Thanks to Mark K for compiling the list:
Lifestyle Communities Pavilion, Columbus OH
Sunday July 5, 2009
Farewell, So Long, Goodbye
Don't Let the Devil Take Your Mind
* with Chris Robinson
Bob Weir & Ratdog (Jay Lane, Mark Karan, Jeff Chimenti, Kenny Brooks
Jack Straw ->
Easy To Slip ->
Dark Star ->
Little Red Rooster
Mississippi Half-Step ->
Samson And Delilah ->
Dear Prudence* ->
Dark Star^ ->
Touch Of Grey^
* with Chris Robinson
^ with Jackie Greene
The Black Crowes:
Wee Who See The Deep
Young Man Old Man
Girl From The North Country$
I Ain't Hiding
Another Roadside Tragedy ->
Muy Morning Song
Let Me Share The Ride
Girl From A Pawnshop
Movin' On Down The Line
Oh Sweet Nuthin'
Think N Thin
$ with Bob Weir
Thanks for posting, I was at the show. The Dog was a little rusty to start, but from about Little Red Rooster on they hit their stride, especially liked 1/2 Step. The Crowes were very sharp, lots of jams, but a different style of improv than Ratdog. Excellent show.
A few observations:
All the sit-ins were really cool; maybe a little haggard in execution, but full-throttle for effort and enthusiasm. Bobby's guitar playing on "Girl From The North Country" really stood out.
The venue is really a cool, little place - the vibe was right, the day was warm, the beer was cold.
I thought Jackie Greene fit in nicely on the Dark Star.
The Crowes were great again. Always a treat to see what they'll come up with. The MMS was strong. Luther was not loud enough early on, but they turned him up over the latter part of the set. Their repertoire is vast at this point, and the "Oh, Sweet Nothing" encore opener was really sweet.
Jackie played a 4 song set? Seriously?
Jackie played less than 40 minutes, although the Sugaree was very nice. I was a little disappointed, I'm not really familiar with a lot of his solo tunes. Oh Sweet Nothing reminded me of the old Marshall Tucker tune, Can't You See, at times. I wish Rich would sing more often, his voice is a nice contrast to Chris. After a year to bring Luther into the fold, their jams were really taking off again. Good stuff.
I'm always struck by the fact that Luther does absolutely no singing with the Crowes; he doesn't even have a mic in front of him. He really does mesh well instrumentally, though. And always looks like he is really enjoying himself.
One other thing I wanted to point out: almost all of the Crowes sat back stage and watched the entire RatDog set, as did Jackie Greene. You could spot Chris Robinson singing along with Jack Straw from the get-go. Really cool.
When Bobby went off for Stuff, he went back and gave hugs to Chris, Jackie and Gorman; Jackie and Chris high-fived each other right as Chris was walking out for Dear Prudence. Neat to see stuff like that.
Additionally, the new Crowes song was kind of funky - started off with a low bass line that sounds like something off an early '80s Rolling Stones album. Almost disco-y. Good.
".......Oh Sweet Nothing reminded me of the old Marshall Tucker tune...."
Oh Sweet Nuthin' is a Velvet Underground song from the album LOADED"
Really, Velvet Underground, wow. Thanks for the info David, that one totally blew by me. The Robinsons' influences are broad, aren't they.
>>>>I'm always struck by the fact that Luther does absolutely no singing with the Crowes; he doesn't even have a mic in front of him.
Luther does not want to sing in the crowes, plus everybody else already does. He only wants to play guitar, and is doing that very well. He really brings a nicer vibe to the Crowes.
I saw the Crowes again on 7/13 and Luther just owned that show. Really took it over several times - and the tapes sound true to prove it.