(as hi-jacked from earthboard)
> New Lee Highway Blues -->
> Loving You
> Bread and Water
> For Love
> Stillwater Getaway
> Acadian Driftwood
> Everything Comes Together
> 2nd set:
> Dance Around Molly -->
> Dandelion Wine
> Bird in a House
> Warhead Boogie -->
> Jam * -->
> Seven Story Mountain *
> Railroad Earth
> Magic Foot
> My Sisters and Brothers
> * with Scott Senor Senior on percussion
Huge fan of the songs "railroad earth" and "bird in a house" so I was very pleased, not to mention the brothers and sisters encore.
The jam with the drummer from the duhks was pretty cool too, as i spent the duhks set at the edinburgh castle drinking pints.
What could be better than Hobo's, Zoners, & Happy Brigaders uniting together on 4/20 in San Francisco?! This was an epic show on all fronts and I am still glowing.
We rode the rails in front of John Skehan and it was a dance fest! Another fun opening set from The Duhks, complete with Leonard Podolak on banjo and on the ground at one point! He had jumped up during a song and then took a spill, but got up with an ear to ear grin and a big howl! Classic moment.
My soul continues to be stirred by the songwriting of Todd Sheaffer with 1st set highlights for me of "For Love," & the new song "Loving You". Also, a gorgeous cover of The Band's "Acadian Driftwood," with Todd, Timmy, & Carey all trading verses.
The second set was off the rails with for me what was the best set of music I have seen all year. People will be talking about the nearly half an hour combo of Warhead Boogie > Jam > Seven Story Mountain for time to come! WOW! The Warhead was haunting and gritty, Scott Senor Senior from The Duhks added percussion during the jam and stayed for a 7SM that had some folks teary.
Andy Goessling played duel saxes during the encore of My Sisters & Brothers. This show touched your soul and moved your feet in ways I won't soon forget.
I love that they are doing Acadian Driftwood. One of my all time favorite tunes. I emember when Phil and firends did it at the finger lakes in 2001 - i was floored!
yes, it is beautiful indeed.
This show did not suck
The Acadian Driftwood didn't suck but I dunno, it's slow and I saw it at high sierra last summer, so it's sorta old news at this point, but it was beautiful old news.
The best part of this show was the energy that hit San Francisco, I haven't felt that intense electric feeling in a long time. The Fish Tank was twinkling with excitement before the show. It was awesome to see the circle become a web, almost before my eyes, So many connections were made, everyone knows everyone...there is no need to define or categorize, we are all one when Railroad Earth comes to town.
And the music wasn't bad either.
>>>everyone knows everyone
I took my sister to the petaluma show and she asked me, "Do you know everyone here or what?". I thought that was pretty funny.
>>>The best part of this show was the energy that hit San Francisco, I haven't felt that intense electric feeling in a long time.
I know you are talking more about the social aspect, but I was stunned by the audience reaction at the end of set II on 4/21 as RRE finished up Long Way to Go. The roar of the crowd was fierce. It was almost like an explosion.
>>I know you are talking more about the social aspect,<<
Actually I wasn't limiting myself in any way, so please, don't assume you know.
>>we are all one when Railroad Earth comes to town.
and on our own when the train departs?
We took a friend of ours to the show who had never seen RRE, her first comment when they took the stage was about Todd's smile. It just grabbed her. That smile is contagious, and comes through the music. Another friend we met up with at the show had never seeen the band and was impressed with the "electric" jams and is totally sold. I sure hope RRE plays the GAMH again, maybe they just need to schedule a LONGER run of shows to accomodate all the fans. 3 Night run at the GAMH..or better make it 4.
Talk about infectious...
We were with friends on Saturday night, one of whom had never been to a rock concert or anything approaching a RRE show. (She's a really cool and wonderful person, not a kid, but not from this country and listens to mostly jazz and classical)
Anyway, she was beaming and rocking out with the rest of us all night long.
all one indeed
yeah, this all makes sense! I was also with a friend who saw RRE for the first time at the Mystic, and he came to the Great American the next night and loved it all.
Here's a couple pictures...
The Duhks opening
The main event...
The crowd goes wild...
Great piks em. good to see your smiling mugs
I think we have our Booby for the all Zoner cast to the Jerry Film..