Only three Cavemen on the bandstand today, but it was a memorable afternoon. The band was honored to provide the soundtrack for a celebration of life for retired Chicago firefighter Tom Hussey. It was a pleasure to meet Tom’s widow, Margaret, and the big, gregarious group of family and friends gathered to honor his memory.

Tom and Margaret were big blues fans in Chicago, so D-Squared helped the band dig into that music a bit more than normal today. The band also tossed in a Guy Clark cover as a nod to the passing of the legendary Texas songwriter.

Here’s the list:

Set 1. The Weight (The Band cover); Marlena; Texas Wind; Big Boss Man (Jimmy Reed cover); Horizon Moon; You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Rolling Stones cover); T-Bone Shuffle (T-Bone Walker cover); Long May You Run (Neil Young cover).

Set 2. Jukebox Serenade; To Love Somebody (Bee Gees cover); She’s Gone/Hound Dog (dedication to the Hussey family, Big Mama Thornton cover); Safe Inside the Mirror; Compilation Blues; Hold Me Tight; If Not For You (Bob Dylan cover).

Set 3. Walls (Tom Petty cover); Jackson County; Suzie Q (Dale Hawkins cover); Tupelo Honey (Van Morrison cover); Come On, Come On; Homegrown Tomatoes (Guy Clark cover); You Got Me Runnin’ (Jimmy Reed cover); Mr Bojangles (Jerry Jeff Walker cover); Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan cover).

The band returns June 4.

 

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Another very nice day at Yalaha Bakery. Many thanks to our bakery hosts and our table of loyal Disney alumni.  It also was a nice surprise to see ex-Fish On the Runway member Harry Straight, who is now playing great classic rock music with the Clayton Band in the College Park area.

We took a stab at a couple of new covers in the soundcheck, but they didn’t find a home on the proper set lists. Soon, hopefully.

We return to Yalaha Bakery on May 21. Here’s what we played today.

Extended sound check: Purple Rain (Prince cover); Something In the Air (Thunderclap Newman cover); Tore Up (Hank Ballard cover).

Set 1: Friend of the Devil (Grateful Dead cover); The Weight (The Band cover); I Dream; Marlena; Texas Wind; Long Black Veil (Lefty Frizzell cover);  Compilation Blues; Horizon Moon; You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Rolling Stones cover).

Set 2: Fortune Teller (Allen Toussaint cover); I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight (Bob Dylan cover); When I Write the Book (Nick Lowe cover); I Know You Rider (Grateful Dead cover); You Got Me Running (Jimmy Reed cover); Safe Inside the Mirror; Jukebox Serenade; Who Do You Believe in Now?; Mr. Bojangles (Jerry Jeff Walker cover).

Set 3: For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover); Light In Your Window; To Love Somebody (Bee Gees cover); One Less Gamblin’ Man; Walls (Tom Petty cover); When I Look Into Your Eyes; Get Together (Youngbloods cover).

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