July 9, 2011

Concerts #390, 397, 415, 448, 456, 460, 469, 488, 491, 500 - Jackshit at McCabe's Guitar Shop (January 28, 2006 - March 13, 2009)

My concert list has lots of repeats, three-peats and so on. It's simple - if I like someone's show, I become a "follower" and the next time the artist is in town, I'm there as well, sometimes many more times, until I reach a saturation point. After having seen twenty-one Jackshit concerts, I'm as far from the saturation point as I was on Day 1. That's not an indication as to how crazy I am - it only shows how great a band they are.

There are a few other Jackshit write-ups in this blog, so I won't repeat here who they are and what they do. But I will say that much: no matter who else is in town, I'd catch their show every time. Enough said.

Partial list of the songs performed by Jackshit over the years:

Hi How Are Ya? (their show opener)
Christine's Tune (Devil In Disguise) (Flying Burrito Brothers oldie)
Long Black Veil
Pretty Polly
2x4 (written by Pat MacDonald of Timbuk 3 fame)
Hold That Critter Down (Maddox Brothers oldie)
Bull Rider (written by Rodney Crowell for Johnny cash, his ex-Father-in-Law)
Ugly And Slouchy
Old Kentucky Home (Flying Burrito Brothers oldie)
Home In My Hand
Down In The Willow Garden
Tears A Go-Go (Charlie Rich)
Dangerous Crossing
Never Like This Before (Peter Wolf tune)
You'd Better Get Right
Gone Gone Gone (Everly Brothers classic)
Price Of Love (yet another Everly Brothers classic)
Older Guys (Flying Burrito Brothers oldie)
You Don't Miss Your Water
Lazy Day (Flying Burrito Brothers
Big River
Louisiana (another Randy Newman gem)
I'm Hoping That You're Hoping
I've Got A Tiger By The Tail (Buck Owens classic)
I Believe To My Soul (Ray Charles tune)
The Lonely Bull (Herb Alpert instrumental)
Ring Of Fire (Johnny Cash classic)
Sin City
I'm Coming Home (Johnny Horton)
Crimson And Clover
Boom Boppa Boom (from Jimmie Vaughan's repertoire)
Get Out Of My Life Woman (Lee Dorsey's mild hit from the sixties)
I Hung It Up (Junior Brown's 1996 single)
Hocus Pocus
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
Drinkin' Or Drivin' (another Pat MacDonald obscure tune)
And When I Die
Green Eyed Lady
Let The Sunshine In (From Hair, the musical)
Dark As A Dungeon (Johnny Cash oldie)
Jesus Is Just Alright
Candy Man
Out Of Time (Rolling Stones classic)

Quite often - but not often enough - Jackshit brings out unannounced musical guests who typically don't get introduced with their real names, but that's to be expected from a band whose members call themselves Beau Shit, Shorty Shit and Piece O'Shit.

On January 28, 2006, the band was joined for a few songs by a certain John Shit, then on December 14, 2007, it was Chris Shit's turn to perform with the Boys from Cochtotan. The mystery guests were none other than John C. Riley and Chris Stills, who seemingly had no problem accepting their new and definitely temporary monikers. Australia's Kara Grainger was treated a whole lot better on December 6, 2008. Playing and singing under her real name, Kara impressed me enough to make me buy her "Grand And Green River" CD.

John C. Riley
Chris Stills
Kara Grainger
My recommendation: The next time you are within 100 miles of a Jackshit live appearance, do yourself a favor and be there.

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