Simple Cavemen set list: Yalaha Bakery, May 25

It was a beautiful afternoon on Saturday at Yalaha Bakery for the Simple Cavemen’s last visit until fall.

A big crowd of old friends and new ones was receptive to our songs about Disasters, Samosa Girls, Texas and the blues, flavored by odd little guitars and wah-wah pedals.

Although the band won’t be back at the bakery until September, Jimmy Carl has a slate of solo Yalaha gigs through the summer, starting on June 2.

Much thanks to the folks at Yalaha Bakery for all the support.

Here’s what we played:

Set 1. Friend of the Devil (Grateful Dead cover); The Weight (The Band cover); Disaster; Samosa Girls; Jukebox Serenade; You Got Me Runnin’ (Jimmy Reed cover); One Less Gamblin’ Man; Isn’t It a Pity (George Harrison cover).

Set 2. I Know You Rider (Grateful Dead cover); Big River (Johnny Cash cover); He’ll Have to Go (Jim Reeves cover); Texas Wind; Compilation Blues; Who Do You Believe In Now?; Tupelo Honey (Van Morrison cover); She Belongs to Me (Bob Dylan cover); Bertha (Grateful Dead cover).

Set 3.  The Last Time (Rolling Stones cover); For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover); Marlena; Walls (Tom Petty cover); To Love Somebody (Bee Gees cover); I Dream; Get Together (Youngbloods cover).

Simple Cavemen set list: Yalaha Bakery, March 23

Another big crowd at Yalaha Bakery for the weekly Saturday afternoon craft show (running through May) and genuine porch music from the Simple Cavemen.

The band was pleased to see famed Orlando Sentinel alum Rene Stutzman and her friends in the audience, offering a request for MacGyver’s “Jukebox Serenade.” The set list also included Jimmy Carl’s “Walkin’ Stick Blues,”  one that the band doesn’t tackle too often, as well as plenty of Grateful Dead covers.

The Cavemen return to the bakery on May 4.

Here’s what we played:

Set 1. Friend of the Devil (Grateful Dead cover); The Weight (The Band cover); Walkin’ Stick Blues; Safe Inside the Mirror; One Less Gamblin’ Man; Texas Wind; Compilation Blues; American Girl (Tom Petty cover); Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan cover).

Set 2. Bertha (Grateful Dead cover); She’s Gone; Hound Dog (Big Mama Thornton cover); Samosa Girls; You Got Me Runnin’ (Jimmy Reed cover); Jukebox Serenade; Who Do You Believe In Now; Isn’t It a Pity (George Harrison cover).

Set 3. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (Bob Dylan cover, MacGyver on mandolin); Fortune Teller (Allen Toussaint cover); For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover); Come On, Come On; I Know You Rider (Grateful Dead cover); I Dream; Get Together (Youngbloods cover).