Many thanks to all who joined us to celebrate the release of “Dreams” on Saturday at Stardust Video & Coffee in Orlando.
At one point someone told me, “It looks like you guys are having fun up there.”
Well, we are. And having our friends along makes it that much more fun. So, thanks again.
Here’s what we played, for the historians among us:
Set 1: I Know You Rider (Grateful Dead cover); Horizon Moon; You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Rolling Stones cover); Who Do You Believe In Now?; Jukebox Serenade; Safe Inside the Mirror; Broken; Compilation Blues; Come On, Come On; When I Look Into Your Eyes; Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (Bob Dylan cover, with Tim Kelliher); I Dream (with Tim Kelliher).
Set 2: You Ain’t Going Nowhere (Bob Dylan cover, with Tim Kelliher); One Less Gamblin’ Man (with Tim Kelliher); Long May You Run (Neil Young cover); Texas Wind; When I Write the Book (Nick Lowe cover); Me and My Uncle (John Phillips cover); Sisters and Brothers (Charles Johnson cover); Marlena; To Love Somebody (Bee Gees cover, with Tim Kelliher); Dead Flowers (Rolling Stones cover, with Tim Kelliher); Get Together (Youngbloods cover, with Tim Kelliher).
Encore: She’s Gone (with Jack Bove); Hound Dog (Big Mama Thornton cover, with Jack Bove).
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.