DAVE'S FAVES - FREE DOWNLOADS
theCAUSE has unveiled its FIRST VOLUME of a SERIES OF FREE FULL-PAUSE DOWNLOADS entitled, "DAVE'S FAVES, VOLUME ONE." The first Pause released in this series comes from one of our most favorite shows we ever played at MOONDOG'S in Blawnox on DECEMBER 2, 2006. This show features the vocal stylings from BOTH of our most favorite females, CHERYLANN HAWK & ALI SCHELIN! There are many sweet 3-part harmony tunes ("Let The Good Times Roll", our first performance of "Candyman", "He's Gone" and "Crazy Fingers" - just to name a few!), as well as some SICK jamming ("Don't Think Twice, It's All Right", "Bird Song" and "Never Alone", for example). This show comes complete in its entirety, with all the magic and even the imperfections that don't seem so bad, amidst the magic! We hope you'll enjoy this show and continue to rock on with us as we head into our 5th year as a band.
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"DAVE'S FAVES VOLUME TWO" is now available!! The second Pause in our series of FREE DOWNLOADS comes from our second-to-last Pause of 2007 (just a bit over a year after Dave's Faves, Vol. I) - a really fun night of music tha took place on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15th at P.D.'S PUB in Squirrel Hill!!! There are some killer tunes on here, including the first set closer of "Eyes Of The World" > "Music Never Stopped" and, of course "Mason's Children" and "Stella Blue" (available on this site, already). There are a few rippin' original tunes, as well - "(Like A) Firefly", "Never Alone" and "Sophia" all come together wonderfully and you'll find the whole show has a great energy to it. Complete with all the tightness and the clammery, we hope you'll enjoy the 2nd in our series of FREE DOWNLOADS!
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12/15/07 - theCAUSE AT P.D.'S PUB
So we had our Annual Halloween Party and invited out spooky Guitar Goddess, Patti Spadaro! This turned into "DAVE'S FAVES VOLUME III" and is FILLED with great moments!! Check out JILL PAONE SIMMONS on the Donovan classic, "Season Of The Witch." CHERYLANN HAWK, JILL & PAPPY team up for a superbly haunting rendition of "Death Don't Have No Mercy." This was a very special show and was billed as the Rat Dog After-Party. A whole slew of RD fans came out after Bobby & the boys threw it down and we had a wonderful time. ENJOY!!
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11/1/08 - theCAUSE AT P.D.'S PUB
ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PAUSE with CHERYLANN HAWK, JILL PAONE SIMMONS
& PATTI SPADARO!
The very next Pause found us back at THE THUNDERBIRD CAFE with our old, dear friend, ALI SCHELIN!!! This was a night to remember! We broke out "Lazy Lightning" > "Supplication" and "It Must Have Been The Roses." Click to enjoy DAVE'S FAVES VOLUME FOUR - a really fun, high octane energy night of music!
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11/29/08 - theCAUSE AT THE THUNDERBIRD CAFE
WITH SPECIAL GUEST, ALI SCHELIN!
The 5th in our FREE DOWNLOAD SERIES comes from a really intimate and wonderful night of music at McGROGAN'S TAPROOM. There was a great vibe going on that night and our beloved soundman/drummer/archivist MIKE SOUTH managed to capture it and give it a great re-mix. Highlights from this show include our first take on the Pigpen classic, "Operator," sung by DAVE TAUBERG, as well as wicked versions of, "Estimated Prophet," "Hard To Handle," and CHERYLANN's original song, "A Little Nudge." This was our first show of 2009 and we rung in the new year with a good one! We hope you'll enjoy DAVE'S FAVES VOLUME FIVE!!
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1/10/09 - theCAUSE AT McGROGAN'S TAPROOM
It's been awhile since our last installment in this series, but WELL worth the wait...
We PROUDLY present, in its entirety, our 3-hour set from POTTER COUNTY XVI! Recorded on July 4th, 2009 in the Barn, theCAUSE - along with ALI SCHELIN and first-time Potter-goer, Guitar Goddess, PATTI SPADARO, this set is PACKED with some really amazing gems. The mix by MIKE SOUTH is near-perfect. The vibe throughout the set is wonderfully loose and playful with the attentive tightness to the music we've worked on for so long. Breakout performance of the Brent Mydland rocker, "Blow Away," sung by ALI, is just wonderful. CHERYLANN HAWK sings a beautiful rendition of her original song, "The Load," as well as gorgeous interpretations of, "High Time," and, "Box Of Rain." JILL PAONE SIMMONS lays down the law with a smokin' version of the Dorothy Love Coates gospel classic, "Strange Man," as well as our first live performance of, "Sittin' On Top Of The World," a la early-days Grateful Dead. PAPPY whips out a killer, "Lazy Lightning > Supplication," and the big finish of "Saint Stephen > Cassidy > St. Stephen > Wharf Rat > Help On The Way > Slipknot! > Never Alone > Franklin's Tower," is simply monstrous. Sit back and enjoy a FREE DOWNLOAD of DAVE'S FAVES VOLUME SIX!!!
