Snapshots: The Yardbirds @ Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center — 10/10/19

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The Yardbirds perform at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center on Oct. 10, 2019. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)

The Yardbirds — the ’60s pioneers of British Blues, visited Montgomery College to play at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center recently. Jason Nicholson got some pictures!

Original drummer and composer Jim McCarty led the current lineup of The Yardbirds, which also included lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist John Idan, bassist Kenny Aaronson, lead guitarist Godfrey Townsend, and Myke Scavone (lead singer of The Doughboys).

Stream Live at the BBC Revisited by The Yardbirds on Spotify:

On Oct. 10 in Rockville, Maryland, The Yardbirds played 17 bluesy tunes, bookending the set with a pair covers for which they are known — opening with “The Train Kept A-Rollin'” by Tiny Bradshaw and ending with “I’m a Man” by Bo Diddley.

In between those songs, The Yardbirds played quite a few of their signature songs, including “I’m Not Talking,” “New York City Blues,” and “Over Under Sideways Down.”

Setlist:

The Train Kept A-Rollin’ (Tiny Bradshaw cover)
Heart Full of Soul
Drinking Muddy Water
I’m Not Talking
The Nazz Are Blue
Ain’t Got You
Little Games
Shapes of Things
New York City Blues
Crying Out for Love
Back Where I Started (Box of Frogs cover)
Evil Hearted
Lost Woman
Over Under Sideways Down
Smokestack Lightning (Howlin’ Wolf cover)
For Your Love/Happenings Ten Years Time Ago/Dazed and Confused (Jake Holmes cover)
I’m a Man (Bo Diddley cover)

Keep track of The Yardbirds and catch these originals when they visit your area! 

Here are some photos of The Yardbirds performing at Montgomery College’s Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center on Oct. 10, 2019. All photos copyright and courtesy of Jason Nicholson.

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