Wednesday, January 23, 2013

VIDEO: 'Meet Me in the Morning'

Here's some more stills from our 12/7 show, with our cover of Dylan's "Meet Me in the Morning," from the Blood on the Tracks album, performed at our 1/12/13 late set at St. James Place in Pittsburgh's South Side neighborhood.

Friday, January 18, 2013

This is the Greatest Sports-Related Comedy Sketch, Maybe Ever

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Tonight's Setlist: Charlie Hustle & the Grifters, 1/12/13, St. James Place, Pittsburgh, Pa.

"Meet me in the morning, 56th and Wabasha..."

We had to play the game down a man tonight, but we made due. Our third guitarist and vocalist couldn't make it, but we still managed the shake the walls a little at The James. Thanks to everyone who came out to help us celebrate our boy Shady's birthday in fine style — particularly to Tim Bruno from Erie's North Town Station, who opened with a typically excellent acoustic set. Be sure to like North Town Station (and Charlie Hustle & the Grifters!) on Facebook and catch a set if you're in northwest PA.

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Opening set (Tim Bruno):
Setlist forthcoming

Early set:
New Mexican Shuffle*
Stealin' (A. Guthrie)
Cold Rain & Snow (Trad., Dead arr.)
You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (Dylan)
Cumberland Blues (Dead)
Third Street Woman (J. Reynolds)
Nobody Knows (L. Armstrong)
Althea (Dead)
Deep Elem Blues (Dead)
Feelin' Alright (S. Winwood)

Late set:
Meet Me in the Morning (Dylan)
Gentleman of Leisure (J. Winchester)
Franklin's Tower (Dead) >
Rosin the Bow (Trad., Varine arr.) > Franklin's Tower
Big River (J. Cash)
Magnolia (J.J. Cale) >
Jam >
Garden of Eden (New Riders of the Purple Sage)
Lil' Red Rooster (C. Burnett)
Junco Partner (Professor Longhair) >
Not Fade Away (B. Holly) > Junco Partner
Fire on the Mountain# (Dead)

#Tim Bruno on lead vocals, Pat on electric guitar

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Tonight's Setlist: 1/5/13, The Twisted Thistle, Leechburg, Pa.

'She don't fix my breakfast, 
she won't even wash my clothes...'

Got a surprise call from The Twisted Thistle for a Saturday-night set — why not? It's been a minute since I played solo. I've mostly been concentrating on rhythm guitar, slide and the occasional solo for Charlie Hustle & the Grifters gigs (SHAMELESS PIMPING: We're playing Jan. 12, St. James Place, 153 S. 18th St., Pittsburgh, only $5!). 

But true to form — and despite being a little rusty on a few numbers — I tried out a few new tunes, a few that we're gonna play next Saturday in the band and another song I learned from Crawford County bluesman Rodger Montgomery, my main man Magic Slim (the photo above) and the Teardrops' "Gravel Road."

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Early set:
Cumberland Blues (Dead)
Rubber Bullets (10cc)
Garbage Man (M. McKinley)
I Like It*
Dirty Business (New Riders of the Purple Sage)
Rain Song No. 3*
It Hurts Me Too (E. James)
Two Angels*
New Minglewood Blues (Trad., Weir arr.)
Scarlet Begonias (Dead) >
Who Do You Love tease > Scarlet Begonias
Dark as a Dungeon (M. Travis)

Late set:
Cold Rain and Snow (Dead)
Meet Me in the Morning (Dylan)
New Mexican Shuffle*
Third Street Woman (J. Reynolds)
Might as Well (Dead)
Quite a Night*
I Know What I Know (P. Simon)
Strange Moon*
Loser (Dead)
Lawyers, Guns & Money (W. Zevon)
Breathe (Pink Floyd) >
The Other One (Dead) > Breathe Reprise
Box of Rain (Dead)
Gravel Road (Magic Slim)
Junco Partner (Professor Longhair)