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Published: 2012/08/20

God Street Wine Close New York Reunion Run with Reid Genauer and More

Photo by Vernon Webb

God Street Wine wrapped-up their three night run at New York’s Gramercy Theatre on Saturday night. The two-set show closed the band’s duel-coast 2012 summer reunion shows, which also included two nights at Mill Valley, CA’s Sweetwater Music Hall, an appearance at Bob Weir’s TRI Studios and a stealth set at San Rafael, CA’s Terrapin Crossroads.

Like their other Gramercy Theatre shows, Native percussionist John Woody, New Jersey singer Lizzy Friel and latter day God Street Wine fiddler/keyboardist Jason Crosby augmented the five originals members of God Street Wine at various points throughout their show on Saturday.

In addition, Strangefolk/Assembly of Dust frontman Reid Genauer—who clocked in many dates at the band’s old haunt Wetlands—sang God Street Wine on “Borderline” at the end of their first set. As the band announced, Genauer used the band’s iPad to prepare for his sit in. Near the end of the show, a horn section consisting of Jeff Hermanson, Matthew Ellis and Jeff Countryman also emerged from “Late in the Evening” and “Into the Mystic.” As another nod to the evening’s reunion spirit, the show began with an archival video.

Friday night’s Gramercy Theatre also featured some special moments. Poet Frank Messina, who performed with members of God Street Wine as Jon Bevo’s Love Orchestra in January, opened the night with a short poem. While Crosby, Woody and Friel backed the group for much of the show, the band stripped things down at various points and guitarists Lo Faber and Aaron Maxwell opened their second set with “Thirsty” duet.

Here’s a look at this weekend’s setlists via the Bring Back God Street Wine Facebook page

Friday, August 17, Gramercy Theatre, New York, NY

Set I:
Frank Messina Poem
Epilog
Hammer and Spike
Funny kinda love
Fortress of Solitude->
Call it Love
Chop
Other Shore>
Henrietta

Set II:
Thirsty (Lo and Aaron duet)
Change Your Mind
Dirty Little Secret
End of original 5 only
She Comes Up Softly
Crazy Head
Woody and Lizzy back
Girl on Fire>
Drive West>
Gretchen >
Diana

E:
Edgar
Feel Like a Stranger

E2:
Home Again
Won’t Get Fooled Again

Saturday, August 18, Gramercy Theatre, New York, NY

Set I:
God Street
Better Than You
Wall
Seeing Your Meaning>
Stone House
Angeline
Light My Candles
Borderline*

Set 2:
Candyman
When She Go
Fourth of July
Please Don’t Speak of These Things
Are You For Real>
Good Dream
Beautiful Lies
Epiphany >
Waiting for the Tide

E:
Romeo and Juliet
Late in the Evening**
Into the Mystic**

E2:
Feel the Pressure
Into the Sea

*with Reid Genauer on vocalsand guitar **with Jeff Hermanson, Matthew Ellis and Jeff Countryman on horns

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aaron August 20, 2012, 19:25:14

the saturday night show was absolutely terrific. glad i was able to be there to be a part of the weekend. also, duel-coast?

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