Bela Fleck and the Flecktones join throughout.
The band kick us off in Portland with a roaring Go Back To Your Woods and a just-as-lively Tango King to bring David Day back with us for a few minutes! It’s a long time before they slow down (Bruce suggests it but the crowd are emphatically against).
We get a bluegrass Way It Is with Bela Fleck, who gets his own request played in Red Plains, having sat in on that song once before. End of the Innocence gives us two special treats: Bobby Read and his Electric Wind Instrument, and a tease of Mumford and Sons’ Awake My Soul.
Look out too for Sonny Emory’s drum solo in Sunflower Cat.
Little Maggie, featuring all the Noisemakers and Flecktones, is a very fun closer.
Bruce Hornsby, Bobby Read, Bela Fleck, Sonny Emory, J.V. Collier, Doug Derryberry and J.T. Thomas are your band.
07/31/11 Oregon Zoo, Portland, OR
Go Back to Your Woods, Tango King, See the Same Way, Prairie Dog Town, Defenders of the Flag, The Way It Is (w/ Bela), Red Plains (w/ Bela), I Can’t Make You Love Me, End of the Innocence, Sunflower Cat > Lot to Laugh Train to Cry > Sunflower Cat, Rainbow’s Cadillac
Encore: Mandolin Rain, Little Maggie > Birdland > Little Maggie (both bands playing)
Comments: * denotes with accordion; ** with dulcimer.
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By popular request, you can download all songs from this concert in one Zip file here:
July 31 2011 whole show ZIP file (125.2 MiB)
(If you need them, here are some instructions on opening a Zip file).
Otherwise, here is each song for individual download:
01. Go Back to Your Woods (8.2 MiB)
02. Tango King (9.7 MiB)
03. See the Same Way (10.1 MiB)
04. Prairie Dog Town (8.5 MiB)
05. Defenders of the Flag (7.8 MiB)
06. The Way It Is (10.4 MiB)
07. The Red Plains (9.4 MiB)
08. I Can't Make You Love Me (6.4 MiB)
09. End of the Innocence (12.8 MiB)
10. Sunflower Cat (13.8 MiB)
11. Rainbow's Cadillac (8.5 MiB)
12. Mandolin Rain (9.9 MiB)
13. Little Maggie > BIrdland (10.4 MiB)
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