1-02-10 Dallas, TX

Video: Boil My Strings / Out on the Vine / Hooky Junk / Blanket Show / Wild Night / Wild Night (alt. view) / S.F. Sorrow is Born / Bean Bowl > My Time Your Time > Son of Bum > Best of Me / Burn the Honeysuckle / Burn the Honeysuckle (alt. view)

The Gourds
Granada Theater
3524 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX

01. Illegal Oyster
02. Boil My Strings
03. Raining in Port Arthur
04. Hey Thurman
05. Flavor on yer Tung > Hang Fire (Mick Jagger/Keith Richards)
06. O Rings
07. Out on the Vine
08. Mind Games (John Lennon)
09. My Name is Jorge
10. Hooky Junk
11. Blanket Show
12. Wild Night (Van Morrison)
13. Shreveport
14. Amarillo Highway (for Dave Hickey) (Terry Allen)
15. S.F. Sorrow is Born (Phil May/Dick Taylor/Wally Waller)
16. Bean Bowl >
17. My Time Your Time >
18. Son of Bum
19. Best of Me
20. Burn the Honeysuckle
21. Gin and Juice (Calvin Broadus, et al.) > Dallas Cowboys Pride (Charlie Pride) > Fly Like an Eagle (Steve Miller) > Come Together (John Lennon/Paul McCartney) > Midnight Rambler (Mick Jagger/Keith Richards) > Gin and Juice *
22) Do 4 U **
23) Holiday Road (Lindsey Buckingham)
24) Country Love
25) All in the Pack > I Fought the Law (Sonny Curtis) > All in the Pack
26) Instant Karma! (John Lennon)

*Original set list had Tex-Mex Mile followed by Country Love
**The audience was doing its customary war chant, which happened to be in the key of D7, so the band "Started picking out something in that key and then it became [the Portland version of] that song. Pretty cool" (K. Russell, personal communication, January 3, 2010).

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

© Tony The Plumber

Special thanks to Tony The Plumber, Francko Galindo, @BreakfastOnTour, granadamusicalive, and the team of G. Nelson & K. Hallowell for the field reports. If anyone has audio/video/photos from this show, please email TheGourdsNews.


  1. Though ragged out from new years eve shows and throws we mustered enough gumption to eek out another unique, mind blowing musical performance. The well is never dry when one thinks it is. The Granada is a tough room sonically. Certainly not ideal for what The Gourds do. But what it lacks in auditory congeniality, the staff makes up for in down home hospitality. The always impressive and entertaining world music stalwarts, Brave Combo opened the show. After their nuclear polka I thought we would start slow and build up to a big finish. Jimmy said he felt his energy rise with the set. So maybe we might try this approach again. The Gin and Juice contingent is always strong in this real estate/defense dept. fueled metropolis. Hahaha. I heard that a majority if weapons sold to Israel are manufactured right here in the DFW. Interesting. Crowd was light, but not too bad. We'll be back. WAR COWBOYS!!!!!!

  2. I ambitiously undertook the effort of chronicling this Granada show, on behalf of Msrs. Anheuser Busch and Dick Cheney and utilized my Samsung device for its natural purposes, which were meant for the demise of mankind. Here is my setlist, as texted to myself (postscript: in many cases I have no idea what the song is so I fumbled my digits around the Samsung device and wound up with non-sequiter gibberish):
    "Oyster > SB > pa > newjmmSing > poisonsteasstones > maxslowwaltz > jimmyffop > mindgames kevin killz > jorge > kevhoneyhunka? > trainsongjimmy > jimmywildnitevanmorr > shreveport > amarillo hwy > wrapyerlipsaroundthisfattyclaudesorrowsboy > jimmybeanpole > maxcouldnthear > honeysukl > g&j > cometogetherteas > kevfever! > jimmyidktease >whatido4u > usholidayroadgetthebarfoutofmyairway > arapaho"
    At that point Dick Cheney materialized and disconnected my battery like in the Matrix and I slumped to the floor, not to awaken until much later when surrounded by white people in nearby Lakewood, and was fed silver tequila by a platinum blonde with chubby hips and my ears were full of Kurtis Blow. Thank you Gourds and I hope this entry helps both Master Cheney, the holy Halliburton, and Calvin Broadus alike.

  3. Truly Fascinating? An understatement. Warped to the point on non-recognition. And yet, I love it. People who follow the Gourds are..In There.. and Out There.