8-01-09 Hailey, ID

© Robzthe1 *

The Gourds
32nd Annual Northern Rockies Folk Festival
Hop Porter City Park
250 West Bullion Street
Hailey, ID

01. Old Man from the Mountain (Merle Haggard)
02. Country Love
03. The Way You Can Get
04. Mister Betty
05. Declineometer
06. (the new way of) Grievin' & Smokin' > Promised Land (Chuck Berry) > Grievin' & Smokin'
07. Pine Island Bayou
08. Waxy’s Dargle (trad.)
09. Hellhounds
10. Red Letter Day
11. “Stab”
12. Burn the Honeysuckle
13. Gravity Talks (Dan Stuart/Chris Cacavas)
14. Blanket Show
15. Omaha (Billy Joe Shaver/Hillman Hall)
16. Plaid Coat
17. All the Way to Jericho
18. Lower 48
19. All in the Pack > Fire (Jimi Hendrix) > Cissy Strut (Art Neville/Ziggy Modeliste/Leo Nocentelli/George Porter Jr.) > I Fought the Law (Sonny Curtis) > All in the Pack
20. Gin and Juice (Calvin Broadus, et. al) > Cupid (Sam Cooke) > Saturday Night Special (Ed King/Ronnie Van Zant) > Up on Cripple Creek (Robbie Robertson) > Baby Don’t You Do It (Lamont Dozier/Brian Holland/Edward Holland Jr.) > Gin and Juice
21. Feelin' on Yo Booty (R. Kelly)
22. All the Labor
23. Amazing Grace (John Newton) ** > Hallelujah Shine

*Left hanging: "Some little girls were standing off stage and one of them walked out towards me during Pine Island Bayou. Very cute and funny little people. I tried to get them to 'gimme five' but they just stared at my hand" (K. Russell, personal communication, August 3, 2009)
**Two verses and two choruses

Note: Kevin talks about this show in the comments section.

Special thanks to Inverse Skull and Robzthe1 for the field reports. If anyone has audio/video/photos from this show, please email TheGourdsNews.


  1. As the man who introduced the band put it this was a continuation of the show we played here last year. Indeed it was as if we had never stopped playing last summer and woke up a year
    later in mid-stride. This place is on par with Portland, Missoula, Atlanta, Bay Area and DC for Gourdlove. A cross between Alex City and Country Fair. High point for me from a sawtooth of a show was the Amazing Grace at the end we dedicated to Beau Bergdahl (sp?) who is a recent prisoner of war in the Afghan front and Kit Nerras, a longtime festival organizer who died the day before. They had a shrine to him backstage. The whole crowd sang the song in such a gentle whispered tone it brought a tear to
    my eye. Beautiful, just beautiful.

  2. Awesome show, awesome crowd, awesome PA. Guys signed stuff at the merch table after the show. I had a crazy digital mixing board I had never used and was pretty much glued to it making it happen, so I didn't really get a chance to see if anyone was taping, but I know the festival did. I don't know what they do with that though. No board feed from me to anyone, so if someone did it's audience. Even so, if someone did I'd love to hear it, it was one of the most sonically awesome shows I've ever mixed.


  3. Read more about Bowe Bergdahl of Hailey, ID here: http://www.kuow.org/program.php?id=18063

  4. Mark - Your sound has been amazing. Nice work, Hoss.

  5. ....I remember trying to convince kev to play "don't do it" on twill-brain's front porch o so many years ago......good to see it made it

    Big Al