Mar. 24, 2007
Kavanagh's Irish Pub
Malaga, N.J.

First long bar show of 2007!  Last year, it took until October to get one of these on the docket, but this year's tavern ice-breaker occurred on the first Saturday of spring.  Kavanagh's was busy for Dom's first booking at the venue, but the large crowd was friendly.

The place started to fill around 9:40 p.m., which was close to the first intermission (the live music began at 9 p.m.), so Dom added a couple of songs to the planned list and played right on through until a quarter to 11.

Exactly half of the 32 songs featured harmonica, including many -- both originals and covers --that had the "full band" treatment for the first time.  Having the harp along for more tunes will probably become a staple of the bar shows.

          - - Set 1 - -
Hum a Few Bars
          My Guitar Drinks Beer
          Wild World
(Cat Stevens cover)
          I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
(U2 cover)
          Beginner's Luck
          Texas Flood
(Stevie Ray Vaughan cover)
          Cat Out of Water
          Like a Rollin' Stone
(Bob Dylan cover)
          Blueberry Wine
          No Surrender
(Bruce Springsteen cover)
          Good of Lucky
          Good Shepherd Sunday
          American Girl
(Tom Petty cover)
          Tupelo Honey
(Van Morrison cover)
          The Thrill Is Gone
(B.B. King cover)
          Eight Bars of Blues
          Atlantic City
(Bruce Springsteen cover)
          Not Really

- - Set 2 - -
Bright, Full Moon
          It Ain't Me, Babe
(Bob Dylan cover)
          Margaritaville (
Jimmy Buffett cover)
          You've Got to Hide Your Love Away (
Beatles cover)
          Prettiest Girl in the Bar
          Heartbreak Hotel
(Elvis Presley cover)
          Ramblin' Man
(Allman Brothers cover)
          Ain't Even Done with Tonight (
John Mellencamp cover)
          Movin' On
          Lost Along the Way

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