2018 Setlists

12/31/2018 - New Year's Eve @ Flynn's, Felton, CA
Bertha>
Good Lovin'

Brown-eyed Women
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Let's Spend the Night Together
Beat It On Down the Line
El Paso
China Cat Sunflower>
I Know You Rider
Look Likes Rain
Shakedown Street>
The Music Never Stopped

 

Jack Straw
Sugaree
Maggie's Farm
Til the Morning Comes>
Not Fade Away jam>
Countdown to 2019!
Sugar Magnolia
Iko Iko
Truckin'
Stella Blue
Terrapin Station>
Mind Left Body jam
One More Saturday Night

encore: Help on the Way>Slipknot>
Franklin's Tower
Brokedown Palace


 

11/27/2018 - KSCO AM, Santa Cruz, CA

Big River
They Love Each Other
The Music Never Stopped
Friend of the Devil
Mr. Charlie
Jack-a-Roe
Brokedown Palace
(Matt, Scott, Steve, Michael)

11/17/2018 - Michael's on Main, Soquel, CA

Jack Straw
West LA Fadeaway
The Race is On
They Love Each Other
Passenger

*Minglewood Blues
Althea
Cumberland Blues
Deal

Shakedown Street>
Dancin' in the Streets
Here Comes Sunshine
Crazy Fingers
Keep on Growing
Black-throated Wind
Foolish Heart
Truckin'>
The Wheel>
Dear Mr. Fantasy
One More Saturday Night


*with Anthony Arya, lead vocals

 

 

 

11/13/2018 - Ashkenaz, Berkeley, CA

 

 

 

Half Step Mississippi Uptown Toodle-Oo
Greatest Story Ever Told
Stagger Lee
Big Boss Man
Till the Morning Comes
Row Jimmy
It's All Over Now
Loser
Weather Report Suite>
Let it Grow

 

Mason's Children
Estimated Prophet>
Eyes of the World>
Playing in the Band>
Drums>
Corrina>
*He's Gone
Throwing Stones>
Morning Dew
Encore:
*Help on the Way>Slipknot>
*Franklin's Tower

 

*with Erica Jeski, vocals


 

10/31/2018 - Halloween with the China Cats
Flynn's Cabaret, Felton, CA
Hell in a Bucket
Touch of Grey
My Brother Esau
Friend of the Devil
Just a Little Light
Til the Morning Comes
Man Smart, Women Smarter
Sugaree
Cassidy
Don't Ease Me In

Alligator
China Cat Sunflower>
I Know You Rider
Mason's Children
Feel Like a Stranger
King Solomon's Marbles
Ghosts of La Honda
Uncle John's Band>
St. Stephen
Death Don't Have No Mercy
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
encore: Beat It On Down the Line

 

10/20/2018 - Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz
Viola Lee Blues
Help on the Way>Slipknot>
Franklin's Tower
Scarlet Begonias>
Terrapin Station>
Comes a Time>
The Music Never Stopped
Encore: Not Fade Away (with Larry Graff on vocals)
Mark Corsolini subbing for Michael on drums
Larry's 60th Birthday, a benefit for Emily's List
with Painted Mandolin, Rita Hosking, and others

10/15/2018 - Terrapin Crossroads (bar)

Here Comes Sunshine
Lazy River Road
Beat It On Down the Line
Loose Lucy
Looks Like Rain
Pride of Cucamonga
Queen Jane Approximately
Foolish Heart

Mama Tried>
Mexicali Blues
Help on the Way>Slipknot>
Franklin's Tower
Mountains of the Moon
Sugar Magnolia
Crazy Fingers
encore: Keep on Growing


10/13/2018 - Flynn's Cabaret, Felton, CA
Promised Land
Althea
Midnight Hour
Jack-a-roe
It Hurts Me Too
Dire Wolf
Black-throated Wind
Ramble on Rose
Minglewood Blues
Shakedown St.

