His set started off with Lowest of the Low tune "Eternal Fatalist" with a bit of The Clash's "The Guns of Brixton" to celebrate the 39th anniversary of London Calling. That was followed by "Powerlines" from The Low's latest album Do The Right Now. Classic tune "Bite Down Hard" from Ron Hawkins and The Rusty Nails was next, followed by another recent tune "South Ontario". Ron brought out former Lowest of The Low sideman Steve Stanley for a couple of tunes, namely The Low's "Bleed a Little While Tonight" and Steve's "Minahbird". Ron continued the set with "Salesmen, Cheats and Liars", "Peace and Quiet" and one of my favourites of the favourites, "Black Monday". It's missing from my notes, and my memory's poor, but I have to assume Ron closed out with "Rosy and Grey". Correct me if I'm wrong.
As Ron himself commented, he definitely got a headlining band reception from the crowd. It was an amazing set no matter how you measure it.
Of course, I've covered Ron and The Lowest of the Low before. Check out my photos from The Low at The Danforth, Ron Hawkins and the Do-Good Assassins at TURF, Lowest of the Low at Festival of Beer, Ron Hawkins and the Do-Good Assassins at The Drake, Ron Hawkins and the Do-Good Assassins at The Horseshoe in 2014, and again in 2013, and Lowest of the Low at TURF in 2013.
Don't miss my photos of The Watchmen's headlining set here.
Enjoy some tunes:
"Bite Down Hard"