Saturday, August 23, 2014

Tonight's (Acoustic!) Setlist: 8/23/14, Highlands Aqua Club, Penn Hills, Pa.

'The hill's up, the valley's down below...'

With our drummer taking his lovely fiancee on a well-deserved vacation, we took tonight's set a little higher into the Appalachian hills with a laid-back, dare I say countrified acoustic evening.

Download link forthcoming!

Early set:
Whiskey River (W. Nelson)
Quite a Night*
Love in Vain (Stones)
Mother's Meth Head Blues*
America's Favorite Pastime (T. Snider)
Soul Serenade (C. Ousley) >
Good Mornin' Lil' Schoolgirl (J. Williamson)
Copperhead Road (S. Earle)
Love Please Come Home (B. Monroe)
Nobody Knows the Way I Feel This Morning (D. Van Ronk)
Big River (J. Cash)
New Mexican Shuffle*

Late set:
I Know You Rider (Trad.)
Lodi (CCR)
Back on the Train (Phish)
Pig in a Pen (R. Skaggs)
Dead Flowers (Dead)
Ophelia (The Band)
Midnight Moonlight (P. Rowan)
Gentleman of Leisure (J. Winchester)
Friend of the Devil (Dead)
Slow Train (T. Bruno)
Deep Elem Blues (Trad.)

*Original

Friday, August 8, 2014

Tonight's Setlist: 8/8/14, Penn Hills Library, Penn Hills, Pa.


"Don't say I didn't warn you, when your train gets lost..."

Our lead guitarist got stuck in traffic on the way to the gig, so we had to debut the Charlie Hustle Blues Trio for a hot minute on the first two tunes. Otherwise, it was a high-energy night under the lovely retractable roof on the back pavilion of the library.


Early set:
Soul Serenade (C. Ousley)
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (Dylan)
Cumberland Blues (Dead)
Come On In My Kitchen (R. Johnson)
Me and My Uncle (Dead)
Quite a Night*
New Mexican Shuffle*
Friend of the Devil (Dead)
That's It*

Late set:
China Cat Sunflower (Dead) >
Feelin' Blue (CCR)
Slow Train (T. Bruno) >
Equinox (Coltrane) > Jam >
Feelin' Alright (S. Winwood)
Rain (Lennon/McCartney)
Big Bad Blues (Furthur) >
Nobody Knows the Way I Feel This Morning (D. Van Ronk) >
Stone Soup* >
Viola Lee Blues (Dead)

*Original

Friday, July 11, 2014

Tonight's Setlist: 7/10/14, Railroad Park, Verona, Pa.

'That's it...'

We played a few new covers and two new originals tonight. Railroad Park always seems to bring a good, adventurous show out of us. A nice, breezy evening didn't hurt, either.

Click here to stream/download, courtesy of Archive.org:

Early set:
Equinox Jam (Coltrane) >
Jam >
Ophelia (The Band)
Good Morning Lil' Schoolgirl (J. Williamson)
Feelin' Blue (CCR)
Garden of Eden (New Riders of the Purple Sage)
Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya-Ya (M. Rebennack)
Mother's Meth-Head Blues* >
Midnight Special (Leadbelly)
Althea (Dead) >
Don't Let Go (J. Stone)

Late set:
China Cat Sunflower (Dead) >
Viola Lee Blues (Trad., Dead arr.) >
Whiskey River (W. Nelson) >
Viola Lee Blues
Quite a Night*#
Berta Berta (Trad.) >
Stone Soup* >
Big Bad Blues (Furthur) >
Not Fade Away (B. Holly) >
Deep Elem Blues (Trad.)
That's It*#

*Original
#First time played

Friday, June 20, 2014

Tonight's (Solo) Setlist: 6/20/14, Peet's, Fox Chapel, Pa.

'The music turned electric and it zapped our dancing legs...'

Tried out a brand-new tune tonight, "That's It." It was really written as a Charlie Hustle & the Grifters tune, and it kicks a lot harder with the full band, but it turned out alright.

