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Patsymas set list, 7/4/15

Always a fun time at Patsymas, celebrated this year in Troy, Missouri. Here's what I played. 1. On Tap, in the Can, or in the Bottle 2. Train Out My Window 3. That Evening Train 4. Prince Albert in a Can 5. Kokomo Woman 6. Broke Down in Bluefield 7. My Lonesome Ways 8. Tin Roofs 9. Hoochie Mojo Shake 10. Folsom Prison Blues 11. You Don't Know Me 12. Cumberland River Blues

Knox Farmers Market set list, 6/24/15

Always a pleasure to play the farmers market. Here's what The Monkey Stompers played: 1.There Is a Time 2. My Lonesome Ways 3. Jolene 4. Chicken on Your Head 5. My Heart is Like a River 6. Mark My Grave/Are You Washed in the Blood 7. The Death of Floyd Collins 8. Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow) 9. Robin's Song 10. Across the Great Divide 11. Be Like You 12. Ashokan Farewell/Tennessee Waltz 13. Another Day in the Past 14. He'll Have to Go, The Mountain 15. I'll Fly Away 16. Sixteen Tons 17. Got My Mojo Workin'

Egging Party Set List

Played the Crawdad Club's going-away party for Matt, Katie, and Naomi Egging with Forbidden Jimmy & The Christmas in Prison Revue (Emily Baker, banjo, guitar, vocals; Jesse Barton, ukulele, bass, vocals; Andy Messer, guitar, mandolin, bass, vocals; Billy Parrott, fiddle, mandolin; and Mary Beth Spurlock, vocals). We played a nearly all John Prine set, plus one number each by Deer Tick and Steve Earle. Here it is: 1. Dear Abby 2. In Spite of Ourselves 3. Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian 4. A Good Time 5. Grandpa Was a Carpenter 6. I Just Want to Dance with You 7. The Torch Singer 8. Souvenirs 9. Hello in There 10. Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow) 11. Cake & Eggs 12. Onomotopoeia 13. Killing the Blues 14. Copperhead Road

You & Me Coffee & Tea Set List, 5/9/15

With Jesse Barton & Emily Baker:

1.Broke Down in Bluefield 2. Train Out My Window 3. That Ain't Right 4. Every Letter That I Write 5. You Got to Move 6. Prince Albert in a Can 7. Minnie the Moocher 8. Reefer Man 9. Life's Railway to Heaven 10. The Death of Floyd Collins 11. Will the Circle Be Unbroken 12. Copperhead Road 13. Got My Mojo Working 14. Folsom Prison Blues 15. Wine, Women & Song 16. That Evening Train 17. Monkey and the Engineer 18. Leave Your Monkey Here 19. If Storyville Could Talk 20. Bar Room Girls 21. Beer Drinking Woman 22. Time of Day Blues 23. Porch Light 24. Cumberland River Blues 25. Kokomo Woman 26. I'd Better Stay

Redbud Festival Set Lists

With the Monkey Stompers: There Is a Time, My Lonesome Ways, Jolene, Chicken on Your Head, My Heart is Like a River, Mark My Grave/Are You Washed in the Blood, The Death of Floyd Collins, Robin's Song, Across the Great Divide, Be Like You, Ashokan Farewell/Tennessee Waltz, Another Day in the Past, He'll Have to Go, The Mountain, I'll Fly Away, Sixteen Tons With Jesse Barton: Train Out My Window, That Evening Train, Folsom Prison Blues, Life's Railway to Heaven, You Got to Move, Prince Albert in a Can, Broke Down in Bluefield, Porch Light, Cumberland River Blues, Time of Day Blues, I'd Better Stay With The Blue Crawdads: Kokomo Woman, That Evening Train, Train Out My Window, Let the Good Times Roll, Beer Drinking Woman, Porch Light, You Got to Move, I Just Can't Be Satisfied, Cumberland River Blues, I'd Better Stay, Shake 'em on Down, Got My Mojo Workin', Hoochie Coochie Man

Talkin' Blues

Lectured on the blues today--a new experience--in Katie Egging's African-American literature class at Union College. Played "Love in Vain," "Beer Drinking Woman," "Train Out My Window," and snippets of "Where the Southern Cross the Dog" and "I Just Can't Be Satisfied."

Blue Crawdads set list 2/7/31

1. Kokomo Woman 2. That Evening Train 3. Beer Drinking Woman 4. Statesboro Blues 5. Train Out My Window 6. Cumberland River Blues 7. You Got to Move 8. I'd Better Stay 9. Let the Good Times Roll 10. High Heeled Sneakers 11. Black Magic Woman 12. Texas Flood 13. Too Much Weekend 14. Porch Light 15. Information Blues 16. Crossroads 17. Backdoor Man/It’s About Time 18. Shake 'em on Down/Got My Mojo Workin'/Hoochie Coochie Man Early to Bed--Encore

Ugly Mug set list, 1/31/15

Andy Messer & Friends at the Ugly Mug, 1/31/15 1. Coffee Drinking Woman (with Jesse Barton) 2. Wine, Women & Song 3. Snow Day 4. Every Letter that I Write 5. Prince Albert in a Can 6. There is a Time (with The Monkey Stompers) 7. Be Like You (with The Monkey Stompers) 8. Mark My Grave (with The Monkey Stompers) 9. The Mountain (with The Monkey Stompers) 10. Sixteen Tons (with The Monkey Stompers) 11. Stranger far from Home 12. Hickory Wind (with Mary Beth Spurlock & Jesse Barton) 13. Opportunity to Cry (with Mary Beth Spurlock & Jesse Barton) 14. Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down (with Mary Beth Spurlock & Jesse Barton) 15. Killing the Blues (with Mary Beth Spurlock & Jesse Barton) 16. Hold Me Tight (with Mary Beth Spurlock and Jesse Barton) 17. Cumberland River Blues (with Mary Beth Spurlock and Jesse Barton) 18. You Got to Move (with Jesse Barton & Mary Beth Spurlock) 19. When I Cross Over (with Mary Beth Spurlock & Jesse Barton) 20. That Evening Train (with Jesse Barton) 21. Broke Down in Bluefield (with Jesse Barton) 22. Porch Light (with Jesse Barton) 23. Train Out My Window (with Jesse Barton) 24. I’d Better Stay (with Jesse Barton)

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