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New Years Eve Set Lists, 12/31/14-1/1/15

What a blast! The Crawdad Club New Years Eve party featured great sets by Virgil Bowlin with Jim Harp and Jesse Barton, Jesse as a solo ukulele stylist, and three fourths of Storage Box Nelson. Here are the set lists for the three acts I performed with. The Blue Crawdads 1.Kokomo Woman 2. Train Out My Window 3. Statesboro Blues 4. Cumberland River Blues 5. Let the Good Times Roll 6. High Heeled Sneakers 7. Information Blues 8. Porch Light 9. Crossroads 10.Texas Flood 11. Shake em on Down/Got My Mojo Workin/Hoochie Coochie Man Mary Beth Spurlock and Andy Messer 1. When I Cross Over 2. Hickory Wind The Monkey Stompers 1. Chicken on Your Head 2. Be Like You 3. He ll Have to Go 4. Jolene 5. Fish and Whistle 6. Across the Great Divide 7. Ashokan Farewell/Tennessee Waltz 8. The Mountain 9. Sixteen Tons 10. All I Want Is You

You & Me Coffee & Tea set list, 11/29/14

Thanks to everyone who came out to You & Me Coffee & tonight, especially Virginia Gay, John, Emily, and Sean. Here's the set list: 1. Let the Good Times Roll 2. Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas 3. Time of Day Blues 4. Prince Albert in a Can 5. The Death of Floyd Collins 6. Leave Your Monkey Here 7. You Got to Move 8. October 9. King of the Road 10. Train Out My Window 11. Life's Railway to Heaven 12. Easy for You to Say 13. Folsom Prison Blues 14. My Lonesome Ways 15. Broke Down in Bluefield 16. Beer Drinking Woman 17. Bar Room Girls 18. Wine Women and Song 19. Rest for the Wicked 20. Saint James Infirmary 21. Careless Love 22. Tear My Still House Down 23. Moonshiner 24. Somebody Spike the Eggnog 25. Blue Christmas 26. Snow Day 27. That Ain't Right 28. Hello Walls 29. Hoochie Coochie Man 30. That Evening Train 31. Cumberland River Blues 32. I'd Better Stay

Ugly Mug set list

Had a fantastic time playing at The Ugly Mug Coffee House tonight. Great place, great audience. Here's the set list: 1. Prince Albert in a Can 2. Hoochie Coochie Man 3. Easy for You to Say 4. October 5. Every Christmas Card I Write 6. Somebody Spike the Eggnog 7. Broke Down in Bluefield 8. Folsom Prison Blues 9. Saint James Infirmary 10. Train Out My Window 11. Cumberland River Blues 12. Beer Drinking Woman 13. Bar Room Girls 14. Wine, Women & Song 15. Rest for the Wicked 16. You Got to Move 17. King of the Road 18. Time of Day Blues 19. That Evening Train 20. Life's Railway to Heaven 21. I'd Better Stay

Wow, people still play guitar and sing!

Had an impromptu jam session/guitar pull today with Emily Baker and Jeremiah Bailey. In the age of Auto-Tune, ProTools, and EDM, it's refreshing--not to mention amazing--to find young people who want to pick up a guitar and play and sing real songs.

Farmers' Market w/the Monkey Stompers set list, 10/30/14

1. There Is a TIme 2. Chicken on Your Head 3. The Death of Floyd Collins 4. Rhode Island Is Famous for You 5. Jolene 6. Another Day in the Past 7. Ashokan Farewell/Tennessee Waltz 8. Robin's Song 9. Time of Day Blues 10. Little Red Riding Hood 11. Mark My Grave/Washed in the Blood 12. Sixteen Tons 13. Be Like You 14. My Heart Is Like a River 15. October 16. Amarillo by Morning 17. My Lonesome Ways 18. Across the Great Divide 19. Cumberland River Blues 20. Speed of the Sound of Loneliness 21. Working on a Building

Blue Crawdads set list, 10/25/14

Rockin' times at the Crawdad Club. What a great audience! Here's what we played. 1. Let the Good Times Roll 2. Bright Lights, Big City 3. Texas Flood 4. Black Magic Woman 5. Slide Honk 6. Information Blues 7. Beer Drinking Woman 8. Statesboro Blues 9. That Ain't Right 10. Crossroads 11. Third Degree 12. Sweet Home Chicago 13. Shake 'em Down/Got My Mojo Workin' 14. Hoochie Coochie Man 15. Roadhouse Blues

Holly Bay w/the Monkey Stompers set list

Played at Holly Bay Campground with the Monkey Stompers tonight. I opened with "Let the Good Times Roll," "That Evening Train," "Train Out My Window," and "Cumberland River Blues." Then Emily did a solo set with "Brand New Key," "Little Red Riding Hood," "Spanish Pipe Dream," "Rhode Island Is Famous for You," and "I Want to Be Like You." Then the Monkey Stompers--Emily, Robin, Billy, and I--did "There Is a Time," "Chicken on Your Head," "Jolene," "Another Day in the Past," "Robin's Song," "Ashokan Farewell/Tennessee Waltz," "Time of Day Blues," "Sixteen Tons," "My Heart Is Like a River," "Amarillo by Morning," "My Lonesome Ways," "Across the Great Divide," "Mark My Grave/Are You Washed in the Blood," and "Leave Your Monkey Here."

Set list, 10/16/14

Performed at the Knox County Farmers' Market with Jesse Barton as two thirds of the Blue Crawdads. Jesse's mom and sister came out, as did longtime Horizontal Blues Band superfan Kim Rose. Here's a list of songs we played, from memory and in no particular order. 1. Call it Stormy Monday 2. Let the Good Times Roll 3. Train Out My Window 4. Cumberland River Blues 5. Wine, Women, and Song 6. Five Long Years 7. Prince Albert in a Can 8. Slide Honk 9. Got My Mojo Workin' 10. Shake 'em on Down 11. Folsom Prison Blues 12. Rollin' & Tumblin' 13. Little Red Rooster 14. Texas Flood 15. That Ain't Right 16. Third Degree 17. Sweet Home Chicago 18. Leave Your Monkey Here 19. Hoochie Coochie Man 20. That Evening Train 21. Bright Lights, Big City 22. Broke Down in Bluefield 23. Time of Day Blues... and probably a few more that I've forgotten. Thanks for coming out for some blues on a cold and damp evening.

Cumberland River Challenge video now on youtube

Bobby Poynter has posted the Cumberland River Challenge video, with "Cumberland River Blues" as a soundtrack, on youtube. See it at: http://youtu.be/1OF8abJFdQ4

Cumberland River Blues promotes the Cumberland River Challenge

The video for "Cumberland River Blues" recently appeared on the Barbourville Tourism Commission's facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/barbourville.tourism) as a promotion for the Cumberland River Challenge, a canoe and kayak race. Now the Barbourville Mountain Advocate newspaper has used the song as the soundtrack for a photo montage video of the race. As of today, you can see it at www.mountainadvocate.com.