Thursday, November 28, 2013

The Saga of Run Westy Run


title
RWR 

RWR David's Drum CD
 RWR
  RWR

RWR live 
RWR   
Kirk Johnson
  RWR RWR
 
     Jessy Greene
The O'Jeez live    
 
iffy logo        Iffy
Iffy live Iffy
iffy      Iffy

Kraig Jaret Johnson CD booklet
Kraig Johnson, Jim Boquist, Ed Ackerson  Kraig Johnson & The Program
The Program (l-r) David Poe, Jim Boquist, KJJ, Peter Anderson, Ed Ackerson  KJJ 
 KJJ  KJJ, David 'Axl' Poe, Ed Ackerson

Golden Smog (l-r) Dan Murphy, Marc Perlman, KJJ, Jeff Tweedy, Jody Stephens, Gary LourisThe Jayhawks l-r Marc Perlman, KJJ, Gary Louris, Tim O'Reagan, Jen Gunderman
The Lonely Astronauts (l-r) Joseph Arthur, KJJ, Sibyl Buck, G Wiz, Jen Turner
RWR live
RWR Dizzy Road 45RWR s/t RWR Hardly Not Even 
 RWR Green Cat IslandRWR The Creeper 45  RWR David's Drum EP
 RWR Cockroach Park mini-albumIffy Biota Bondo Kraig Jaret Johnson CD
Iffy Fall 2001 sampler CD Iffy Super Bad Girl remix CD Iffy promo CD single
 (photos courtesy of Twin/Tone.com, Daniel Corrigan, Steve Cohen, PDL, David Poe, Karla Ludzack, Rob Haire’s dormant RWR fan site and other anonymous photographers)

Run Westy Run was one of the great Twin Cities bands of the 80s, but decades later, in retrospect, they tend to get lost in the glare of an effervescent Minnesota music scene at the time that had no shortage of bright lights: The Replacements, Husker Du, Soul Asylum, The Jayhawks, Prince, Flyte Tyme, plus countless other sparkling contenders, many now lost to the sands of time. They were formed in 1984 by 3 brothers from St. Louis Park - Kirk, Kyle and Kraig Johnson - along with Terry Fisher and Bob Joslyn, and were named, apparently, after a 1966 children's book of the same name. RWR was formed during  a period in Minnesota music history when new bands were coming and going at a dizzying rate. Indeed, various RWR members had served time in the early 80s in long forgotten outfits like The Young Cherrys and The Tusslers. Kyle was gone by 1994 and the rhythm section underwent several changes but the band soldiered on until 1998. Their recorded output, however, was quite scarce: 3 LPs (2 on SST; 1 on Restless-Twin/Tone), 1 mini-album, 1 EP and 2 singles. Their last full length album was released in 1990, so the final several years of the band's tenure were poorly served by official releases; indeed, dozens of original songs that were performed live during that time fell through the cracks. They started out as an intensely chaotic, Stooge-y hard rock band, later evolving into a hard-to-define amalgam of indie, rock, roots, punk and funk, driven by a ferocious, lusty energy that infected any live audience they came in contact with. Their studio output was the proverbial mixed bag (producers included Grant Hart and Peter Buck) but their reputation as a live band is legendary; their enduring legacy has largely been defined by what happened on stage rather than in the studio. The "Westies," as they soon became known, are widely considered by many aficionados to be one of the premier live acts of a very memorable period in MN music history. After The Mats, Huskers and Soul Asylum moved on to bigger venues, the Westies practically ruled the Minneapolis club scene in the late 80s/early 90s with a series of incendiary sweat fests that fans continue to drool over to this day. The image of Kirk hanging upside down from the rafters of the Entry while the band roared behind him in front of a packed house is indelibly stamped in the memories of more than a few RWR fans from those golden times.

