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: Stardust Video & Coffee, Aug. 18

Humble apologies for taking so long to post this set list from the Simple Cavemen’s Aug. 18 show at Stardust Video & Coffee.

Many, many thanks go out to a lot of folks, including Brett Bennett and his terrific Stardust staff, as well as all the friends, family and Cavemen loyalists who made the night so special for the band with your presence.

Also, a big tip-of-the-hat to Cavemen alum Steve Jackson, who joined us on bass for the two-fer of “Like a Rolling Stone” and “American Girl.” Also, a big thanks to young Jack Bove for adding fine electric guitar to a handful of songs.

We heard from several folks that they’d like to see us at Stardust more often, so we’re going to try to plan another show before year’s end. Meantime, you can catch the Simple Cavemen on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Yalaha Bakery in lovely Lake County.

Thanks again!

Here’s what we played:

Set 1.  I Know You Rider (Grateful Dead cover); Big River (Johnny Cash cover); She’s Gone; Hound Dog (Big Mama Thornton cover); Compilation Blues; Texas Wind; Walking Stick Blues; Honey on My Biscuit; Who Do You Believe in Now;  Light in Your Window; T-Bone Shuffle (T-Bone Walker cover); Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (Bob Dylan cover, with guest Jack Bove); I Dream (with guest Jack Bove).

Set 2. Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan cover by request, with guest Steve Jackson); American Girl (Tom Petty cover by request, with guest Steve Jackson); Bertha (Grateful Dead cover, with guest Jack Bove); Big Boss Man (Jimmy Reed cover, with Jack Bove); You Ain’t Going Nowhere (Bob Dylan cover); Isn’t it a Pity (George Harrison cover); Jukebox Serenade; Fortune Teller (Allen Toussaint cover); For What it’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover); To Love Somebody (Bee Gees cover); You Got Me Runnin’ (Jimmy Reed cover); Get Together (Youngbloods cover). ENCORE: Disaster.