Simple Cavemen set list: Feb. 18, Yalaha Bakery

Wonderful weather for a three-piece version of the Cavemen on Sunday at Yalaha Bakery. Best compliment of the day: “Who originally recorded that song?” a woman asked us following “Horizon Moon.”

Uh, we did. How cool is that?

Jimmy Carl, D-Squared and Tie-Dye Thurston had a fine time mixing blues, originals and a few pop covers, mostly without incident. One exception was Tie-dye’s extended drum solo, an explosion of noise that happened when he leaned back to grab his specs, toppling the Cajon that was doubling as a chair and sending him backwards into his amplifier.

Boom! Followed by a bone-rattling blast of Townshend-worthy distortion. Next week, we wreck the hotel room! (Happily, Tie-dye is all right, though he landed harder on his back because he was holding his electric guitar aloft to keep it from being damaged.)

Here’s what we played:

Set 1.  He’ll Have to Go (Jim Reeves cover); The Weight (The Band cover); Watching the River Flow (Bob Dylan cover); Marlena; You Ain’t Going Nowhere (Bob Dylan cover); You Got Me Runnin’ (Jimmy Reed cover); Come On, Come On; Long  May You Run (Neil Young cover).

Set. 2. Canyon Full of Tears; Samosa Girls; Fortune Teller (Allen Toussaint cover); Compilation Blues; White Freightliner (Townes Van Zandt cover); Simple Twist of Fate (Bob Dylan cover); The Last Time (Rolling Stones cover); Big Boss Man (Jimmy Reed cover); American Girl (Tom Petty cover); Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan cover).

Set 3. Tupelo Honey (Van Morrison cover); T-Bone Shuffle (T-Bone Walker cover); She’s Gone; Hound Dog (Big Mama Thornton cover); Get Together (Youngbloods cover); Horizon Moon.

 

 

 

 

Simple Cavemen set list: Yalaha Bakery, Feb. 10

What a terrific turn-out on Saturday in the courtyard! The Cavemen were happy to see a few friends in the mix, including a representative of the Disney alumni loyalists and Wahoo Bob Chubboy of 790 AM WLBE.

Wahoo Bob has become such a big advocate for the band in recent weeks and we look forward to being featured on his “Pull My Finger” show at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17. Thanks, Bob!

The full unit was on the bandstand Saturday and we had a blast. Tie-dye Thurston unveiled his new wah-wah pedal, an auspicious debut. Other new sonic wrinkles are on the way.

We return to Yalaha on Sunday, Feb. 18, as a four-piece without drums. Hope to see you there!

Here’s what we played:

Set 1. Friend of the Devil (Grateful Dead cover); The Weight (The Band cover); Disaster; Marlena; One Less Gamblin’ Man; Jukebox Serenade; Compilation Blues; Who Were You Thinking Of (Texas Tornados cover); Safe Inside the Mirror.

Set 2. For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover); Samosa Girls; You Ain’t Going Nowhere (Bob Dylan cover); White Freightliner (Townes Van Zandt cover); Who Do You Believe In Now?; Texas Wind; Big Boss Man (Jimmy Reed cover); American Girl (Tom Petty cover); Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan cover).

Set 3. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (Bob Dylan cover, dedicated to Big Ralph Bove); You Got Me Running (Jimmy Reed cover); She’s Gone; Hound Dog (Big Mama Thornton cover); Walls (Tom Petty cover); Mr. Bojangles (Jerry Jeff Walker cover); I Dream; Get Together (Youngbloods cover).