David Gans "solo electric"
He's best known for his work with the Grateful Dead, but singer-songwriter David Gans has a voice, a style, and a songbook all his own.
With the aid of a digital recording device called the Loop Station, "solo electric" performer Gans can build his musical accompaniment from a single acoustic guitar to a multi-layered sonic enviroment that sometimes leads to dancing. "He's not just a one-man band, he's the future of singer-songwriting," says Wired Magazine's Steve Silberman. "Some of the most exciting stuff emanating from one guy with a guitar that I've ever seen -- David Gans is the bastard child of Hank Williams, Jackson Browne, and Robert Fripp!"
But it's all in service of the song, he insists. As KPFK's Barry Smolin wrote in the liner notes for Gans's concert DVD Live at the Powerhouse, "In a voice that communicates at once the bliss and the heartache of being alive in the world, David Gans croons like the warmest invitation, like a soulful bear hug, but with a sardonic edge at times and the unmistakably wry gleam of the trickster. Swift with allusions and wordplay yet always heartfelt and real, David doesn't need to hide behind irony. He's not afraid to say 'I love you' and mean it."
More information is available online at www.dgans.com