After a move from SST to the hometown Twin/Tone label, RWR released their third album in four years and continued to plug away during the early 90s, performing regularly at home and touring frequently. For a variety of reasons, however, they had a difficult time maintaining momentum - or recording contracts. The Westies did end up signing with A&M in in the mid-90s and extensive recordings were done at a variety of locations (Pachyderm Studios, New Jersey, various rehearsal spaces) but, save for a few compilation tracks and Cockroach Park - essentially a self-released 7 song sampler that likely would've been the core of a proposed 4th RWR album - the bulk of those sessions remain unreleased. By 1995, RWR activity had slowed to a crawl and remained that way until 1998, save for the occasional gig at the 400 Bar or First Ave. Kraig was undoubtedly sidetracked by his membership in Golden Smog and their transformation from a jokey Minneapolis cover band to a bona fide signed act, which resulted in two seminal albums with new Smogger Jeff Tweedy (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo) in 1995 and 1998 and accompanying national tours. Kraig also joined the post-Olson Jayhawks full time in early 1997, further limiting his time with RWR (Jayhawks side note: Kirk played with future Jayhawker Mark Olson in The Young Cherrys). During this period, RWR setlists contained very little material from the 80s era of the band and there was a noticeable shift in their sound, presaging the next chapter of the RWR story. The last official RWR releases were in 1994/5: the David's Drum EP and the now hard-to-find Cockroach Park mini-album, which quickly became a fave amongst the lucky fans who managed to obtain a copy. 

With Kraig hitching his wagon to The Jayhawks, So-So (later Iffy) started initially as a RWR side project in 1997 with Kirk and Tommy Merkl (Nova Mob) as core members before morphing into a full time concern later in 1998. In fact RWR and So-So actually co-existed for about a year before RWR and its music seemingly vanished for good, save for the extremely rare occasions a few years down the road when Iffy would encore with “Hitch ‘em Tall,” a Cockroach Park highlight. So-So began life as a less rocky/more funky version of RWR, adding electronic textures, hip-hop beats, samples and loops to the mix. Some of the early So-So songs were actually retooled from the vast repertoire of unreleased late period RWR material. With a lineup that now included guitarist Carsten Pence and drummer/keyboardist Dave Pederson, early So-So shows were mysterious and unpredictable: sometimes very minimal, sometimes quite the spectacle with a big lineup that included DJs and percussionists. This adventurous crew spent a good deal of time in the studio during 1999 and 2000 working with the likes of John Fields and Tom Rothrock. An incarnation of the band from this period recorded an idiosyncratic but fantastically funky album, Biota Bondo, released in 2001, plus a handful of remix singles and b-sides. Biota Bondo was dense and delicious, imbued with a heady strain of electro-soul-pop and Kirk's unique flow - nothing else in 2001 sounded anything like it and it was, arguably, somewhat ahead of its time. It wasn't a chart buster, but it's since become something of a cult classic amongst a small but dedicated clique of devotees, especially in Minnesota. 

With Kraig's tenure in The Jayhawks coming to an end in 2000, he (re)joined a slimmed-down, 4 piece version of the band - now renamed Iffy - as their regular guitarist after they signed with Foodchain Records, commencing a period of national tours and extremely enjoyable live shows featuring new drummer Peter Anderson (Polara, Honeydogs, Ocean Blue, Replacements and a million more), who employed a variety of technological gadgets and MIDI wizardry in order to integrate the ever-evolving, complex layers of Iffy’s studio creations into a workable live show. In short order, Iffy became a well-oiled machine in concert, connecting with audiences in a way the hard-to-pigeonhole album never quite accomplished in the confusing musical milieu of the early aughts. National touring became a thing of the past by 2002 as the buzz from the album release waned, but Iffy continued the RWR tradition of delivering the goods on stage, playing to audiences throughout the Upper Midwest, even though many shows were well off the radar (for instance, they played dozens of shows in 2003-4 at the Red Carpet, an infamously crazy college bar in St. Cloud, 90 minutes from Minneapolis - the same place, incidentally, the post-Mark Olson Jayhawks with Kraig played one of their very first concerts in March 1997). During this period, Iffy continued to write and demo prolifically, with some of the new material being decidedly "rockier," thanks to Kraig's influence no doubt. At least 25 songs from this period are still in the can, slated for a promised 2nd Iffy album that never materialized (file under: My Bloody Valentine, Chinese Democracy, etc).  

