David Gans and the Lindells
Three amazing musicians join to support community radio!
|Presenting||David Gans and the Lindells|
September 24, 2011
7:30PM to 9:30PM
|Contact Name||(970) 241-8801|
David Gans returns to the Radio Room along with friends the Lindells for KAFM’s fall membership drive. This is a benefit concert and all proceed go to KAFM!
During the past several years, David Gans has established himself as the consummate troubadour, traveling the country solo with just an electro-acoustic guitar and a few gadgets, and he's always been an amazingly sympathetic ensemble player.
David is known far and wide as the light behind the widely syndicated GRATEFUL DEAD HOUR radio program, several books on the Dead and a number of intriguing CDs relating to the band and its music. David has in recent years developed a solid following nationwide for his compelling songs and music. In fact, despite the economic downturn, David says he’s had his best year ever out on the road. “I’m having great gigs! Creatively, I’m as satisfied as I can be. I’m in complete control of my own musical destiny and I’m doing it on my own terms. I don’t have any executives telling me they ‘don’t hear a single,’” he laughs. “I’m not at anybody’s mercy.”
But “skilled solo performer” fills only one page of David's artistic resumé. Besides playing in all sorts of bands through the years — from the fondly remembered Reptiles to the Honky Tonk Hippies, to his recent forays jamming on Beatles songs with Chris and Lorin Rowan (and friends) in a group called Rubber Souldiers — he's also sat in with an amazing range of fine musicians, such as Phil Lesh, Donna the Buffalo, Henry Kaiser, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Ollabelle, the late great Vassar Clements, Jim Lauderdale, the String Cheese Incident, Peter Rowan and moe., to name just a few. He has also written songs with a host of others, including Jim Page, Lorin Rowan and Robert Hunter. He'll also tell you that in recent years, as he's toured extensively and played with so many superb musicians at festivals and in other settings, he's discovered a whole new generation of songwriters and players who are inspiring him.
As both a player and a fan, he understands the indefinable transformative power of music — how it feeds our very life-force, bonds us together in obvious and unseen ways, teaches us, heals us, makes us better citizens of this fragile planet.
As David notes, “I came up in the time when we thought music could change world, and I still think it can — the only way the world can be changed: one person, one soul at a time.”
“He's definitely doing his part.” - Blair Jackson
The Lindells' are husband and wife, Chris and Kim Lindell. Writing, recording and performing together since they met in high school, their songs come to life in the great wide open. Like the southwest Colorado high country they call home, the Lindells' music blends lush, thriving beauty and crazy, rolling, dust-in-your-eye desolation, rising up from the far blue horizon, fusing the thin line of madness, sanity, love and lawlessness. They say their inspiration comes from outrunning lightning, surfing steep mountain scree fields and transcending the crooked mile.
Chris is the nimble, “crazy-fingers” guitarist with a music-mojo bag of tricks under his hat — he plays an unbelievable blend of fiery acoustic and electric guitar that combines rhythm and lead into one singular, memorable style. Kim is the driving, rock-steady electric bassist, laying down the groove like a runaway train on wicked mountain curves. Their singing has been compared to heaven-sent angels on a back-road bender. They share lead vocals, working the harmony as only lovers do, often creating a ghostly third voice. Performing as a duo, the Lindells’ music is filled with high energy and fun. They can silence the house with their vocals or shake it up getting funky and free.