Please join us for a very special evening with Fragile Thunder, in the person of David Gans and Hawaiian slack key guitarist Stephen Inglis at the Bahr Gallery, Friday November 16. Doors will open at 7:00 and David Gans will be available to sign books and chat before the show. The acoustic show will begin at 8:30. Refreshments will be served but you must be on The List to get in so please RSVP to Ted@BahrGallery.com before this show is sold out. A $20 donation per person is suggested and 50% of that will be donated to the Community Foundation of Oyster Bay (http://oysterbaycf.org/) which in turn distributes funds to many local charities.
Agian: This event will be oversubscribed. RSVP ASAP if you want to join us. E-mail Ted@bahrgallery.com.
David Gans writes:
“We are musical children of the Grateful Dead: this means we are fans of a formidable book of original songs, devotees of collective improvisation, and strong believers in live performance. We compose our own music, we interpret songs from a great variety of musical sources, and we allow our performances to construct themselves to the greatest extent possible. We believe in the art of musical conversation, and we conduct that discourse in our own voices as opposed to mimicking the styles and sounds of others.
Fragile Thunder is a collaboration among musical friends who share a love for this great American musical form. We have performed in various pairings in recent years, and we are setting out to create a new and unique acoustic take on the music of the Dead.”
David Gans is an American musician, songwriter, and music journalist. He is a guitarist, and is known for incisive, literate songwriting. He is also noted for his music loop work, often creating spontaneous compositions in performance. He is the author or co-author of five books including Playing in the Band: An Oral and Visual Portrait of the Grateful Dead, and the host of the weekly syndicated radio show The Grateful Dead Hour. He currently co-hosts a radio show with Gary Lambert on Sirius XM's Grateful Dead Channel called Tales from the Golden Road, a call-in show about the Grateful Dead.
Stephen Inglis grew up in Hawaii and plays Grammy-award nominated Hawaiian slack key guitar. He has released 7 albums and played in a band with Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann called House of Spirits in the late 1990s. HI current album is “Cut the Dead some Slack,” where Stephen interprets Grateful Dead songs in the slack key style, with David Gans on vocals.