David Nelson Trio
Iron Springs Pub, Fairfax, Ca
August 1, 2007
We were running on Nelson time and boy was it nice! The show was even less crowded than previous shows, it was nice given the restaurant setup but this band really needs to play a true venue, I'm certain they'd get an even bigger turn out!
First set was acoustic, second set David and Barry went electric, David started the show off with a big 'Happy Birthday Everybody!' followed by a nice Ripple, definitely unexpected as the opener and there a nice Jerry portrait hanging right behind the band!
David told a story about meeting Jerry in the summer of 1960 (or maybe 1961?) He was a hairy man playing a 12 string, and the song he played...Peggy-O, DNT's version with Barry on pedal steel and Pete on accordian is absolute bliss, so sweet and melodic.
Then came Chris Butterfly's favorite, a song about recycling, Oh The Wind and Rain followed by Louis Collins.
Rosalie McFall, always a favorite of mine!
Gone Home with Maria Muldar, we talked briefly later on, she was impressed with my multi-tasking (I couldn't leave my yarn at home--it would have gotten lonely ) Then there was some tuning into a little jam with their backs turned to the house, giving a little love to the sidewalk out the big windows behind them! Then Frankie and Johnny.
Jam>Rocky Road Blues, some more jamming, Any Naked Eye>weird shit and Pete being a bad-ass>Any Naked Eye, never enough ANE!!
Casey Jones Blues marks my first attempt at using the video function on my camera...
It's dark and I can't hear it at work, so I make no promises...ya know, grain of salt and all.
Then came a nice little 'jerry medley' a nice little series of teases, St. Stepen, some China Cat, A little Not Fade Away, good stuff. Then came a bathroom break (AKA Stella Blue). Back just in time to hear David tell the story of Hunter giving the New Riders a song, only to have Jerry steal overnight...Friend of the Devil and a nice Box of Rain to top it all off.
Yay! Thank you David and Iron Springs for another beautiful night and Happy Birthday Jerry!
Now that's the way to celebrate a Jerry B-Day!
Great review Emily.
I arrived to the show around 8pm and was pretty sure I would not get to go in being as it had been sold out all day. After standing around for a few minutes, Canyon came out with a wristband for me! Thanks Canyon! It's good to know people in the Phil Zone.
No way I can top Emily's review, but the music was rocking all night and surprisingly the Pub was not super crowded like previous times I had been to see Dave there.
Smiling faces, great music, yummy beer, and a wonderful time was had by all.
If Dave played in the bay area every week, I would always be there.
Nice to see all the zoners at the show. Budboy Dan was taping the show with his new gear - I'm sure he will be circulating it sometime soon. I know I want a copy.
Yay for Budboy and his new gear!!
David Nelson Trio
Iron Springs Pub
AKG C1000's > Edirol R4
Recorded By Dan Ward
Nelson Tells Jerry Story
Wind & Rain
Barry & Pete Jam
Frankie & Johnny
Instrumental Jam >
Rocky Road Blues
Different World >
Any Naked Eye
Casey Jones The Bold Engineer
Wicked Messenger >
Nelson Tells Friend Of The Devil Story
Friend Of The Devil >
Box Of Rain
I was just thinking I forgot to mention that Wicked Messenger Diamond Joe too...
>> Casey Jones The Bold Engineer <<
What's the deal with this name? It seems to change a lot, I've seen it labeled The Ballad of Casey Jones, Casey Jones Blues and now...CJ the Bold Engineer...
I knew David would do a Ripple for Jer, a bit surprising as an opener I guess.
Thanks for the review, glad y'all had a good time.
The NRPS have been calling it Casey Jones The Bold Engineer on their stage setlists lately. I had always previously known it to be Ballad Of Casey Jones. I just checked "Almost Acoustic JGAB" & they list it as simply Casey Jones. So Does The Official Songwriter Mississippi John Hurt. I guess it's just not be confused with the Grateful Dead's Casey Jones.
nice reviews folks!
>>>a song about recycling, Oh The Wind and Rain
Is there a link for this show anywhere? Looks like a superb night of music!