3-05-10 Austin, TX

© Amber Wagner

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

01. My Name is Jorge
02. Ladies Choice
03. Arapaho
04. All the Way to Jericho
05. Tex-Mex Mile
06. Kicks in the Sun
07. Escalade
08. Red Letter Day
09. Luddite Juice
10. New Dues *
11. Omaha (Billy Joe Shaver/Hillman Hall)
12. Steeple Full of Swallows
13. Receipts and Fevers
14. Ants on the Melon
15. Plaid Coat
16. LGO
17. Shake The Chandelier
18. Mister Betty
19. Burn the Honeysuckle
20. Layin Around the House
21. Collections
22. Lament
23. Darlin' Cory (trad.)
24. Waxy's Dargle (trad.)

*Original set list had "Claude" (i.e., a Claude song) b/t New Dues and "Max", which became Omaha

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


  1. How cool that the Gourds could unleash a flurry of B-sides and seldom-played songs and still put on a great show that had everyone smiling. Save for maybe Jorge, Red Letter Day and Tex-Mex Mile, there weren't a lot of heavy rotation songs in the first two-thirds of the set. Hearing Receipts and Fever for my first time was a definite highlight, as well as the return of Ladies' Choice, Kicks In The Sun, Escalade and Steeple. The end of Escalade was just over the top greatness, and Steeple had one of those beautiful, you-could-hear-a-pin-drop moments.

    After out palettes had been cleansed, the end of set just burned with a series of five rockers that filled up the dance area. And the encore was about as perfect as you can get: a pair of acoustic Jimmy songs (and Layin' Around The House, no less) followed by a picture-perfect Lament. The Darling Cory was about as nice a version as I've seen, and Waxy's Dargle left everyone gleeful.

    It's good to have the Threadgill's shows back.

    -- Tomski

  2. It was a good show, lots of dancing. Threadgill's is a really great venue.


  3. right at the end of the receipts and fevers video, a woman in the front row turns to someone next to her and says: "I have it on cassette, that's how fucking old that is". totally hilarious...and so true.