8-29-09 Dallas, TX

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Photos: by circleofharmony / by Anna Vernon (incl. opening act) / by Bill Ellison
Video: Blood of the Ram / Blood of the Ram (alt. view) / El Paso / Burn the Honeysuckle / Waxy's Dargle / How Will U Shine / Plaid Coat / Plaid Coat (alt. view)

The Gourds
Granada Theater
3524 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX

01. Country Love
02. Dying of the Pines
03. Bridgett
04. Trampled by the Sun
05. Tighter
06. The Gyroscopic
07. Bottle & a Dime
08. Blood of the Ram
09. The Way You Can Get
10. Illegal Oyster
11. County Orange
12. Valentine
13. I'm Troubled (trad.)
14. Ants on the Melon
15. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap tease (Angus Young/Malcolm Young/Bon Scott) > El Paso
16. Jesus Christ with Signs Following
17. Mister Betty
18. All in the Pack > The Wait tease (Chrissie Hynde/Pete Farndon) > I Fought the Law (Sonny Curtis) > All in the Pack
19. Burn the Honeysuckle
20. Waxy's Dargle (trad.)
21. Oh Sister (Bob Dylan)
22. How Will U Shine
23. Plaid Coat
24. Gin and Juice (Calvin Broadus, et al.) > Rock Is My Life, and This Is My Song (Randy Bachman) > Surrender (Rick Nielsen) > Daytime Friends (Ben Joseph Peters) > Emotional Rescue (Mick Jagger/Keith Richards) > Take Me to the River (Al Green/Mabon "Teenie" Hodges) > Cotton-Eyed Joe (trad.) > Gin and Juice

Special thanks to Mark, Tony The Plumber, G. Nelson, circleofharmony, Bill Ellison, and Anna Vernon of Breakfast On Tour for the field reports. If anyone has audio/video/photos from this show, please email TheGourdsNews.


  1. fan flippin tastic! as always! i love me some Gourds! cant wait to see them again. :)

  2. Best of the night: Bottle & a Dime. Next best: Troubled and Ants. Also, Honeysuckle and Waxie's was hot. Right up there was Oyster and Plaid Coat. County Orange was nice to hear, good but not great. Kev broke a string during the intro to Oh Sister, so Jimmy handed over his guitar and they went on with it. Show really picked up after Bottle. Before that the mix was muffled and had way too much Max. But when it evened out, it was spot on.

    Overall, a really good show. I could see them like that all the time. Not uneven, it just built up and stayed hot. Next up is Friday in Austin and two weeks from Tuesday in Denton. Also thinking about Nov. 21 (Thanksgiving weekend) in Luckenbach...their soundman, Mark, said they ride around on steer with X-mas lights attached. How can I miss that????

    G. Nelson

  3. I agree, it was a really good show. Being on my birthday didn't hurt either and I even got a tip of the hat from Kev before Ants. Haven't heard Oyster live in a while and it was good. The acoustic that Kev and Max were sharing throughout the show was a 3/4 size Martin borrowed from Max's dad due to some trouble with the pickup in Kev's other one. The sound at the Granada is never great, but The Gourds always bring it, so no complaints.

  4. with the addition of 2 new vid's this morning, the fan-based coverage of the dallas show is now up to 8 videos and 2 slideshows. pretty amazing. thank you to all TGN field reporters!