Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Tonight's Setlist: 6/21/16, Leechburg Firemen's Carnival, Leechburg, Pa.

'This nine-pound hammer, it killed John Henry,
but it won't kill me, no it won't kill me...'

We were joined tonight by my sister for a handful of songs at the beginning of the second set, and it was pretty awesome. She's a classically-trained opera singer, so we had to countrify her up a little to get the proper twaang for singing bluegrass, but we got there.

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Early set:

New Mexican Shuffle
Nine Pound Hammer (M. Travis)
Let Me Love You One More Time (Stanley Bros.)
In the Pines (Leadbelly)
John Hardy (Trad.)
Mystery Train (J. Parker)
Blackberry Blossom (A. Smith)
Pig in a Pen (Trad.)
Eat My Dust (D. Grisman)
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (Dylan)
Glendale Train (J. Dawson) >
I Know You Rider (Trad.) >
Whiskey Before Breakfast

Late set:

Roving Gambler* (Stanley Bros.)
A Lonesome Night* (Stanley Bros.)
Leaning on the Everlasting Arm* (Stanley Bros.)
Friend of the Devil* (Dead)
Where We'll Never Grow Old* (Stanley Bros.)
Dark as a Dungeon* (M. Travis)
I Am Weary, Let Me Rest* (Cox Family)
You Better Get Right (Stanley Bros.) >
Mighty High (J. Ligon)
Honey Babe (E. Bishop) >
Gravel Road (M. Slim)
Peggy-O (Trad., Dead arr.)
Salt Creek (Trad.)
Deep Elem Blues (Trad.)
Fox on the Run (T. Hazzard)
How Mountain Girls Can Love (Stanley Bros.)

*with Rachel Grumet

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Last Night's Setlist: 6/10/16, Penn Hills Library Amphitheater, Penn Hills, Pa.

'Daddy's got them Deep Elem blues...'

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New tunes? Check. Disco-gospel? Check. My 3-year-old son occasionally wandering up to the stage to talk some shit? ("When does the music start, Daddy?") Check.

Early set:
Queen Cobra
Friend of the Devil (Dead) >
Let It Rock (C. Berry)
I Like It
The Cars Hiss By My Window (Morrison/Manzarek/Krieger)
New Mexican Shuffle
China Cat Sunflower (Dead) >
Feelin' Blue (CCR) >
Jam >
Gravel Road (M. Slim) >
Franklin's Tower (Dead)

Late set:
Cold Rain and Snow (Trad., Dead arr.) >
That's It
Lou-Easy-Ann (J.J. Cale)
Tupelo Honey (V. Morrison)
Deep Elem Blues (Trad., Dead arr.)
Magnolia (J.J. Cale) >
Stone Soup >
Drumz >
Mighty High (J. Ligon)

Friday, June 3, 2016

Last Month's Setlist: 5/14/16 American Legion Post No. 980, Plum, Pa.

'We gonna let it all hang out...'

There's nothing like a good crowd that's into the music. And just like when I played a couple solo shows at the Legion, this crowd was into it. They gave us energy, we gave it back, and in my opinion played one of our best shows to date.

It also helps that after three years of Playing in the Band, I'm finally starting to develop better solo instincts/chops.

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Early set:
Jam > Whiskey River (W. Nelson) >
Big River (J. Cash)
Nobody Knows the Way I Feel This Morning (D. Van Ronk)
Feelin' Blue (CCR)
Meet Me in the Morning (Dylan) >
Mystery Train (J. Parker)
New Mexican Shuffle
The One That Got Away (T. Waits)
Big Bad Blues (Furthur)
Gravel Road (M. Slim)
Dauphine > Jam >
After Midnight (J.J. Cale)

Late set:
Equinox (Coltrane) >
Les Brers in A Minor (D. Betts) >
Feelin' Alright (D. Mason)
Me and My Uncle (J. Philips) >
Eat My Dust (D. Grisman)
Lil' Red Rooster (C. Burnett)
Queen Cobra
Althea (Dead) >
Don't Let Go (J. Stone) >
Drumz > 
China Cat Sunflower (Dead) >
Werewolves of London (W. Zevon) >
Viola Lee Blues (Dead)
E: Rain (Lennon-McCartney)