Jimmy Carl set list: Yalaha Bakery, Aug. 4

Many thanks to the kind folks who spent time on Sunday in the courtyard at Yalaha Bakery. It was especially nice to see a couple of longtime friends in the mix, too.

The set list included a few new wrinkles, including first-time covers of Neil Young’s “Powderfinger” and Nick Lowe’s “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding.”

Jimmy Carl also debuted a new original song, “Millicent Moncrief,” about a character who is difficult, to be sure.

Jimmy returns to the bakery on Aug. 17, when he expects to have a mini-Woodstock set prepared to honor the festival’s 50th anniversary.

Here’s the set list:

Set 1. Maria Elena (instrumental, Lorenzo Barcelata cover); Help (Beatles cover); Bluegrass Canyon Full of Tears; Wrong Way Bob; Marlena*; Broken*; You Better Move On* (Arthur Alexander cover); Tupelo Honey** (Van Morrison cover); Carmelita** (Warren Zevon cover); You Ain’t Going Nowhere*** (Bob Dylan cover); For What It’s Worth*** (Buffalo Springfield cover); Jackson County*.

Set 2. Who Loves the Sun? (Velvet Underground cover); Walking Stick Blues; Watching the River Flow (Bob Dylan cover); Mr. Bojangles*** (Jerry Jeff Walker cover); For the Turnstiles*** (Neil Young cover); The Midnight Special*** (CCR cover); Hula Hula Boys** (Warren Zevon cover);  Isn’t It a Pity** (George Harrison cover); (I’m Just a) Love Pinata.

Set 3. Powderfinger (Neil Young cover); Millicent Moncrief; Woodstock (Joni Mitchell cover); Gentle On My Mind*** (John Hartford cover); Sloop John B*** (Beach Boys cover); No Expectations*** (Rolling Stones cover); Mercy Mercy (Rolling Stones cover); (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding (Nick Lowe cover); Blowin’ in the Wind* (Bob Dylan cover); Won’t Get Fooled Again (The Who cover).

All songs accompanied by guitar, except: * = cuatro; ** = ukulele; *** = banjo.

Simple Cavemen set list: Yalaha Bakery, Feb. 16

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).