Thursday, July 28, 2016

Last Week's Setlist: 7/16/16 Arsenal Cider House, Pgh., Pa.

"They call it the 'Babywaker'... I thought it was called the 'Babymaker'..."

We had a tremendous time at Arsenal Cider House, a place I will be visiting in the future regardless of whether or not we have a gig there. Blackberry cider — "The Babywaker" — was out-of-control good.

After a short acoustic set where we opened for ourselves — Trish and I tossed off a few tunes while our drummer and lead guitarist were getting set up — I also got to try out my new Zoom G5n multi-effects processor, which proved itself well worth the purchase. I'll have to use it judiciously, but the nearly 70 different effects are going to come in awful handy at future shows.

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Set I:
Lou-Easy-Ann (J.J. Cale)
Junko Partner (J. Waynes)
New Mexican Shuffle
Gravel Road (M. Slim)
Friend of the Devil (Dead)

Set II:
Jam > Queen Cobra
Dauphine >
Feelin' Blue (CCR) >
Funky Werewolf
Strange Moon
Deep Elem Blues (Trad.)
Meet Me in the Morning (Dylan)
Blackjack Molly
That's It

Set III:
Viola Lee Blues (N. Cannon, Dead. arr) >
China Cat Sunflower (Dead) > Jam >
After Midnight (J.J. Cale)
Stack-a-Lee (Trad., Rebennack arr.)
Nobody Knows the Way I Feel This Morning (D. Van Ronk)
Good Morning Lil' Schoolgirl (J. Lee Williamson) >
Midnight Rambler (Stones) >
Drumz >
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad (Trad., Dead arr.) >
Cold Rain and Snow (P. Rowan)

Sunday, July 17, 2016

7/8/16 Live at the Deutschtown Music Festival!

Huszár, a Hungarian bar on Pittsburgh's North Side, might be the smallest bar we've ever packed ourselves into to play.

It was the site of the AcoustiCafé segment of the 4th Annual Deutschtown Music Festival, and we were the full-band headliners for the night. But we were set up in the middle of the bar, which is essentially a long hallway, so we were kind of blocking the way to the bathroom. Then Pete broke a string during "Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad," and I was left to my own guitar-related devices for "Don't Let Go."

But we debuted a new tune, "Funky Werewolf," and had a good time.

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One set:
That's It
Queen Cobra
Strange Moon
Blackjack Molly >
Jam >
Feelin' Blue (CCR) >
Funky Werewolf
Mother's Meth Head Blues
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad (Trad., Dead arr.) >
Don't Let Go (J. Stone)