The Gourds in Fort Worth
On a , I received a from Kevin "Shinyribs" Russell... the Gourds were in town, scheduled to perform that very evening at Lola's, a relocated / reincarnated version of the old Wreck Room west of downtown Fort (Party) Worth. Lola's website mentioned the show, but the Gourds' own site did not. Good thing I subscribe to Shinyribs' Twitter feed.
I headed to Lola's after work and arrived early in the set. I arrived during "Spanky" so I only missed about 5 songs.
As usual, one of the highlights was the animated antics of Kevin "Shinyribs" Russell...
Jimmy in the spotlight. Claude was on stage left and I didn't get any good shots of him this time.
It's always cool to catch the Gourds around Christmastime, because they'll usually work a few holiday-themed songs into their set. December 12 at Lola's was no exception, as they offered up "Xmas in the city" (a Kevin original), "Have the Stones ever done a " (a Jimmy original), and even worked "Away in a Manger" and " " into the bridge / medley near the end of "Gin & Juice". And it's always a treat to hear them do "Last month of the year".
See below for the complete set list, including encore (thanks to News blog at:
02. . Ants on the Melon
04. Burn the Honeysuckle
07. Blanket Show
08. Bean Bowl
09. Country Love
10. Lower 48
11. Xmas in the City
12. A Few Extra Kilos
13. All the Labor
15. Shake the Chandelier
17. Best of Me
18. The Gyroscopic
20. Have the Stones Ever Done a Christmas Song?
21. The Last Month of the Year
22. Tex-Mex Mile
23. Holiday Road ( )
24. Gin and Juice > Cupid > Away in a Manger > Pride ( ) > I Feel Love > Heart of Glass > Hate & War > Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer > Gin and Juice
It was a fun show, and I'm hoping to see 'em again soon.
np: "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"
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