Half A World Away: a parallel universe REM tribute show
Episode 1: April 14, 2015 / Madison, VA
Alice and I had a great visit today to a new Community Venue. Since they were completely unfamiliar with my repertoire I decided to open the REM tribute tour right here at home, so the majority of the set list was comprised of songs either written by REM, cover songs they have done, or songs by their influences.
Tired of Singing Trouble (REM)
I’ve Been High (REM)
Hello In There (J. Prine / Michael cover)
Breakfast With You (original)
Half A World Away (REM)
Walk Away Renee (Left Banke)
Jolene (D. Parton)
Wendell Gee (REM)
Hallelujah (L. Cohen)
The One I Love (REM)
Dream Dream (Everly Bros. / REM cover)
The crowd was wonderfully attentive and appreciative, and it was clear that they liked the music even though a great deal of it was brand new to them. The facility had an awesome floor made of old pine boards that contributed to some wonderful acoustics!
Alice was her usual adorable hit self, spending most of the time perched on a chair. She eventually moved to the floor where she curled up in the guitar case and went to sleep.
I have the best job…