Jimmy Carl set list: June 30, Yalaha Bakery

A fine afternoon on Saturday at Yalaha Bakery in lovely Lake County, where cloudy skies kept the summer temperatures pleasant and an attentive crowd contributed to another fun time.

At one point, the sun emerged at last, persuaded by the positive vibes generated from the stage and the audience, I’m quite sure. That’s our story, anyhow, and we’re sticking to it.

A few new entries in the set list, including another lesser known Ry Cooder chestnut and a solo take on Dave Alvin’s “Fourth of July” in honor of the upcoming holiday. (The third set, alas, was curtailed when the rains finally arrived.)

Jimmy Carl returns to the bakery on July 28. He’s enjoying the chance to stretch into the solitary realm and again offers thanks to the Cavemen for the flexibility. Thanks also for use of the blog space to record the set list.

Here ’tis:

Set. 1. The Circle Game (Joni Mitchell cover); 55; Marlena*; If Not For You* (Bob Dylan cover); No Expectations** (Rolling Stones cover); Sloop John B** (Beach Boys cover); If Walls Could Talk (Little Milton/Ry Cooder cover); Woodstock*** (Joni Mitchell cover); Horizon Moon***.

Set 2.  Fourth of July (Dave Alvin cover); 1952 Vincent Black Lightning (Richard Thompson cover); Jackson County; Tupelo Honey* (Van Morrison cover); Carmelita* (Warren Zevon cover); Mr. Bojangles** (Jerry Jeff Walker cover); Love Is a Rose** (Neil Young cover); Guess It Doesn’t Matter Anymore** (Paul Anka/Linda Ronstadt cover); Canyon Full of Tears***; She’s Not That Way***.

Set 3. A Day In the Life (Beatles cover); Learn to Love Again; How Do You Mend a Broken Heart? (Bee Gees cover); Elias Mine***; Mutineer*** (Warren Zevon cover).

All songs accompanied by some kind of guitar except as noted: * = ukulele; ** = banjo; *** = piano.

Jimmy Carl set list: June 17, Yalaha Bakery

With thanks to the Simple Cavemen for the blog space, Jimmy Carl offers this quick report on the debut of his summer solo side project on Sunday at Yalaha Bakery.

Many thanks to the responsive crowd, especially Joe, who shared how much “Gentle On My Mind” meant to him and his father. Likewise, DanO, already Cavemen fan, was very encouraging about JC’s prospects as a solo act. All much appreciated.

Jimmy Carl’s next solo slot is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at Yalaha Bakery.

The Simple Cavemen, meanwhile, are on the bill for a Gram Parsons Tribute Show and benefit from 2-7 p.m. Sunday, June 24, at The Friendly Confines on South Orange Avenue in Orlando.

Here’s the set list:

Set 1. King of the Road (Roger Miller cover, Father’s Day dedication to Carl Abbott); Boomer’s Story (Ry Cooder cover); Back to the Chapel; Abraham, Martin & John (Dion cover, with 1968 recollections); Jackson County; Tupelo Honey* (Van Morrison cover); You Ain’t Going Nowhere** (Bob Dylan cover); Love Is a Rose** (Neil Young cover); Horizon Moon***; Woodstock*** (Joni Mitchell cover).

Set 2. For the Good Times (Kris Kristofferson cover, Father’s Day dedication to Carl Abbott); King’s Highway# (Tom Petty cover); The Only Boy at the Drive-In Alone; News to Me; Gentle On My Mind** (John Hartford cover);  It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry** (Bob Dylan cover); Isn’t It a Pity* (George Harrison cover); Canyon Full of Tears***; She’s Not That Way***.

Set 3. 55 (Father’s Day dedication); A Day in the Life (Beatles cover); Marlena*; If Not For You* (Bob Dylan cover); Mr. Bojangles** (Jerry Jeff Walker cover); Sloop John B** (Beach Boys cover); Elias Mine***; Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow*** (Carole King cover, by request); The Okra Song (by request); With a Little Help From My Friends (Beatles cover).

All songs accompanied by some kind of guitar except as noted: * = ukulele; ** = banjo; *** = piano; # = mandolin.