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David Gans on Instrumental Breakthroughs
July 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
David Gans on Instrumental Breakthroughs Podcast
Psychedelics, Music, and Art go hand in hand. So many of us are moved to express our insights and visions through our creativity. Join Daniel of Tam Integration as he talks to a wide variety of masterful creatives about how their magical flights of fancy have inspired their art.
Arriving in 1966in time to catch the initial wave of psychedelia and the birth of the counterculture, the LA-born Gans settled as a teenager in the San Francisco Bay Area amidst the full flowering of a music scene burgeoning with bohemianism and creativity. A childhood playing the clarinet in school orchestras gave Gans a basic music education and an ear for melody. Things started togetinteresting in 1969.“My brother playedguitar, and he set a couple of my tortured teenage poems to music and taught me thechords,” Gans recalls.Thus, “I became a songwriter at the exact same moment I became a guitarist.I think that’s significant: even as I was filling my head with the music that was all around us at the time, I was focusing primarily on developing my own style.”Gansconsiders himself a musical child of, first among many, the Grateful Dead. “To me, that means drawing from a great variety of sources but telling the story in my own unique voice.” After several decades of composing, recording, and performing, he’s become a master at delivering musical moments straight from the heart, soul, and fingertips. “What we make is not just rock & roll,” he sings in “Life is a Jam,” Drop the Bone’s anthemic leadoff track and statement of artistic intent. “We’re teaming up for spiritual entrainment.”Onstage, he conjures a special brand of magic that draws upon the symbiotic relationship between singer and listener. “The best performances,” he asserts, “happen in front of the best audiences.”
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