David Gans of “The Grateful Dead Hour” comes to Asheville

It seems fitting that David Gans looks like he could be a member of The Grateful Dead — he’s the host of radio show The Grateful Dead Hour. But he wears a lot of other hats as well. Like his bio notes, “It’s not easy being a multi-hyphenate. But singer-songwriter-guitarist-radio producer/host-author-journalist-record producer-photographer David Gans at least makes it look like loads of fun.”

Gans recently released Desert Wind, Rollin’ River with fellow singer-songwriter Eric Rawlins and is about to head out on a festival tour (including stops at Summer Camp Festival in Ill., Love Fest in the Midwest, Gathering of the Vibes in Conn. and A Bear’s Picnic in Penn.) — but first he plays a number of Western N.C.-based shows.

Catch Gans at:
• The One Stop on Thursday, May 3. There he performs with friends Bobby Miller and Jay Sanders; The Galen Kipar Project also plays. 10 p.m., $5. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets to this show on Wednesday in the noon hour, via Facebook.

• At the French Broad River Festival in Hot Springs on Friday, May 4.

• At Luella’s BBQ with Bobby Miller on Sunday, May 6, 4-6 p.m.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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