Chester Brown and Mr. Blotto Open 2020 at Reggie’s

Mr. Blotto’s 2020 NYE show was a night to remember. In a night billed as a Watkins Glen inspired show, Chester Brown opened the night at Reggie’s on South State Street in Chicago with a set covering many of The Band’s songs starting with Back to Memphis, and following with The Shape I’m In, I Shall Be Released, Don’t Do It, The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down, Up On Cripple Creek, Slippin’ and Slidin (Little Richard), The Weight, and finishing with Ophelia.

Chester Brown opening with Back to Memphis by The Band

Mr. Blotto took the stage and started off the end of 2019 and brought us into 2020 with a show to remember. There were times I closed my eyes during the first set and could imagine a show I was at in Darien Lake, NY in the early ‘90s. They were that dead on.

Set 1 – Allman BrothersSet 2 – Grateful Dead
Trouble No More
Rambling Man
Done Somebody Wrong
Blue Sky
Stormy Monday
Mountain Jam
Playing In the Band
Mexicali Blues
Loose Lucy
Here Comes Sunshine>Truckin’>Sunshine Reprise
China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider
Mr. Blotto Encore Set
Mama Grady
Nietzsche Stares
Working For the Man

Recorded audio:

Mr. Blotto with their opening song, Trouble No More
Watkin’s Glen inspired.
Billing for the event.


Published by SpiralBlue

My name is Ed Dixon. After some friends really enjoyed some photo sets I had done I started blogging. My main subjects are usually architecture, nature, and live bands. My personal blog is found on

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