7-31-09 Jackson Hole, WY

The Gourds
Mangy Moose Saloon
3285 West McCollister Drive
Jackson Hole, WY

Set I

01. All the Way to Jericho
02. Web Before You Walk into It
03. Bean Bowl
04. Blanket Show *
05. Red Letter Day
06. Cranky Mulatto
07. Do 4 U ** > Midnight Rider tease (Gregg Allman/Robert Payne) > Do 4 U
08. Hey Thurman
09. Illegal Oyster
10. Dooley (trad.)
11. Tex-Mex Mile
12. Take Me Back to Tulsa (Bob Wills/Tommy Duncan)
13. Collections
14. Plaid Coat

Set II

15. Country Love
16. Yoli Found a Opossum
17. New Dues
18. Luddite Juice
19. Omaha (Billy Joe Shaver/Hillman Hall)
20. Bottle & a Dime
21. Country Gal
22. Tearbox
23. Bridgett
24. Mister Betty ***
25. Ants on the Melon
26. Maria
27. All in the Pack > Cissy Strut (Art Neville/Ziggy Modeliste/Leo Nocentelli/George Porter Jr.) > I Fought the Law (Sonny Curtis) > All in the Pack
28. Gin and Juice (Calvin Broadus, et. al) > Up on Cripple Creek (Robbie Robertson) > Gin and Juice
29. Feelin' on Yo Booty (R. Kelly) ****
30. The Tinys Variety Hour (Claude Bernard/Matt Cook/Travis Garaffa) *
31. All the Labor *****
32. Lower 48

*Without Max
**Portland version
***Original set list had a Max song here, but he passed and Jimmy substituted Mister Betty
****Kevin and Keith only
*****Max played fiddle instead of lap steel

Pre-show video: Claude discusses hat-Juju with members of the Missoula Mafia

Special thanks to Mark for the field report. If anyone has audio/video/photos from this show, please email TheGourdsNews.


  1. bean bowl, oyster, collections, bottle & a dime, tearbox, maria...monster of a show. at least on paper.

  2. I should say. Hope this one got taped.

  3. Juju or Ju-Ju is a word of West African origin, derived from the French joujou (toy) [1], that refers to the supernatural power ascribed to an object; or fetish. It can also refer to the use of such objects, making it a form of witchcraft.[2]

  4. "Locals"? Looks suspiciously like a couple of the Missoula Mafia to me. Check yer facts!

  5. you're absolutely right, anonymous #3. thank you. I initially thought the guy in the cowboy hat sounded like JR (I've never actually seen him before) but I wasn't 100% sure and I wanted to get the story posted, so I just listed him as one of the "teton locals"...totally reckless jounalism! anyway, that reminds me, when am I going to get that new & improved MM definition for the gourds dictionary? I've been expecting it for a couple of weeks now.

  6. No tapers. The show was pretty hot. Not an A+, but a very solid B+. Bean bowl, bottle, collections were cool, they ain't popped up in a bit, bottle especially with an extended rock out in the middle. Jericho/web was a great opener. Do4u had great energy and good crowd midnight rider singalong. Yoli gal ants were all particularly good too.

  7. This show just wouldn't stop. I give it a solid A- for the duration alone. I could give a rats ass if I ever hear G & J ever again but this particular version was REALLY good.

  8. .......media whore James Roof, aka JR, aka The tooth, aka Papa Blow-Me

  9. I give this show a better rating that B+. I agree wqith Meg Solid A- and could give a rats ass about Gin and Juice either, given their own material is soooooooo much better. Claude ripping Variety Hour was such a treat and he is tasty on that electric guitar. MORE CLAUDE Songs NOW!