ALO played a two-set show at Terrapin Crossroads’ outdoor Beach Park stage in San Rafael, CA, on Monday, and the band was joined by a couple of TXR regulars and nodded to another, honoring late guitarist Neal Casal with a poignant cover.
A couple songs after marking the Labor Day performance with an appropriate cover of Merle Travis’ “Sixteen Tons” in the first set, ALO dedicated a rendition of Bruce Springsteen’s “Terry’s Song” to Casal, who passed away last week. Casal and members of the band had crossed paths several times over the years in the Bay Area music scene.
ALO’s second set at Terrapin also included covers of Charlie Daniels’ “Devil Went Down to Georgia,” the Grateful Dead’s “Ship of Fools,” Steely Dan’s “Reelin’ in the Years” and U2’s “Where the Streets Have No Name,” plus guest spots from Jason Crosby (“Shapeshifter”) and Stu Allen (“Plastic Bubble”).
Check out the full setlist below, along with fan-shot video of the Casal tribute. Next up for ALO is a slot at Camp Deep End in Navarro, CO, Sept. 20.
Terrapin Crossroads – San Rafael, CA
Set I: Storms & Hurricanes> Keeping the Faith, GTDIA, Probrecito, Not Old Yet, Cowboys & Chorus Girls, Sixteen Tons, Room for Bloomin’, Terry’s Song+, Maria
Set II: Devil Went Down to Georgia (squeezebox version), Try> Ship of Fools, Blind Spot, Shapeshifter*, Girl, Hot Tub, Plastic Bubble^, Time is of the Essence> Reeling in the Years> Where the Streets Have No Name
Enc: Happy Together
Notes: + dedicated to Neal Casal
* w/ Jason Crosby
^ w/ Stu Allen