Simple Cavemen set list: Yalaha Bakery, Nov. 3

Another terrific fall afternoon in the courtyard at Yalaha Bakery. It was the full lineup on Saturday, although MacGyver was unable to sing because he was fighting a bad cold.

(We were very happy to have his time-keeping in the mix, at least!)

A few old favorites on the list including the Know You Rider/Big River combo and “Bertha,” a song that is really firing on all cylinders lately. Tie-Dye and his wah-wah pedal continued to be an inspired combination.

The band returns to the bakery on Saturday, Dec. 15.  Also, a late calendar addition: Jimmy Carl will be playing solo at the bakery from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25!

Here’s what we played:

Set 1. I Know You Rider (Grateful Dead cover); Big River (Johnny Cash cover); Marlena; Safe Inside the Mirror; One Less Gamblin’ Man; Compilation Blues; Sisters and Brothers (Charles Johnson cover); American Girl (Tom Petty cover).

Set 2. Bertha (Grateful Dead cover); She’s Gone; Hound Dog (Big Mama Thornton cover); Samosa Girls; You Got Me Running (Jimmy Reed cover); I Shall Be Released (Bob Dylan cover); Who Do You Believe in Now?; Canyon Full of Tears; Disaster.

Set 3. The Weight (The Band cover);  For What It’s Worth, (Buffalo Springfield cover); Come On, Come On; You Ain’t Going Nowhere, (Bob Dylan cover); Fortune Teller (Allen Toussaint cover); Isn’t It a Pity? (George Harrison cover); Get Together (Youngbloods cover).


Simple Cavemen set list: Yalaha Bakery, Oct. 13

It was a wonderful fall afternoon on Saturday in the courtyard at Yalaha Bakery. There was a big crowd, too, including some visitors that arrived on big tour buses, the kind that the Cavemen hope to travel in someday.

The set list on Saturday included a few Okrafest staples, a tune-up for the big festival this coming weekend. One of the highlights of our year!

Many thanks to the management and staff at the bakery for all the support over so many years, and thanks to the attentive audience. The band will return on Saturday, Nov. 3, and Jimmy Carl will take the stage solo on Sunday, Oct. 28.

Here’s what we played:

Set 1. Friend of the Devil (Grateful Dead cover); The Weight (The Band cover); I Dream; One Less Gamblin’ Man; Texas Wind; Compilation Blues; American Girl (Tom Petty cover).

Set 2. Roll On, Lucy; White Freight Liner (Townes Van Zandt cover); Bertha (Grateful Dead cover); Homegrown Tomatoes (Guy Clark cover); You Ain’t Going Nowhere (Bob Dylan cover); Tecumseh Valley (Townes Van Zandt cover); Jukebox Serenade; To Love Somebody (Bee Gees cover); Watchin’ the River Flow (Bob Dylan cover).

Set 3. For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover); Samosa Girls; Walls (Tom Petty cover); Big Boss Man (Jimmy Reed cover); Who Do You Believe In Now?; Get Together (Youngbloods cover).