7-09-10 Portland, OR

© Rhonda Peterson

Audio: by Ray Y.
Photos: by Rhonda Peterson
Video: Lonesome On'ry and Mean / Snake Farm / All the Way to Jericho

The Gourds
Wonder Ballroom
128 NE Russell Street
Portland, OR

01. Lonesome On'ry and Mean (Steve Young)
02. Country Love
03. Trampled by the Sun
04. Web Before You Walk into It
05. My Name is Jorge
06. Blankets
07. Blanket Show
08. Moon Gone Down
09. Snake Farm (Ray Wylie Hubbard) *
10. New Dues *
11. Luddite Juice *
12. All the Way to Jericho
13. Grave on the Green Hillside
14. Illegal Oyster **
15. Lament
16. Out on the Vine ***
17. Mister Betty ****
18. Roll On, Columbia, Roll On (Woodie Guthrie)

© Adam Russell

*Not on original set list
**Original set list had Sweet Nutty and Pick and Roll b/t Illegal Oyster and Lament
***Original set list had Escalade, A Few Extra Kilos, and (the new way of) Grievin' & Smokin' b/t Out on the Vine and Mister Betty
****Original set list had Shake the Chandelier after Mister Betty to close the set

Ray Wylie Hubbard joined The Gourds on Snakefarm and Roll On, Columbia, Roll On

Green room summit...TGN's worlds collide!

Special thanks to Ray Y., Rhonda Peterson, Adam Russell, and laengvall for the field reports. If anyone has audio/video/photos from this show, please email TheGourdsNews.


  1. tweets from @oregonianmusic last night: 1. The Gourds opening with Waylon made me want to hit someone with a pool cue. In a good way 2. Ray Wylie has joined the Gourds and I'm totally OK with Snake Farm for the 2nd time tonight 3. Ray Wylie joins the Gourds for 'Roll On Columbia.' The New Deal just keeps on giving...

  2. Ray Wylie and the Gourds? Good thing I wasn't there. I'd have likely passed out due to sensory overload. Or gotten "shushed" as happened last time I saw Ray Wylie at the Blue Door (OKC). Personally, I'd prefer the former to the latter. It's bad when a personal hero "shushes" you.

  3. haha shushed by your hero! I saw the gourds at the blue door in 96 or 97...I remember claude did a tune on the accordion with the opening act (red dirt rangers) and we all ended up sleeping in the venue to save money...like, on the stage, on the dancefloor, and sh*t. the next morning, kev said there were little worms crawling up & down out of the rug he was sleeping on. true story.

  4. the show last night was amazing!!!

  5. had a blast last night at wonder ballroom