McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
(“support to be announced” – I’m assuming that means maybe openers)
Set list in progress
Give Me Tonight
Hell of a Day acoustic guitar, funky organ, Josh digs out a killer bluesy guitar solo, with “Another Brick in the Wall Part Two (Pink Floyd) tag, got this one fitting his range perfectly now
Medicated Goo and Josh goes nuts again running the lick over and over, past all tolerance,
My Friend my special happy song, crazy-man harp. Wonder if he’s had a chance to hear Ricci?
Just to Feel that Way and there it is
Compared to What the bell says it all – a rocked out slap in the face – perfecto.
The Deal loverly
Hold on to Your Love Brian blows in the islands with his flute, with “Jump in the Line” (Harry Belafonte), slow, sexy guitar work – testosterone in a six-string, but what’s the tag??
Run Baby Run ok, now I don’t feel so bad
Soul Thing rolling out big and wild, like a man still happy to be on the road. Incredible. Loren goes wild all over the keys. Reports of helicopter dancing and jet-plane landing. with “Eastbound and Down” (Jerry Reed) tag
Heaven Knows segue into
The Maze raw and in your face, gorgeously sweet harp work. Tag??? ?”wrapped up in your love”?
The Right Place Everything this song can and should be. This is the song that his voice promised was in him.
The Runaround the floating floor floaters float away. Harperific. Riffing all over the “all I get from you” lyric. Such a free and perfect celebration of the joy of being screwed over.
A little stool-tease, and then
Rockin’ Pneumonia and the Boogie-woogie Flu First the Goo, and then the Flu: a little Pacific northwest Cajun. With “Hey Pocky Way” (The Funky Meters). Great call and response with harp and guitar, and now “When the Saints Go Marching In” (traditional)
Note: needing tag ID for blues bridge in HOTYL, and for Heaven Knows and Maze
If it’s built by the McMenamin brothers, it’s a cool venue. These guys have made a speciality of taking old buildings and repurposing them to good purpose, usually in service of good music, food, film or all three. The Crystal Ballroom features a floating dance floor, which should mean that Taylor should have lots of company in the crazy moves department. It also might mean that you might want to think about what or when you eat, or pop some Dramamine (maybe we’ll get a Modest Mouse tag).
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