Click here to stream/download, courtesy of Archive.org:

Early set:
New Mexican Shuffle*
Magnolia (J.J. Cale) >
Midnight Special (H. Ledbetter)
Factory*
Dire Wolf (Dead)
Althea (Dead)
Quite a Night* >
Floating Bridge (J. Estes)
Dark as a Dungeon (M. Travis)
Rain Song No. 3*
Third Street Woman (J. Reynolds)
The Captain* >
Spanish Ladies (Trad. sea chantey) >
The Captain

Late set:
Rain Song No. 2*
Black Peter (Dead)
Alligator (Dead) >
Gris Gris Gumbo Ya-Ya (M. Rebennack)
Strange Moon*
Henry (New Riders of the Purple Sage)
Ain't No More Cane (The Band)
Guinnevere tease (Crosby, Stills & Nash) >
Stone Soup* >
Berta Berta (Trad.) >
That's It*#

*Original
#First time played

Friday, May 30, 2014

Tonight's Setlist: 5/29/14, Howler's, Pittsburgh, Pa.

'Goin' down south, gonna make the mornin' howl...'

Tonight we triple-billed with Jester Jenkins and Miss Freddye's Homecookin' Trio, and it was excellent... aside from some heinously out-of-tune slide guitar on what should have been the centerpiece of the evening, Miss Freddye joining us on "Lil' Red Rooster." Alas...

Click here to stream/download, courtesy of Archive.org:

One set:
Jam > New Mexican Shuffle*
Stealin' (Trad.)
Third Street Woman (J. Willie Reynolds)
Evil Mind*
Lil' Red Rooster# (C. Burnett)
Slow Train (T. Bruno)
Garbage Man (M. McKinley)
China Cat Sunflower (Dead) >
Feelin' Blue (CCR)
Big Bad Blues (Furthur) >
Smokestack Lightning (C. Burnett) >
Gris Gris Gumbo Ya-Ya (M. Rebennack) >
Stone Soup* >
Don't Let Go (J. Stone) >
Viola Lee Blues (Trad., Dead arr.)

*Original
#with Miss Freddye

Friday, March 7, 2014

Monday's (Solo) Setlist: 3/2/14 McCormick Place, Chicago, Ill.

Sweet home, Chicago. Sweet, snowy, frigid, 
bone-snapping, nice-but-thankfully-temporary home...

I left Pittsburgh for what Skippy the Local Weatherman deemed "among Chicago's coldest winters on record," soooo hooray for that. We got more snow during the Soldier Field hockey game than Pittsburgh got in the whole Titan "storm."

But I did squeeze in a couple sets with some accompaniment by my sister, in-between bouts with frostbite. Archive link forthcoming:

Early set:
Strange Moon*
Garbage Man (M. McKinley)
New Mexican Shuffle*
Cyprus Avenue (V. Morrison) >
Quite a Night*
Mystery Train (J. Walker)
Went to See the Gypsy (Dylan) >
Like a Rolling Stone/Uncle John's Band teases >
Shady Grove (Trad.)
Slow Train (T. Bruno) >
Lady with a Fan (Dead) >
Deep Elem Blues (Trad.)

Late set:
Dauphine*
The Captain* > 
'Spanish Ladies' tease > The Captain >
Jam >
Southwest Sky* >
Eyes of the World (Dead)
Dark as a Dungeon^ (M. Travis)
I Am Weary, Let Me Rest^ (Cox Family)
Goin' to Acapulco (Dylan/The Band)
Angel Band (Stanley Bros.)
Sweet Home Chicago (R. Johnson)

*Original
^with Rachel Grumet

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Last Night's Setlist: 2/1/14, Snow Ball, Lawrenceville, Pgh., Pa.

"...and a lotta love will be burnin' bright..."

It was short but sweet during the Snow Ball, at Cattivo in Lawrenceville. We debuted a new cover, an overlooked Rolling Stones gem, "Winter," from the equally-overlooked Goat's Head Soup album. We only had about a half-hour, but we made that sucker count, Jack!


One set:
Winter (Stones)
Mother's Meth Head Blues*
Evil Mind*
New Mexican Shuffle*
Viola Lee Blues (Trad., Dead arr.) >
China Cat Sunflower (Dead) >
Viola Lee Blues

*Original