The early 2000s also saw the rise of an exciting Kraig-led project called The Program, featuring Jim Boquist (Son Volt), Marc Perlman (Jayhawks, Golden Smog), Ed Ackerson (BNLX, Polara, 27 Various, producer extraordinaire), David Poe (solo artist & Kraig co-conspirator) and Peter Anderson. Kraig had woodshedded a sizeable number of original songs that had never found a home so this proved to be the catalyst for yet another Minneapolis “supergroup.” Scheduling was understandably a challenge, but The Program was an eminently promising band that attracted great reviews whenever they played as well as a nibble or two from record labels. The Program left behind a legacy of one succinct, very accomplished studio release in 2004 (with guests Gary Louris & Tim O’Reagan from The Jayhawks) – one of the finest Minnesota music releases of the decade – as well as a dozen great still-unreleased original songs that were played live and eventually recorded at Ackerson’s Flowers studio. They were also a formidable live act – not surprising considering the assembled talent – and the 3 dozen or so shows The Program performed during 2002-2006 (nearly all of them in MN) are fondly remembered by those fortunate enough to have experienced them.

Besides all of the aforementioned activities, Kraig's post-RWR resume also includes playing bass in the short-lived The O'Jeez in 1997-8 with drummer Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum) and guitarist Jessy Greene (best known for playing violin with The Jayhawks, Golden Smog, Geraldine Fibbers, Foo Fighters, Pink and, for a brief time, Run Westy Run). This unfortunately named, let’s-switch-instruments side-project recorded a few sessions and toured briefly, but - surprise - never released anything. The O'Jeez were a mildly experimental, relatively minor blip on the radar in the grand scheme of things, but a few of Kraig's O'Jeez songs did survive into The Program era in greatly improved form (he and Jessy performed some of those at a one-off opening gig for Jeff Tweedy at The Guthrie in 2001). After 14 years with nary a peep, The O'Jeez performed a surprise reunion set in 2012 at a Minneapolis Karl Mueller benefit (also featuring Soul Asylum and Golden Smog), which greatly pleased the handful of those in attendance who knew what was happening.

By the mid 2000s, first Iffy and then The Program eventually ran out of steam, in spite of all the creative energy, abundance of talent and momentum that initially characterized both projects. Things had seemingly run their course in Minneapolis for the Johnson brothers and within a few years both of them had decamped to NYC (Merkl had emigrated to Amsterdam around the turn of the century and most of the other various RWR members had also moved away by then). Since leaving MN, Kirk has laid low musically, at least publically, but Kraig hit the ground running in his new home, making his presence felt immediately by joining Joseph Arthur’s incandescent Lonely Astronauts group. For almost 3 years, the Lonely Astronauts were a fertile hotbed of creativity and excitement. This vagabond crew wrote and recording scores of songs, released two albums, played a staggering number of electrifying live shows around the world with an arresting visual and musical impact, and generally excelled at being almost impossibly cool. Since then Kraig has continued to perform and tour with Arthur as well as plugging himself into the heart of the downtown New York City music scene, collaborating with the likes of Angela McCluskey, former fellow Lonely Astronaut G Wiz and the late Chrissy Amphlett. He’s currently hosting a Wednesday night residency at Entwine, a cozy West Village hangout that has drawn a steady stream of big name talent to join in on extended jam sessions that last into the wee hours of the night. 

