Late afternoon decision to brave the drive to Salem on a Friday night and go hear Ol' Brown Shoe at the Black Lobster. They were playing the early show (7-10:30) before the reggae band upstairs. and the late evening August weather on the waterfront in Salem was delightful, as well as the music of course.
Drummer Kevin has split for Colorado, and so old drummer Jack Howard filled in, which was quite a treat. Tim continues to get more and more comfortable with the band, and of course Larry was great!
Stuck around for both sets and some nice conversations with other fans and with the band. Lots of fun again! Here's the set list ... note that the second set was cut short to make way for the upstairs band:
I: Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard, Sample in a Jar, Ramble On Rose, I Shot the Sheriff, Samson and Delilah, That's What Love Will Make You Do, Let It Grow > Dancing In the Street, Ramblin' Man > Bertha
II: In the Midnight Hour, Loose Lucy, The Other One, The Weight*, Feelin' Alright, Birds Of a Feather, Sugar Magnolia.
* - Allegra Larson on Vocals
A couple of notes were that I mentioned Me and Julio to JeffL before the set, and he was nice enough to have the band open with it. Tim did the vocal on Dancing and sang "They're dancing in Beverly" before realizing that we were not in Beverly ... so he corrected with "They're dancing on the bridge." Note that the patio at the Black Lobster looks up to the superstructure of the bridge between Beverly (where they often play) and Salem, so this was a good catch.