9-18-10 Scotch Plains, NJ [Private Event]

© Joe Ryan

Audio: by Peter Shimm
Video: complete show (pending)
Photos: by Joe Ryan (incl. opening act) / by Rhonda Peterson / Jon Grundt (pending)

The Gourds
The Brand Party
Winding Brook Way
Scotch Plains, NJ

Set I

01. I Was Born to Love You tease (Chevy Chase) *
02. Web Before You Walk into It
03. My Name is Jorge
04. Do 4 U
05. LGO
06. Omaha (Billy Joe Shaver/Hillman Hall)
07. All in the Pack > I Fought the Law (Sonny Curtis) > Ain’t Talkin' 'bout Love (Eddie Van Halen/Alex Van Halen/David Lee Roth/Michael Anthony) > All In The Pack
08. Cracklins
09. Pick and Roll
10. (the new way of) Grievin' & Smokin' > Precious Memories (J.B.F. Wright) > Grievin' & Smokin'
11. Yellow Submarine tease (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
12. Declinometer
13. Waterbag **
14. I'm Troubled (trad.)
15. Plaid Coat

Set II

16. Torn and Frayed tease (Mick Jagger/Keith Richards)
17. Gin and Juice (Calvin Broadus, et al.) *** > Born in the U.S.A. (Bruce Springsteen) > Darlington County (Bruce Springsteen) > Pablo Picasso (Jonathan Richman) > Gin and Juice > Louie Louie (Richard Berry) > Gin and Juice
18. Lower 48 ****
19. Hellhounds ***
20. On Time
21. All the Labor
22. A Few Extra Kilos
23. Magnolia *****
24. Boil My Strings ******
25. Dooley (trad.)

*With David Brand on lead vocal
**Original set list had All the Labor
***Not on original set list
Richmond Ditch version; Original set list had Shreveport and Country Love b/t Lower 48 and On Time
*****With David Brand on backup vocal
******Alternate arrangment; Original set list had Illegal Oyster, Thurman, and Sweet Nutty b/t Boil My Strings and Dooley

© Rhonda Peterson

Soundcheck: Is Anybody Goin' to San Antone (Glenn Martin/Dave Kirby)

Special thanks to Peter Shimm, Rhonda Peterson, Joe Ryan, and Jon Grundt for the field reports. If anyone has audio/video/photos from this show, please email


  1. david brand knows how to throw a party. open bar all night, catering never ran out...and the gourds for 2 sets. basically, a gourds fan's dream. this was my second brand-gourds fest and I didn't think it could actually get better than the 1st time...but it did. set list says it all, and I got the whole thing on video (which I'll post at some point) but I will say my favorite part was claude starting up waterbag off-the-cuff on his keyboards and watching the rest of the band fall right into place. haven't seen that tune in years. thanks again, brand!

  2. Any word on the video and audio? Have to admit, there are some parts of the night I don't remember!!! What a throwdown!!! D. Brand