9-17-10 Falls Church, VA

© Cassandra Mullinix

Audio: by Peter Shimm
Video: Pill Bug Blues / Country Love / My Name Is Jorge / El Paso / Up on High (pending) / Illegal Oyster (pending) / El Paso > Going to a Go-Go / On Time (pending)
Photos: by Joe Ryan / by Rhonda Peterson / by Ian Glazer / by Cassandra Mullinix

The Gourds
The State Theatre
220 North Washington Street
Falls Church, VA

01. Pill Bug Blues
02. Country Love
03. Blanket Show
04. My Name is Jorge
05. Jesus Christ with Signs Following
06. The Tinys Variety Hour Claude (Bernard/Matt Cook/Travis Garaffa)
07. Up on High
08. God's House
09. Illegal Oyster
10. Pick and Roll
11. Sweet Nutty
12. Darlin' Cory (trad.)
13. Lament *
14. Dooley (trad.)
15. Out on the Vine
16. Declineometer
17. Fine Leather Truck **
18. "Stab"
19. El Paso > Going to a Go-Go tease (Smokey Robinson/Pete Moore/Bobby Rogers/Marvin Tarplin)
20. The Gyroscopic > In the Midnight Hour (Wilson Pickett/Steve Cropper) > The Gyroscopic
21. Luddite
22. Lower 48 ***
23. County Orange
24. Flavor on yer Tung > Hang Fire (Mick Jagger/Keith Richards)
25. Mister Betty
26. On Time
27. Burn the Honeysuckle

*Original set list had Flavor on yer Tung b/t Lament and Dooley
**Not on original set list
***Richmond Ditch version

Soundcheck: Comes a Time (Neil Young), Bugs, Wade in the Water (trad.), The Wild Rover (trad.), Sweet Nutty, Bridgett, I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink (Merle Haggard), On Time

© Rhonda Peterson

Special thanks to Peter Shimm, Rhonda Peterson, Joe Ryan, Ian Glazer, Cassandra Mullinix, and Danny Cumbo for the field reports. If anyone has audio/video/photos from this show, please email TheGourdsNews.


  1. great little old theatre. probably had 1,000 people on the floor. balcony was not as popular. made for a spectacular recording from the balcony railing. show itself was solid. personally, I never like a slow song off the bat (pill bug, web, etc) but they more than made up for it with a superior country love in the 2 slot. it's got a different groove now b/c they've slowed it down a bit...worth checking out. after that, they didn't really miss. up on high was nice to hear again. 1st time I've seen pick & roll since they brought it back...lots of fun. the darlin cory/lament combo added a nice angry flavor to the set. and on time in the encore was probably the 1st time they've played in years. sounded great. makes you wonder why they ever dropped it. finally, loved to see young fans in the front row going nuts for the band. wish there was more of that.

  2. p.s. the band worked from a set list during this show, which they haven't done very much of since early july of this year.

  3. The Sasquatch shirt made the show.