Set list for April 11, 2008

Spring Shindig of the Department of Entomology, University of Maryland-College Park

Playing jug, banjo uke, and now mandolin with the Paint Branch Blue Boys (I’ve got about half the band now calling it that, with the other half sticking stubbornly to Paint Branch Bluegrass Boys).

SET #1

  • If I Lose
  • Jerusalem Ridge
  • I Saw the Light
  • Ocean of Diamonds
  • Everybody’s Truckin’
  • The Fillmore & Buchanan March
  • You Are My Sunshine
  • Long Journey Home
  • I’ll Never Love Anybody But You
  • Ashokan Farewell
  • Will It Go ‘Round
  • Blue Ridge Cabin Home

SET # 2

  • Sweet Georgia Brown
  • Jackknife / Down Yonder
  • Banks of the Ohio
  • Paint Branch Ramble
  • CC Rider
  • Good Morning Irene
  • Tell It To Me
  • What’s the Matter with the Mill*
  • Soldier’s Joy
  • Haste to the Wedding Quadrille / The Musical Priest / Whiskey Before Breakfast
  • Don’t Let Your Sweet Love Die
  • Sitting On Top of the World


  • Last Call Waltz

* Well, as it turns out, nothing is the matter with the Mill at all. The Adelphi Mill at which the Paint Branchia played is Prince George’s Co.’s only surviving historic mill, built ca. 1796 by the Scholfield brothers, and is a perfectly lovely place to play. We were set up right at the foot of the mill workings themselves (shown above) and played two sets remarkable for their lively goodfooting, the collective sickness of most of the band members, and my inability to remember most of the arrangements. Due to being somewhat in the bag by the end of the second set, I’m not entirely clear on whether we actually cut the Louvins’ “Don’t Let Your Sweet Love Die” from the list, or just talked about it.

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