Sunday, March 24, 2013

Last Night's Setlist: 3/22/13, Blind Pig Saloon, New Kensington, Pa.

The view from up top at the Blind Pig...

Tried out plenty of new tunes tonight, and they all went well. Thanks to everyone who came out. "Mother, apple pie and methamphetamine... I think that's gonna replace 'Show Me' as the Missouri state motto" ... line of the night, courtesy of Pete.

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Early set:
Feelin' Alright (S. Winwood)
Gentleman of Leisure (J. Winchester)
Dock of the Bay (O. Redding)
Gravel Road (M. Slim)
I Like It* >
Soul Serenade (C. Ousley) >
Good Morning Lil' Schoolgirl (J. Lee Williamson)
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (Dylan)
Althea (Dead)
Cumberland Blues (Dead)
Cold Rain and Snow (Dead)

Late set:
Mystery Train (J. Parker)
New Mexican Shuffle*
Garden of Eden (New Riders of the Purple Sage)
Stealin' (W. Shade)
Deep Elem Blues (Trad.)
Mother's Meth-Head Blues*
Magnolia (J.J. Cale) >
All Along the Watchtower (Dylan) >
Jam > Stone Soup* >
Craney Crow (M. Rebennack) >
Nobody Knows the Way I Feel This Morning (L. Armstrong) >
Big Bad Blues (Further)


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Tonight's Setlist: 3/13/13, Penn Hebron Garden Club, Penn Hills, Pa.

'Down in the St. Mary's Jail...'

Played a short set at the Penn Hills Coffeehouse music series, now being held at the historic Penn Hebron Garden Club. It's a pretty awesome spot, an 1800s-era building with open, big, wooden beamwork and an old-school wooden dance floor. I think we're probably gonna try and get Charlie Hustle & the Grifters in there if possible.

Didn't record the set, much to my wife's chagrin, especially since I debuted a brand-new tune, "St. Mary's Jail." It went alright, but probably still needs a little work:

St. Mary's Jail*#
Dark as a Dungeon (M. Travis)
Gravel Road (M. Slim)
Junco Partner (Professor Longhair)
Deep Elem Blues (Dead)

#First time played

Sunday, March 10, 2013

COMING UP! — CHARLIE HUSTLE & THE GRIFTERS, 3/22/13 at the Blind Pig Saloon

Two of us spent several of our formative guitar years at the Pig. I spent many a Thursday honing my chops at the open stage that is still going on today. This time we're gonna light it up on a Friday night with an opening set from The Grifters, then it's time to get our Hustle on. Hope you'll join us — $5/21+

Check out the Blind Pig Saloon here.