Les Claypool Stages Mini-Oysterhead Reunion at Secret Brooklyn Show
Les Claypool brought his Duo de Twang project to the Rod and Gun Club in Brooklyn last night. The “secret” show sandwiched in between two shows at New York’s McKittrick Hotel featured a mini-Oysterhead reunion along with other special guests.
The show began, however, with Puddles the Clown, who introduced the band following a version of “The National Anthem.” The group then broke into tunes such as “Buzzards of Green Hill,” “Amos Moses” and “Jerry Was a Race Car Driver,” among others, before Puddles made another appearance on “Stayin’ Alive.”
Following “Boonville Stomp,” Police drummer Stewart Copeland joined the Duo for two songs—“Battle of New Orleans” and “Pipeline.” Copeland and Claypool served as two-thirds of popular supergroup Oysterhead along with Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio.
To close the set, Blues Traveler’s John Popper joined Claypool on stage for “Cocaine Blues” and “D’s Diner” before the duo capped off the set with a version of “Beaver” sans guests. “Iowan Gal” and “Man in a Box” filled up the encore. Claypool’s Duo de Twang will play tonight at The Heath at the McKittrick Hotel.