God Street Wine Presents Semi-Acoustic Holiday Show In New York City

By Scott Bernstein Dec 18, 2017 10:25 am PST

Veteran jam act God Street Wine played their second annual holiday show at City Winery in New York City on Saturday night. GSW served up a mostly acoustic first set and went electric to end the evening, as they presented a mix of originals and covers.

God Street Wine opened with a run of beloved originals: “Thirsty,” “Who’s Driving” and “Imogene.” The five-piece then went with more recent original “Souvenir.” Following old school favorite “Molly” came a riveting cover of the Grateful Dead’s “Cassidy.” From there, the band dug a little deeper for such songs as “Good Dream” and “Diana” before ending the set with classics “Hellfire” and “Home Again.”

The band went electric for a second set that started with a nicely jammed “Goodnight Gretchen.” Later came a rendition of “Death Don’t Have No Mercy,” which was busted out for the first time in decades when GSW reunited in 2009 in honor of the passing of longtime fan Paul Ducharme. Saturday’s second set also included a cover of Michael Jackson’s “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” and intriguing sequences of “Morning Cigarettes” > “Deep Drag” > “Morning Cigarettes” and “Bring Back The News” > “Princess Henrietta” > “Bring Back The News.”

For the encore, God Street Wine delivered tributes to a pair of musicians who passed away in 2017. The quintet opened with their debut version of Tom Petty’s “Crawling Back To You” off the Jacksonville native’s famed Wildflowers LP. Then, God Street Wine served up their debut cover of Steely Dan’s “Pretzel Logic” to the delight of Winos in attendance in honor of the late Walter Becker.

Watch GSW’s cover of “Cassidy” by the Grateful Dead thanks to LazyLightning55:

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Here’s a clip of “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” via Brian Bavosa:

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Setlist

Set One: Thirsty, Who’s Driving, Imogene, Souvenir, Molly, Cassidy, Sarah, Good Dream, Diana > Hellfire, Home Again

Set Two: Goodnight Gretchen, Let Me Know You, Fourth Of July, Death Don’t Have No Mercy, Other Shore, April Rain > Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough > Morning Cigarettes > Deep Drag > Morning Cigarettes, Gem, Mile By Mile, Bring Back The News > Princess Henrietta > Bring Back The News

Encore: Crawling Back To You, Pretzel Logic

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