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.



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).