Simple Cavemen set list: Stardust Video & Coffee, Aug. 12

Thanks again to everyone for such a fun, memorable night at Stardust. It means a lot to the guys in the band.

The Cavemen especially thank Tim Kelliher for turning us into a rock band in the second set. And thanks also to Jack Bove for helping with the sound and adding a few guitar licks of his own.

The Cavemen will start their fall run at Yalaha Bakery in October and we’ll offer more about that as the time approaches.

For now, here’s what we played on Saturday:

Set 1: I Know You Rider (Grateful Dead cover); The Weight (The Band cover); Texas Wind; Canyon Full of Tears; Compilation Blues; She’s Gone; Hound Dog (Big Mama Thornton cover); Light In Your Window; Who Do You Believe In Now?; Horizon Moon; You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Rolling Stones cover); T-Bone Shuffle (T-Bone Walker cover, with Tim Kelliher).

Set 2 (with Tim Kelliher on guitar): I Dream; Big Boss Man (Jimmy Reed cover); You Ain’t Going Nowhere (Bob Dylan cover); One Less Gamblin’ Man; Fortune Teller (Allen Toussaint cover); Jukebox Serenade; For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover); To Love Somebody (Bee Gees cover); Quinn, the Eskimo (Bob Dylan cover); Walls (Tom Petty cover); You Got Me Runnin’ (Jimmy Reed cover, with Jack Bove); Ripple (Grateful Dead cover); Get Together (Youngbloods cover).

Simple Cavemen set list: Derry Down Benefit, Friendly Confines

It was such an honor for the Simple Cavemen to be included on the bill with such fabulous bands at the Derry Down benefit show June 25 at the Friendly Confines in Orlando.

We were consistently blown away by the spirit and skill evident in sets by Buster Cousins, singer-songwriter Justin Orlow, Jim Mahoney’s swinging Angels of Mercy and Rick Birkbeck & Friends. And what a joy it was to watch Doc Hibbard at work on the pedal steel and mandolin.

Many thanks to mover-and-shaker Tim Kelliher, promoter Zaida Zoller and sound technician Bob Gardner for providing the event’s foundation.

Did we tell you that it was a good time? I mean, look at these guys and tell me they weren’t having fun:





Here’s what the Cavemen played:

The Weight (The Band cover); Disaster; Hickory Wind (Gram Parsons cover); Compilation Blues; Texas Wind; You Ain’t Going Nowhere (Byrds/Bob Dylan cover); Marlena; I Dream (with Tim Kelliher on slide guitar); Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan cover, with Tim Kelliher on slide guitar/guest vocals).