Perpetual Groove frontman Brock Butler is a human jukebox of sorts with a repertoire for his solo acoustic shows that numbers in the hundreds of songs. On Tuesday night Butler showed off the diversity of said repertoire during a performance at Bar Mash in Charleston, South Carolina. A crispy recording of the three set performance recently surfaced and can be streamed below.
Butler selects songs from nearly every era and corner of the rock world. In the first set alone Brock mixed tunes from Colin Hay, Tom Petty, John Prine, Eels, Daniel Johnston, The Tallest Man On Earth and Alison Krauss. The second set featured rare takes on the Grateful Dead’s “Black Muddy River,” DMB’s “Christmas Song” and “Different Days” by Jason Isbell. Brock begins the third set with an extended visit to “Graceland” (Paul Simon) in which he shows off his genius looping. There’s also PGroove originals “Walking In Place” and “Three Weeks” and many more including a tribute to Leonard Cohen.
Perpetual Groove ends 2016 with shows at Atlanta’s Terminal West December 29 – 31.
Full Show Audio (Taped by Team Dirty South)
Set One: I Just Don’t Think I’ll Ever Get Over You [Colin Hay], No Reason to Cry [Tom Petty], Illegal Smile [John Prine], For Now Forget, Wildflowers [Tom Petty], P.S. You Rock My World [Eels], To Go Home [Daniel Johnston], Like the Wheel [The Tallest Man on Earth], The Lucky One [Alison Krauss]
Set Two: Black Muddy River [Hunter/Garcia], When the Morning Comes [Hall and Oates], Different Days [Jason Isbell], A Long December [Counting Crows], Game of Thrones Theme [Ramin Djawadi], Lovin’ In My Baby’s Eyes [Taj Mahal], First [Cold War Kids], Christmas Song [Dave Matthews Band], I’ve Just Seen a Face [Lennon-McCartney]
Set Three: Graceland [Paul Simon], Unhappy [Outkast], Delicate [Damien Rice], Walking In Place, Three Weeks, Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes [Paul Simon], Hallelujah [Leonard Cohen], Trouble [TV On the Radio], Whatever You Like [T.I.], When I Get My Hands on You [Bob Dylan], Moon in the Water [Dawes], Bittersweet Symphony [The Verve], Wait [M83]
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