Simple Cavemen set list: May 12, Yalaha Bakery

A cloudy day, but still a fine time on Saturday for the Cavemen in the courtyard at the wonderful Yalaha Bakery.

Thanks to the loyalists who came out to support the group, including one young fan recording a few songs for potential bootleg distribution on the Internet.

A budding entrepreneur!

It was the full lineup on Saturday and the band had a blast, digging deep for a few songs that hadn’t been played for a good long while.

Tie-dye used his wah-wah pedal to great effect and Jimmy Carl even pulled out the hybrid “Carl” sitar to embellish Roscoe’s treatment of an old protest song still relevant today. And we’re always happy to field a request for our strange twist on an Elvis classic!

We’re looking forward to returning to Yalaha on Saturday, May 26, in the midst of Memorial Day weekend.

Meanwhile, here’s what we played:

Set 1. I Know You Rider (Grateful Dead cover); Big River (Johnny Cash cover); Marlena; Jukebox Serenade; Safe Inside the Mirror; Cajun Moon (J.J. Cale cover); Compilation Blues; Isn’t It a Pity (George Harrison cover); Disaster.

Set 2. She’s Gone; Hound Dog (Big Mama Thornton cover); Dead Flowers (Rolling Stones cover); Canyon Full of Tears; One Less Gamblin’ Man; Texas Wind; Tupelo Honey (Van Morrison cover); You Got Me Runnin’ (Jimmy Reed cover); Get Together (Youngbloods cover).

Set 3. For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover); Walls (Tom Petty cover); Who Do You Believe in Now; To Love Somebody (Bee Gees cover); American Girl (Tom Petty cover); Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan cover).

Simple Cavemen set list: March 17, Yalaha Bakery

What a fab St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the courtyard at Yalaha Bakery!

Lots of green fashion statements in the crowd. A cute grandbaby sighting! New friends! Old friends! Even a former Caveman (not too many of those in circulation!) came out to see the band.

Thanks to all. We return to Yalaha Bakery on Saturday, April 21.

Here’s what we played:

Set 1. Disaster; Safe Inside the Mirror; I Dream; Marlena; For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover); He’ll Have to Go (Jim Reeves cover, dedicated to Ry Cooder); Compilation Blues; One Less Gamblin’ Man; The Last Time (Rolling Stones cover).

Set 2.  That’s What Makes the Irish Heart Beat (Van Morrison cover, St. Patty’s Day dedication); I Know You Rider (Grateful Dead cover); Big River (Johnny Cash cover); Horizon Moon; You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Rolling Stones cover); I’ll Be Your Baby, Tonight (Bob Dylan cover, by request); Big Boss Man (Jimmy Reed cover); Samosa Girls; Who Do You Believe In Now?.

Set 3. Long May You Run (Neil Young cover, dedicated to Harry Straight); You Got Me Runnin’ (Jimmy Reed cover); The Weight (The Band cover); Lovin’ Arms (Tom Jans cover); Elias Mine; Long Black Veil (Lefty Frizzell cover); Get Together (Youngbloods cover).