2017 Setlists

12/31/2017 New Years Eve, Flynn's Cabaret (Don Quixote's), Felton, CA

Let the Good Times Roll
Feel Like a Stranger
Tennessee Jed
You Win Again
Ship of Fools
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Brown-eyed Women
My Brother Esau
Bird Song
Cassidy

The Golden Road (to Unlimited Devotion)
Help on the Way>Slipknot
Cream Puff War
Countdown to Midnight
Franklin's Tower
Playing in the Band
Estimated Prophet>
Eyes of the World (with coda)>
He's Gone>
St. Stephen>
Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad
Around & Around

encore: High Time

12/29/2017 - Club Fox, Redwood City, CA

Cold Rain & Snow
Queen Jane Approximately
Jack a Roe
Samson & Delilah
It Hurts Me Too
Big Railroad Blues
Maggie's Farm
Althea
Minglewood Blues
Deal

Here Comes Sunshine
Bird Song
Looks Like Rain
Scarlet Begonias>
Fire on the Mountain
Unbroken Chain
Terrapin Station>
Corrina
Dear Mr. Fantasy
Morning Dew

The Mighty Quinn

11/11/2017 - West Side Theatre, Newman, CA

Promised Land
Bertha
Greatest Story Ever Told
Sugaree
Black-throated Wind
To Lay Me Down
El Paso
Ramble On Rose
Me & Bobby McGee
Chinacat Sunflower>
I Know You Rider
Loose Lucy
Weather Report Suite>
Let It Grow

Mississippi Half Step
Big River
Eyes of the World (with coda)>
China Doll
Sugar Magnolia
Uncle John's Band

encore: Johnny B. Goode

11/5/2017 - Mark & Martha's Wedding, Piedmont, CA

Standing on the Moon
Shakedown Street
Good Lovin'
They Love Each Other
Second That Emotion
That's What Love Will Make You Do
Women Are Smarter
Touch of Grey
Dancing in the Streets
Peggy-O
Sugar Magnolia
Let's Spend the Night Together

10/31/2017 - Club Fox, Redwood City

Hell in a Bucket
Jack Straw
Brown-eyed Women
Me & My Uncle>
Big River
Friend of the Devil
It's All Over Now
Passenger
Cassidy

Help on the Way>Slipknot>
Franklin's Tower
Playing in the Band
Estimated Prophet>
Uncle John's Band>
Truckin'>
Cosmic Charlie>
The Other One>
Mountains of the Moon>
Dear Mr. Fantasy

Encore: Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad>
We Bid You Goodnight

10/28/2017 - Don Quixote's, Felton

Alabama Getaway
Tons of Steel
Peggy-O
Mama Tried
Mexicali Blues
Ramble On Rose
Minglewood Blues
Bird Song
My Brother Esau
Dire Wolf

China Cat Sunflower>
I Know You Rider
Looks Like Rain
Terrapin Station
Corinna>
Crazy Fingers>
Drums>
Samson & Delilah
Standing on the Moon
One More Saturday Night

encore: It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

8/19/2017 - Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz

Golden Road (to Unlimited Devotion)
Bertha
Easy Wind
Jack-a-Roe
Beat It On Down the Line
Black-throated Wind
Just a Little Light
China Cat Sunflower>
I Know You Rider
Weather Report Suite>
Let It Grow

Shakedown Street
Good Lovin'
Dark Star>
Eclipse (Pink Floyd)
St. Stephen>
Drums>
Not Fade Away>
St. Stephen reprise
Terrapin Station>
Throwing Stones>
The Wheel>
The Music Never Stopped

encore: One More Saturday Night

with Burt Lewis, bass

7/22/2017 - Baja Cantina, Carmel Valley

Cold Rain & Snow
Greatest Story Ever Told
Friend of the Devil
Mr. Charlie
Mama Tried>
Mexicali Blues
Dire Wolf
It's All Over Now
Touch of Grey

Sugar Magnolia>
Scarlet Begonias>
Sunshine Daydream
Tennessee Jed
Estimated Prophet>
Eyes of the World
Just LIke Tom Thumb's Blues
Women Are Smarter>
Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad
Ramble On Rose
Brokedown Palace

with Burt Lewis on bass

7/8/2017 - Don Quixote's

Touch of Grey
Lazy River Road
Tons of Steel
Peggy-O
New Minglewood Blues
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodle-Oo
Me & My Uncle>
Big River
Bird Song
Promised Land

Samson & Delilah
Crazy Fingers
Help on the Way>Slipknot>
Foolish Heart>
Truckin'>
The Other One>
Uncle John's Band>
Around & Around
Dear Mr. Fantasy
Morning Dew

encore: Box of Rain

7/8/2017 - Cowell's Beach, Santa Cruz: Shared Adventure's Day on the Beach (25th Anniversary)

