“Now 40 percent Simpler!”

Due to a few scheduling complications, it was a 3-piece edition of the Cavemen in a rare SUNDAY stop at Yalaha Bakery.

Without Roscoe Gray and MacGyver, the trio tossed a few spur-of-the-moment wrinkles into the setlist, including a soundcheck version of “55,” a new Jimmy Carl song about getting old. D-Squared introduced more traditional blues and Tie-Dye Thurston incorporated his new cajon into the percussion mix.

Here’s what we played :

Set 1. The Weight (The Band cover); It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (Bob Dylan cover); Compilation Blues; Horizon Moon; You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Rolling Stones cover); Big Boss Man (Jimmy Reed cover); Elias Mine.

Set 2. Come On, Come On; Buckets of Rain (Bob Dylan cover); Baby, What You Want Me to Do/You Got Me Runnin’ (Jimmy Reed cover); She’s Gone; Tupelo Honey (Van Morrison cover); T-Bone Shuffle (T-Bone Walker cover); No Expectations (Rolling Stones cover); Safe Inside the Mirror.

Set 3. The Meanest Woman on the Block; Marlena; Long May You Run (Neil Young cover); Suzy Q (Creedence Clearwater Revival cover); Jackson County; To Love Somebody (Bee Gees cover); Last Time (Rolling Stones cover).

 

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It was a terrific start to 2016 on Saturday at Yalaha Bakery.

A lot of nice folks in courtyard, a few with specific songs in mind. We were pleased to fulfill requests for “Folsom Prison Blues,” an old favorite we haven’t played in many moons, and “Wipe Out,” the Surfaris’ instrumental that isn’t exactly a go-to song for porch bands.

MacGyver powered “Wipe Out” flawlessly, perhaps because he was the only Caveman not terrified to attempt it. We’re back at Yalaha Bakery on Jan. 23.

Here’s what we played:

Set 1. I Know You Rider (Grateful Dead cover); The Weight (The Band cover); I Dream; Marlena; Texas Wind; One Less Gamblin’ Man; Big Boss Man (Jimmy Reed cover); Horizon Moon; You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Rolling Stones cover).

Set 2. Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash cover, by request); Wipe Out (Surfaris cover, by request); She’s Gone; Hound Dog (Big Mama Thornton/Elvis Presley cover); Compilation Blues; When I Look Into Your Eyes; Mr. Bojangles (Jerry Jeff Walker cover); Jukebox Serenade; Safe Inside the Mirror.

Set 3. For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover); Long May You Run (Neil Young cover); You Ain’t Going Nowhere (Bob Dylan cover); Walls (Tom Petty cover); Willin’ (Little Feat cover); Jackson County; Sisters and Brothers (Charles Brown cover); To Love Somebody (Bee Gees cover); Get Together (Youngbloods cover).

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