While there have been many undeniable triumphs along the way since those hazy, crazy days back in the Entry 3 decades ago, the specter of lost opportunities - and lost music - has been a big part of the saga of the Westies and its various descendents since the early 90s. Over the last 23 years, there has been exactly one full length release from the RWR/Iffy/Johnson brothers camp: the Iffy album, plus two out-of-print almost-albums - RWR's Cockroach Park and Kraig’s self-titled 7 song CD (upped to 10 songs for the European release). Suffice it to say that there's been a substantial amount of music made over the last 20+ years by various entities in the RWR orbit that has never been issued officially or even seen the light of day - a real tragedy any way you slice it. Largely unknown outside the Twin Cities other than being a footnote in Jayhawks/Golden Smog biographies, RWR once inspired the same kind of passion amongst local music fans that has fueled the legacies of its much better known early contemporaries.

There have been occasional rumblings about rumored Iffy/RWR activity over the last decade but precious little to show for it until the out of the blue announcement of the First Ave. show this week. After several hours of local social media hubbub, the Star Tribune's local music critic Chris Riemenschneider was moved to post: "This isn't the big local '80s band folks were hoping would play First Ave before years end, but screw 'em,” an obvious reference to the recent spate of Replacements mania.

My thoughts exactly.


--PD Larson (Minneapolis - November 2013)
© 2013


NOTE: Run Westy Run has announced a show at First Avenue on 12/27/13. This will be the first RWR live show in 15 years. A follow up show the next night at the Turf Club has also been scheduled.


SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY

Run Westy Run
  • “Dizzy Road” / “Circles of Joy” / “No Way in the World” – Tontine 45 (1986)
  • Hardly Not Even – SST LP/CD (1988)
  • Run Westy Run – SST LP (1988) [CD version contains “Dizzy Road” 45 as bonus tracks]
  • Green Cat Island – Restless-Twin/Tone LP/CD (1990)
  • Plowed Into God: “The Creeper” / “Flappers” – Big Money Inc 45 (1993?)
  • David’s Drum EP: “David’s Drum” / “Yellow” / “Cardinal Drive” – Big Money CD (1994)
  • Cockroach Park EP: 7 songs – self-released CD (1994)
  • ”Tuner” & “Cool Beans” appear on Minnesota Modern Rock: The Pachyderm Sessions compilation (1995)
  • ”Marcel” appears on The Squealer Presents Shuffle This compilation (1997)
  • Unreleased songs performed live (partial list)

    After All
    All 4 U
    All I Ever Wanted
    Already Gone
    Behind
    Blue
    Boo Barrel
    Burned
    Carol
    Freight Train *
    Give It Up For The People (?)
    Greased Palm
    Glue
    Oooh
    Mr. Mexico
    Rat On
    Rising Means
    Shante
    Singerman
    Unwound
    Waiting Forevermore
    Watch Out
    What a Shame
    You Want It

    * Sister Double Happiness cover; also recorded & performed by Kraig Johnson & The Program
Iffy
  • Biota Bondo – Foodchain CD (2001)
  • Can-O-Cope EP: 4 songs – Foodchain CD (2001)
  • “Super Bad Girl” remix single: 4 versions – Foodchain promo CD (2001)
  • “Super Bad Girl” remix single: 3 versions – Foodchain promo 12” (2001)
  • Remix sampler: 3 songs – Foodchain promo CD (2001)
  • “Can-O-Cope” remix single: 4 versions – Foodchain 12” (2002)
  • “Hi-Life” remix single: 3 versions – Utensil 12” (2004)
  • Unreleased songs performed live (partial list):

