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January 29, 2006 - Canal Street Tavern - Dayton, OH

SETLIST

Ballad of the Kingsmen
Just Like Old Times
[Lonely Girl story]
Lonely Girl
Incarcerated
Play a Train Song
[Trog story]
Ballad of the Devil's Backbone Tavern
Statistician's Blues
Happy New Year
Anywhere
[Bill Elliott Story]
Easy Money > It's Only Rock 'n' Roll [Rolling Stones]

---set break---

Can't Complain
Yesterday's and Used to Be's
Keep Off the Grass
[Tension intro] > Tension
Doublewide Blues
That Was Me
Enjoy Yourself
D.B. Cooper
Good News Blues [Billy Joe Shaver]
Back to the Crossroads
Helpless [CSN&Y]
Alright Guy > [Guidance counselor story]

Encore:
Conservative Christian...

Encore:
Very Short Time [Keith Sykes]
Stoney [Jerry Jeff Walker]

AUDIO

SOURCE: SBD
QUALITY: A
COMPLETE: YES
LENGTH: 129:06
TAPER: Brian Kincaid
NOTES:

VIDEO

SOURCE: AUD
QUALITY: A-
COMPLETE: NO
LENGTH: 113:33
TAPER: Jeff Owens
NOTES: Recording ends during Conservative Christian...

SOURCE: AUD
QUALITY: B+
COMPLETE: YES
LENGTH: 124:13
TAPER: Brian Kincaid
NOTES:

NOTES

The second of two consecutive nights at the Canal Street Tavern. This show was opened by Peter Cooper and joins Todd starting with Back to the Crossroads. After the first few songs, Todd addresses the crowd: "You all are so much less drunk tonight than you were last night." He then reiterates his goal of surpassing eighteen minutes in between the songs, "in the year 2007 [he's] gonna do nineteen minutes!" As Todd tells the story of Lonely Girl, he mentions that "every few years [he] gets to go to one of them drug hospitals. This story includes a classic line from Todd that we've heard before as he discusses differences between his wife and himself: "I'll say 'tomato', she'll say 'go fuck yourself.'" It's been a while since Todd has told the extended version of the Trog story, which is told on this evening. During this story, Todd mentions that the Ballad of the Devil's Backbone Tavern was written about four years after his time with Trog while he was "living on the floor of the girls' dorm at Rhodes College." As Todd goes on with his tale of the Devil's Backbone Tavern, he discuss the roughnecks he encountered and tells of his fear due to being a peaceful guy: "I'm not a fighter person. Like if something in the show makes you mad and you want to beat me up, you're gonna be able to do that." Anywhere is played and Todd says that the second verse of the song was written "a long time ago" in the dressing room at the Canal Street Tavern. At one point in this show, Todd gets several requests from the crowd to which he responds, "I'm gonna do all that shit. B-double-E-double-R-U-N, conservative Christians."

VARIATIONS

On Ballad of the Kingsmen:

On Tension: On Doublewide Blues: On Alright Guy:

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