Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Time to get your David Gans on!

David Gans -

Time for another update!

My new studio CD, The Ones That Look the Weirdest Taste the Best, is being played on radio stations all over the country. Our promotional campaign is just getting started - you can help with this effort by calling your local station and asking for it!

The web page, designed by my friend and sometime musical partner Eric Rawlins, is up and humming at - cover art, lyrics, reviews, ordering information, all that good stuff.

Before I get to the performance listings, there are a couple of other items I'd like to let you know about.

Tonight on Dead to the World: a wonderful band from Philly, Boris Garcia, will perform live for the full two hours, 8-10pm Pacific. Mark Karan of Ratdog will be joining the band for part of the show, and we may have another surprise guest as well. KPFA is heard at 94.1 FM in northern California, and tonight's program is also available on the web via,, and

Rubber Souldiers - the "Beatles jam band" with Chris Rowan, Lorin Rowan, and me - will sing one song at the Rex Foundation benefit in San Francisco this Saturday. Big brother Peter Rowan is the headliner, and Chris and Lorin have graciously invited me to share their guest spot to show off our fun new band. The event takes place in the Grand Ballroom of the Regency Center in San Francisco. Lots more info at - see you there!

We've got a rudimentary web site up for the band - - and we're making plans to play lots of gigs in the new year.

And now, the GIG SPAM! More information, links to the venues, etc. always up to date at

Thursday, December 11, 7:00 pm: Moon News Bookstore, 315 Main Street, Half Moon Bay CA. Free!

Friday, December 12: The Poster Room at the Fillmore in San Francisco. Ozomatli on the main stage; DG plays before the show and during the break.

Saturday, December 13, 1-3pm: Rubber Souldiers play live on the Saturday Ham Jam with Tim Lynch, heard only on 1510 AM in the San Francisco area. Also appearing: Stu Allen & Sandy Rothman, and Tim Bluhm and Jackie Greene (aka The Skinny Singers).

Friday, December 19 in Santa Rosa CA: Words and Music: The Benefit for Michelle McFee. David Nelson, Pete Sears, Bill Cutler, Dave Getz, Robin Sylvester, Rubber Souldiers (Chris Rowan, Lorin Rowan, David Gans), Mark Karan, Pat Campbell, Peter Albin, Jimmy Sanchez, David Perper, and others.

Saturday, December 20, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm: Grand Lake Farmers' Market, at Splash Pad Park (Lake Park and Grand Avenues, across from the Grand Lake Theatre), Oakland CA. Free! Great produce, preared foods, and crafts, too.

Saturday, December 27, 7:30-9:30pm: Nomad Cafe, 6500 Shattuck Ave. (at 65th), Oakland CA. Admission is free, but you have to buy some food and/or drink.

Sunday, January 4, 8:30pm: Rubber Souldiers (aka Paul Knight and Friends) at the Station House Cafe, downtown Pt Reyes Station CA. No cover! 415-663-1515

Tuesday, February 10, 7-9pm: Cornelius Pass Roadhouse, 4045 NW Cornelius Passage Road, Hillsboro OR. Free! All ages. 503-640-6174

Wednesday, February 11, 8-11pm: Boon’s Treasury, 888 Liberty Street Northeast, Salem OR 97301. Free! 21+. 503-399-9062

Thursday, February 12, 7-10pm: Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Avenue, Forest Grove OR. Free! All ages. 503-992-9533

Friday, February 13, 9pm: Eagles Ballroom, 805 4th Avenue East, Olympia WA. 360-239-9907

Saturday, February 14, 9:30pm-12:30am: White Eagle, 836 N Russell Street, Portland OR. $7. 21+. 503-282-6810

Sunday, February 15: Sam Bond's Garage, 407 Blair Blvd, Eugene OR.

Sunday, March 1: "House" concert at KZMU in Moab, Utah. Details to come.

Monday, March 2: House concert in Salt Lake City. Details to come.

Thursday, March 5, 9pm: Rubber Souldiers Review at the Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley CA.