Mission Rock Cafe
April 23, 2009
Greensky Bluegrass opened the show promptly at 10 pm. It was a nice treat for the 9-5ers, no messing around and starting at 10:30. And the voucher printed from the Mission Rock website was good for the advanced admission price instead of the door price. Whoo-hoo for $8 shows!!
Greensky played a nice loooooong opening set! All Four is a new song that's getting a lot of play these days. It's an on the road sort of song--think all four as in tires--with an atypically slow jam in the middle, I dug it...got lots of potential for the dark and moody. The rest of the setlist is standard Greensky fare...lovely harmonies and extended instrumental breaks at breakneck speed. And just because I can reduce it to one sentence, don't be fooled. This band is worth seeing, repeatedly!
Runnin' the Briars
Can't Make Time
Road to Nowhere
200 Miles from Montana
Jesus on the Mainline
Into the Rafters
Just to Lie
After a short break on the patio overlooking the bay, it was time for the Taxi. Unfortunatly, at that point it was nearly midnight, I stayed for the first few songs, then had to split. The set started with 'I been thinking 'bout whiskey'...one of my favs, no idea what the actual name of it is though. Then it was Voodoo Queen, time-less classic American Beauty and fun lovin Fuzzy Little Hippie Girl. They wasted no time and got right too it, it was the best four song set I could have imagined! Americana without borders, indeed!
Here's a couple quick pics from yesterday's show at the Nelson Family Vineyards in Ukiah, an ideal location for the Great American Taxi, no doubt!
Thanks for the review. love to see GSBG gettin props from peeps from other parts of the country.. They've been killin it for a long time around here, and its nice to see the westies getting in on the fun. Ironically they are playing alot more shows out there then around here these days..
peace, and thanks again
cant wait for the garden opener always a GSBG blowout
3 sets from GAT at the barn on 4/26... lotsa fun, great grooves, awesome setlist with some nice surprises thrown in like the 2 Neil tunes
Emily, did you keep a setlist?
Nope...Budboy was doing the deed so I skipped it...I was hoping he'd post it but no sign of it yet...
Here's a link to some great pics taken at the GAT barn show by my friend James from Humboldt
...and here's BudBoy's pics from the barn show
Very Nice Pictures BudBoy!
setlist from BudBoy... YOW!
Great American Taxi
Nelson Family Vineyards
"In the Barn"
Red Mountain Wine
Lumpy, Beanpole & Dirt
Are You Ready For The Country
Out On A Weekend
The River Cantina
Little Liza Jane
Cold Lonely Town
Drinkin' Wine Spodie Odie
The Shape I'm In
Instrumental (Vince solo guitar on side stage)
Big Mouth Blues
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Lonesome LA Cowboy
Get Behind A Mule
Hey Woody Guthrie
Two Trains Runnin' >
Sailin' Shoes >
E: (G.Fish: I'd be tempted to call this Set 3, since there were more than 4 or 5 songs...)
Fuzzy Little Hippie Girl
Like A Road
Sittin' On Top Of The World >
How Mountain Girls Can Love >
Can't Get No Better
Vince Herman - acoustic guitar, mandolin, vocals
Chad Staehly - keys, vocals
Jim Lewin - electric guitar, vocals
Edwin Hurwitz - electric bass
Chris Sheldon - drums, vocals
if anyone would like a B&P of the Taxi Barn show, email me
Will I be able to download it eventually? It's been a long time since I've bnp'd...I don't have blanks handy where I have postal supplies available
I don't know if/when it will be uploaded, I have plenty of discs if you want to send just a envelope with return postage that would work too.
I'm hoping to head up for PMW on saturday, will you be there?
yeah one of us will be, I'll burn it for ya...
I will be uploading it. I'm just a little behind.
As luck would have it, I'm always a little behind in my listening
I just found these pics on my computer, forgot they were in there. last August GAT/Emmit-Nerchi bands rolled into Missoula for a free street party. Three songs into the gig some clown crashes his car on the adjoining block and takes down the power to three city blocks. Not to be deterred, Vince and Jefferson head out into the crowd with acoustic guitars to entertain. The power was evetually restored allowing drew's band to play.Taxi packed and split as they were booked the next day at home in Nedereland.