7-30-10 New Braunfels, TX

Photos: by Gruene Hall / by Tomski / by Casey Debeauvieres
Video: Pair of Goats

The Gourds
Gruene Hall
1281 Gruene Road
New Braunfels, TX

01. Piss & Moan Blues
02. Do 4 U
03. Bridgett
04. Tearbox
05. Web Before You Walk into It
06. Take Me Back to Tulsa (Bob Wills/Tommy Duncan)
07. Pair of Goats
08. Blanket Show
09. Pill Bug Blues
10. New Roommate
11. Declineometer
12. Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way (Waylon Jennings)
13. (the new way of) Grievin' & Smokin' > I'm the Only Hell (Mama Ever Raised) (Johnny Paycheck) > Grievin' & Smokin'
14. Illegal Oyster
15. Pick And Roll
16. Lament
17. Darlin' Cory (trad.)
18. Dooley (trad.)
19. Honduras
20. All in the Pack > I Fought the Law (Sonny Curtis) > All in the Pack
21. When The World's On Fire (The Carter Family) > Hallelujah Shine
22. Lower 48
23. Mister Betty
24. Ain't No More Cane (trad.)

Note: The band did not work from a set list during this performance

© Noah W. Bailey

Special thanks to Alison Goodson, Tomski, Noah W. Bailey, and Gruene Hall for the field reports. If anyone has audio/video/photos from this show, please email TheGourdsNews.

1 comment:

  1. Alway fun to see the Gdz at Gruene Hall and last night was no exception. Perfect weather--a far contrast to that sub-Arctic January show. Everyone had his moments, but the night's winner seemed to be Max Johnston. His fiddle on Take Me Back to Tulsa was awesome and is already the stuff of legend. No doubt they are already talking about it in hushed and reverential tones in Nepal and Burundi and the other corners of the earth. That's how good it was. You could have a 2010 BoB with just that one song from last night and it would be complete. If I were any of the other guys I might have just put my instrument down after that to walk off the stage and watch Max. To their credit they stayed. Glad they did. A fine summertime performance with a large-though-somewhat-mellow crowd. The band's appeal cuts across all the generations. Living is easy, the cotton is high, your ma is good-looking, and the oyster's illegal. No Dmimtri Medvedev sightings (coward), though some girls who could have been sexy Russian spies. Good times, good times.