Most know David Gans as the host of the long running radio program, The Grateful Dead Hour. Now, they will know him for the addictive long-player, The Ones That Look The Weirdest Taste The Best.
Simply put, Mr. Gans, along with producer and Railroad Earth fiddle master Tim Carbone, have crafted a solid collection of top-notch compositions fleshed out by exemplary musicianship. Bursting out of the stalls at breakneck speed on "Shove in the Right Direction," Gans gathers the bluegrass talents of Carbone and fellow RRE bandmates John Skehan and Andy Goessling. "Down to Eugene" is a memorable ditty that is guaranteed to put a smile on any Deadhead’s face.
The title of the disc comes from the positive renderings of the green folk number, "The Bounty of the County." Goessling provides intimate jazz horn arrangements to the old time song "That’s Real Love."
The Ones That Look The Weirdest Taste The Best is quite an eye/ear opener, and the highest achievement is that David Gans actually masters the spacey, socially aware anthems that marked some of the Dead’s finest work on "Save Us from the Saved." Let’s hope that Gans and Carbone find the time out of their busy schedules to collaborate again real soon.
The Ones That Look the Weirdest Taste the Best is out now on Perfectible Recordings.