Jimmy Carl set list: Yalaha Bakery, Oct. 28

Jimmy Carl had an absolutely fab time working solo on the bandstand today at Yalaha Bakery, where the fall weather was the real star of the day. Just wonderful.

These solo engagements offer a chance to push beyond the band set lists a bit, evident today with a couple of newly adapted Tom Petty covers, a new take on a Townes Van Zandt classic and a fun, if half-baked, run through “Haunted House,” a Screamin’ Gene Simmons Halloween novelty gem. JC also debuted one of his own new songs, “(I’m Just a) Love Pinata,” a nod to the inspiration of Doug Sahm and the Texas Tornados.

The full band returns to Yalaha on Saturday, Nov. 3. We’d love to see you there. (Yes, you!)

Here’s the list:

Set 1. Get Together (Youngbloods cover); Medley: Something In the Air (Thunderclap Newman cover)/ Put a Little Love In Your Heart (Jackie DeShannon cover); You Ain’t Going Nowhere** (Bob Dylan cover); It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry** (Bob Dylan cover); Carmelita* (Warren Zevon cover); He’ll Have to Go* (Jim Reeves cover); Horizon Moon***; Hold Me Tight***; Haunted House (Screamin’ Gene Simmons cover); Canyon Full of Tears; (I’m Just a) Love Pinata.

Set. 2. King’s Highway (Tom Petty cover); American Girl (Tom Petty cover); Broken; Sloop John B** (Beach Boys cover, David Kranz dedication); Elias Mine**; Marlena*; Tupelo Honey* (Van Morrison cover); Woodstock*** (Joni Mitchell cover); She’s Not That Way***.

Set 3. Two Gunslingers (Tom Petty cover); Buckets of Rain (Bob Dylan cover); Boomer’s Story (Ry Cooder cover); Isn’t It a Pity* (George Harrison cover); You Won’t See Me* (Beatles cover); Mr. Bojangles** (Jerry Jeff Walker cover); Mutineer*** (Warren Zevon cover); Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow*** (Carole King cover); You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Rolling Stones cover); No Expectations (Rolling Stones cover); Pancho & Lefty (Townes Van Zandt cover); With a Little Help From My Friends (Beatles cover).

All songs accompanied by some kind of guitar except as noted: * = ukulele; ** = banjo; *** = piano.

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).