Orebolo | Capitol Theatre | 2/9/2024

Article Contributed by Jamie Huenefeld | Published on Thursday, February 15, 2024

Orebolo returned to the Capitol Theatre on February 9, 2024, and continued the second of a three-night run with deconstructed Goose tunes. Smiles and joyful reunions were frequently seen amongst the fans in attendance, as many saw out-of-town friends for the first time since Goosemas in December. The two sets included copious first-time played covers, as well as two tunes that were regularly played by the Grateful Dead inside the Port Chester, NY-based venue that is firmly rooted in the Grateful Dead's history.

Guitarist Rick Mitarotonda | Orebolo

The set began with guitarist Peter Anspach taking a photo of the excited crowd. "Mr. Action," a song about the integral Goose crew member known as Coach, was the first tune played this evening. Guitarist Rick Mitarotonda had a nice jam early on, along with tasty chords from Anspach, which showed the trio arrived ready to play ball. "Jack-A-Roe," a traditional instrumental played frequently by the Grateful Dead followed. This instantly awoke even the most casual fan and brought many happy faces.

Bassist Jeff Arevalo | Orebolo

Goose original "Dr. Darkness" was up next. This first-time-played tune by Orebolo was the perfect lead-in for "Flodown." The crowd started to erupt as Mitarotonda and Anspach built up the bluegrass inspired melody. Hearing the extra-musical texture of this tune was truly a treat. Multiple rounds of clapping occurred as this song evolved for nine minutes.

Orebolo | Capitol Theatre

"Hang Me, Oh Hang Me" by American folk singer Dave Van Ronk brought the energy back down for a few moments. This quickly changed as they descended into "Creatures." This song is normally very high energy, though today's version was considerably more mellow. The juxtaposition was nice, as it highlighted details within this jam vehicle. Bassist Jeff Arevalo added some nice notes in the space around the guitars.

Guitarist Peter Anspach | Orebolo

"Don't Be Cruel" aka the obligatory Elvis cover per Mitarotonda, was up next. His vocals really shined in this tune from the 1950's. Orebolo then delved into "Louise" by Bonnie Raitt, which was proceeded by "It Burns Within." The set ended with an acoustic dance party vibe driven by a twelve-minute "Animal." It was phenomenal.

Orebolo | Capitol Theatre

The trio returned with a "Hungersite" that instantly transformed all faces into smiles. The crowd sing a long-continued into "Red Bird," with Anspach thanking everyone at the conclusion for their vocal contributions. Arevalo had several transformative moments using the bow.

Fans loved the show | Orebolo

"Seekers on the Ridge Part I" is perhaps even more beautiful as an acoustic song than full band. Mitarotonda and Anspach masterfully played this with a simplistic fullness that can only be achieved in an unplugged environment. Arevalo added an ominous tone with the bow at times, which provided perfect contrast for the guitars. "Seekers on the Ridge Part II" ended this delightful song duet.

Orebolo | Capitol Theatre

The tempo increased considerably for a fast version of "Echo of a Rose." This song has been known to bring the heat electrified and did not disappoint. "Love More" by Singer Songwriter Sharon Van Etten brought another first-time played tune. This precluded yet another crowd sign along with the Grateful Dead's "Tennessee Jed."

Fans young and old enjoyed the show | Orebolo

Orebolo always plays sets that hit home in a relaxed environment. "This Old Sea" played into this vibe. The set ended with none other than "Empress of Organos." This culminated with synchronized joyous clapping and an energetic sing-along by the fans. What a day to be living indeed.

Orebolo | Capitol Theatre

The band returned for one final tune, "Silver Rising." The energy was through the roof despite this being an acoustic show. They harmonized as well they played to close out this special performance.

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Check out more photos from the show. Also, don't miss our review and photos from Orebolo at the Capitol Theatre on Feb 8, 2024.

Set 1: Mr. Action, Jack-A-Roe[1], Dr. Darkness[2], Flodown, Hang Me, Oh Hang Me[3], Creatures[4], Don't Be Cruel[5], Louise[6], It Burns Within, Animal
Set 2: Hungersite, Red Bird, Seekers On The Ridge Part I > Seekers On The Ridge Part II, Echo of a Rose[7], Love More[8], Tennessee Jed[9], This Old Sea, The Empress Of Organos
Encore: Silver Rising
Coach's Notes:
[1] Traditional.
[2] FTP as Orebolo.
[3] Dave Van Ronk.
[4] Unfinished.
[5] Elvis Presley. FTP as Orebolo.
[6] Bonnie Raitt.
[7] Fast version.
[8] Sharon Van Etten. FTP.
[9] Grateful Dead.

setlist via elgoose.net

Guitarist Rick Mitarotonda | Orebolo

Orebolo | Capitol Theatre

Orebolo | Capitol Theatre