Saturday, September 21, 2013

Tonight's (Solo) Setlist: 9/20/13 Twisted Thistle, Leechburg, Pa.

Tonight's set had a bit of a Southern gothic feel to it...
Lots of voodoo, alligator swamps and strange moons...

After nearly a year of pretty much just playing full-band gigs with Charlie Hustle & the Grifters, it was fun and maybe just a little nerve-wracking to jump back in the solo seat for a night at the Twisted Thistle. It's always a blast to dig back into the songbook, but I also end up picking stuff I haven't practiced for months.

On top of that, my regular acoustic guitar is in the shop — apparently it needs a replacement jack that can only be procured from a rare metal found in the center of the earth, or some other ridiculous sh*t that's causing a simple one-day repair to enter its third week. So I borrowed a beautiful old Gibson from one of my fellow Hustlers. Rarely-practiced tunes. Unfamiliar guitar. All things considered, it was a pretty good night.

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Early set:
Lou-Easy-Ann (J.J. Cale)
Mother's Meth Head Blues*
Garbage Man (M. McKinley)
Dauphine* >
Whiskey River (W. Nelson)
Midnight Special (Leadbelly)
Dark as a Dungeon (M. Travis)
New Mexican Shuffle*
Rain Song No. 3*
Lodi (CCR)
Mystery Train (J. Parker) >
Statesboro Blues v1 > Mystery Train

Late set:
Me and My Uncle (Dead) >
Gris Gris Gumbo Ya Ya (M. Rebennack)
She Wore a Wreath of Roses (T. Bayly)
Third Street Woman (J. Willie Reynolds)
Strange Moon*
It Hurts Me Too (E. James)
I Like It*
Magnolia (J.J. Cale) >
Alligator (Dead) > Jam >
Berta Berta (Trad.) >
Slow Train (T. Bruno) > Jam >
Dark Star (Dead) >
Slow Train >
Junco Partner (H. Byrd, var.) >
Deep Elem Blues (Trad.)


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