draws out subtle nuances and plumbs hidden
depths in even the most familiar chestnuts, proving that the Dead’s music
remains a vital wellspring for inspiration, innovation and improvisation.
More than a cover album or even a tribute,  It’s A Hand-Me-Down is a
heartfelt interpretation that shines new light on a living musical tradition,
one that will continue to inspire musicians and reward listeners for years to
come.

Nicholas Meriwether
Grateful Dead Archivist, UC Santa Cruz



(ordering options: <http://cloudsurfing.gdhour.com/archives/9048> )
  
inkwell.vue.275 : The Life and Times of David Gans
permalink #719 of 746: jelly fish challenged (reet) Thu 17 Dec 15 15:35
    
What a wonderful review!
  
inkwell.vue.275 : The Life and Times of David Gans
permalink #720 of 746: David Gans (tnf) Wed 23 Dec 15 17:17
    

<http://www.dead.net/features/blog/documenting-dead-david-gans-collection-0>
  
inkwell.vue.275 : The Life and Times of David Gans
permalink #721 of 746: David Gans (tnf) Tue 29 Dec 15 13:03
    

My new CD of GD songs, It's a Hand-Me-Down, is now available in 96-24
(various formats) from HDTracks:

<http://www.hdtracks.com/its-a-hand-me-down>
  
inkwell.vue.275 : The Life and Times of David Gans
permalink #722 of 746: Tiffany Lee Brown's Moustache (magdalen) Tue 5 Jan 16 15:31
    

excellent news, david.
  
inkwell.vue.275 : The Life and Times of David Gans
permalink #723 of 746: David Gans (tnf) Fri 20 May 16 18:54
    


 Video for "Brokedown Palace," from my new CD, directed by Matt Mays:


<http://www.relix.com/blogs/detail/video_premiere_david_gans_brokedown_palace>

 <http://www.dgans.com/handmedown>
  
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permalink #724 of 746: David Gans (tnf) Sat 13 Aug 16 10:39
    

Here is a link to my recent apearance on the Buddy & Jim Show, on SiriusXM's
Outlaw Country channel:

<https://www.dropbox.com/s/v90dthdw5ebsx8d/Buddy-Jim_David%20Gans.mp3>
  
inkwell.vue.275 : The Life and Times of David Gans
permalink #725 of 746: David Gans (tnf) Tue 16 Aug 16 16:40
    

Gigs in Ohio and West Virginia this weekend:


Thursday, August 18, 8pm: Park Street Saloon, 533 Park Street, Columbus OH.
Opening for Golden Gate Wingmen

Friday, August 19, 9pm: The 35th Star, 49 Cantrell Drive, Fayetteville WV

Saturday, August 20: Sam Jam Music and Arts Festival, The Sound Farm, 2166
Graces Run Rd., Winchester OH

Sunday, August 21, 9pm: Jimmie's Ladder 11, 936 Brown Street, Dayton OH



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

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