Simple Cavemen set list: Yalaha Bakery, Nov. 3

Another terrific fall afternoon in the courtyard at Yalaha Bakery. It was the full lineup on Saturday, although MacGyver was unable to sing because he was fighting a bad cold.

(We were very happy to have his time-keeping in the mix, at least!)

A few old favorites on the list including the Know You Rider/Big River combo and “Bertha,” a song that is really firing on all cylinders lately. Tie-Dye and his wah-wah pedal continued to be an inspired combination.

The band returns to the bakery on Saturday, Dec. 15.  Also, a late calendar addition: Jimmy Carl will be playing solo at the bakery from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25!

Here’s what we played:

Set 1. I Know You Rider (Grateful Dead cover); Big River (Johnny Cash cover); Marlena; Safe Inside the Mirror; One Less Gamblin’ Man; Compilation Blues; Sisters and Brothers (Charles Johnson cover); American Girl (Tom Petty cover).

Set 2. Bertha (Grateful Dead cover); She’s Gone; Hound Dog (Big Mama Thornton cover); Samosa Girls; You Got Me Running (Jimmy Reed cover); I Shall Be Released (Bob Dylan cover); Who Do You Believe in Now?; Canyon Full of Tears; Disaster.

Set 3. The Weight (The Band cover);  For What It’s Worth, (Buffalo Springfield cover); Come On, Come On; You Ain’t Going Nowhere, (Bob Dylan cover); Fortune Teller (Allen Toussaint cover); Isn’t It a Pity? (George Harrison cover); Get Together (Youngbloods cover).


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.