Feb. 25, 2006
Connie's Cafe
Laurel Springs, N.J.




Dom's first long feature show of the year took longer than expected to occur.  A postponement of an earlier performance at another venue put this Saturday-night concert in the lead-off spot.

To celebrate the start of a new year's slate of shows, Dom dug into the vault for some songs that hadn't made a playlist in months (or even years).

On top of that, this was also Dom's first-ever public performance playing the harmonica simultaneously with the guitar.  The venture began with baby steps -- one song in each of the first two sets had the blues harp -- and finished with the entire closing set on both instruments.  Some more practice is needed, but it was fun to try ... and judging by the crowd reaction, it wasn't too bad to hear, either!

The first two sets ran long, so the third set was abbreviated into the remaining time until the store closed.  Hey, time flies when you're having fun!

The opening hour included a tribute to the song "This Land Is Your Land," the original version of which was written 65 years ago this month by Woody Guthrie.  If you haven't heard Guthrie's six-verse "lost" version, then you don't know the whole story of the tune!

Show debuts were "Ain't So Small After All" and "Good or Lucky."  Also, Dom's friend Paul requested "Lightning Struck" -- Dom played the album version, and remarkably, did not break any strings.


    
Playlist:
         
- - Set 1 - -
         
Hum a Few Bars
          Gettin' So Big
          Blueberry Wine
          The Devil's Wheels
          This Land Is Your Land
(Woody Guthrie cover)
          Ain't So Small After All
          Fast Asleep (with harmonica!)
          Boat
          On That Long, Green Line
          Hugs and Kisses
          Not Supposed to Like

         
- - Set 2 - -
         
Prettiest Girl in the Bar
          The Song with the Cheesy Rhymes
          Bring Out Your Dead
          Taxi
          Lightning Struck
          Geneseo
          Cold
          The Punchline
          Like a Rollin' Stone
(Bob Dylan cover)
          Two Lights at a Time (with harmonica!)


         
- - Set 3 (all performed with harmonica!) - -
         
Born to Run (Bruce Springsteen cover)
          Good or Lucky
          If I Get There First
          Eight Bars of Blues



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