Jimmy Carl set list: Yalaha Bakery, June 2

A fun afternoon for Jimmy Carl at Yalaha Bakery, despite being chased from the stage briefly by a light rain shower.

A lot of covers on the list today, ranging from the usual suspects (Beatles, Dylan, Petty) to Led Zeppelin and Bacharach-David.

As always, a big thanks to the supportive folks at Yalaha Bakery, one of Central Florida’s hidden gems. Jimmy returns to the bakery for another solo slot on June 15.

Here’s the list:

Set 1. Maria Elena (instrumental, Lorenzo Barcelata cover); Help (Beatles cover); Come On, Come On; If Things Could Talk (Ry Cooder cover);  Marlena*; He’ll Have to Go* (Jim Reeves cover); Crying In the Rain (Everly Brothers cover); 1952 Vincent Black Lightning (Richard Thompson cover); Hula Hula Boys** (Warren Zevon cover); Carmelita** (Warren Zevon cover); The Losing End (Neil Young cover).

Set 2. Woodstock*** (Joni Mitchell cover); Horizon Moon***; Twilight Man; Tangerine (Led Zeppelin cover); (I’m Just a) Love Pinata; No Expectations**** (Rolling Stones cover); You Ain’t Going Nowhere**** (Bob Dylan cover);  Isn’t It a Pity** (George Harrison cover); Tupelo Honey** (Van Morrison cover);  Elias Mine*; I Won’t Back Down* (Tom Petty cover).

Set. 3. White Freight Liner (Townes Van Zandt cover); You Won’t See Me (Beatles cover); Wrong Way Bob; How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? (Bee Gees cover); Mr. Bojangles**** (Jerry Jeff Walker cover); Sloop John B**** (Beach Boys cover); The Midnight Special**** (CCR cover); She’s Not That Way***; I’ll Never Fall in Love Again*** (Bacharach-David cover); You Better Move On* (Arthur Alexander cover); Broken*;  Howard Hughes; With a Little Help From My Friends (Beatles cover).

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

Simple Cavemen set list: Yalaha Bakery, May 25

It was a beautiful afternoon on Saturday at Yalaha Bakery for the Simple Cavemen’s last visit until fall.

A big crowd of old friends and new ones was receptive to our songs about Disasters, Samosa Girls, Texas and the blues, flavored by odd little guitars and wah-wah pedals.

Although the band won’t be back at the bakery until September, Jimmy Carl has a slate of solo Yalaha gigs through the summer, starting on June 2.

Much thanks to the folks at Yalaha Bakery for all the support.

Here’s what we played:

Set 1. Friend of the Devil (Grateful Dead cover); The Weight (The Band cover); Disaster; Samosa Girls; Jukebox Serenade; You Got Me Runnin’ (Jimmy Reed cover); One Less Gamblin’ Man; Isn’t It a Pity (George Harrison cover).

Set 2. I Know You Rider (Grateful Dead cover); Big River (Johnny Cash cover); He’ll Have to Go (Jim Reeves cover); Texas Wind; Compilation Blues; Who Do You Believe In Now?; Tupelo Honey (Van Morrison cover); She Belongs to Me (Bob Dylan cover); Bertha (Grateful Dead cover).

Set 3.  The Last Time (Rolling Stones cover); For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover); Marlena; Walls (Tom Petty cover); To Love Somebody (Bee Gees cover); I Dream; Get Together (Youngbloods cover).