Upcoming SF show w/ Elkhorn & Matt Baldwin!

Greetings! Happy to be sharing a night of exploratory guitar-centered music at Hemlock Tavern with the duo Elkhorn (on tour in support of their excellent new album ‘The Black River’ on Debacle Records) and fellow guitar explorer Matt Baldwin. Should be a great line-up! I suggest you tune in ) ) )

Warmest,

DPG

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Fabebook Event Page

Land And Sea this Saturday, April 15th!

Hey folks! I’ll be playing some music in Oakland this Saturday hosted by the wonderful Land And Sea press who, in addition to publishing beautiful small edition books, also operate a multipurpose space for art and music events. It should be a lovely evening of exploratory acoustic and electric music. Hope you can make it!

Warmly,

DPG

Doors at 7:30 // Show 8 // $10

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H O P E

I wrote this sketch the day after going to the San Francisco’s women’s march, one of many that took place alongside the Women’s March on Washington January 21, 2017. Thousands upon thousands of people spanning every generation, nationality, gender, sexuality, and class came together to march in solidarity for equality, unity, and love. It was the largest demonstration simultaneously exercised around the globe on a single day in history. The experience inspired a deep sense of hope that I had not felt for a long while. This music is an attempt at capturing that feeling as it lingered.

Much love,

DPG

“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right” – Rosa Parks

Year-ender list & Happy Solstice

Dear all,

I hope this finds you well! Below is my end-of-year list for Geographic North. Please visit the link above to read the full list of contritions from the likes of Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, ARP, and Moon Diagrams, among others:

This year has been so many things … illuminating, heartbreaking, traumatizing, hopeful, empowering, inspiring, overwhelming … I’ve reached milestones on a personal level I never thought possible. I’ve witnessed and participated in the coming together of community in acts of solidarity, grief, and in protest. Close friend’s have had babies. Some found love. It has also been a year punctuated by absurdity, loss, and terror. Ghost Ship fire in Oakland, Aleppo, Trump, to name just a few. Through it all, however, music has remained a constant source of light. It has helped me filter through my deepest rage, sadness, and confusion. Going to shows, playing in Young Moon, and doing my solo thing has kept me grounded.

This represents only a partial list, in no particular order, of experiences and albums that did me right in 2016 …

Albums:
Ariel Kalma – An Evolutionary Music (Original Recordings 1972-1979) (RVNG Intl., 2014)
Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids – We Be All Africans (Strut, 2016)
Ian William Craig – Centres (FatCat, 2016)
Joshua Abrams – Magnetoception (Eremite, 2016)
Andy Stott – Too Many Voices (Modern Love, 2016)
Solange – A Seat at the Table (Columbia, 2016)
Gimmer Nicholson – Chrisotpher Idylls (Light in the Attic reissue, 2016)
Laraaji – everthing!
Frank Ocean – Blonde (Def Jam, 2016)
75 Dollar Bill – Wood / Metal / Plastic / Pattern, Rhythm / Rock (Think Wrist, 2016)
Kikagaku Moyo – House in the Tall Grass (Guruguru Brain, 2016)
Alice Coltrane – everything!
Bing and Ruth – Tomorrow Was the Golden Age (RVNG Intl., 2014)
Cocteau Twins – Heaven or Las Vegas (4AD, 1990)
Imaginational Anthem – The Private Press (Tompkins Square, 2016)
Joanna Brouk – Hearing Music (Numero, 2016)
Harold Budd / Brian Eno / Daniel Lanois – The Pearl (Editions EG, 1984)
Experiences:
Getting a college degree.
Playing solo shows w/ Grouper, Chuck Johnson and the solstice event “Garden of Memories” at Chapel of Chimes.
Opening up for Beach House w/ Young Moon at the Fillmore
Endless cuddles with my cat Eli
The movie Moonlight 
Nurturing relationships
Attending BLM rally in SF
Attending Ghost Ship vigil at Lake Merritt in Oakland
Staying honest, vulnerable, and curious

It also happens to be Winter Solstice! Wishing you all the best as we clear the way for another year. Here’s to connectedness, peace, and creativity in all its forms!

Love and Light,

DPG

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Sketch for Winter VI: “Other States”

Dear friends,

I’m thrilled to share the release of “Sketch for Winter VI: Other States” officially out today on the excellent Geographic North imprint, available on cassette or digitally. This is my contribution to their wonderful sketch for winter series, marking not only the the end of the winter season, but also this years installment which also features the beautiful music of Mark Van Hoen (Seefeel). It was an honor to take part. I’m so excited to see this project come to light and to share with you all!

Please visit Adhoc‘s generous premiere of the album as well as a brief interview that Anti Gravity Bunny did with me.

Hope you enjoy the tunes and thanks for listening…

Warmly,

DPG