Photo Credit: Adam Berta
On Thursday, Sept. 29, Connecticut’s Goose kicked off their Dripfield Fall Tour at The National in Richmond, Va. The ensemble’s first night in the Old Dominion brought forth numbers from across the jamband’s expansive live and studio recorded discography, as well as a few choice covers, including a bust out of Chick Corea’s “Spain” and a take on Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Green River.”
Last night’s tour opener kicked off with a spacey jam as Goose worked their way into “Dr. Darkness,” followed by a confident and energized take on “Doc Brown.” Then, the group continued with a stretched-out rendition of “Jive I,” which gave Peter Anspach time to show off his skilled organ work.
The group continued their first frame with a track off their debut studio album, Moon Cabin, working in “Rosewood Heart,” before landing on the night’s first cover. Next, goose took on Chick Corea’s “Spain” for only the second time, which also marked a bust-out for the group, who hadn’t covered the 1973 standard since debuting it at Stella Blues in New Haven, Conn., on April 16, 2016. Next, they moved into a take on Credence Clearwater Revivals’ “Green River” before capping the first set with “Jive Lee.”
Goose’s latter set began with Ben Atkind’s signatory beat on “Flodown” before the band arrived on “Into the Myst,” which bled into a heavily improvised “Pancakes.” The second set continued with a pairing of “A Western Sun” before the second frame was capped with an ideal take on “Arrow.” After the conclusion of the second set, Goose arrived at their encore, where they delivered “Honeybee” to finish their first night at The National.
After last night’s tour opener, Goose will continue their fall run tonight their second stand in Richmond, Va. From there, they will continue making stops across the United States, before they wrap their fall jaunt in mid-October. After, the band will join forces with Phish’s Trey Anastasio for a collaborative 14-date run, which will commence on Nov. 9 in Portland, Maine.
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See the complete setlist from last night’s show below.
The National – Richmond, Va.
Sept. 29, 2022
Set I: Dr. Darkness, Doc Brown, Jive I, Rosewood Heart, Spain*, Green River^, Jive Lee
Set II: Flodown, Into the Myst > Pancakes, A Western Sun > Arrow
* Chick Corea cover, bust out last played in 2016
^ Credence Clearwater Revival cover
Setlist via elgoose.net.