The Harder They Come
Easy Wind
Peggy-O
Playing in the Band
Estimated Prophet>
Eyes of the World>
drums>
Samson & Delilah
Cryptical Envelopment>
The Other One>
Cryptical>
Dear Mr. Fantasy
encore: One More Saturday Night


10/6/2018 - Crazy Horse Saloon, Nevada City, CA
Cold Rain & Snow
Hell in a Bucket
Tons of Steel
Ship of Fools
Mama Tried>
Mexicali Blues>
Cumberland Blues
Greatest Story Ever Told
Bird Song
The Music Never Stopped

Here Comes Sunshine
Crazy Fingers
Cassidy
Loser
Queen Jane Approximately
Terrapin Station
Throwing Stones>
St. Stephen>
Not Fade Away>
St. Stephen reprise
Truckin'
Morning Dew
encore: Tennessee Jed




10/6/18 -  KVMR 89.5, Nevada City, CA
Dire Wolf
Jack Straw
Jack-a-Roe
(Matt and Scott: acoustic guitars and vocals, Steve: Nord keyboard and vocals)


9/29/2018 Michael's on Main, Soquel, CA
Chinacat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Me & My Uncle

Sugaree
Cream Puff War
My Brother Esau
Foolish Heart
Weather Report Suite>
Let It Grow

Scarlet Begonias>
Touch of Grey>
Fire on the Mountain
Dancing in the Streets
Loser
Corinna>
Drums/Space>
The Wheel>
Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad
Sugar Magnolia



9/29/2018 Elks Lodge, San Rafael, CA (private party)
Jack Straw
Bertha
Chinacat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Let the Good Times Roll
Deep Elem Blues
The Race Is On
Just a Little Light
Dupree's Diamond Blues
Me & Bobby McGee
Dire Wolf
Looks Like Rain
Feel Like a Stranger
Help on the Way>Slipknot>
Franklin's Tower
Around & Around

9/1/2018 Baja Cantina, Carmel Valley, CA
Jack Straw
El Paso
West LA Fadeaway
Sitting on Top of the World
The Music Never Stopped
High Time
Mr. Charlie
Let it Grow
Don't Ease Me In

Shakedown Street
Playing in the Band>
Uncle John's Band>
Playin' reprise
Estimated Prophet>
Eyes of the World
Keep on Growing
Encore: One More Saturday Night



8/11/2018 Facebook Farmers Market
Menlo Park, CA
Iko Iko
Mexicali Blues>
Big River
Peggy-O
It's All Over Now
Love in the Afternoon
Ghosts of La Honda 

Crazy Fingers
Book of Rules
Sitting In Limbo
Gimme Some Lovin'
If I Had the World to Give
The Harder They Come

8/1/2018 Terrapin Crossroads (bar), San Rafael, CA
Jerry Garcia's Birthday!
Golden Road (to Unlimited Devotion)
Brown-eyed Women
China Cat Sunflower>
I Know You Rider
Pride of Cucamonga
King Solomon's Marbles
Friend of the Devil
My Brother Esau
Deal

Here Comes Sunshine
Alligator>
That's It For the Other One
Terrapin Station>
The Wheel>
Mountains of the Moon>
Terrapin reprise
Stella Blue
encore: Liberty



7/30/2018 Terrapin Crossroads (bar), San Rafael, CA
Let's Spend the Night Together
Me & Bobby McGee
Big Boss Man
Candyman
Maggie's Farm>
Cumberland Blues
They Love Each Other
Cream Puff War
Cassidy
The Music Never Stopped

Feel Like a Stranger
Scarlet Begonias>
Fire on the Mountain
Help on the Way>Slipknot>
Franklin's Tower
Looks Like Rain
Touch of Grey

7/28/2018 Michael's on Main, Soquel, CA
Half Step Mississippi Uptown Toodle-oo
Minglewood Blues
Black Muddy River
Tons of Steel
Pride of Cucamonga
Man Smart (Women are Smarter)
Deep Elem Blues
Black-throated Wind
Viola Lee Blues

Dark Star>
Chinacat Sunflower>
Corinna>
I Know You Rider
Estimated Prophet>
Eyes of the World>
Mountains of the Moon
One More Saturday Night
encore: The Mighty Quinn



7/21/2018 Club Fox, Redwood City, CA
Golden Road (to Unlimited Devotion)
Stagger Lee
Operator
Mr. Charlie
Dupree's Diamond Blues
Me & My Uncle
Big River
West L.A. Fadeaway
Foolish Heart
Passenger

Weather Report Suite>
Let It Grow
Shakedown Street>
Samson & Delilah
Crazy Fingers
Keep on Growing
Dancing in the Streets
Truckin'
St. Stephen
Throwing Stones>
Not Fade Away
encore: Ripple