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7/4/09 - theCAUSE AT POTTER COUNTY XVI
with special guests, ALI SCHELIN & PATTI SPADARO!!
It's been a year since the last 'official release', but here it is - and it's a BIG ONE. Enjoy a FREE DOWNLOAD of TWO GREAT PERFORMANCES FROM POTTER COUNTY XVII!!! theCAUSE played another massive set featuring some great numbers like "Dire Wolf" (with Mike Hoernig) and "I'd Rather Go Blind" (with Doug McMinn), as well as Patti Spadaro joining us on most of our set - wailing on great songs like "Here Comes Sunshine" and a kick-ass "Saint Stephen" > "The Eleven"!
Feel FREE to check out PAPPY'S BLUES JUNCTION who appeared in Potter County this year as REUBEN'S PAINTED MANDOLIN and perfomed an entire set of songs from the Jerry Garcia Band repertoire. Right from the starting number, "The Way You Do The Things You Do," you can tell it's going to be an amazingly special set.
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7/3/10 - theCAUSE AT POTTER COUNTY XVII
with special guests, PATTI SPADARO, MIKE HOERNIG & DOUG McMINN!!
AND CLICK HERE FOR BONUS SHOW:
PAPPY'S BLUES JUNCTION
(appearing as REUBEN'S PAINTED MANDOLIN)
7/2/10 AT POTTER COUNTY XVII
Pappy - guitar, vocals
Cherylann - vocals
Jill - vocals
Dave Gershman - drums
CR Gruver - keyboards
David - bass
d2 Back In The Day
d2 BACK IN THE DAY - 8CD BOX SET!!
8 CDs filled with VINTAGE DOUBLE DOSE!!! This is the band that started it all up in Potter County (well, the MODERN era, anyway!). These recordings come from our hey-day, 1996. The band was as tight as ever. Led by Michael "Foot" Hoernig on Lead Guitar & Vocals, d2 throws down some amazing performances captured LIVE at 3 seperate shows on digital multi-track and RE-MIXED by STEPHEN "pUNK" CUNNINGHAM along with d2 Rhythm Guitar / Vocalis, ERIC "PAPPY" WEINGRAD. Rounding out the rhythm section are "BROTHER" JON HOERNIG on Bass, "CAPTAIN" PAT KELLY on Drums and JOHNNY "JB" BIGHAM rippin' it on the keyboards and Hammond B3 Organ! These recordings put you RIGHT BACK at The Strand and The Downtowne Tavern in Reading, and our old home-base for so many years, 15 NORTH CAFE in West Chester. You do not want to miss out on this if you're a d2 fan. NOW YOU CAN GET IT ALL FOR FREE!!! Simply go to www.archive.org/details/DoubleDose and you can download this and a WHOLE LOT MORE LIVE d2 from BACK IN THE DAY!!! CLICK BELOW FOR A FREE DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN OF "SCAPE THE GOAT"!!!
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BACK IN THE DAY - January 15, 1996 - Live at the Strand Cafe in Reading, PA (Set 1 only)
Beat It On Down The Line, Stagger Lee, Smile For Me (original), Be On Time (original), Runaway Blues (original), Jack-A-Roe, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Frolic (original), Black Throated Wind, Help On The Way > Slipknot! > Franklin's Tower (cut)
BACK IN THE DAY - September 13, 1996 - Live at the Downtowne Tavern, Reading, PA
SET I: I Listen Too (original), Runaway Blues (original), Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain, Smile For Me (original), Deal.
SET II: Bertha, Scape The Goat (original), Katie Moon (original), Too Late For Tears (original), (Like A) Firefly (original), Sugar Magnolia > Rossi, Loser, Good Lovin' > Casey Jones > Sunshine Daydream.
ENCORE: Shakedown Street.
BACK IN THE DAY - September 22, 1996 - Live at 15 North Cafe, West Chester, PA
SET I: Eyes Of The World > Smile For Me (original), I Listen Too (original), Frolic (original), Feel Like A Stranger, (Like A) Firefly (original), Times Change (original), Music Never Stopped (cut).
SET II: A Peaceful Silhouette (original), Runaway Blues (original), In Recline (original), Katie Moon (original), Too Late For Tears (original), So Far (original), My Brother Esau, Dancin' In The Street > Drums > Samson & Delilah*.
SET III: Fee*, Stagger Lee*, China Cat Sunflower* > Love The One You're With* > I Know You Rider*, Throwin' Stones* > Beat It On Down The Line*.
