Set List: Walter’s Walk spring benefit: 5/4/13

MobottomThe Mo Bottom Project performed on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in support of the work of Walter’s Walk, which provides services to individuals who suffer from mental illness and/or addictions through counseling and education. Based in North County, Walter’s Walk provides these services that are not traditionally covered by health insurance, or for those without access to health insurance, at little or no cost to the client.

We had small but fun crowd (about 35 people), and ticket sales raised about $400 for the work of Walter’s Walk. Thanks to all for coming out and supporting our music and the important work performed by Jean Moretto and her team.

We introduced a couple of new songs during this concert that play along the theme of the landscape of the Missouri River bottomland (“A New Morning Comes” and “Road Will Flood”). This summer we will be working on recording this growing list of “Mo Bottom” songs with an eye toward a limited edition CD or perhaps the availability of downloads through a site like So stay in touch and watch here for chances to hear the songs as we record them, as we did with “Last of the Old Family Home.”

Here’s our set list for last night

Gerry Kasper (bass) and Pat Dillender (drums) perform their jazz instrumental, “Yeah Buddy.”

Halley Came to Jackson (Mary Chapin Carpenter)
Cold Mountain (Givens, Barry LaFond and Mike Hall)
Love at the Five and Dime (Nanci Griffith)
The You Never Danced with Me Waltz (Givens)
Yeah Buddy (Dillender and Kasper)
Get Ready (Smokey Robinson)
Route 66 (Bobby Troup)
That’s How I Feel (Givens and Jim Russell)
Winter Song for Sue (Givens)
Fine Line (Givens)
City of New Orleans (Steve Goodman)
Hold Us Together (Matt Maher)

Something you want to say, John? Last night we debuted John Caravelli's new song (co-written wit Steve Givens) "A New Morning Comes."
Something you want to say, John? Last night we debuted John Caravelli’s new song (co-written with Steve Givens) “A New Morning Comes.”

Poem: The Lanyard (Billy Connolly)
Forgive Me (Givens and Cooper)
Last of the Old Family Home (Givens and Caravelli)
Quiet Desperation (Givens and Caravelli)
Have You Ever Seen the Rain? (John Fogerty)
Lookin’ Out My Back Door (John Fogerty)
Poem: Down on the Bottom Line He Crosses the Centerline (Givens)
A New Morning Comes (Caravelli and Givens)
Love Never Fails (Givens)
Stand by Me (Ben E. King)
A Dream That Pulls You Through (Givens)
Road Will Flood (Givens and Caravelli)

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