The Weepies in PDX

At every show I see, I write down a setlist.

The Weepies
Revolution Hall, Portland, OR
2015 06 05

Deb Talan, Steve Tannen, and a full band:

  1. Gotta Have You
  2. Hideaway
  3. Be My Thrill
  4. My Little Love
  5. Fancy Things
  6. Can’t Go Back Now
  7. Vegas, Baby
  8. Painting By Chagall
  9. Crooked Smile
  10. Sirens
  11. River from the Sky
  12. Brand New Pair of Wings
  13. Never Let You Down
  14. World Spins Madly On
  15. Same Changes
  16. Ever Said Goodbye
  17. Nobody Knows Me At All
  18. Volunteer
  19. No Trouble
  20. Be My Honeypie
  21. Just Blue
  22. Somebody Loved


  23. Early Morning Riser

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Richard Shindell + Lucy Kaplansky in PDX

At every show I see, I write down a setlist.

The Pine Hill Project: Richard Shindell + Lucy Kaplansky
Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland, OR
2015 05 14

  1. Making Plans (Voni Morrison and Johnny Russell)
  2. Wichita (Gillian Welch)
  3. Rain Just Falls (David Halley)
  4. Such Sweet Angels (Glenn Patscha)
  5. I Live On A Battlefield (Nick Lowe)
  6. Open Book (Elizabeth Ziman)
  7. Are You Happy Now? (RS)
  8. Reunion (LK)
  9. Transit (RS)
  10. The Next Best Western (RS)
  11. Manhattan Moon (LK)
  12. Ten Year Night (LK)
  13. Sweetest Thing (U2)
  14. Farewell To Saint Dolores (Dave Carter)
  15. I Know You Rider (Traditional)
  16. Lord, I Have Made You A Place In My Heart (Greg Brown)

With guitarist Marc Shulman.

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Indigo Girls benefit show in NYC, May 9

New York: The Indigo Girls are playing a benefit show next Saturday night (May 9th) in New York City at Webster Hall. They will be performing a full 70 minute set of acoustic music in support of the Survivor Mitzvah Project. You can buy tickets online here.

The Survivor Mitzvah Project is an amazing organization: they do direct work with elderly Holocaust survivors in eastern Europe, providing both emergency aid (food, shelter, medicine) and an opportunity to share their stories and revisit the towns (peaceful and war-torn) of their childhood. As they say in their mission statement: “They are the last generation of Holocaust Survivors and we are the last generation who can help.” And in this case, you get to help by going to an Indigo Girls show. So that seems like a no-brainer!

The event, by the way, is at Webster Hall, one of the my favorite venues in NYC (up there in the mid-sized venue category alongside Town Hall, City Winery, Society for Ethical Culture). It’s been around since the early 1900s, was a pre-prohibition site for labor rallies and masquerade balls, became a speakeasy, and then a recording studio, and the reopened as an event space.

Clear your Saturday night and buy a ticket; it’ll be worth it!

Dar Williams in PDX

At every show I see, I write down a setlist.

Dar Williams
Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland, OR
2014 06 08

Opener: Anne Weiss

Band: Bryn Roberts (keyboards)

  1. Mercy of the Fallen
  2. When I Was A Boy
  3. Alleluia
  4. The Great Unknown
  5. When Sal’s Burned Down
  6. The Babysitter’s Here
  7. You’re Aging Well
  8. Traveling Again
  9. In Love But Not At Peace
  10. Mark Rothko Song
  11. This Is Not The House That Pain Built
  12. I Love, I Love (Traveling II)
  13. As Cool As I Am
  14. Iowa (with friends on stage!)
  15. Storm King

The Wailin’ Jennies at the Alladin Theater, PDX

At every show I see, I write down a setlist.


1. Asleep At Last
2. Swing Low, Sail High
3. Bird Song
4. Arlington
5. Weary Blues
6. Deeper Well (Emmylou Harris cover)
7. Across the Sea
8. Glory Bound
9. Light of a Clear Blue Morning (Dolly Parton cover)
10. Beautiful Dawn
11. Begin
12. Wildflowers (Tom Petty cover)
13. Cherry Blossom Love
14. Last Goodbye
15. One Voice

16. Storm Comes
Palate cleanser: pants are for keeping you warm (kids’ song)
17. The Parting Glass (traditional Scottish song – off mic!)


Dar Williams 20th Anniversary of The Honest Room

City Winery, NYC


Ani DiFranco in PDX

At every show I see, I write down a setlist.

Ani DiFranco at the Alladin Theater, 2014 02 19

Ani DiFranco

Alladin Theater, Portland, OR

2014 02 19

Opener: Jenny Scheinman

Band: Todd Sickafoose (bass) & Terrence Higgins (drums)

  1. Buildings and Bridges
  2. 32 Flavors   (“You can get your sing on right away if you want.” -AD)
  3. J   (“Speaking of happiness and keeping it together, he’s a song about doom. Really, a song about `How about we just change everything?’ …I still think it’s possible.” –AD)
  4. Marrow
  5. Present/Infant
  6. Careless Words (NEW)
  7. Grey
  8. As Is
  9. Napoleon
  10. Genie (NEW)
  11. Harder Than It Needs To Be (NEW)  (“Here’s a song I’ve written in my new career as a country singer.” -AD)
  12. Swan Dive
  13. Allergic (NEW)
  14. Untouchable Face
  15. Everest   (“Here’s a little song about being out of context. Gloriously out of context.” -AD)
  16. GravelEncores (with Jenny Scheinman):
  17. Little Plastic Castle
  18. Joyful Girl