Due to several unrelated schedule conflicts, it was two Cavemen on the bandstand on Sunday at Yalaha Bakery.
Though exceedingly simple, Jimmy Carl and Tie-Dye Thurston had a fine time performing for a receptive crowd, unveiling a handful of new songs and offering twists on a few new covers, as well.
In addition to adding some electric-guitar muscle, Tie-Dye also conjured welcome rhythms from percussion toys that included the musical bucket and the infamous goat-toe rattles. Jimmy played more banjo than usual, if that’s the kind of thing that you like.
We expect the full band to return for the next Yalaha date on Saturday, Feb. 10.
‘Til then, here’s what we played today:
Set 1. Angel From Montgomery (John Prine cover); Horizon Moon; You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Rolling Stones cover); Broken; She’s Gone; Tupelo Honey (Van Morrison cover); Come On, Come On; Swingin’ (Tom Petty cover); Get Together (Youngbloods cover).
Set 2. Canyon Full of Tears; Mr. Bojangles (Jerry Jeff Walker cover); Marlena; When I Write the Book (Nick Lowe cover); Tecumseh Valley (Townes Van Zandt cover); 55; American Girl (Tom Petty cover); Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan cover).
Set 3. No Expectations (Rolling Stones cover); Walking Stick Blues; The Only One For Me; Yer So Bad (Tom Petty cover); Jackson County; Buckets of Rain (Bob Dylan cover); He’ll Have to Go (Jim Reeves cover); Watching the River Flow (Bob Dylan cover); You Ain’t Going Nowhere (Bob Dylan cover).