2016 Setlists

12/31/2016 New Year's Eve @ Don Quixote's, Felton, CA

Set One (acoustic):
Ripple*
Queen Jane Approximately*
Jack-a-Roe*
Black Muddy River
Rosa Lee McFall
Lazy River Road
Bird Song
Black-throated Wind
Promised Land

*with Dan Keller, mandolin

Set Two:
Golden Road
Eyes of the World
Cumberland Blues
Jack Straw
Althea
Cassidy
Sugaree
Playing in the Band
After Midnight

Set Three:
Here Comes Sunshine
Iko Iko
Countdown to HNY 2017
Sugar Magnolia>
Scarlet Begonias>
Sunshine Daydream
Help on the Way>Slipknot>
Franklin's Tower
Liberty

Encore:
Run for the Roses
Casey Jones

 

12/30/2016 Club Fox, Redwood City, CA

Golden Road
Jack Straw
Sugaree
Queen Jane Approximately
Rosa Lee McFall
Easy Wind
Run for the Roses
Cassidy
Deal
Promised Land

Rubin & Cherise
Dancing in the Streets
St. Stephen
Here Comes Sunshine
The Wheel
Lazy River Road
Help on the Way>Slipknot>
Franklin's Tower
Box of Rain
Sugar Magnolia>
Scarlet Begonias

Encore: Sisters & Brothers


12/16/2016 Hopmonk Tavern, Novato, CA

Cold Rain & Snow
Mama Tried>
Mexicali Blues
Ramble On Rose 
Mr. Charlie 
Candyman
Brother Esau 
Bird Song
It's All Over Now
Deal

Touch of Grey 
Samson & Delilah 
Terrapin>
Corrina>
The Other One>
Spanish Jam>
Mind Left Body Jam>
The Other One>
Wharf Rat>
The Wheel
Loose Lucy

 

11/23/2016 - Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz

Bertha
Greatest Story Ever Told
Sugaree
Me & My Uncle>
Big River
Beat It On Down the Line
Friend of the Devil
El Paso*
Jack-a-Roe
Let It Grow

Chinacat Sunflower>
I Know You Rider
Playing in the Band
Scarlet Begonias
Fire on the Mountain
Estimated Prophet
Eyes of the World
Row Jimmy
Sugar Magnolia

Brown-eyed Women
Throwing Stones
We Bid You Goodnight

*with Bill Laymon on bass

10/8/2016 - Crystal Bay Club, Crystal Bay, NV

Golden Road to Unlimited Devotion
Viola Lee Blues
Help on the Way>Slipknot>
Shakedown Street
Cumberland Blues
Bird Song
Chinacat Sunflower>
I Know You Rider
Unbroken Chain
Queen Jane Approximately
Half Step Mississippi Uptown Toodle-oo
Playing in the Band
Morning Dew

encore: One More Saturday Night

10/7/2016 - Auburn Event Center, Auburn, CA

Jack Straw
Dire Wolf
Looks Like Rain
Sugaree
Greatest Story Ever Told
Peggy-O
My Brother Esau
Foolish Heart
Just a Little Light
Feel Like a Stranger

Here Comes Sunshine
Mr. Charlie
The Music Never Stopped
Terrapin Station>
Corrina>
Scarlet
Friend of the Devil
Liberty

Encore: Brokedown Palace

 

 

9/17/2016 - Don Quixote's, Felton

Bertha>
Good Lovin
Beat It On Down the Line
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
Loser
Mama Tried>
Big River
Big Railroad Blues
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Tennessee Jed
Cassidy
West LA Fadeaway
Let It Grow

Samson & Delilah
Passenger
Help on the Way>Slipknot>
Dancing in the Streets>
Eyes of the World
Viola Lee Blues
Cumberland Blues
Ship of Fools
Sugar Magnolia>
Franklin's Tower

The Harder They Come
Johnny B. Goode

 

9/4/2016 - Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz

i. Alabama Getaway
Candyman
The Race Is On
Dire Wolf
Black-throated Wind
Doin' That Rag
Operator
Catfish John
Passenger
Bird Song
Casey Jones

ii. US Blues
Easy Wind
St. Stephen>
The Other One>
Terrapin Station>
The Other One>
Corinna
She Belongs to Me
Throwing Stones>
Not Fade Away

encore: Why Don't We Do It In the Road
Touch of Grey

Michael Owens, drums; Matt Hartle, guitar & vocals; Scott Cooper, guitar and vocals; Steve Sofranko, keys & vocals; Burt Lewis, bass

 

8/27/16 - Baja Cantina, Carmel Valley

i. Let the Good Times Roll
Bertha
Brother Esau
Beat It On Down the Line
They Love Each Other
Doin' That Rag
Me & My Uncle>
Big River
West LA Fadeaway
Cumberland Blues
Deal

ii. Shakedown Street
Stagger Lee
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Jack-a-Roe
Here Comes Sunshine
Terrapin
Wharf Rat>
Truckin>
Throwing Stones>
Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad

Will McCosker, drums; Scott Cooper, guitar, vocals; Steve Sofranko, keys, vocals; Matt Hartle, guitar, vocals; Roger Sideman, bass

 

