May 1, 2009
Home Grown Cafe
Newark, Del.

Despite four cases of swine flu at the University of Delaware, the surrounding city of Newark proceeded as normal on a spring weekend.  The stretch of rainy days that had begun midweek tapered off, and plenty of people were out walking on Main Street.  Many of them popped into Home Grown Cafe, which was busy all night.

This gig's winner of the Best Comment Award went to the customer who told Dom, "You sound better than you look."  High praise, indeed!

Since this was Dom's first long show of baseball season, "Makin' Good Time" (the tribute to the wisodm of Yogi Berra) got into the playlist.  Good Shepherd Sunday was the same weekend as this performance, so the song of the same name opened the third set.  Dom tinkered a bit with the rhythm of "Blow Away" and played it for the first time as more of a blues shuffle;  looks like it will stay that way.  One debut of a Dom original:  "Probably," near the end of the second set.

- - Set 1 - -
Port of Call
          I Swear I Can Explain
          Heart of Gold
(Neil Young cover)
          Cold Pizza
          Lost Along the Way
          Mustang Sally
(Wilson Pickett cover)
          Makin' Good Time
          Atlantic City
(Bruce Springsteen cover)
          Blueberry Wine
          Not Really

- - Set 2 - -
          The Song with the Cheesy Rhymes
          Bright, Full Moon
          Like a Rollin' Stone
(Bob Dylan cover)
          Good or Lucky
          The Thrill Is Gone
(B.B. King cover)
          Eight Bars of Blues
(Jimmy Buffett cover)
          When I Get Back

- - Set 3 - -
          Good Shepherd Sunday
          Wish You Were Here
          This Land Is Your Land
(Woody Guthrie cover)
          Beginnerís Luck
          Blow Away
          Texas Flood
(Stevie Ray Vaughan cover)
          Cat Out of Water
          Out of My Mind
          Learning to Fly
(Tom Petty cover)
          Hugs and Kisses
          Rest My Eyes

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