Simple Cavemen set list: Yalaha Bakery, Jan. 21

Due to several unrelated schedule conflicts, it was two Cavemen on the bandstand on Sunday at Yalaha Bakery.

Though exceedingly simple, Jimmy Carl and Tie-Dye Thurston  had a fine time performing for a receptive crowd, unveiling a handful of new songs and offering twists on a few new covers, as well.

In addition to adding some electric-guitar muscle, Tie-Dye also conjured welcome rhythms from percussion toys that included the musical bucket and the infamous goat-toe rattles. Jimmy played more banjo than usual, if that’s the kind of thing that you like.

We expect the full band to return for the next Yalaha date on Saturday, Feb. 10.

‘Til then, here’s what we played today:

Set 1. Angel From Montgomery (John Prine cover); Horizon Moon; You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Rolling Stones cover); Broken; She’s Gone; Tupelo Honey (Van Morrison cover); Come On, Come On; Swingin’ (Tom Petty cover); Get Together (Youngbloods cover).

Set 2. Canyon Full of Tears; Mr. Bojangles (Jerry Jeff Walker cover); Marlena; When I Write the Book (Nick Lowe cover); Tecumseh Valley (Townes Van Zandt cover); 55; American Girl (Tom Petty cover); Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan cover).

Set 3. No Expectations (Rolling Stones cover); Walking Stick Blues; The Only One For Me; Yer So Bad (Tom Petty cover); Jackson County; Buckets of Rain (Bob Dylan cover); He’ll Have to Go (Jim Reeves cover); Watching the River Flow (Bob Dylan cover); You Ain’t Going Nowhere (Bob Dylan cover).

Simple Cavemen set list: Yalaha Bakery, Jan. 13

A chilly day in the courtyard at Yalaha Bakery, but an attentive crowd. The band played as a 4-piece, as MacGyver had to stay home on a sick day. Get well soon, sir!

The Cavemen were pleased to meet Bob Chubboy, a host on WLBE 790 AM in Leesburg. We are grateful for Bob’s enthusiastic reaction to our music and his interest in promoting the band on his radio show. More details as they become available!

Meanwhile, here’s what we played:

Set. 1. Friend of the Devil (Grateful Dead cover); The Weight (The Band cover); One Less Gamblin’ Man; Samosa Girls; Compilation Blues; Tupelo Honey (Van Morrison cover); I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight (Bob Dylan cover).

Set 2. For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover); Safe Inside the Mirror; I Shall Be Released (Bob Dylan cover); Big Boss Man (Jimmy Reed cover); Fortune Teller (Allen Toussaint cover); Long May You Run (Neil Young cover); I Know You Rider (Grateful Dead cover).

Set 3. You Got Me Runnin’ (Jimmy Reed cover); Lovin’ Arms (Tom Jans cover); She’s Gone; Hound Dog (Big Mama Thornton cover); You Ain’t Going Nowhere (Bob Dylan cover); I Dream; Get Together (Youngbloods cover).