The Good Life (Todd Sheaffer)

First played

December 31, 2003

Last played

March 30, 2017

Times played

246

Lyrics/Notes

they got tired of livin’ in an apple goin’ black
went up the mad river valley & they never looked back
way up the mountain over campbell ridge
up an old loggin’ road . . ‘cross an old mill bridge

they built a little house out of stone they found
put their backs to the plow . . put their seeds in the ground
water from the spring runnin’ plenty & good
from a hardwood forest . . choppin’ fire from the wood

oh . . they’re livin’ the good life
oh . . they’re livin’ the good life

they got bread in the oven, got books on the shelf
they’re lookin’ deep into each others’ eyes & deep into themselves
pursuin’ ideals with grace & style
& they’re makin’ ends meet with their huckleberry guile

oh . . they’re livin’ the good life
oh . . they’re livin’ the good life

way up the mountain over campbell ridge
up an old loggin’ road . . ‘cross an old mill bridge
they built a little house out of stone they found
put their backs to the plow and their seeds in the ground
they’ve got the power of the sun . . the strength of the soil
they’re findin’ peace in their hearts & faith in their toil

oh . . they’re livin’ the good life
oh . . they’re livin’ the good life
oh . . they’re livin’ the good life

Shows played

2004-03-20 Harper's Ferry
2004-03-26 32 Bleu
2004-03-28 Suede
2004-03-31 Bishop's Pub
2004-04-02 The Milky Way - Pacific University
2004-04-06 The Little Fox
2004-04-14 Rhythm Room
2004-04-17 Paramount Night Club
2004-06-03 Iron Horse Music Hall
2004-06-04 Harper's Ferry
2004-06-11 Crash Mansion
2004-06-12 Funk Box
2004-06-18 Telluride Bluegrass Festival @ Town Park
2004-06-19 Stella Blue
2004-06-23 SoHo
2004-06-24 The Independent
2004-06-25 Knitting Factory
2004-06-26 Casbah
2004-06-29 Palms Playhouse
2004-06-30 Catalyst
2004-07-01 Rios
2004-07-03 High Sierra Music Festival @ Plumas-Sierra County
2004-07-04 High Sierra Music Festival @ Plumas-Sierra County
2004-07-06 Suede
2004-07-08 Cervante's Masterpiece Ballroom
2004-07-09 Ranch Bowl
2004-07-10 Martyrs'
2004-07-15 Party in the Park
2004-07-29 Rex Theater
2004-07-30 Nelson Ledges Quarry Park
2004-07-31 Bucks County Bluegrass Festival @ Snipe's Farm
2004-08-08 Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash @ Sunshine Daydream Cam
2004-08-14 Floyd Fest @ Dance Tent
2004-08-26 Crocodile Rock
2004-08-27 Knowlton Riverfest
2004-08-28 R2
2004-09-03 Strawberry Music Festival @ Camp Mather
2004-09-08 Grog Shop
2004-09-10 Black Swamp Arts Festival @ Black Swamp Arts Festi
2004-09-11 Chameleon Club
2004-09-15 Starr Hill Music Hall
2004-09-16 Lincoln Theatre
2004-09-19 Blue Ridge Harvest Festival @ Cherokee Farms
2004-10-01 Theatre of the Living Arts
2004-10-02 Mexicali Blues
2004-10-03 Dave & Kacey's Wedding @ unknown venue
2004-10-16 First Harvest Festival @ Mad River Center For The
2004-10-20 The Handlebar
2004-10-23 Magnolia Festival @ Spirit of the Suwannee Music P
2004-10-27 Gypsy Tea Room
2004-10-28 Radio appearance
2004-10-28 Threadgill's World Headquarters
2004-10-30 Stella Blue
2004-11-03 KPFA 94.1 FM Studios
2004-11-04 Constable Jack's
2004-11-08 Tahoe Biltmore - Club Breeze
2004-11-20 Martyrs'
2004-12-02 Funk Box
2004-12-09 Revolution Hall
2004-12-30 Mexicali Blues
2006-01-13 Crystal Ballroom
2006-01-19 Miner's Foundry
2006-01-20 Palms Playhouse
2006-01-22 Tower Records
2006-01-25 KRFC Studios 88.9 FM
2006-01-28 Sheridan Opera House
2006-02-01 8150 Club
2006-02-05 Aggie Theatre
2006-02-17 Mexicali Blues
2006-02-18 Scotti's Record Store
2006-03-01 The Basement
2006-03-09 Mississippi Nights
2006-03-11 Ear X-tacy
2006-03-26 Jamm in Jamaica @ Mariner's Beach
2006-04-08 Marrz
2006-04-12 Neighborhood Theatre
2006-04-29 B.B. King Blues Club
2006-06-01 State Theatre
2006-06-05 Tower Records
2006-06-25 Kate Wolfe Festival @ Black Oak Ranch
2006-07-06 Yarmony Creek Ranch
2006-07-16 Baker Park Bandshell
2006-07-22 High Noon Saloon
2006-08-16 Dragonfly Club
2006-09-27 Lincoln Theatre
2006-09-30 Orange Peel
2006-12-01 Paradise Rock Club
2006-12-28 9:30 Club
2007-03-30 State Theatre
2007-04-09 The Depot
2007-04-19 Mystic Theater
2007-04-21 Great American Music Hall
2007-05-19 St. Mark's Episcopal Church
2007-06-18 The Social
2007-07-01 Baker Park Bandshell
2007-07-07 Bluebird
2007-07-13 Sellersville Theatre
2007-07-29 Floyd Fest @ Floyd Fest
2007-09-06 Higher Ground
2007-09-19 Granada Theater
2007-09-28 Gothic Theatre
2007-10-05 Belly Up Tavern
2007-11-01 Rams Head Tavern
2007-11-03 The Fillmore at Irving Plaza
2007-11-24 Sherman Theater
2007-12-31 Cool Springs Farm
2010-02-28 Mexicali Live
2010-04-10 Mexicali Live
2010-04-22 8x10 Club
2010-04-27 The Engine Room
2010-06-01 Old Rock House
2010-07-24 Stone Pony
2010-09-26 McDonald Theatre
2010-12-30 Ogden Theater
2016-01-15 Variety Playhouse
2016-01-21 House of Blues - Houston
2016-01-26 George's Majestic
2016-01-29 The Vogue
2016-02-17 Babcock Theatre
2016-02-24 Domino Room
2016-03-10 Union Transfer
2016-09-25 Town Ballroom
2016-10-01 Jefferson Theater
2016-10-26 Higher Ground
2016-12-29 Revolution Hall