Jimmy Carl set list: Yalaha Bakery, Dec. 7

So, Jimmy Carl was still in his pajamas this morning when the kind folks at Yalaha Bakery offered him the chance to fill an open slot for the afternoon.


Many thanks to the enthusiastic audience and, of course, to the fine folks at Yalaha Bakery for the opportunity. Looking ahead, the Simple Cavemen return next week (!) on Dec. 14.

Looking forward to it.

Here’s today’s set list:

Set 1. Maria Elena (instrumental, Lorenzo Barcelata cover); Buckets of Rain (Bob Dylan cover); Marlena; Back to the Chapel; You Ain’t Going Nowhere* (Bob Dylan cover); No Expectations* (Rolling Stones cover); The Midnight Special* (CCR cover); Carmelita# (Warren Zevon cover); You Won’t See Me# (Beatles cover); The Weight^ (The Band cover).

Set 2. Help (Beatles cover); Wrong Way Bob; (I’m Just a) Love Pinata; Catalpa Trees;  Fourth of July^ (Dave Alvin cover); A Matter of Time^ (Los Lobos cover); I Won’t Back Down^ (Tom Petty cover); Mr. Bojangles* (Jerry Jeff Walker cover); Sloop John B* (Beach Boys cover); Isn’t It a Pity# (George Harrison cover); Tupelo Honey# (Van Morrison cover).

Set 3. If I Were a Carpenter* (Tim Hardin cover); For What It’s Worth* (Buffalo Springfield cover); It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry* (Bob Dylan cover); Walking Stick Blues; He’ll Have to Go^ (Jim Reeves cover); Elias Mine^; If Not For You# (Bob Dylan cover); American Girl (Tom Petty cover); Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan cover); With a Little Help From My Friends (Beatles cover).

All songs accompanied by guitar, except: * = banjo; #= ukulele; and ^ = cuatro.

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).