Despite the predictions for heavy rain, the Cavemen enjoyed a cloudy, but otherwise pleasant, afternoon in the courtyard at Yalaha Bakery.
Jimmy Carl used the occasion to add a few instruments to the mix, including mandolin on the opening “Friend of the Devil” and the electric “Carl” sitar on a cover of George Harrison’s “Isn’t It a Pity.” Roscoe tore up the band’s rocking take on Johnny Cash’s “Big River,” a chestnut from the early Cavemen days that has happily found its way back on the list.
The band is slated to return to Yalaha in September. Meanwhile, Jimmy Carl will test his wings in the spotlight alone with the first of three summer solo dates on Sunday, June 17.
Here’s what we played:
Set 1. Friend of the Devil (Grateful Dead cover); The Weight (The Band cover); Samosa Girls; Disaster; Jukebox Serenade; You Got Me Runnin’ (Jimmy Reed cover); One Less Gamblin’ Man; Isn’t It a Pity (George Harrison cover).
Set 2. Roll on, Lucy; Safe Inside the Mirror; I Know You Rider (Grateful Dead cover); Big River (Johnny Cash cover); Texas Wind; Compilation Blues; Tupelo Honey (Van Morrison cover); She Belongs to Me (Bob Dylan cover); Get Together (Youngbloods cover).
Set 3. For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover); Canyon Full of Tears; Promised Land (Chuck Berry cover); Walls (Tom Petty cover); I Dream; Big Boss Man (Jimmy Reed cover); Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan cover).