    Beast
    Bittersweet
    Bored
    Dirtyneck
    Doin' My Luv For Ya
    Don't Tell Me
    Everything Under the Sun (w/ Woody McBride)
    Hijack Nation
    Humanzee
    Long Cold Shot
    Ride
    Rink
    Shimbalada
    Sleepy Eyes
    Undo My Love
    What a Shame (also performed by Run Westy Run)
 Kraig Johnson
  • Kraig Jarret Johnson – self-released CD (2004) [7 songs]
  • Kraig Jarret Johnson – Bittersweet European CD (2004) [10 songs]
  • ”She Don’t Say” appears on Twin Town High: Music Yearbook Volume 07 compilation (2005)
Joseph Arthur and The Lonely Astronauts
  • Let’s Just Be – JA website download (2006) [14 songs - early version; different songs] 
  • Let’s Just Be – Lonely Astronauts CD (2007) [16 songs]
  • Temporary PeopleLonely Astronauts CD/LP (2008)
  • There are many official JA live CDs and downloads from this era that Kraig Johnson appears on 
Golden Smog
  • On Golden Smog EPCrackpot CD (1992) [reissued – Rykodisc, 1996]
  • Down By The Old MainstreamRykodisc CD (1995)
  • “Red Headed Stepchild” / “Prison Wife” / “He’s a Dick” – Rykodisc promo CD (1996)
  • Weird TalesRykodisc CD (1998)
  • “Until You Came Along” / “Seven Year Ache” (live) / Love & Mercy” (live) – Rykodisc promo CD (1998)
  • “Keys” / “Radio King” (live) / “On the Beach” (live) – Rykodisc promo CD (1998)
  • Another Fine DayLost Highway CD (2006)
  • Blood on the Slacks EP – Lost Highway CD (2007)
  • Stay Golden, Smog: The Best of Golden Smog - The Rykodisc Years compilation – Rykodisc CD (2009)
The Jayhawks (with Kraig Johnson)
  • Sound of LiesAmerican Recordings (1997) [European version has 1 extra track]
  • Big Star EP – American Recordings European CD (1997)
  • SmileColumbia (2000)
  • Live Selections From the Columbia Records Radio Hour – Columbia promo CD (2000)
  • Music From the North Country - The Jayhawks AnthologyAmerican/Legacy CD (2009) [2 versions: 1 CD regular and 2CD/1DVD deluxe]

RELATED LINKS
Run Westy Run AMG bio
Run Westy Run Trouser Press entry
Run Westy Run Twin/Tone
Run Westy Run Twin/Tone scrapbook
Run Westy Run Twin/Tone video
Run Westy Run fan site (last updated 2001)
Run Westy Run blog post
Run Westy Run on YouTube
2013 Kraig Johnson interview
Ticket stub from one of the final RWR concerts (w/Soul Asylum & Polara)
Iffy AMG bio
Iffy bio - Foodchain Records (circa 2000)
Iffy page – Foodchain Records (circa 2001)
Iffy Artists Direct bio (circa 2000)
Iffy article – Campus Circle magazine (circa 2001)
Iffy review – Pop Matters 2001
Caged Rat - The O’Jeez fan site
Find Your Own Star - The O'Jeez fan site
The O’Jeez live review – No Depression magazine (1998)
2012 Karl Mueller Benefit review (Golden Smog, The O’Jeez)
Kraig Johnson AMG bio
Kraig Jarret Johnson Bittersweet Records bio (in Spanish)
Kraig Johnson & The Program live review (2004)
Kraig Johnson Star Tribune article (2003)
Kraig Johnson & The Program photo sets (David Poe Flickr account)
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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas comes early for Jayhawks fans: Tim O’Reagan & Karen Grotberg live at the 318 Club – 12/12/09

Former Jayhawks, including Marc Perlman, warm up a tiny music cafe a stones throw from the frozen shores of Lake Minnetonka

Frankie Lee

Frankie Lee + Erik Koskinen

Tim sits in with Frankie for a Freddy Fender cover

Tim starts off the main set with help from Frankie and Erik

Tampa to Tulsa

Karen and Tim!

