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).
A fine afternoon on Saturday at Yalaha Bakery in lovely Lake County, where cloudy skies kept the summer temperatures pleasant and an attentive crowd contributed to another fun time.
At one point, the sun emerged at last, persuaded by the positive vibes generated from the stage and the audience, I’m quite sure. That’s our story, anyhow, and we’re sticking to it.
A few new entries in the set list, including another lesser known Ry Cooder chestnut and a solo take on Dave Alvin’s “Fourth of July” in honor of the upcoming holiday. (The third set, alas, was curtailed when the rains finally arrived.)
Jimmy Carl returns to the bakery on July 28. He’s enjoying the chance to stretch into the solitary realm and again offers thanks to the Cavemen for the flexibility. Thanks also for use of the blog space to record the set list.
Set. 1. The Circle Game (Joni Mitchell cover); 55; Marlena*; If Not For You* (Bob Dylan cover); No Expectations** (Rolling Stones cover); Sloop John B** (Beach Boys cover); If Walls Could Talk (Little Milton/Ry Cooder cover); Woodstock*** (Joni Mitchell cover); Horizon Moon***.
Set 2. Fourth of July (Dave Alvin cover); 1952 Vincent Black Lightning (Richard Thompson cover); Jackson County; Tupelo Honey* (Van Morrison cover); Carmelita* (Warren Zevon cover); Mr. Bojangles** (Jerry Jeff Walker cover); Love Is a Rose** (Neil Young cover); Guess It Doesn’t Matter Anymore** (Paul Anka/Linda Ronstadt cover); Canyon Full of Tears***; She’s Not That Way***.
Set 3. A Day In the Life (Beatles cover); Learn to Love Again; How Do You Mend a Broken Heart? (Bee Gees cover); Elias Mine***; Mutineer*** (Warren Zevon cover).
All songs accompanied by some kind of guitar except as noted: * = ukulele; ** = banjo; *** = piano.