BONUS TRACKS (Date & Location Unknown) : Man Smart / Woman Smarter, One More Saturday Night (cut).
d2 9/22/96: Michael Hoernig - Lead Guitar, Vocals; Eric "Pappy" Weingrad - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals; John "JB" Bigham - Keyboards, Hammond B-3 Organ, Vocals; Pat Kelly - Drums; Jon Hoernig - Bass
* with C.R. Gruver on Hammond B-3 Organ
d2 Live at 15 North Cafe, West Chester, PA on March 23, 1995 (listed as 1998)
Intro > Happy Birthday Mike Maucher > Samson & Delilah, In Recline (original), Feckless (original), Thrill Is Gone, Under The Tracks (original), So Far (original), China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider.
d2 Live at 15 North Cafe, West Chester, PA on September 1, 1999 (Set 2 & Encore only)
II: In Recline (original), Like A Firefly (original), Sunny Day (original), Let It Grow, Touch Of Grey, Cassidy, Black Peter > Around & Around.
ENCORE: What A Wonderful World.
d2 Live at the Berwyn Tavern, Berwyn, PA on April 21, 2001
SET I: Music Never Stopped, Mississippi 1/2-Step Uptown Toodeloo, Tangled Up In Blue (cut into 2 tracks due to a brief power amp issue), Mama Tried > Big River, Like A Firefly (original), Ramble On Rose, Hey Pocky Way.
From SET II: Bertha, Thrill Is Gone, Estimated Prophet > Runaway Blues (original), West LA Fadeaway, I Need A Miracle (cut)...
d2 4/21/01: Mike Hoernig (lead guitar, vocals), Eric "Pappy" Weingrad (rhythm guitar, vocals), C.R. Gruver (keyboards, vocals), Christian Salcedo (bass), Dave Gershman (drums)
d2 Live at the Historic Blue Star, Lancaster, PA on February 16, 2001 (Set 2 & Encore only)
SET II: Frolic (original) > Cumberland Blues > Frolic, Runaway Blues (original), Too Late For Tears (original), Katie Moon (original), He's Gone > Good Lovin'.
ENCORE: I'm So Tired, Casey Jones, And We Bid You Goodnight.
d2 Live at Potter County VII, July 1, 2000 (Set 1 & Set 2 only)
SET I: Potter County God's Country USA (recorded), Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band > Jack Straw, Sugaree, Greatest Story Ever Told, Rossi (original), (Like A) Firefly (original), Feelin' Alright, Stagger Lee, Ballad Of A Thin Man, One Arm Steve, My Brother Esau, China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider.
SET II: Jam > The Other One > Gimme Some Lovin' > Cumberland Blues, Runaway Blues (original) > Frolic (original), Lost Sailor > Saint Of Circumstance > Drums > Lazy Lightning > Supplication > Standing On The Moon > Truckin' > Eyes Of The World > Estimated Prophet > Not Fade Away.
SET III (not recorded)
d2 Live at Potter County 1, listed as September 11, 1994 (exact date unknown - Set 1 only)
SET I only: Tuning & Laughing, Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World, New Speedway Boogie, Throwing Stones > Jam > Terrapin Station > Jam > Don't Let Go > One More Saturday Night > Sugar Magnolia.
d2 Live at 15 North Cafe, West Chester, PA on March 25, 1998 (Set 1 & Set 2 only)
I: Touch Of Grey, New Minglewood Blues, Mississippi 1/2-Step Uptown Toodeloo > El Paso > Big Railroad Blues, Dupree's Diamond Blues > Don't Ease Me In.
II: Shakedown Street (tape flip), Waiting For A Miracle, Sympathy For The Devil, Candyman, Good Morning Little Schoolgirl*, Hey Pocky Way.
III: Let It Grow (cut)...
* with Mark Tawney on vocals
d2 Live at Potter County XVII, July 2, 2010
I: Gimme Some Lovin' > Cumberland Blues, Beat It On Down The Line, Tangled Up In Blue > My Brother Esau, Loser, Bird Song, Katie Moon* > China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider.
II: Hey Pocky Way, Samson & Delilah, Scarlet Begonias > Drums > Sympathy For The Devil, Black Peter > I Need A Miracle > U.S. Blues.
Encore: Watershed** (missing).
* written by Eric "Pappy" Weingrad
** written by C.R. Gruver
Michael "Foot" Hoernig - Guitar, Vocals
Eric "Pappy" Weingrad - Guitar, Vocals
Jon Hoernig - Bass, Vocals
"Captain" Pat Kelly - Drums
John "JB" Bigham - Keyboards
C.R. Gruver - Keyboards, Vocals
Christian Salcedo - Bass, Vocals
Dave Gershman - Drums