Sunday, January 25, 2015

Tonight's Setlist: 1/25/15 Weather Permitting (Winter), New Bohemian, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Shakin' the walls at ol' St. Wenceslaus...

St. Wenceslaus, an old Polish church on Pittsburgh's North Side, has been converted into the New Bohemian, an awesome artspace/tattoo studio/host for today's Winter Weather Permitting food/music/beer extravaganza.

We played an acoustic set with Dave on congas for the first time, and it went over well. We cranked up "Friend of the Devil" to the original tempo and cast a nod to ska group and co-headliners The Pressure with an old-school Wailers tune, complete with a little spur'o'the moment "Bend Down Low" tease thrown in because I was listening to it over breakfast this morning!

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One set:
Gentleman of Leisure (J. Winchester)
New Mexican Shuffle*
Mother's Meth Head Blues*
Friend of the Devil (Dead)
Garden of Eden (New Riders of the Purple Sage) >
Let Him Go (Marley/Tosh/Livingston) >
Bend Down Low tease (Marley) > Let Him Go
Ophelia (The Band)
Back on the Train (Phish)


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Friday's Setlist: 1/16/15, Bloomfest 'Rock Against Racism,' Poppy's, Pgh., Pa.

'Father Joe falls out the bar,
Singin' hope that you know where you are...'

We played our first all-original setlist tonight. Having only 25 minutes makes it easier to do! Due to the rush getting on and offstage — there were eight groups at our venue, with a super-tight schedule that we pretty much stuck to, rare for such a large group of musicians! — I didn't record the set.

Thanks to the folks at Poppy's, Self Cyphadeen, Ferdinand the Bull, Wire Riots and everyone else who contributed great music to a great night all over Bloomfield:

All originals:
Quite a Night (in Spain)
Mother's Meth Head Blues
New Mexican Shuffle
That's It

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Tonight's Setlist: 1/10/15, Thunderbird Café, Pgh., Pa (w/Kyle Lawson Band)

'The piano has been drinking,
my necktie is asleep...'

In the immortal words of Ric Flair: "WOOOOOO!"

It was a great night sharing the stage with the Kyle Lawson Band at Thunderbird Café. We debuted a new original as well as a personal favorite, a cover of Tom Waits' gin-soaked ode to shitty bars, "The Piano Has Been Drinking."

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One set:
Mother's Meth Head Blues*
Quite a Night (in Spain)*
That's It*
Feelin' Alright (S. Winwood)
Half-Steppin' Jam > Feelin' Alright >
Les Brers in A Minor (D. Betts/G. Allman) >
'Spooky Jam' > Les Brers Reprise >
Rain (Lennon/McCartney) >
The Piano Has Been Drinking (T. Waits) >
China Cat Sunflower (Dead) >
Werewolves of London (W. Zevon)
Nobody Knows the Way I Feel This Morning (D. Van Ronk) >
Don't Let Go (J. Stone)

^First time played

Friday, January 2, 2015

New Year's Eve Setlist: 12/31/14 Park House, Pgh., Pa.

'He got a snakeskin sportshirt,
and he looks like Vincent Price...'

A little Dead. A dash of Tom Waits. Sprinkle in some bluegrass and a few completely unrehearsed tunes and you got our acoustic New Year's Eve at the Park House on the North Side. Free peanuts, shells on the floor, delicious falafel and pitas and plenty of booze. 

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Set I (Pat):
Third Street Woman
Rain Song No. 3*
Garbage Man
Drag the Lake, Charlie
Jitterbug Boy
Peggy-O >
Leaving Louisiana
Pride of Cucamonga (inst.) >
Mother's Meth Head Blues*
I Can't Wait to Get Off Work

Set II (Pete):
Key to the Highway
Stagger Lee
Black Mountain Blues
Whinin' Boy
Love in Vain
It Hurts Me Too
You've Been a Good Old Wagon
Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
In the Pines
Fare Thee Well, Titanic
He Was a Friend of Mine
Hesitation Blues

Set III (Pat & Pete):
Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms
Spooky (inst./false start)
New Year's Countdown/Auld Lang Syne
Ramble On Rose
Jimmy Olsen's Blues
Cocaine Blues
Big River
The One That Got Away >
Back on the Train