June 20, 2008
Home Grown Cafe
Newark, Del.




What happens to a college town when the college is on summer break?  To Dom's pleasant surprise, Newark, Del., does just fine!  Dom had done two supporting appearances and one all-night solo show previously at this fashionable, all-ages restaurant and bar on the border of the University of Delaware.  But all of those occurred with a heavy college-student contingent filling the venue.  For this third Friday of June -- which was also the first official day of summer -- the local restaurants turned out in waves and kept the bar busy until closing time.  This speaks well of the reputation Home Grown Cafe has earned in the city.

After two songs of the second set, Dom announced he would next play a song about a place in South Jersey, written by a guy from North Jersey.  This prompted a lady in the audience to yell out, "Where?"  Turns out, she grew up in Freehold, same as the song's author.  Score one for coincidence.


    
Playlist:
         
- - Set 1 - -
         
Blow Away
          Bright, Full Moon
          Like a Rollin’ Stone
(Bob Dylan cover)
          Good Talker
          Boat
          The Thrill Is Gone
(B.B. King cover)
          Cat Out of Water
          Port of Call
          Friends in Low Places
(Garth Brooks cover)
          Hugs and Kisses

         
- - Set 2 - -
         
Good Shepherd Sunday
          Prettiest Girl in the Bar
          Atlantic City
(Bruce Springsteen cover)
          Cold Pizza
          Lost Along the Way
          Big Boss Man
(Jimmy Reed cover)
          Cold
          Wish You Were Here
          This Land Is Your Land
(Woody Guthrie cover)
          When I Get Back

         
- - Set 3 - -
         
The Song with the Cheesy Rhymes
          Geneseo
          Walls
(Tom Petty cover)
         Out of My Mind
          Eight Bars of Blues
          Life by the Drop
(Stevie Ray Vaughan cover)
          Lonelier to Stay
          Not Really




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