Simple Cavemen set list: Yalaha Bakery, Dec. 2

The holidays had arrived by the time the Simple Cavemen took the bandstand on Saturday at Yalaha Bakery.

Gingerbread house construction. Wine tastings. German beer. It was another terrific afternoon at Yalaha, one of the area’s quiet gems.

Many thanks to the wonderful bakery staff and the appreciative crowd. The band can’t wait to return on Dec. 16.

Here’s what we played:

Set 1. I Know You Rider (Grateful Dead cover); The Weight (The Band cover); One Less Gamblin’ Man; Marlena; Sisters and Brothers (Charles Johnson cover); Samosa Girls; Compilation Blues; Texas Wind; American Girl (Tom Petty cover).

Set 2. For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover); Safe Inside the Mirror; When I Look Into Your Eyes; Big Boss Man (Jimmy Reed cover); Canyon Full of Tears; Who Do You Believe In Now?; Jukebox Serenade; Long May You Run (Neil Young cover).

Set 3.You Got Me Runnin’ (Jimmy Reed cover); Stand By Me (Ben E. King cover); She’s Gone; Hound Dog (Big Mama Thornton cover); You Ain’t Going Nowhere (Bob Dylan cover); Walls (Tom Petty cover); Come On, Come On; I Dream; Get Together (Youngbloods cover).

Simple Cavemen set list: Yalaha Bakery, Nov. 26

The Caveman performed as a four-piece, without drums, on a perfect, perfect Sunday afternoon  in the courtyard at Yalaha Bakery. Many thanks to the family members who joined us, as well as ever-faithful Disney loyalists David Kranz and Jim Beekman.

We made lots of new friends, too, including two-year-old Max, who has a future as a rock ‘n’ roller, we think. The Simple Cavemen will return at full-strength on Saturday, Dec. 2, less than one week away!

Here’s what we played:

Set 1. Friend of the Devil (Grateful Dead cover); Marlena; One Less Gamblin’ Man; Samosa Girls; Speed of the Sound of Loneliness (John Prine cover); Compilation Blues; Lovin’ Arms (Tom Jans cover); American Girl (Tom Petty cover); Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan cover).

Set 2. For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover); The Weight (The Band cover); Big Boss Man (Jimmy Reed cover); Canyon Full of Tears; Who Were You Thinking Of (Texas Tornados cover); Long Black Veil (Lefty Frizzell cover); Long May You Run (Neil Young cover, dedicated to Katie Ball).

Set 3. Stand By Me (Ben E. King cover); Fortune Teller (Allen Toussaint cover); I Know You Rider (Grateful Dead cover); You Got Me Runnin’ (Jimmy Reed cover); Mr. Bojangles (Jerry Jeff Walker cover); I Dream.