Jack Straw
Sugaree
Black-throated Wind
They Love Each Other*
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Here Comes Sunshine
encore: U.S. Blues

*with Sam Nicely, guitar

6/17/2017 - Neck of the Woods, SF

Iko Iko
Alabama Getaway
Beat It On Down the Line
Stagger Lee
The Race is On
Ruben & Cherise
Looks Like Rain
Broken Arrow
Loser
Cassidy

Scarlet Begonias>
Fire on the Mountain
Estimated Prophet>
He's Gone
Passenger
St. Stephen>
Terrapin Station>
Playin' in the Band>
Stella Blue>
Sugar Magnolia

Encore: Johnny B. Goode (with Mike Meagher on bass)

 

6/11/2017 - Enchanted Forest Gathering, Black Oak Ranch, Laytonville, CA

Shakedown Street>
Corinna>
Eyes of the World>
The Wheel>
Throwing Stones>
Deal
Feel Like a Stranger>
Franklin's Tower
Brokedown Palace

6/10/2017 - Marines Memorial Theater, SF

Humanities West Lecture & Performance Series: Summer of Love 1967

Golden Road (to Unlimited Devotion)
Casey Jones
Mama Tried
Mountains of the Moon
Greatest Story Ever Told
Chinacat Sunflower>
I Know You Rider
Weather Report Suite>
Let It Grow
Morning Dew
One More Saturday Night

with Burt Lewis, bass

5/12/2017 - Don Quixote's, Felton CA

Golden Road (to Unlimited Devotion)>
Deal
El Paso
Loose Lucy
Operator
Friend of the Devil
Maggie's Farm
Black Peter
Weather Report Suite Prelude>
Weather Report Suite Part One>
Let It Grow

Chinacat Sunflower>
I Know You Rider
Viola Lee Blues
The Music Never Stopped>
Eyes of the World>
Keep on Growing
Mountains of the Moon
Throwing Stones>
Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad
One More Saturday Night

Run for the Roses

 

4/8/2018 - The Palace Theater, Weed CA

Feel Like a Stranger
Bertha
Lazy River Road
Althea
Just a Little Light
Brother Esau
They Love Each Other
Queen Jane Approximately
Loser
Cassidy

Keep On Growing
Dancing in the Streets
Chinacat Sunflower>
I Know You Rider
St. Stephen>
Truckin'>
Wharf Rat
Around and Around

encore: Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad

4/7/2017 - Jambalaya, Arcata

Touch of Grey
Jack Straw
Sugaree
Black-throated Wind
Ship of Fools
Beat It On Down the Line
Ramble On Rose
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Cumberland Blues
Here Comes Sunshine

Help on the Way>Slipknot>
Franklin's Tower
Easy Wind
Scarlet Begonias>
Fire on the Mountain
Stella Blue
Promised Land

encore: Run for the Roses

3/31/2017 - Don Quixote's, Felton

Half Step Mississippi Uptown Toodle-Oo
The Race Is On
Tennessee Jed
Mama Tried>
Big River
Box of Rain
Friend of the Devil
Mr. Charlie
Birdsong
The Music Never Stopped

Hell in a Bucket
Shakedown St.>
Corrinna>
Uncle John's Band>
Playing in the Band>
Estimated Prophet>
Eyes of the World>
Terrapin Station>
The Wheel>
Terrapin reprise>
Playin' reprise>
UJB reprise>
Morning Dew

Encore:
Loose Lucy
Sugar Magnolia

3/4/2017 - Neck of the Woods, San Francisco

Let the Good Times Roll
Big Railroad Blues
Me & My Uncle
Big River
Beat It On Down the Line
Peggy-O
Looks Like Rain
They Love Each Other
El Paso
Foolish Heart
The Music Never Stopped

Hell in a Bucket
China Cat Sunflower>
I Know You Rider
/Unbroken Chain
Truckin'>
The Other One
Viola Lee Blues
Morning Dew>
Throwing Stones>
Not Fade Away

2/18/2017 - Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz

Shakedown Street
Greatest Story Ever Told
Crazy Fingers
My Brother Esau
High Time
Let It Grow
Half Step Mississippi Uptown Toodle-Oo
Estimated Prophet
Keep On Growing
Tennessee Jed/
Feel Like a Stranger
Terrapin Station
One More Saturday Night
The Mighty Quinn

encore: Brokedown Palace
second encore: Alabama Getaway

with Burt Lewis on bass
This show was a split bill with Shine Delirious, a Yes tribute

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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

 

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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