The Grass Is Dead at Gypsy Sally's w/s/g David Gans @ Gypsysally's, Washington [19 January]

The Grass Is Dead at Gypsy Sally's w/s/g David Gans

19:00 - 01:00

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3401 K St NW (Water St.), Washington, District of Columbia 20007
The Grass is Dead head back to Gypsy Sally's, but this time with VERY special guest David Gans!!! Don't miss out as The Grass is Dead collaborate with David Gans for a night packed with bone shakin' fun! Their unique blend of psychedelic grassified sounds along with David Gans signature style of sonic improvisation are guaranteed to be an amazing night!!!

Tickets $12ADV/$12DOS // Ages 21+ // Doors 7pm // David Gans meet and Greet and book signing at 7pm //
David Gans 8pm // The Grass is Dead and David Gans 9pm

What’s in a name? Sometimes, everything… The Grass Is Dead are a bluegrass combo paying homage to the music and cultural legacy of The Grateful Dead, arguably America’s first folk rock band and one of the most influential musical artists of the last 50 years. The catalogue of the Dead’s music is a gold mine for string bands and story tellers, and Grass Is Dead have established themselves far and wide as premiere purveyors of this rich tradition of Americana music. Pickin’ and grinnin’ is what they do best, and they have been adapting Grateful Dead songs in their own bluegrass style since 1998.

A festival favorite, Grass is Dead has built a loyal following from their home state of FL throughout the Eastern United States through burning live shows, and well beyond, through word of mouth, social media and old fashioned taper trees. The demand for Grateful Dead music is seemingly endless, and there are countless cover bands satisfying that demand on the local level, but there are not many artists out there approaching the music from the perspective of Grass is Dead. It is not complicated or artsy: this is a straight forward hootenanny built to last, and fans of either bluegrass music, The Grateful Dead, or both always leave happy, because sometimes there’s nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile…

David Gans

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.
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