Yes, it was one for the books on Saturday at Yalaha Bakery!
A big crowd, thanks in part to a very groovy craft show out on the lawn. Special guests in the audience included a relatively rare appearance by two (!) Cavemen wives as well as the one-and-only Commander Coconut, accompanied by former Sentinel colleague Terry Irwin.
Terry, if memory serves, was actually one of the famed Samosa Girls. Alas, she arrived too late to hear the band sing about that charming group. Next time, Terry!
Many thanks to the fine folks at Yalaha and the attentive listeners. The band returns to the bakery on Saturday, March 9. In the meantime, Jimmy Carl will take to the bandstand for a solo performance on Sunday, Feb. 24.
Here’s what we played:
Set 1. I Know You Rider (Grateful Dead cover); Big River (Johnny Cash cover); Marlena; Speed of the Sound of Loneliness (John Prine cover); Samosa Girls; One Less Gamblin’ Man; Compilation Blues; She’s Gone; Hound Dog (Big Mama Thornton cover).
Set 2. Bertha (Grateful Dead cover); Safe Inside the Mirror; Stand By Me (Ben E. King cover); Big Boss Man (Jimmy Reed cover); Long Black Veil (Lefty Frizzell cover); To Love Somebody (Bee Gees cover); Elias Mine.
Set 3. You Got Me Runnin’ (Jimmy Reed cover); Isn’t It a Pity (George Harrison cover); For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover); I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight (Bob Dylan cover); Long May You Run (Neil Young cover); I Dream; Get Together (Youngbloods cover).
Jimmy Carl had an absolutely fab time working solo on the bandstand today at Yalaha Bakery, where the fall weather was the real star of the day. Just wonderful.
These solo engagements offer a chance to push beyond the band set lists a bit, evident today with a couple of newly adapted Tom Petty covers, a new take on a Townes Van Zandt classic and a fun, if half-baked, run through “Haunted House,” a Screamin’ Gene Simmons Halloween novelty gem. JC also debuted one of his own new songs, “(I’m Just a) Love Pinata,” a nod to the inspiration of Doug Sahm and the Texas Tornados.
The full band returns to Yalaha on Saturday, Nov. 3. We’d love to see you there. (Yes, you!)
Here’s the list:
Set 1. Get Together (Youngbloods cover); Medley: Something In the Air (Thunderclap Newman cover)/ Put a Little Love In Your Heart (Jackie DeShannon cover); You Ain’t Going Nowhere** (Bob Dylan cover); It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry** (Bob Dylan cover); Carmelita* (Warren Zevon cover); He’ll Have to Go* (Jim Reeves cover); Horizon Moon***; Hold Me Tight***; Haunted House (Screamin’ Gene Simmons cover); Canyon Full of Tears; (I’m Just a) Love Pinata.
Set. 2. King’s Highway (Tom Petty cover); American Girl (Tom Petty cover); Broken; Sloop John B** (Beach Boys cover, David Kranz dedication); Elias Mine**; Marlena*; Tupelo Honey* (Van Morrison cover); Woodstock*** (Joni Mitchell cover); She’s Not That Way***.
Set 3. Two Gunslingers (Tom Petty cover); Buckets of Rain (Bob Dylan cover); Boomer’s Story (Ry Cooder cover); Isn’t It a Pity* (George Harrison cover); You Won’t See Me* (Beatles cover); Mr. Bojangles** (Jerry Jeff Walker cover); Mutineer*** (Warren Zevon cover); Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow*** (Carole King cover); You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Rolling Stones cover); No Expectations (Rolling Stones cover); Pancho & Lefty (Townes Van Zandt cover); With a Little Help From My Friends (Beatles cover).
All songs accompanied by some kind of guitar except as noted: * = ukulele; ** = banjo; *** = piano.