9-24-10 Atlanta, GA

© David Plowden

Audio: by d3gourds
Photos: by David Plowden / by Brian Grolla
Video: Rugged Roses (pending) / Sweet Nutty (pending) / Cold Bed (pending)

The Gourds
Smith's Olde Bar
1570 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA

01. Ladies Choice
02. Hellhounds
03. Web Before You Walk into It
04. Cranky Mulatto
05. Up on High
06. Plaid Coat
07. Burn the Honeysuckle > Black Water tease (Patrick Simmons) > Burn the Honeysuckle
08. Money Honey
09. Omaha (Billy Joe Shaver/Hillman Hall)
10. New Dues
11. Luddite Juice
12. Pill Bug Blues
13. Country Love
14. Rugged Roses
15. Pick and Roll
16. Sweet Nutty
17. Tomb of Nefertari >
18. Lament
19. I Like Drinking
20. The Titanic (trad.)
21. All in the Pack > Ain’t Talkin' 'bout Love (Eddie Van Halen/Alex Van Halen/David Lee Roth/Michael Anthony) > Cissy Strut (Art Neville/Ziggy Modeliste/Leo Nocentelli/George Porter Jr.) > All in the Pack
22. Cold Bed *
23. God's House
24. All the Labor
25. (the new way of) Grievin' & Smokin' > Wang Dang Doodle (Willie Dixon) > You Really Got Me (Ray Davies) > Gin and Juice (Calvin Broadus, et al.) > Grievin' & Smokin'
26. Goodnight, Irene (trad.)
27. Lower 48 **

*Hard Rain version
Richmond Ditch version

Soundcheck: 'Neath That Cold Grey Tomb of Stone (trad.), The Wild Rover (trad.), January 6, Fossil Contender, Cold Bed *, If I Should Fall From Grace with God (Shane MacGowan)

© David Plowden

Special thanks to Pete Rutherford and David Plowden for the field reports. If anyone has audio/video/photos from this show, please email


  1. my last show of a 7 show run. solid finish with a great set list...but probably not deserving of the "goodnight, irene" ending (which I always think of as the punctuation mark on a GREAT show). that's not to say the gourds didn't leave it all on the stage, but the crowd kind of ran out of gas about 2/3 of the way through. if they hadn't, it was shaping up to be something special.

  2. if I was there...there would be NO running out of gas...

  3. well...where WERE you grasshopper? don't tell me you went to see panic.

  4. I agree with the "running out of gas" comment. I actually thought the peak of the show was Burn the Honeysuckle when the room was full. After Country Love the energy started to wane in the room, for sure. Smith's is not exactly the best venue either, in my opinion, but that's another discussion. Still, this was my first live Gourds show and I enjoyed ever bit of it.

  5. seemed to me the diehards, those that arrived very early, got to their seats on the wall oppostite the bar and stayed in them for the most part of the night. no meat in the seat for me. it seemed that over of a third of the crowd just freakin' left after Shinyribs...their loss and obvioiusly mine too, since i would have gotten a better show had more people "brought it." i tried.

    anyways, it was a hell of a night, great first show. no regrets.