8/20/2016 - Facebook Farmers Market, Menlo Park

i. Liberty
Althea
Mama Tried>
Mexicali Blues
Foolish Heart
Black-throated Wind
It Must Have Been the Roses
Just a Little Light
Sugaree
Let It Grow

ii. Sugar Magnolia
Bird Song
Keep On Growing
Women Are Smarter
He's Gone
Morning Dew

with Burt Lewis on bass

 

7/23/2016 - Club Fox, Redwood City, with Donna Jean Godchaux

I. Jack Straw
Half-Step Mississippi Uptown Toodle-Oo
Sugaree
Greatest Story Ever Told
Tennessee Jed
Crazy Fingers
Row Jimmy
Touch of Grey
The Music Never Stopped

II. Samson & Delilah
Scarlet Begonias>
Fire on the Mountain
Help on the Way>
Franklin's Tower
Estimated Prophet>
Eyes of the Women
Comes a Time
Black Peter
One More Saturday Night

Encore: Ramble on Rose

6/24/16 - Don Quixote's, Felton, CA

I. Cold Rain & Snow
El Paso
If I Had the World to Give
Half-Step Mississippi Uptown Toodle-Oo
Queen Jane Approximately
It Must Have Been the Roses
Cassidy
Broken Arrow
Brown Eyed Women

II. China Cat Sunflower>
I Know You Rider
Estimated Prophet>
Dark Star>
Corinna>
Uncle John's Band>
Let It Grow>
Stella Blue
Promised Land

Encore: Foolish Heart

Second Encore: Sugar Magnolia

 

6/18/16 - Baja Cantina, Carmel Valley, CA

Let the Good Times Roll
Jack Straw
They Love Each Other
Women Are Smarter
Touch of Grey
Box of Rain
Jack-a-Roe
Beat It On Down the Line
Looks Like Rain
Deal

Estimated Prophet>
Eyes of the World>
Sugar Magnolia
Shakedown Street>
Scarlet Begonias>
Fire on the Mountain>
Sunshine Daydream
Standing on the Moon

Liberty

with Burt Lewis on bass (and vocals, Box of Rain)

4/3/16 - Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA

Jack Straw
Stagger Lee
El Paso
Sunrise
Dire Wolf
Brother Esau
Unbroken Chain
Foolish Heart
Looks Like Rain
Cassidy

China Cat Sunflower>
I Know You Rider
Comes a Time>
Here Comes Sunshine
St. Stephen>
Throwing Stones>
Not Fade Away>
Going Down the Road Feeling Bad

The Mighty Quinn

drums: Michael Owens
rhythm guitar/vocals: Scott Cooper
bass/vocals: Roger
keyboards/vocals: Steve Sofranko
lead guitar/vocals: Matt Hartle
featured special guest - vocals: Sunshine Becker

 

3/11/16 - Don Quixote's

Promised Land
Bertha
El Paso
Row Jimmy
Me & My Uncle>
Big River
Bird Song
Black Throated Wind
Deal
The Music Never Stopped

Tennessee Jed
Greatest Story Ever Told
Playing in the Band>
Uncle John's Band>
He's Gone>
Truckin'>
The Wheel>
Crazy Fingers>
Estimated Prophet>
Eyes of the World>
UJB reprise>
Playin' reprise

Loose Lucy

Matt, Mike, Scott & Steve with Burt Lewis on bass

Liquid Lights by Analog Soup

 

2/5/16 - Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz

Jack Straw
Half Step Mississippi Uptown Toodle-oo
Queen Jane Approximately
Keep On Growing
Friend of the Devil
All Over Now
Sugaree
Looks Like Rain
Stagger Lee
Alabama Getaway

Feel Like a Stranger>
Franklin's Tower
Tennessee Jed
Samson & Delilah
Terrapin Station
Hey Pocky Way
Standing on the Moon
Around and Around

Encore: They Harder They Come

The China Cats: Roger, Mike, Matt, Scott & Steve

1/2/2016 - Don Quixote's, Felton

Cold Rain & Snow
Brown-eyed Women
Promised Land
Sitting on Top of the World
Jack-a-Roe
Brother Esau
Row Jimmy
Easy Wind
Foolish Heart
The Music Never Stopped

Scarlet Begonias>
Fire on the Mountain>
Here Comes Sunshine>
Viola Lee Blues
St. Stephen>
Not Fade Away>
St. Stephen>
China Doll>
Morning Dew

Encore: One More Saturday Night
Help on the Way>Slipknot>
Franklin's Tower

2nd Encore: US Blues
Ripple

Steven Sofranko, keys, vocals
Matt Hartle, guitar, vocals
Michael Owens, drums
Burt Lewis, bass
Scott Cooper, guitar, vocals

Liquid lights projected by Analogue Soup

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F E A T U R E D   R E V I E W S

San Jose Mercury News:
“Every time The China Cats play a song, it’s a new experience. We’re not playing the 1973 version of the song or the ’79 or the ’92 version. We’re playing the 2017 version of the song," Hartle said. "On these tunes, anything can happen. There are certain things that are specific, and certain things that are wide open to interpretation. It’s never about going back. It’s always looking to the present moment that we’re having."

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November 27, 2019
The Ashkenaz
Berkeley, CA

 

N E W S
Check out video of the 2nd set of Melvin Seals with the China Cats at the Sweetwater 2/23/2018:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeXs_kTwlH4

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December 6, 2019
Moe's Alley
Santa Cruz