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Body of an American (Live), The Pogues
Black Friday Rule, Flogging Molly
The Valley Of The Shadow Of Death, The Tossers
Ashley Falls, The Young Dubliners
Hush Little Baby, The Men They Couldn't Hang
20th Of April, Oysterband
Galway Girl, The Fenians
Let's Go Dancing, Drivin N Cryin
Song Of The Chanter / Rakes Of Clonmel , Danu
Bare In The Basin, Gaelic Storm
O'Sullivan's March, The Chieftains
Second Figure (Live), Natalie McMaster
Drunken Lullabies (Acoustic), Flogging Molly
Beggarman, Gaelic Storm
The Boatman, Levellers
(Wreck of) The Julie Plante, Mustard's Retreat
God Will Thank You, Lori McKenna
Don't Slit Your Wrists For Me, Oysterband (Most excellent and bouncy, considering its title)
I Am Stretched On Your Grave, Kate Rusby
I'll Tell Me Ma, The Young Dubliners
William Francis, Chumbawumba
Fish And Get Fat, Gaelic Storm
Nova Scotia Farewell, Schooner Fare
When I Paint My Masterpiece, The Band
These Exiled Years, Flogging Molly
Molly O'Malley's, Peter Mayer
Gridlock, The Pogues
D-Train, The Washington Squares
MaCahills Reel/Doherty's/Reel Gan Ainm, Danu
Selfish Man, Flogging Molly
The State of Massachusetts, The Dropkick Murphys (no thumb, they're a little TOO harsh.)
(Shifting to Charlie Daniels when it begins to repeat itself)
Play Me Some Fiddle, Charlie Daniels
Free Ride In The Fast Lane, Montgomery Gentry
Don't Rock The Jukebox, Confederate Railroad
What's On The Bar, Hank Williams Jr.
(What This World Needs Is) A Few More Rednecks, Charlie Daniels
Luckenbach, Texas, Waylon Jennings
Stranger In My House, Ronnie Milsap
Okie From Muskogee (Live), Merle Haggard
Lay Down Sally, Red Sovine
Can't You See, Charlie Daniels
Struttin' Blues, The Black Crowe
Next Thing Smokin', Joe Diffie
Waymore's Blues, Waylon Jennings
Simple Man, Charlie Daniels
I Think I'll Just Stay Here And Drink, Merle Haggard
Only In America, Brooks & Dunn
Whiskey Bent And Hell Bound, Hank Williams, Jr.
Have You Forgotten?, Daryl Worley
Roll On, Alabama
Whoop And Ride, The Lonesome River Band
Ring Of Fire, Johnny Cash
Finally Friday, George Jones
I'm A Ramblin' Man, Waylon Jennings
All My Rowdy Friends Are Comin' Over Tonight, Hank Williams Jr.
God Blessed Texas, Little Texas
If I Fall (You're Goin' With Me), Trace Adkins
Six Days On The Road, Steve Earle
Drive (For Daddy Gene), Alan Jackson
Just To Satisfy You, Waylon Jennings
I Walk The Line (Live At Asbury Park), Johnny Cash
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In the mix: Brass Masters, Call Me The Breeze, Celebration Station, The Celtic Project, Delbert McClinton, Georgia Satellites, Get The Led Out, Hard Rock, Harp Attack, Jimmy Buffett, Outlaw Country, Rolling Stones, SRV, Three Dog Night, Train, Train, and Without You

Highway Song, Blackfoot
Best of Both Worlds, Van Halen
Twice As Hard, The Black Crowes
Movin' On, Triumph
Photograph, Def Leppard
I'd Love To Change The World, Ten Years After
Look But You Can't Touch, Poison
You Fool No One (2004 Remix), Deep Purple
I'm So Glad, Traffic Sound
What Is Soul, Simon Dupree & The Big Sound
Circus, The Sights
Run Through The Jungle, CCR
Sweet Home Alabama, Lynyrd Skynyrd
"Hank", Jason Boland & the Stragglers
Down And Dirty, Y&T
Crosscut Saw, Otis Rush
Sweet Child O' Mine, Guns 'N Roses

Then Tammie came home!
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I generally dread working Saturdays, because they tend to be more brutal than the other days of the week, in general. But yesterday was not too bad. I was already headed for leaving work in a good mood when Thomas (TheGreyMan here) popped up on Plurk (http://www.plurk.com/. . .try it, it's easier to follow than Twitter, and all the cool kids are doing it)and asked if anyone was up for some BBQ at Fat Matt's. That's automatic, folks. That's the closest thing I have to church right now. So I told him I was in, and BTW went to the website for Fat Matt's to find out who was playing, since it's an every-night Blues joint in addition to being ribs mecca.

You gotta be kidding me. Blues Cat? I have a 12-year-old T-shirt from when I was following them back in the day. I even did a DJ gig with them back in the day. So my mood went orbital and I went charging home to change clothes, kill a little time, then head south. I get out of the van in front of the joint, and there's two guys doing a double-take at me and complimenting me on my T-shirt, the likes of which they haven't seen in years. It turns out the lead singer is the only remaining original member. The original bass player even died a few years ago of a heart attack days after a Fat Matt's gig. Jeff, the lead singer, was so psyched to see and re-meet me that he offered to pick up the tab on my group's first pitcher of beer. Good times.

So then Thomas and his Pocket-Size Kat showed up, along with some acquaintances I had not seen in a while and some new friends and the 'wench and too many LJ-types to list. The band purely rocked. The performance included Jeff's 12-year old daughter bravely singing Blue Suede Shoes with her Dad's help, and a guest harmonica player.

Side note from my profile, if you haven't read it:

"All musicians want to speak through their instrument which is what makes the harmonica such a valuable tool for playing the blues. Its tonal capabilities are unique, so that you can make it sing, speak, talk, moan, cry, bark, growl, beg for mercy or just about anything else." -Jerry Portnoy

So yeah, transcendent evening. Note to self: stick to the ribs, it's what they are famous for. The custom of the combo including the chicken is to be shelved. More ribs, please.

Oh, also: I won a free NEW style Blues Cat T-Shirt out of the tip jar raffle. The cherry on top of an excellent evening.

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