Posts tagged ‘setlist’


Tedeschi Trucks Band: Keswick Theatre 11/27-11/28

Tedeschi Trucks Band just dropped their second show in a legendary two-night stand at the historic Keswick Theatre in Glenside, PA.
This band is more that just the hottest husband wife duo in the country. They are much much more than that. The band features dynamite horns, a great rhythm section with George Porter Jr. on bass, two full drum sets, Kofi Burbridge on keys and flute, and Mike Mattison on background vocals. One thing’s for sure, this was not the Derek Trucks show; nor did Susan Tedeschi steal the show, although she can slay the guitar like the best of them. This is a big band that is as tight as a skirt on a hooker. They came to play. And play they did, taking us through some of their seasoned favorites as well as some classic covers. Their sound is a blend of cajun, soul, blues, r&b, and rock and roll. Most of the songs they played are on their most recent album, “Everybody’s Talkin'”.
One of the things I liked most about the Tedeschi Trucks Band is the fact that all of the respective artists know their place in the band. Not one outshines another. It’s pretty cool that in one of the standout tunes, the Stevie Wonder penned “Uptight (Everything’s Alright)” Derek Trucks does not even have a solo. Not that I don’t love his guitar playing and think his slide guitar work is second to none, it just shows that they put the sound first. If it feels good, play it. Sometimes less is more. I’m a big fan of low and slow and both Susan and Derek can be great even when they are playing at their quietest. Then they build the jam.
It’s great to see a band hittin’ the note  like the Tedeschi Trucks Band did these last two nights.
Night #1
Everybody’s Talkin’
Wah Wah (George Harrison)
The Sky Is Crying (Elmore James)
Midnight In Harlem
Don’t Let Me Slide
Rollin’ and Tumblin’ (
Wade In The Water (old spiritual song) >>
Funky Jam intro>>
Love Has Something Else to Say
That Did It
Old Time Lovin’ (Al Green)
Uptight (Stevie Wonder)
Drum Solo
Sweet Inspiration (Spooner Oldham)
I Know
Bound For Glory
Night #2
Don’t Let Me Slide
Wah Wah (George Harrison)
That Did It (Bobby Bland)
I Know
Ain’t No Use (The Meters)
Sweet Inspiration (Spooner Oldham)
Midnight In Harlem
The Sky Is Crying (Elmore James)
Wade In The Water >>
Funky Jam intro>>
Love Has Something Else To Say
Old Time Lovin’ (Al Green)
Uptight (Stevie Wonder)
Drum Solo
Angel From Montgomery (John Prine)
Get What You Deserve

The Rain Is No Match For Bruce and His Fans


Bruce and the band: Citizens Bank Park

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band

September 3, 2012

Citizens Bank Park, Philly PA

3 hours and 30 mins


The Boss came out shredding on this rainy night in Philly. More so than usual, Bruce picked up his Telecaster and showed his electric guitar ‘chops’ as he ripped through the first 5 songs of the night. This was highlighted by a killer intro to ‘Prove It All Night’ that really set the mood of the night. He was also, at times, on a more serious note, really focusing on working in dual themes of “ghosts” and “working”. Overall a great show and a wonderful crowd. Glad to see the Boss and the E Street Band still love to perform and didn’t miss a beat without Clarence; although he is dearly missed. They are on fire right now and playing some of the best shows in years. Check em out if you can. Rock on.



1. Factory (acoustic)

2. Adam Raised A Cain

3. Streets Of Fire

4. Prove It All Night (sick intro)

5. Something In The Night

6. We Take Care of Our Own

7. Wrecking Ball

8. Death To My Hometown

9. My City Of Ruin

10. Spirit In The Night

11. Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street

12. It’s Hard To Be A Saint In The City

13. Frankie

14. Jack Of All Trades

15. Atlantic City

16. Darlington County

17. Mona >

18. Shackled And Drawn

19. Waiting On A Sunny Day

20. The River

21. Lonesome Day

22. Badlands

23. Thunder Road



24. We Are Alive

25. Born To Run

26. Dancing In The Dark

27. Jungleland

28. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out > Clarence Clemons Tribute (Silence by the band) > Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out

29. American Land



The Gourds Melt The Face Off NYC


The Gourds

The Boys really tore it up this week in NYC. The place was packed, the band was stoked, they got down and dirty. The band broke out some deep tracks, rolling through “Pickles” and “Honduras”. I was not disappointed. The Gourds continue their east coast run at Johnny D’s outside of Boston last night and head on up to Charleston, RI for the Rhythm and Roots Fest this weekend.


The Gourds

Mercury Lounge, NYC




1. Everybody’s Missing the Sun (Nils Lofgren)

2. Pickles

3. Tomb of Nefertari >

4. Lament

5. Pine Island Bayou

6. Illegal Oyster

7. Cracklins

8. Jenny Brown > I Can’t Stand It (Lou Reed)

9. Your Benefit

10. Blankets

11. Eyes of A Child

12. Honduras

13. All The Labor

14. Haunted

15. Drop What I’m Doing

16. Two Sparrows

17. All In The Pack > Sheena Is A Punk Rocker (The Ramones) > All In The Pack

18. Lower 48



19. Mr. Betty

20. Pill Bug Blues

21. Caldonia

22. Werewolves of London (Warren Zevon)

23. Ants On The Melon

24. Maria

25. Michoacan (Doug Sahm)

26. Take Me Back To Tulsa (w/ Patrick Sweany rockin guitar)

27. Waxy’s Dargle




The Gourds Descend Upon Philly…Rock The House.

The Gourds WCL Philly 10.4.11

The Gourds

World Cafe Live

Philadelphia, PA



You Must Not Know

Peppermint City



Web Before You Walk Into It

Right In The Head

Mister Betty


Two Sparrows

Your Benefit


Magnetic Meteorite (Claude Bernard)

Burn The Honeysuckle

El Paso

Drop The Charges

I Want It So Bad


Cracklins >> Dueling Banjos tease >> Cracklins


All The Labor

Pine Island Bayou

I Like Drinking

Lower 48 >> Rich Girl (Daryl Hall) >> Lower 48


The Gourds @ The Saint, Asbury Park NJ


The Gourds Live 10.2.11

Great show last night in the dirty Jerz from the Boys.  New tunes fell seamlessly in with the classic gems. On a sunday night, with a small crowd and a whole lot of band and crowd banter, The Gourds put on what some were calling “the best show of the tour so far.”

Can’t wait for the Philly show tomorrow night at the World Cafe Live.  Don’t want to miss it if your in the Philadelphia area.

Here’s the setlist from last night:


The Gourds Live

The Saint

Asbury Park, NJ





Luddite Juice

Ink and Grief

Pill Bug Blues


All In The Pack

Cranky Mullato

Hooky Junk

Drop What I’m Doing

Drop The Charges

Everybody’s Missing The Sun (Nils Lofgren banter)

Burn The Honeysuckle

Your Benefit (post-ironic classic rock)

You Must Not Know >>

Peppermint City

Two Sparrows

Layin Around The House


My Name Is Jorge

Lower 48



All The Labor

Blood Of The Ram >>

Subway Train (New York Dolls  cover)

The Gourds @ The Saint
Kevin and Jimmy