Sunday, March 22, 2015

Friday's (Acoustic) Setlist: 3/20/15, Hambone's, Pittsburgh, Pa.

'Bend down low, let me tell you what I know...'

In spite of some chest congestion, great time dropping an acoustic set with Dave on congas, in the intimate surroundings of Hambone's in Lawrenceville. Not to mention the disgustingly-awesome burger that came with pulled pork (whaaat?), a fried egg, a gigantic onion ring and some delicious barbecue sauce.

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Early set:
Cumberland Blues (Dead)
Mother's Meth Head Blues*
New Mexican Shuffle*
Gentleman of Leisure (J. Winchester)
Ophelia (The Band)
Slow Train (T. Bruno)
Deep Elem Blues (Cofer Bros.)
Blackjack Molly*#
Let Him Go/Bend Down Low (Marley/Tosh/Livingston)
Lookin' Out My Back Door (CCR)

Late set:
Evil Mind*
I Like It*
Floating Bridge (J. Estes) >
Equinox (Coltrane) > Floating Bridge >
Big River (J. Cash)
Nobody Knows the Way I Feel This Morning (D. Van Ronk) >
Stone Soup* >
Friend of the Devil (Dead) >
Whiskey River (W. Nelson)
Love Please Come Home (B. Monroe)
E: Pig in a Pen (Trad.)

#First time played

Monday, March 9, 2015

Last Night's (Solo) Setlist: The Great Hall, Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, La.

The Great Hall... and probably big enough
for Beowulf and all his rowdy boys... not a stretch.

Last night was easily the biggest venue I've ever played, a massive hall in the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans where the acoustics were so good I was able to fill it with just my Fender Acoustasonic amp. Being in the Big Easy, I put together a set that was heavy on N'awlins tunes, including a few I wrote.

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One set:

Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya-Ya (M. Rebennack)
Dire Wolf (Dead)
Garbage Man (M. McKinley)
Dark as a Dungeon (M. Travis)
New Mexican Shuffle*
Positively 4th Street (Dylan)
Strange Moon*
Alligator (Dead) >
Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight (Oak Ridge Boys)
The One That Got Away (T. Waits)
Jitterbug Boy (T. Waits)
Craney Crow (M. Rebennnack) >
Lou-Easy-Ann (J.J. Cale) >
Junco Partner (J. Waynes)
Shady Grove (Trad.)
Bird Stealing Bread (Iron & Wine)
Smokestack Lightning (C. Burnett)
Long Black Veil (D. Dill/M. Wilkin)
Throwing Stones (Dead)