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Tour Continues to Wisconsin

July 20th, 2008

The 2008 Year Of Still Here Tour continued Saturday night as Jimmy moved the tour into Wisconsin for his annual visit.

Back at Alpine Valley yet again, all of the changes from Cincinnati where back out as the set list returned to standard form. No surprise songs appeared in the first set however 14 songs in Jimmy did bring back intermission for the first time since September 20th of last year when Jimmy played his second show in Madison Square Garden. No reason was given for the change.

The second set brought out the surprises right away as Jimmy invited the Juke Joint Duo, a Mississippi based blues duo consisting of Cedric Burnside and Lightnin Malcolm, up for a song. Since you can’t spell blues without him, Greg “Fingers” Taylor also joined in on the fun as they performed “Hey Bo Diddley” with Jimmy on vocals and then the Juke Joint Duo took over for their own “Let’s Come Together.” “Stars on the Water” followed that, making it’s first appearance since September 5, 2007 in Toronto. But the spotlight belonged to “Fingers” as he returned for “Son of a Son of a Sailor” and of course, “A Pirate Looks at Forty.” Another surprise came where you would least expect it as an unplanned version of the lost verse was thrown into “Margaritaville.”

The First Encore was the same as most of the tour with “Fins” and “Rainy Day Women #12 and 35” staying put, this time both featuring “Fingers.” The second encore was again a surprise, as Jimmy remarked “I have no idea what I’m gonna do right now, but it will come to me in a minute.” “Distantly in Love,” would be the song that came too him, a personal favorite of Jimmy’s. This was the first performance of the lovely song since March 24, 2007 in Anguilla.

View the entire set list here.

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The third leg of the 2008 “Year of Still Here” will continue Tuesday night with a show in Pittsburgh, PA. There’s still plenty of time to Get your tickets!

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