For our third and final week playing McCaffery's, we debuted some new songs and played a very different setlist than the previous 2 weeks. We had some technical trouble with our recorder, and we didn't get a recording of the gig. This was our largest audience at McCaffery's yet.
This show also marked TW Coleman's last gig with RTD - he's moving on to other musical opportunities, and we are Grateful for his groove!
McCaffery's Bar, Lincoln Park, MI 1-25-2018
I: US Blues, Brown Eyed Women, Candyman, Me & My Uncle, Looks Like Rain, GDTRFB, Dire Wolf, Althea, Sugar Magnolia
II: Shakedown Street, Eyes of the World, Sugaree, Big River*, The Wheel>Space, Deal, Touch of Grey, Johnny B. Goode*
* First time played
Our second week at McCaffery's saw a larger audience including more fans who saw flyers at local headshops or were invited via Facebook. Bill had been sick the week of the show, so Dave handled most of the vocals, and there were many repeats from the week before - but of course, you can never play a Dead song the same way twice! We debuted Althea and Franklin's Tower.
I: Playin', Althea, Me+Uncle, China>Rider, Loser, Truckin, Casey
II: Franklin's, Mama Tried, Scarlet>Fire, Other One, Deal
This was the first in a series of weekly gigs at McCaffery's Bar. A small but very appreciative crowd witnessed a great set of live Dead. A Deadhead named Mike was our superfan for the evening, and he promises to return weekly. After stage sound issues at our previous gig, it was a huge relief to be in charge of our own sound, and we played as well as we have so far. We look forward to being back weekly and playing for all the Downriver Deadheads we hope will come out!
I: Shakedown, Brown Eyed Women, China>Rider, Jack Straw, Dire Wolf, Loser, Me and My Uncle, Sugaree, Playin'
II: Scarlet>Fire, Eyes of the World, Looks Like Rain, The Other One, Truckin'
The Detroit Music Festival showcased some hard metal on the main stage and some cool new bands downstairs on the Shelter stage. We got to see The Doozers and a couple of other good acts open for us. The sound was troublesome - the monitors didn't help our ability to hear each other at all, and our performance was energetic - especially our opening Shakedown - but frought with the kind of issues the band notices but the crowd likely doesn't. Tempos were fast for Scarlet and Rain, solos and verses were skipped here or there, but the show went on. The small crowd was appreciative, of course, and judging from the Facebook comments, we've gained some new fans. Excepting some audience videos, no recording of this show exists.
Shakedown, Dire Wolf, China>Rider, Eyes>Scarlet>Rain>Other One>Truckin, Casey
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