7/6/2018 Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz, CA
Jack Straw
US Blues
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Dire Wolf
Greatest Story Ever Told
The Harder They Come
Lazy River Road
Sitting On Top of the World
Loose Lucy
Hell in a Bucket
Tennessee Jed

Sugar Magnolia
Box of Rain
Easy Wind
Standing on the Moon
King Solomon's Marbles>
Here Comes Sunshine
Sunshine Daydream
Morning Dew

Encore:
Promised Land
Midnight Moonlight

6/25/2018 Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA
Let the Good Times Roll
Row Jimmy
It Hurts Me Too
El Paso
Althea
Just a Little Light
Liberty
Cumberland Blues
Bird Song

Scarlet Begonias>
Fire on the Mountain
Estimated Prophet>
Eyes of the World (w/coda)>
drums>
King Solomon's Marbles
Playing in the Band>
The Wheel>
Terrapin Station>
Playing reprise
Going Down the Road Feeling Bad*
encore: It's All Over Now, Baby Blue*
*with Dino English on drums

6/10/2018 Enchanted Forest, Black Oak Ranch, Laytonville, CA
Uncle John's Band
Mama Tried>
Mexicali Blues
China Cat Sunflower>
I Know You Rider
My Brother Esau
Brown-eyed Women
Cassidy
Franklin's Tower>
Corrina>

Jam>
Stella Blue

6/2/2018  Karen & Jonathan's, Santa Cruz CA (private party)

Jack Straw
Bertha
Big River
They Love Each Other
Cassidy
Beat It On Down the Line
Friend of the Devil
Samson & Delilah
Touch of Grey

Scarlet Begonias>
Fire on the Mountain
Here Comes Sunshine>
Crazy Fingers>
Uncle John's Band
Corrina>
Shakedown Street
Peggy-O
Throwing Stones>
Man Smart, Women Smarter
Sugar Magnolia

With Skippy Sherred subbing for Roger on bass

5/29/2018 Bar of America, Truckee, CA

Jack Straw
Bertha
Brown-eyed Women
Row Jimmy
Cassidy

Tennessee Jed
Keep on Growing
Samson & Delilah

Sugaree
Corinna
China Cat Sunflower>
I Know You Rider
Here Comes Sunshine
Althea
Help on the Way>Slipknot>
Franklin's Tower
Looks Like Rain
Scarlet Begonias>
Fire on the Mountain

With Mark Corsolini subbing for Michael on drums

5/19/2018 Michael's on Main, Soquel, CA

Bertha>
Good Lovin'
Brown-eyed Women
Minglewood Blues
Must Have Been the Roses
Queen Jane Approximately
The Hartle They Come
Me & Bobby McGee
Bird Song
It's All Over Now
Tore Up Over You

 

Shakedown Street
Samson & Delilah
New Speedway Boogie
Maggie's Farm>
Cumberland Blues
Half Step Mississippi Uptown Toodleoo>
Franklin's Tower
The Other One>
Not Fade Away>
Going Down the Road Feelin' Bad

 

Ripple
The MIghty Quinn

 

With Lachlan Kane subbing for Steve on keyboards
 

5/11/2018: Swabbies on the River, Sacramento

Cold Rain & Snow
The Race is On
They Love Each Other
Here Comes Sunshine
West LA Fadeaway

Man Smart, Women Smarter
Tons of Steel

Casey Jones
Touch of Grey

 

Althea
Feel Like a Stranger
Crazy Fingers>

The Wheel
China Cat Sunflower>
I Know You Rider
Hand Jive
Uncle John's Band
Throwing Stones>
Not Fade Away

5/10/2018: Crystal Bay Club Red Room, North Lake Tahoe

Let the Good Times Roll
Promised Land

Loose Lucy

Me & My Uncle
Big River

Candyman

Beat It On Down the Line

Cassidy

Loser
The Music Never Stopped

Don't Ease Me In
Scarlet Begonias*>
Fire on the Mountain*
St. Stephen>
Corinna

Help on the Way>Slipknot>
Franklin's Tower
He's Gone
Johnny B. Goode

encore: Brokedown Palace

2nd encore: Dear Mr. Fantasy>Hey Jude

4/28/2018: Flynn's Cabaret, Felton

Bertha
Minglewood Blues
Big Boss Man
Dupree's Diamond Blues
Queen Jane Approximately
Cream Puff War
Brown-eyed Women
Easy Wind
High Time
Passenger

