Despite the predictions for heavy rain, the Cavemen enjoyed a cloudy, but otherwise pleasant, afternoon in the courtyard at Yalaha Bakery.
Jimmy Carl used the occasion to add a few instruments to the mix, including mandolin on the opening “Friend of the Devil” and the electric “Carl” sitar on a cover of George Harrison’s “Isn’t It a Pity.” Roscoe tore up the band’s rocking take on Johnny Cash’s “Big River,” a chestnut from the early Cavemen days that has happily found its way back on the list.
The band is slated to return to Yalaha in September. Meanwhile, Jimmy Carl will test his wings in the spotlight alone with the first of three summer solo dates on Sunday, June 17.
Here’s what we played:
Set 1. Friend of the Devil (Grateful Dead cover); The Weight (The Band cover); Samosa Girls; Disaster; Jukebox Serenade; You Got Me Runnin’ (Jimmy Reed cover); One Less Gamblin’ Man; Isn’t It a Pity (George Harrison cover).
Set 2. Roll on, Lucy; Safe Inside the Mirror; I Know You Rider (Grateful Dead cover); Big River (Johnny Cash cover); Texas Wind; Compilation Blues; Tupelo Honey (Van Morrison cover); She Belongs to Me (Bob Dylan cover); Get Together (Youngbloods cover).
Set 3. For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover); Canyon Full of Tears; Promised Land (Chuck Berry cover); Walls (Tom Petty cover); I Dream; Big Boss Man (Jimmy Reed cover); Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan cover).
A cloudy day, but still a fine time on Saturday for the Cavemen in the courtyard at the wonderful Yalaha Bakery.
Thanks to the loyalists who came out to support the group, including one young fan recording a few songs for potential bootleg distribution on the Internet.
A budding entrepreneur!
It was the full lineup on Saturday and the band had a blast, digging deep for a few songs that hadn’t been played for a good long while.
Tie-dye used his wah-wah pedal to great effect and Jimmy Carl even pulled out the hybrid “Carl” sitar to embellish Roscoe’s treatment of an old protest song still relevant today. And we’re always happy to field a request for our strange twist on an Elvis classic!
We’re looking forward to returning to Yalaha on Saturday, May 26, in the midst of Memorial Day weekend.
Meanwhile, here’s what we played:
Set 1. I Know You Rider (Grateful Dead cover); Big River (Johnny Cash cover); Marlena; Jukebox Serenade; Safe Inside the Mirror; Cajun Moon (J.J. Cale cover); Compilation Blues; Isn’t It a Pity (George Harrison cover); Disaster.
Set 2. She’s Gone; Hound Dog (Big Mama Thornton cover); Dead Flowers (Rolling Stones cover); Canyon Full of Tears; One Less Gamblin’ Man; Texas Wind; Tupelo Honey (Van Morrison cover); You Got Me Runnin’ (Jimmy Reed cover); Get Together (Youngbloods cover).
Set 3. For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover); Walls (Tom Petty cover); Who Do You Believe in Now; To Love Somebody (Bee Gees cover); American Girl (Tom Petty cover); Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan cover).