Monthly Archives: February 2013

Paonia Blue Sage Center for the Arts

Doctor Robert would like to send out a huge THANK YOU to everyone in Paonia for making our Beatles Tribute night such a wonderful experience. This may be the most enthusiastic dancing crowd we’ve seen yet, with the local swing dancing group in attendance. Everyone in the room seemed to know how to dance, with or without a partner. This was our second stop at Blue Sage Center for the Arts, and we’ve now had two great nights in Paonia, Colorado. This time we even had a nice dinner with a few friendly locals before the show. The good people at the Blue Sage also gave us an amazing apartment upstairs for the night that was over 100 years old. We look forward to our next visit to Paonia, thanks again to everyone that came out and danced their hearts out for three hours!

Here are a few recordings from the night:
Two of Us
Twist and Shout
Tell Me Why
Taxman
Revolution
One After 909
Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey
I Should Have Known Better
I Saw Her Standing There
Hello Goodbye
Act Naturally
Come Together –> A Day in the Life
The Night Before
Blackbird
Rocky Raccoon
Glass Onion
If I Needed Someone –> Run For Your Life
Good Day Sunshine
Got To Get You Into My Life
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
A Hard Day’s Night –> Ob La Di Ob La Da
She Loves You

Doctor Robert is proud to be one of the few Beatles Tribute bands in Colorado!

Durango Summit, Ska Brewing, Dolores River Brewery

On our way home from our Durango and Dolores shows this past weekend, we found ourselves asking “Did that all really just happen?” Wow, what an amazing three shows in southwest Colorado, starting in Durango at The Summit on January 30th and Ska Brewing on January 31st, then heading to Dolores River Brewery (DRB) on February 2nd. We can’t remember three shows in a row with such welcoming fans, the enthusiasm for Doctor Robert was through the roof at all three shows. Thanks so much to all the great people that made the weekend such a great success, especially Eugene and Scottie from The Summit, Holly from Ska, and Mark from DRB. So much good energy was captured in our recordings from each night, so we’ll start with some from 1/30 at The Summit:

Get Back Second set opener, jamming to “Blondie” as we started “Get Back.”
Paperback Writer — Taxman A rare extended jam of “Paperback Writer,” which blended nicely into “Taxman.”
I’ve Just Seen a Face Possibly the peak of crowd enthusiasm, people LOVE to sing along with this one.
I Want You — Back in the USSR
It Won’t Be Long
All My Loving
Come Together Our longest song to date, almost 16 minutes with some fun twists and turns.
With a Little Help From My Friends Always a fun one at the end of the night.
Got To Get You Into My Life
Helter Skelter — Day Tripper

The following evening, we played 140 minutes straight at Ska Brewing. This show was all ages, and brought out some huge Beatles fans anywhere from two years old to 83 years old. Elvis even made an appearance. Here are a handful of tracks from Ska:

Yellow Submarine This was requested by the three youngest fans in the room. At the end of the song, Karen invited them up to help finish out the chorus a bunch of times.
You Can’t Do That
One After 909 One of the “deep tracks” that is really fun to play every time.
Norwegian Wood
Let it Be This was requested several times, Karen does a great job with this one.
Get Back
Come Together
Back in the USSR — Dear Prudence The first notes of “Dear Prudence” always get a great reaction.

We finished out the weekend at Dolores River Brewery, with possibly the most enthusiastic crowd we’ve ever played for. The bar was packed from the beginning, and everyone danced and sang along the entire night. We look forward to returning to DRB this summer and playing the outside stage. Here’s a bunch of tracks:

Taxman — Drive My Car
Two of Us
Wild Honey Pie — Why Don’t We Do It In The Road We love the random “deep tracks,” fortunately so do Beatles fans.
Revolution — Get Back Love the help with the scream in the beginning of “Revolution.”
What Goes On
Strawberry Fields Forever — I Am The Walrus Fun transition between two psychedelic tracks.
Please Please Me It was great to see the fans in back on their chairs dancing and singing to this early classic.
Ob La Di Ob La Da One of the most popular songs we play, it usually brings everyone out to dance.
Wait A rare appearance of this “Rubber Soul” cut.
Tell Me Why
Rain Someone requested a psychedelic song, and this was our answer.
Mean Mr. Mustard — Polythene Pam — She Came in Through the Bathroom Window Each song in this “Abbey Road” trilogy built up momentum.
Lady Madonna
If I Needed Someone — Run For Your Life
I Want to Hold Your Hand More great crowd participation on this version.
I Saw Her Standing There Great “alternative rock” intro after Casey forgot to tune up after “Dear Prudence.”
I Feel Fine
Doctor Robert This one often gets no reaction, but many people knew this one in Dolores.
Can’t Buy Me Love
A Hard Day’s Night — Eight Days a Week These two are always crowd favorites.
While My Guitar Gently Weeps Second set closer, always a good blowout for Doctor Robert and the crowd.
Yellow Submarine First encore. After the crowd started singing it for us, how could we not play it. This was the weekend of “Yellow Submarine,” we’ve never had so much fun playing this one.
Hey Jude Second encore, great sing-a-long.
A Day in the Life Our third encore.
Yesterday First time played! The original recording used a guitar tuned down a full step. Our guitar has regular tuning, which makes singing this song pretty hard at the end of the night.

Thanks again to everyone who helped make such a memorable weekend for Doctor Robert, The Beatles Tribute from Crested Butte, Colorado. We look forward to getting back to all three venues this summer.