It was a wonderful fall afternoon on Saturday in the courtyard at Yalaha Bakery. There was a big crowd, too, including some visitors that arrived on big tour buses, the kind that the Cavemen hope to travel in someday.
The set list on Saturday included a few Okrafest staples, a tune-up for the big festival this coming weekend. One of the highlights of our year!
Many thanks to the management and staff at the bakery for all the support over so many years, and thanks to the attentive audience. The band will return on Saturday, Nov. 3, and Jimmy Carl will take the stage solo on Sunday, Oct. 28.
Here’s what we played:
Set 1. Friend of the Devil (Grateful Dead cover); The Weight (The Band cover); I Dream; One Less Gamblin’ Man; Texas Wind; Compilation Blues; American Girl (Tom Petty cover).
Set 2. Roll On, Lucy; White Freight Liner (Townes Van Zandt cover); Bertha (Grateful Dead cover); Homegrown Tomatoes (Guy Clark cover); You Ain’t Going Nowhere (Bob Dylan cover); Tecumseh Valley (Townes Van Zandt cover); Jukebox Serenade; To Love Somebody (Bee Gees cover); Watchin’ the River Flow (Bob Dylan cover).
Set 3. For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover); Samosa Girls; Walls (Tom Petty cover); Big Boss Man (Jimmy Reed cover); Who Do You Believe In Now?; Get Together (Youngbloods cover).
Humble apologies for taking so long to post this set list from the Simple Cavemen’s Aug. 18 show at Stardust Video & Coffee.
Many, many thanks go out to a lot of folks, including Brett Bennett and his terrific Stardust staff, as well as all the friends, family and Cavemen loyalists who made the night so special for the band with your presence.
Also, a big tip-of-the-hat to Cavemen alum Steve Jackson, who joined us on bass for the two-fer of “Like a Rolling Stone” and “American Girl.” Also, a big thanks to young Jack Bove for adding fine electric guitar to a handful of songs.
We heard from several folks that they’d like to see us at Stardust more often, so we’re going to try to plan another show before year’s end. Meantime, you can catch the Simple Cavemen on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Yalaha Bakery in lovely Lake County.
Here’s what we played:
Set 1. I Know You Rider (Grateful Dead cover); Big River (Johnny Cash cover); She’s Gone; Hound Dog (Big Mama Thornton cover); Compilation Blues; Texas Wind; Walking Stick Blues; Honey on My Biscuit; Who Do You Believe in Now; Light in Your Window; T-Bone Shuffle (T-Bone Walker cover); Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (Bob Dylan cover, with guest Jack Bove); I Dream (with guest Jack Bove).
Set 2. Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan cover by request, with guest Steve Jackson); American Girl (Tom Petty cover by request, with guest Steve Jackson); Bertha (Grateful Dead cover, with guest Jack Bove); Big Boss Man (Jimmy Reed cover, with Jack Bove); You Ain’t Going Nowhere (Bob Dylan cover); Isn’t it a Pity (George Harrison cover); Jukebox Serenade; Fortune Teller (Allen Toussaint cover); For What it’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover); To Love Somebody (Bee Gees cover); You Got Me Runnin’ (Jimmy Reed cover); Get Together (Youngbloods cover). ENCORE: Disaster.