Coming into his latest tour Mike Gordon had a huge repertoire to draw from for his five-piece to
play. That hasn't stopped the bassist from rolling out a slew of material that goes beyond
the songs found on his latest album, Overstep. Gordon and his band have debuted a
whopping 25 tunes so far during the four-show-old tour including four at last night's show
in Washington, DC.
Mike, guitarist Scott Murawski, drummer Todd Isler, percussionist Craig Myers and
keyboardist Tom Cleary brought the tour to the 9:30 Club on Tuesday night, where they
mixed songs from throughout Gordon's solo career with a batch of fun covers and a Phish
obscurity. "Spock's Brain" made its second appearance in three shows during a first set
that also included takes on "Jones" by Max Creek, a handful of Overstep songs and
"Dig Further Down" and "Traveled Too Far" off 2008's The Green Sparrow. The
set started with Overstep's "Ether" and continued with the debut of original
"Either" and "Puddle" from Isler's International Orange project. Mike and the guys then
offered their first-ever takes on Bonnie Raitt's "Love On One Condition" and Cleary's
"Twists And Bends." A foursome of Overstep tunes led into an "Only A Dream" set
closer. The band returned for an encore of "Loon" and "Cities" (Talking Heads).
In other Mike Gordon news, the bassist and a few of his bandmates are expected to appear
on CBS This Morning: Saturday as part of the "Saturday Sessions" series this
Saturday, March 8 at some point between 7-9 a.m.(ET) to perform "Long Black Line" and
"Tiny Little World" off Overstep.
Here's the setlist from Mike Gordon's visit to the 9:30 Club:
Set 1: Dig Further Down, Yarmouth Road, Jones, Long Black Line, Spock's Brain, Surface,
Traveled Too Far
Set 2: Ether > Either > Puddle > Ether > Love On One Condition,
Twists and Bends, Jumping, Paint, Say Something > Tiny Little World, Only A Dream
Encore: Loon, Cities
 Mike Gordon debut.
Notes: This show featured the debuts of "Either" and "Twists and Bends" and the Mike
Gordon debuts of "Puddle" (International Orange) and "Love On One Condition" (Bonnie