Jack Straw
Cumberland Blues>
Drums>
King Solomon's Marbles>
Playing in the Band>
St. Stephen>
Cosmic Charlie>

St. Stephen reprise>
The Wheel>
Playing reprise>
Dear Mr. Fantasy>
Oh Sweet Nothin'/Hey Jude

encore: Eyes of the World>
The Mighty Quinn

4/27/2018: Club Fox, Redwood City

Let's Spend the Night Together
Hell in a Bucket
Tons of Steel
Jack-a-Roe
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
Big River
It Hurts Me Too
Foolish Heart
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Deal

 

Feel Like a Stranger
Scarlet Begonias>
Fire on the Mountain
Estimated Prophet>
Terrapin Station>
King Solomon's Marbles
Mountains of the Moon
Throwing Stones>
Not Fade Away
U.S. Blues

 

encore: Casey Jones
 

4/16/2018: Terrapin Crossroads (bar)
Marin County, CA

Greatest Story Ever Told
Sugaree
Black-throated Wind

Tennessee Jed
Mr. Charlie
Beat It On Down the Line
Mexicali Blues
Loser
ChinaCat Sunflower>
I Know You Rider

Pride of Cucamonga
The Music Never Stopped
My Brother Esau
Unbroken Chain
Eyes of the World
Weather Report Suite>
Let It Grow

encore: Taxman

3/23/2018: Michael's on Main, Soquel

Cold Rain & Snow
El Paso
Sitting on Top of the World
Dire Wolf
Iko Iko
Just a Little Light
Sugaree
It's All Over Now
My Brother Esau
Cassidy

Shakedown Street
Help on the Way>Slipknot>
Franklin's Tower
Eyes of the World
Truckin'
Cryptical Envelopment>
The Other One>
Cryptical reprise
Dear Mr. Fantasy
Promised Land

 

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
 

3/8/2018: Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz (with Achilles Wheel)

Golden Road (to Unlimited Devotion)
Jack Straw

Half Step Mississippi Uptown Toodle-oo
The Race Is On
Bird Song*
China Cat Sunflower*>
I Know You Rider*
Playing in the Band*
Morning Dew*
Sugar Magnolia*

*with Gary Campus (Achilles Wheel) joining on 2nd drums

3/3/2018: Eve's Waterfront, Oakland, CA

Bertha
Greatest Story Ever Told
Althea
Mama Tried>
Mexicali Blues
Catfish John
Tons of Steel

Stagger Lee
Feel Like a Stranger

Dark Star
Samson & Delilah
Tennessee Jed
Pride of Cucamonga
Stella Blue
LIberty
Encore: Casey Jones

with Scott Guberman on keyboards (subbing for Steve)

2/24/2018: Flynn's Cabaret, Felton, CA

Johnny B. Goode
Jack-a-Roe
Me & My Uncle>
Big River
Peggy-O
Black-throated Wind
Pride of Cucamonga
Me & Bobby McGee
Foolish Heart
The Music Never Stopped

Alligator>
Estimated Prophet
Row Jimmy
Throwing Stones>
Drums>
The Wheel
Weather Report Suite>
Let it Grow>
Comes a Time
Around & Around

encore: Brokedown Palace

2/23/2018: Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA
with Melvin Seals, plus David Gans opening

Let's Spend the Night Together
My Brother Esau
The Harder They Come
Queen Jane Approximately
Friend of the Devil
Minglewood Blues
Shakedown Street>
Corinna
Run for the Roses

Scarlet Begonias>
Fire on the Mountain
Looks Like Rain
Ruben & Cherise
Cassidy
Eyes of the World
Here Comes Sunshine
Big Boss Man
Promised Land

Encore: Sisters and Brothers

January 27, 2018, Michael's on Main, Soquel, CA

I: Touch of Grey
Iko Iko
Tons of Steel

They Love Each Other

Operator

Dire Wolf

Easy Wind

Friend of the Devil

Cumberland Blues

Jack Straw

II: Shakedown Street
Dancin' in the Streets
Keep on Growing
Crazy Fingers
Truckin'
Loser
Throwing Stones>
The Other One>
Throwing Stones>
Not Fade Away

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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