Amazing Vocalist Jeremy Ragsdale and I used to joke about setlsts. We would talk about the setlist for our current gig (as a Ragsdale solo set, say, with Esperanza Spalding on bass) or a Syncopation gig, as though it were a Grateful Dead or Phish setlist. Try it sometime… it's fun. (Instead of "they went from China Cat Sunflower into Not Fade Away, man… it was so heavy" it becomes, "They went from 'Stella by Starlight' right into 'Desafinado', man, and Shilansky didn't even open his Irealbook!")
Anyway, I'm going to start posting set lists from gigs A) SO I CAN REMEMBER THE OCCASION AND WHAT WE PLAYED, and B) So you can see what you're missing.
Here's the Fugue Mill Set from Saturday, May 23, at Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham, Ma. We are at the Press Room in Portsmouth, NH this evening (will post setlist later) but tonight we will be without special guests David Thorne Scott and April Hall, who sang with us last night. I fashioned a story about how Dave and April and my wife Kathleen were some kind of Roma singing group who I heard singing in the fields out behind the Fugue Mill (it's fun for me to imagine the Fugue Mill as a physical plant at which I work).
The Nearness of you
Sure on this Shining Night
Everytime we say goodbye
See you soon!