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Banjo versus TV week 88: Earl Scruggs, Henhouse Prowlers

Posted by jrjenks on Friday, November 13, 2009

A check-in on the Banjo versus TV project — J.R.'s ongoing plan to spend more time on his banjo than on TV. This post covers 11/1/2009 through 11/7/2009.
Banjo 558 hrs, TV 494 hours

They don't want you to take pictures at concerts at the Old Town School. Maybe that's because pictures come out badly.

2009-11-07 Earl Scruggs at Old Town School of Folk Music

So please imagine that that was a very clear photo of The Legendary Earl Scruggs, Family and Friends, who performed at the Old Town School of Folk Music on Saturday night.

It was nice to see the band again. I walked up to say hello and several of them remembered me.

Their opening act was Henhouse Prowlers, a great bluegrass band from my neighborhood of Rogers Park. The Prowlers were a perfect choice for an opener. Our other neighborhood band, Sexfist, would have been inappropriate.

Henhouse Prowlers set:

  1. Who Me?
  2. I'm a Drifter
  3. Syracuse
  4. Caroline
  5. Diesel
  6. Angeline Malone
  7. Helter Skelter

Earl Scruggs set:

  1. Salty Dog
  2. Borrowed Love
  3. Earl's Breakdown
  4. Steamlined Cannonball
  5. You Ain't Goin' Nowhere
  6. Soldier's Joy
  7. In the Pines
  8. Doin' My Time
  9. Sally Goodin
  10. Sittin' on Top of the World
  11. Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Loud, Loud Music
  12. Foggy Mountain Rock
  13. All Night Long
  14. Black Mountain Blues

Also in the last week:

Cross-posted at J.R.'s Banjo Hangout blog

2 comments on “Banjo versus TV week 88: Earl Scruggs, Henhouse Prowlers”

pauwac Says:
Friday, November 13, 2009 @3:17:26 PM

I was there. Thanks for the set list. I enjoyed the Henhouse Prowlers very much--thought they were the perfect band to open for Earl Scruggs. It was poignant for me to see Earl, I have to say. I'm glad I finally got the chance.

jrjenks Says:
Friday, November 13, 2009 @6:33:06 PM

I should have specified that was the 10pm set list. I'm not sure if the 7pm show had the same songs. Both groups certainly have a lot of other songs!

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