A terrific, responsive crowd in the courtyard on Saturday for the stripped-down edition of the Simple Cavemen.
The three-piece band (“Now 40 percent simpler!”) dusted off a few covers that hadn’t made any recent set lists and also added some instruments not typically seen on the bandstand.
A fun time for all. Thanks much to the wonderful folks at Yalaha Bakery for the longtime support.
The band returns on Oct. 19 and Jimmy Carl is booked for a solo slot next weekend, on Oct. 12.
Here’s what we played:
Set 1. Friend of the Devil (Grateful Dead cover); The Weight (The Band cover); Samosa Girls; One Less Gamblin’ Man; Marlena; Dead Flowers (Rolling Stones cover); Big Boss Man (Jimmy Reed cover); Isn’t It a Pity (George Harrison cover).
Set 2. You Got Me Runnin’ (Jimmy Reed cover); She’s Gone; Hound Dog (Big Mama Thornton cover); Sisters and Brothers (Charles Johnson cover); Compilation Blues; You Ain’t Going Nowhere (Bob Dylan cover); Long May You Run (Neil Young cover); Stand By Me (Ben E. King cover).
Set 3. For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover); Tupelo Honey (Van Morrison cover); Long Black Veil (Lefty Frizzell cover); To Love Somebody (Bee Gees cover); She Belongs to Me (Bob Dylan cover); He’ll Have to Go (Jim Reeves cover); I Dream; Get Together (Youngbloods cover).