David Gans August 8, 7:30 pm
with Viva La Muerte In The Crown at The Carolina!
A David Gans “solo electric” performance is likely to consist of several elements: country-blues-style fingerpicking; loop-based improvisations created live in the moment; sweetly-sung ballads, original or borrowed; Grateful Dead songs reinterpreted to suit his voice and guitar; wry observations of the music-festival subculture and the larger world; soulful and passionate political commentary; favorites from the folk-rock canon of the last 50 years. Mix and match – it’s never the same show twice, but it’s always worth a listen.
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Viva la Muerte was born as a fiddle and two guitars back in 2005. In 2012, VLM expanded their sound and launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $10,000 for their first album, “All the Birds.” Critical acclaim for “All the Birds” came from a number of sources: “‘All the Birds’ is a great new album that certainly puts most of the boring folk music these days in its place. The album screams with creativity,” said Amplifier magazine. “It’s a beautiful piece of work, with pedal steel guitar, mandolin, piano and songs full of love, death and serendipity,” wrote Jeri Rowe of The Greensboro News and Record. Even west coast DJs like David Gans of The Grateful Dead Hour took note of “All the Birds,” Gans saying: “Very nice variety of feels and flavors here. Hearkens back to the ’60s in the best possible way. Armstrong’s voice brings to mind Jim Morrison but without the false menace.”
Viva la Muerte is a spiritual walkabout, from the front porch to the desert to the magnolia, thoughtful music that doesn’t forget to have fun. In 2016, VLM again reached out to their fans and again raised more than $10,000 for the production of their second album, “The Eyes of Men.” They have just begun work on number three.
Tickets are $17 in advance, $21 day of show.
A $1 Facility Fee is added to the price of each ticket.
NC sales tax is included in the ticket price.
Guests may also opt to have their tickets mailed to them for a $1 post fee, or can pick up their tickets in will call for no additional charge.
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