S U M M E R * S O L S T I C E

Hello,

I’ll be participating in two exciting shows this Saturday June 21st for Summer Solstice…

The first is part on an ongoing collaboration with visual artist James Sterling Pitt in conjunction with his fellowship at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley. The event is set to take place between 4 and 7p. I’ll do a 45 min set starting promptly at 5p. There will be some refreshments provided. Please try and arrive early to take in the art and get a comfy spot to listen. It is free, but we will have a place for donations. Visit the Facebook event for additional info. To learn more about the project, please read here.

Kala is located at 2990 San Pablo Ave, Bekeley, CA (Directions & Map)

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The second show will be held at LCM in Oakland. I’ll be sharing the evening with one of my favorite PDX bands, Golden Retriever who will be supporting their newest album, Seer out now on Thrill Jockey. Also playing is Madelyn Merkey and Glochids. It gets going around 9p and has a $5-10 sliding scale. Visit the Facebook event for more info.

LCM is located at the intersection of 8th & Peralta in Oakland.

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Really hope you make it out!

Warmest,

DPG

Tourcation

Hello!

I had a nice leisurely trek up the coast to Portland and Seattle to play a couple super fun shows and take in the summer vibes. A big thanks goes out to Donal and Mike for offering up their lovely home, Dewey for hosting the Portland show at his awesome new music shop Mothership Music, as well as to the kind folks from Debacle Fest (especially Samuel) for inviting me up to play. Good times were had!

Enjoy the pics…

Warmest,

DPG

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Eli considers the pros and cons of me leaving for tour

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Apparently the guitar case is a hot spot for cats. My hosts cat Dumpling is reading my soul here.

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Behold the great Bayard Rustin. Somewhere in Portland

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Dewey (aka Plankton Wat/Spectrum Control)

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Pulse Emitter!

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The surprise guest Sonny steals the show!

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Ah Portland porches

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Dogwood everywhere

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My dear friend and host with the most, Donal Mosher

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Cairo, who hosted my show in Seattle for Debacle Fest

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The Stranger paper in Seattle covered the fest

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Home away from home (Seattle)

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RESPECT

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The seeing tree

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BFF

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I ate well

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I drank well

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Northwest bound – Debacle Fest & PDX!!!

Hey there,

I’m very excited to make the trek back up the coast at the end of May to play a couple shows. First stop is Portland and then onto Seattle for the 7th annual Debacle Fest!

5/29 @ Mothership Music w/ Spectrum Control & Pulse Emitter
5/30 @ Cairo for Debacle Fest! w/ Spectrum Control, Gerek Jon Druss, Dialing In, & Chris Davis.

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Coming up Sunday, April 27th!

Hello,

Very excited to share an evening of intimate music at the Temescal Art Center in Oakland with some kindred spirits this coming Sunday, April 27th.  I’ll be doing an all-acoustic set of new and old material I’ve recently been enjoying re-visiting.  Should be a lovely gathering and hope some of you local folks can make it out!

Warmest,

DPG

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Upcoming shows!

Hello!

I hope this finds you enjoying the Spring season so far!  I’m excited to announce a string of shows coming up the next couple months in the Bay Area, Portland, and Seattle!  Super psyched to share the stage again with Marisa Anderson and Marielle Jakobsons in SF, Dibson Hoffweiler in Oakland, and Dewey Mahood’s new duo project Spectrum Control in both Portland and in Seattle for Debacle Fest!

4/16 @ Hemlock Tavern, SF w/ Marisa Anderson and Marielle Jakobsons

4/27 @ Temescal Art Center, Oak w/ Dibson Hoffweiler and friends

5/29 @ Little Axe, PDX w/ Spectrum Control (Dewey Mahood of Plankton Wat)

5/30 @ Debacle Fest - Cairo Gallery, Seattle, WA – w/ Spectrum Control, Chris Davis, Dialing In, Garek Druss

6/21 @ El Siam, Oakland CA w/ Golden Retriever

It would be so nice to see you out there…

Warmest,

DPG

On the speakers:

Don Cherry - Live in Stockholm 
Francis Bebey – Akwaaba
Lou Harrison – Gamelan Music
Michael Nyman – Decay Music
Various Artists - Studio One Rocksteady
Cate Le Bon - Mug Museum
Hiss Golden Messenger – Bad Debt
Various Artists - I Am The Center: Private Issue New Age in America, 1950-1990

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John Fahey’s 75th tribute

Pleased to be part of this show celebrating the late great John Fahey on his 75th!  There’s a nice line-up of folks including Sean Smith (curator of the event), Chuck Johnson, Rich Osborn, Andrew Weathers, Henry Kaiser among others.  Hope you can make it out if you live in the area!  Check out the flyer for all the details…

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Harrison House Music & Arts Residency

It’s been a little over two weeks now since returning from an incredible stay at the Harrison House Music & Art’s residency program down in Joshua Tree. Definitely still reeling from the experience, wondering if it was a dream or in-fact real.  Turns out it was both.  We had nine dedicated day’s of creativity and relaxation in one of the most extraordinarily beautiful places on earth. Big sky and lot’s of space for the mind to wander.  A piece of my heart is still there for sure. Huge thanks to Eva Soltes for being such an amazingly gracious host, and to the John S. Knudsen Trust for sponsoring our stay.  We are deeply grateful to have had the opportunity.

While there, I did a bunch of recording which will find it’s way onto an LP coming out this Spring on Students of Decay… more on that soon!   For now, I’ll leave you with some pictures to illustrate the beauty that is this place.. Enjoy!

Warmest,

-DPG

A nice write-up on the residency and Eva Soltes, who runs it, can be found here.  Eva was a long-time friend of Lou Harrison and did an extraordinary documentary on his life.  Seek it out.

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