Yes, that is a banjo in the video for Truck Drivin' Man
. I played banjo pretty much the whole second set and probably mortified bluegrass players across the entire country.
Don't remember everthing, but I can tell you it went kind of like this:Set 1
(captained by Dan Lasley and myself):Sweet JaneMy City was Gone
(Kathy Reichert doing the excellent job on vocals)Me and Julio Down by the SchoolyardEvil WaysThey Call It Stormy MondayTake Me to the RiverUse MeWaiting for Nancy Wild NightSecret Agent ManSet 2
(Kyle Roth captain)Get Up and GoI Try to Understand
(an original from one of Kyle's friends)Comes A TimeLove Please Come HomeGlendale TrainCity of New OrleansOn the Road AgainTruck Drivin' Man The TwistAlbertaOpheliaWerewolves of LondonSet 3
(Helena Bouchez and Tony Nuccio - co-captains)Orange and Cinnamon
(one of mine)Sultans of SwingBefore You Accuse Me T-Bone BluesFire on the BayouBehind the Wall of SleepSet 4
(Greg Nease - captain)Brass in PocketOde to Billy Joe
(McAllister, not Armstrong
)Melissa VenusBeast of BurdenLocal GirlsJump Jive and WailEurotrash GirlLife During WartimeCome TogetherLawyers Guns and MoneySet 5
(Kathy Reichert - captain) Second Chances
(one of Kathy's)Give Me One ReasonIt's AlrightIn the Sun(Don't Go Back To) RockvillePancho and LeftyBlack VelvetMonday Morning
(another of Kathy's)Up Around the Bend
And we ended with a group finale of Suspicious Minds
, if for no other reason than to show how much we missed not having Nick there!
I know I missed some songs and the order's probably not right, but folks will come around and make corrections.
As always, highlights were many. Personally, Stormy Monday
(with Laura Lasley hitting it spot on and incredible solos from Mike Roberto, John Mazzio and Karen Berger), Brass in Pocket
(total groove!) and Tony's incredible Fire on the Bayou
made the whole night for me. And the huge free-for-all Friday after practice was more fun than people should be allowed to have!
Cannot thank Helena and her sister and brother-in-law enough for everything they did to put things together and very special kudos should go to both Jeff and Laura Lasley behind the scenes. And it goes without saying to anyone who's been to a Riverside Jam that Chuck Yoder still gets the annual MVP award despite not playing a single note!
Rumor has it we're in Pennsylvania next summer...