Karen Grotberg

"The Jayhawks" minus a "couple guys" 

International Man of Mystery Marc Perlman

"I wish that I knew what I know now/ when I was younger"

Perlman, Grotberg, O'Reagan & Murphy ("PGOM?") - the Twin Town's next supergroup?

http://www.three-eighteen.com/

 

Jayhawks drummer/singer/songwriter Tim O’Reagan has a knack for playing gigs “off the radar” – his most recent local appearances have been (twice) at a coffeehouse on the Crow River in Delano (an hour west of the Twin Cities) and two wonderful sets with his band at the 2008 Minnesota State Fair. Former Jayhawks keyboardist Karen Grotberg has been mostly missing from action during the last decade after she left the music biz to tend to the home fires (she joined the “classic” lineup of The Jayhawks for 4 reunion shows over the last two summers in Spain and Minnesota). So it wasn’t too surprising to see that Tim and Karen had booked a gig at an uber-cool “music cafe” in the Lake Minnetonka community of Excelsior, well outside the normal circuit of local music venues (although the 318 has been making great strides as a music venue over the last few years).

After 90 minutes of almost pure joy from Tim & Karen and friends (including founding Jayhawk member Marc Perlman and Soul Asylum’s Danny Murphy), I don’t think anyone in the audience was thinking about the long drive or unfamiliar surroundings. As it turned out, this was an extraordinarily fun and rewarding evening of music and good vibes in lovely downtown Excelsior, Minnesota, about a half hour west of downtown Minneapolis, just a few blocks from a rapidly freezing Lake Minnetonka. The 318 holds maybe 60 people and, thanks to just a few notices on the Jayhawks Fanpage and Facebook, the reservations for this tiny cafe were gone in a flash. Through a stroke good luck i was able to secure a precious table seat with a couple of old, dear friends who arrived at the exact same time as i did and had an extra spot.

Predictably, this quintessentially cozy little place (a converted lumber warehouse) was jammed, but the wonderful staff managed to find spots for everybody. I can't say enough good things about how cool everybody was at the 318. They were friendly and accommodating in a way that's almost entirely missing from "Rock World." And the food was killer, too. Things got under way just a tad after 8 with a nice opening set from Frankie Lee, a local singer songwriter who played bass in the short-lived but awesome "Tim O'Reagan Band" (with Jim Boquist and Peter Anderson), which was assembled to support Tim's 2006 solo album and made their debut at South by Southwest in March 2006. Frankie's set was nicely flavored with some Texas spice, not surprising since he spends a lot of time down in Austin. He did a great version of the immortal Doug Sahm's "Crossroads" and finished his set with a cool cover of Freddy Fender's "You'll Lose a Good Thing" featuring Tim and Frankie trading vocals.

The main set started out with Tim solo in a fairly laid back mode; he was soon joined by Frankie and Erik Koskinen, an abundantly talented guitarist, musician and producer who fronts his own band and also works with Molly Maher as one of her Disbelievers. Within a few songs, however, it became clear something special was brewing and that this was gonna be a very, very good night. The sound was exceptional and everybody on stage was in great spirits (the wine was a-flowin' freely!) and tip-top happy holiday form. After a nice sampling from Tim’s brilliant solo album + the always riveting “Tampa to Tulsa,” Karen hopped up on stage after receiving a very warm ovation. It's hard to overstate just how good it was to see her in action again and hear her lovely voice. She also was in a great mood; her smile warmed the room almost as much as the fireplace in the corner. Tim wasted no time in getting their former compadre Marc Perlman to plug in his bass and then it was off to the races. Perly ended up sitting in for a good chunk of the set, which resulted in this hilarious exchange:

Tim: so, we have a majority of the Jayhawks here
Karen: there are only a couple missing, really (audience titters) 
Audience member: don’t worry, you guys sound great!
Tim: we’re not worried
Crowd: laughter

Tim's quick wit and fine-tuned sense of humor just added to the good times. He's come a long, long way as a "front man" since those early solo gigs almost 4 years ago.

