March 25, 2004
Center for the Arts -
Grass Valley, CA
Age Like Wine
Better Than Ever Blues, Part 2
[Aaron Allan story]
Ballad of the Devil's Backbone Tavern
Ballad of the Kingsmen
[Rose City story]
Rose City Blues
Crooked Piece of Time [John Prine]
Happy to Be Here
To Beat the Devil [Kris Kristofferson]
Speed of the Sound of Loneliness [John Prine]
Maureen Maureen [John Prine]
Fish and Whistle [John Prine]
Review by Melyssa Reynolds:
We got to the show early and the place was really laid-back. The doors were already open, even though they were still sort of setting up chairs, and
we were able to grab some chairs.
There were four pillars as the backdrop (this theater hosts true theater productions and often has generic set stuff around), and his tour flag was displayed
between the center two. Todd came out looking pretty well and ready to play.
Todd's back was clearly hurting by this time and he had already spoken of us "running him out of gas" by this time. The show started shortly after 8:00 and
ended at shortly after 11:00 with a 20 min(ish) set break. He was definitely having fun, but was a little... subdued. Although, he did pick it up at times. The crowd was on the smaller side and were more of the listening type than the participating type.