7-26-09 Austin, TX

© Tomski

Photos: by Tomski

The Gourds
Threadgill’s World Headquarters
301 West Riverside Drive
Austin, TX

01. Trampled by the Sun
02. Right in the Head
03. Nuevo Laredo (Doug Sahm)
04. Tex-Mex Mile
05. Country Love
06. Omaha (Billy Joe Shaver/Hillman Hall)
07. New Dues
08. Luddite Juice
09. Shake the Chandelier
10. Pill Bug Blues
11. Hey Thurman
12. Layin Around the House
13. Pine Island Bayou > The Eyes of Texas tease (John Sinclair) > Pine Island Bayou
14. Red Letter Day
15. A Few Extra Kilos
16. Declineometer
17. El Paso
18. Burn the Honeysuckle
19. Everybody’s Missing the Sun (Nils Lofgren)
20. The Way You Can Get
21. Hangman (trad.) *
22. Caledonia
23. (Somebody Bring Me a Flower) I'm A Robot
24. All in the Pack > Take Me to the River (Al Green/Mabon "Teenie" Hodges) > I Fought the Law (Sonny Curtis) > All in the Pack

*Kevin learned this song from Almeda Riddle and was joined by three children on the keyboards for this performance, two of whom were Jimmy Smith's sons (K. Russell, personal communication, July 27, 2009)

Special thanks to G. Nelson, Tomski, and Ducktaper for the field reports. If anyone has audio/video/photos from this show, please email TheGourdsNews.

1 comment:

  1. Super good Family Time Fun, with kids and babies everywhere, very loose atmosphere, and an impromptu song selection throughout the show. Concert was late getting started as they waited for sun to set a bit. Band and gear would have taken a beating. Requests were made on slips of paper placed on the stage. I wrote down "Robot," thinking it would be a good one for the kiddos out there, and was glad to see it turn up in the encore. "Everybody's Missing The Sun" was a great treat (Claude announced beforehand that the song was not true). Not sure the last time it was played but it was a first for me.

    One supremely fun moment came during Hangman, with just Keith and Kevin. It was a very good, tribal version, lot of people clapping along with Kev. About halfway through the song, three young boys (at least one or two were Jimmy's, I believe) climbed onto the stage from the side and started mashing down on random keys on Claude's keyboards. It was discordant yet oddly apprapos. Eventually Kev sat down in Max's chair to enjoy the show and just let Keith and the kids finish the song. Kevin dubbed them the "Thelonious Monks," and later the "Thelonious Monkees."

    It was a great idea for these Sunday socials (tho too bad it's one of the hottest summers in Austin history). It let entire families come out to enjoy the fun. Nothing is better than seeing a bunch of kids dancing and enjoying Gourds music.