Simple Cavemen set list: Yalaha Bakery, Oct. 5

A terrific, responsive crowd in the courtyard on Saturday for the stripped-down edition of the Simple Cavemen.

The three-piece band (“Now 40 percent simpler!”) dusted off a few covers that hadn’t made any recent set lists and also added some instruments not typically seen on the bandstand.

A fun time for all. Thanks much to the wonderful folks at Yalaha Bakery for the longtime support.

The band returns on Oct. 19 and Jimmy Carl is booked for a solo slot next weekend, on Oct. 12.

Here’s what we played:

Set 1. Friend of the Devil (Grateful Dead cover); The Weight (The Band cover); Samosa Girls; One Less Gamblin’ Man; Marlena; Dead Flowers (Rolling Stones cover); Big Boss Man (Jimmy Reed cover); Isn’t It a Pity (George Harrison cover).

Set 2. You Got Me Runnin’ (Jimmy Reed cover); She’s Gone; Hound Dog (Big Mama Thornton cover); Sisters and Brothers (Charles Johnson cover); Compilation Blues; You Ain’t Going Nowhere (Bob Dylan cover); Long May You Run (Neil Young cover); Stand By Me (Ben E. King cover).

Set 3. For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover); Tupelo Honey (Van Morrison cover); Long Black Veil (Lefty Frizzell cover); To Love Somebody (Bee Gees cover); She Belongs to Me (Bob Dylan cover); He’ll Have to Go (Jim Reeves cover); I Dream; Get Together (Youngbloods cover).

Simple Cavemen set list: Yalaha Bakery, Sept. 21

Yes, another fun afternoon at Yalaha Bakery.

With the pleasant breeze and mild temperatures, it really seemed as if fall had arrived. It’s a lovely spot.

Plenty of covers on this afternoon because, well, that’s how we decided to roll. A very nice crowd, including at least one big fan of MacGyver’s drumming skills. The other Cavemen certainly agree with that gentleman!

The band returns to the bakery on Oct. 5.

Here’s what we played:

Set 1. I Know You Rider (Grateful Dead cover); Big River (Johnny Cash cover); White Freight Liner Blues (Townes Van Zandt cover); You Got Me Runnin’ (Jimmy Reed cover); Speed of the Sound of Loneliness (John Prine cover); Marlena; I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight (Bob Dylan cover); American Girl (Tom Petty cover); Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan cover).

Set 2. Friend of the Devil (Grateful Dead cover); The Weight (The Band cover); Compilation Blues; She Belongs to Me (Bob Dylan cover); Mr. Bojangles (Jerry Jeff Walker cover); Cajun Moon (J.J. Cale cover); Horizon Moon; You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Rolling Stones cover).

Set 3. For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover); She’s Gone; Hound Dog (Big Mama Thornton cover); To Love Somebody (Bee Gees cover); Isn’t It a Pity (George Harrison cover); I Dream; Get Together (Youngbloods cover).