40,000 Headmen Fifth Anniversary Show

Five years ago I saw these guys as part of a double bill with Terrapin Flyer, one of the Chicago area Grateful Dead cover bands.

The various musicians who make up 40,000 Headmen are part of numerous Chicago area jam bands. Packy Lundholm – Keys, Guitar and Vocals; Scott Tipping – Guitar, Organ and Vocals; Wavy Dave Burlingame – Bass and Vocals; Ray Quinn – Flute, Guitar and vocals; Marty Gierczyk – Tenor Sax and Vocals; Johnny Reed – Drums and Piano; Jordan Kamps – Percussion.

On Tuesday March 23rd at 10 PM ET/ 9 CT, 7 PT they will play a FREE show hosted by ASP Streaming, which will be carried on YouTube. You will hear classic Traffic, Blind Faith, and Spencer Davis music.

See it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSXf5HueC38
[set list below]

If you want to get a sense of what you will hear, this is a video I took back in 2016. They were incredibly tight and I was stunned to find out it was only their second gig ever.

Bassist Wavy Dave joined me on Acid Flashback Radio to talk about the upcoming show.

Listen to Wavy Dave on Acid Flashback

Set List: Forty Thousand Headmen – From the Studio 3/23/2021
(All songs by Traffic, except as noted)

Medicated Goo
Feelin’ Alright
40,000 Headmen
Shanghai Noodle Factory
John Barleycorn Must Die
Pearly Queen
Low Spark of High Heeled Boys -> Jam -> Low Spark
Empty Pages
Had To Cry Today (Blind Faith)
Rock and Roll Stew
Light Up or Leave Me Alone
Shouldn’t Have Took More Than You Gave (Dave Mason solo)
I’m A Man (cover of Chicago covering Spencer Davis)
I Can’t Get Enough of It (Spencer Davis)