Twiddle kicked off their run of winter tour dates on January 30th with a headlining show at George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Vermont-native quartet made sure to make the tour’s opening performance a memorable one, as they filled their two sets (plus an encore) with a mix of 14 total covers and originals themed around the great state of Arkansas. You can finally listen to the full show audio below, or download it here on nugs.net.The show started with a performance of “Apples”, inspired by the official Arkansas state flower, the Apple Blossom. The opening tune transitioned into a disco-friendly cover of “Funkytown” before returning back to “Apples”. Next came one of their newer songs, “River Drift”, followed by a rendition of “Invisible Ink” that segued into John Denver‘s “Country Roads” and, finally, back into “Invisible Ink”. The first set continued with more Arkansas-inspired performances including “Milk” (the official state beverage) and “The Fantastic Tale Of Ricky Snickle” in which the song’s title character was born in the state’s capital of Little Rock.Related: Twiddle Adds Northeast Spring Tour Dates With Lespecial And Gatos BlancosThe second half of the show opened up with “Gatsby the Great”. The Gatsby mentioned in the song’s title was inspired by keyboardist Ryan Dempsey‘s pet duck, which obviously relates to the fact that Arkansas is home to the World Championship Duck Calling Contest. “Gatsby” transitioned into “Polluted Beauty” (and back into “Gatsby”) before continuing with “Honeyburst” and “Beehop”, pulled from the fact that the honey bee is Arkansas’ official state insect. Next came “Second Wind”, followed by a rendition of the Grateful Dead‘s “Eyes of the World” (with a tease of “Gubb Dump” during the solo) to close the set. Twiddle’s night finally came to a thrilling end with an encore cover of Tears for Fears‘ “Mad World”.Twiddle – 1/30/2019 – Full Show Audio[Audio: edmund.edwards]Fans can head over to the tour page on the band’s website for ticket info for all upcoming Twiddle shows.Setlist: Twiddle | George’s Majestic Lounge | Fayetteville, AR | 1/30/2019Set One: Apples (%) > Funkytown (Lipps Inc. cover) > Apples > River Drift, Invisible Ink > Country Roads (John Denver cover) > Invisible Ink, Milk (&), The Fantastic Tale Of Ricky Snickle (@)Set Two: Gatsby the Great (!) > Polluted Beauty > Gatsby, Honeyburst (?) > Beehop (?), Second Wind (Darryl Worley cover) > Eyes of the World* (Grateful Dead cover)Encore: Mad World (Tears for Fears cover)Show Notes:* “Gubb Dump” tease during solo% The Apple Blossom is Arkansas state flower& Milk is Arkansas state [email protected] Ricky Snickle was born in Little Rock Arkansas! Arkansas is home to the World Championship Duck Calling Contest? The Honey bee is Arkansas state insect
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