The setlist was pretty incredible - not only a bundle of joy for fans of Tim and The Jayhawks, but a music geek's wet dream as well. "For Me Again" (an early lost Gene Clark treasure, finally released on the Echoes reissue of the classic Gene Clark With The Gosdin Brothers albuma touchstone for anything remotely resembling "alt-country") was a tremendous surprise as was a picture perfect reading by Karen of Tammy's edgy "I Don't Wanna Play House" and Tim’s excavation of Richard Thompson's "Wall of Death" from the harrowing Shoot Out the Lights album. The highlight of the entire evening may very well have been a drop-dead gorgeous performance of The Velvet's "Femme Fatale" (what a setlist, huh?!), which was just breathtaking, with Tim and Marc doing a bang up job with the background vocals. After this stunner, i heard somebody behind me ask her table mates, "was that a Motown song?" <eek!>  Lou Reed would likely be very proud!

The best "Jayhawks moment" was probably the old b-side, "Last Cigarette," which caused a minor buzz in the audience amongst the diehards when they heard Tim call it out. Hearing Karen rip through this Harlan Howard gem – as well as a perfect version of her old spotlight song, “Ode to Billy Joe” – triggered a flood of happy memories associated with all those great live 'hawks shows back in the "golden age."

The Christmas miracles kept on coming when Mr. Dan Murphy was called to the stage. He wormed his way into the corner and plugged in his guitar and cranked up the tremolo on his amp. This ad hoc "supergroup" (Perlman, Grotberg, O’Reagan and Murphy - “PGOM?”) started off with more magic from the Jayhawks' "golden age" (“Reason to Believe”), nailed another killer obscure cover (“Sorrow,” also done by Golden Smog way back in the day) and ended the festivities with a song i absolutely can never hear too many times, The Faces' "Ooh La La," a perfect capper for this to-die-for set as the crowd bellowed merrily along with the chorus. Tim clearly wasn't planning on an encore, but was quickly cajoled back into action after a heartfelt ovation from the mostly awestruck crowd. He corralled Frankie who grabbed Danny’s guitar as they brought everybody back to earth with a quietly mesmerizing "Bottomless Cup."

Did I mention how great it was to hear Karen in action again? :)

 

TIM O’REAGAN / KAREN GROTBERG
12/12/09
318 Music Café – Excelsior, MN

1. These Things (a)
2. River Bends (b)
3. Black and Blue (b)
4. Happy Man (a)
5. April Come She Will [Simon & Garfunkel] (c)
6. Tampa to Tulsa (d)
7. Almost Saturday Night [John Fogerty] (e)
8. Star [Stealers Wheel] (e)
9. For Me Again [Gene Clark] (e)
10. Girl/World (e)
11. Wall of Death [Richard & Linda Thompson] (e)
12. Plaything (e)
13. I Don’t Wanna Play House [Tammy Wynette] (e)
14. Pray For Me (f)
15. Femme Fatale [Velvet Underground] (f)
16. (Lost My) Driving Wheel [David Wiffen/Roger McGuinn] (f)
17. Ode to Billy Joe [Bobby Gentry] (f)
18. I’m Down to My Last Cigarette [Harlan Howard/kd Lang] (f)
19. Reason to Believe [Tim Hardin/Rod Stewart] (g)
20. Sorrow [McCoys/The Merseys/David Bowie] (g)
21. Ooh La La [The Faces] (g)
encore
22. Bottomless Cup (h)

Tim O’Reagan = ac gtr, lead & bg vox
Karen Grotberg = piano, lead (13,15,17,18) & bg vox

a = Tim solo
b = Tim + Frankie Lee (ac gtr, vox) & Erik Koskinen (elec gtr)
c = Tim + Marc Perlman (bass)
d = Tim + Marc Perlman (bass) + Frankie Lee (harp, vox)
e = Tim + Karen
f = Tim + Karen + Marc Perlman (bass, vox)
g = Tim + Karen + Marc Perlman (bass, vox) + Danny Murphy (elec gtr, vox)
h = Tim + Frankie Lee (elec gtr, vox)