Simple Cavemen set list: Yalaha Bakery, Nov. 30

It was a utilitarian two-piece lineup for the Simple Cavemen, with Jimmy Carl and Tie-dye on the bandstand on Saturday at Yalaha Bakery.

The guys were welcomed enthusiastically by a big crowd that included birthday-girl Harriet, who was serenaded with “Happy Birthday” (natch) on her special day. It was very nice to meet Harriet and her friends, as well as all the other nice folks who were so engaged with the music.

It was a beautiful fall afternoon at the bakery, which remains one of the area’s quiet gems. We recommend a visit, perhaps on Dec. 14 when the band returns at full strength.

Here’s what we played:

Set 1. You Ain’t Going Nowhere (Bob Dylan cover); No Expectations (Rolling Stones cover); Marlena; American Girl (Tom Petty cover); Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan cover); She’s Gone; Hound Dog (Big Mama Thornton cover); Canyon Full of Tears; Watching the River Flow (Bob Dylan cover).

Set 2. He’ll Have to Go (Jim Reeves cover); The Weight (The Band cover); Isn’t It a Pity (George Harrison cover); Tupelo Honey (Van Morrison cover); Mr. Bojangles (Jerry Jeff Walker cover); The Midnight Special (CCR cover); Horizon Moon; You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Rolling Stones cover).

Set 3. White Freight Liner (Townes Van Zandt cover); You Got Lucky (Tom Petty cover); Jackson County; Elias Mine; When I Paint My Masterpiece (Bob Dylan cover); Broken; Simple Twist of Fate (Bob Dylan cover); Get Together (Youngbloods cover).

Simple Cavemen set list: Yalaha Bakery, Oct. 5

A terrific, responsive crowd in the courtyard on Saturday for the stripped-down edition of the Simple Cavemen.

The three-piece band (“Now 40 percent simpler!”) dusted off a few covers that hadn’t made any recent set lists and also added some instruments not typically seen on the bandstand.

A fun time for all. Thanks much to the wonderful folks at Yalaha Bakery for the longtime support.

The band returns on Oct. 19 and Jimmy Carl is booked for a solo slot next weekend, on Oct. 12.

Here’s what we played:

Set 1. Friend of the Devil (Grateful Dead cover); The Weight (The Band cover); Samosa Girls; One Less Gamblin’ Man; Marlena; Dead Flowers (Rolling Stones cover); Big Boss Man (Jimmy Reed cover); Isn’t It a Pity (George Harrison cover).

Set 2. You Got Me Runnin’ (Jimmy Reed cover); She’s Gone; Hound Dog (Big Mama Thornton cover); Sisters and Brothers (Charles Johnson cover); Compilation Blues; You Ain’t Going Nowhere (Bob Dylan cover); Long May You Run (Neil Young cover); Stand By Me (Ben E. King cover).

Set 3. For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover); Tupelo Honey (Van Morrison cover); Long Black Veil (Lefty Frizzell cover); To Love Somebody (Bee Gees cover); She Belongs to Me (Bob Dylan cover); He’ll Have to Go (Jim Reeves cover); I Dream; Get Together (Youngbloods cover).