Simple Cavemen set list: May 12, Yalaha Bakery

A cloudy day, but still a fine time on Saturday for the Cavemen in the courtyard at the wonderful Yalaha Bakery.

Thanks to the loyalists who came out to support the group, including one young fan recording a few songs for potential bootleg distribution on the Internet.

A budding entrepreneur!

It was the full lineup on Saturday and the band had a blast, digging deep for a few songs that hadn’t been played for a good long while.

Tie-dye used his wah-wah pedal to great effect and Jimmy Carl even pulled out the hybrid “Carl” sitar to embellish Roscoe’s treatment of an old protest song still relevant today. And we’re always happy to field a request for our strange twist on an Elvis classic!

We’re looking forward to returning to Yalaha on Saturday, May 26, in the midst of Memorial Day weekend.

Meanwhile, here’s what we played:

Set 1. I Know You Rider (Grateful Dead cover); Big River (Johnny Cash cover); Marlena; Jukebox Serenade; Safe Inside the Mirror; Cajun Moon (J.J. Cale cover); Compilation Blues; Isn’t It a Pity (George Harrison cover); Disaster.

Set 2. She’s Gone; Hound Dog (Big Mama Thornton cover); Dead Flowers (Rolling Stones cover); Canyon Full of Tears; One Less Gamblin’ Man; Texas Wind; Tupelo Honey (Van Morrison cover); You Got Me Runnin’ (Jimmy Reed cover); Get Together (Youngbloods cover).

Set 3. For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover); Walls (Tom Petty cover); Who Do You Believe in Now; To Love Somebody (Bee Gees cover); American Girl (Tom Petty cover); Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan cover).

Simple Cavemen set list: April 29, Yalaha Bakery

It was a three-piece unit, without drums and bass, on a lovely afternoon on Sunday at Yalaha Bakery.

The band was pleased to see the good friends that arrived to support, including a contingent representing Walt Disney World Watercraft and loyalists from DeLand, accompanied by their fabulous greyhound, King.

Turns out he’s a big fan.

In the smaller configuration, the band offered a few new twists on the set list, ranging from George Harrison’s “Isn’t It a Pity?” to the canine-inspired “Roll On, Lucy,” dedicated to the remarkable pug of the same name.

A good time. We return to the bakery on Saturday, May 12.

Here’s what we played:

Set 1. Friend of the Devil (Grateful Dead cover); She’s Gone; I Second That Emotion (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles cover); Elias Mine; I Dream; Samosa Girls; Long Black Veil (Lefty Frizzell cover); Horizon Moon; Promised Land (Chuck Berry cover).

Set 2. Roll On, Lucy (Lucy the pug dedication); Safe Inside the Mirror; Stand By Me (Ben E. King cover); Isn’t It a Pity? (George Harrison cover); One Less Gamblin’ Man; Canyon Full of Tears; She Belongs to Me (Bob Dylan cover); Tupelo Honey (Van Morrison cover); I Know You Rider (Grateful Dead cover).

Set 3. Ripple (Grateful Dead cover); Buckets of Rain (Bob Dylan cover); Speed of the Sound of Loneliness (John Prine cover); Come On, Come On; You Ain’t Going Nowhere (Bob Dylan cover); Marlena; Tore Up (Hank Ballard cover).