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.