2008

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November: 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 14
December: 27 | 28 | 29 | 30
Rubblebucket Orchestra opened. The Mike Gordon debut of "Dancing in the Street" (Martha and the Vandellas) featured Amber DeLaurentis on vocals and Dave Grippo on alto sax.
Susskind contained "Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley" teases. Bow Thayer & Perfect Trainwreck opened. 
Bow Thayer & Perfect Trainwreck opened. Stevie Wonder's "Living for the City" (from Innervisions) was a Mike Gordon debut. "Fanfare for the Common Man" was teased near the end of "Takin' It to the Streets."
Bow Thayer & Perfect Trainwreck opened. This show included the Mike Gordon debut of "Suskind Hotel" and the Max Creek original "Willow Tree," as well as the debut of "Only a Dream."
This show consisted largely of improvised music performed by multiple combinations of musicians. The main participants for this show were: Fish (drums); Matt Butler (conductor, percussion); Kofi Burbridge (flute); Michael Kang (mandolin, fiddle); Eric Krasno (guitar); Nigel Hall (vocals); and Janis Wallin (bass).  
Before “Water in the Sky” Trey referenced the upcoming Phish Hampton reunion shows, saying he was going to take his tent to the parking lot and camp out until March. Trey preformed “Water in the Sky” through “Sample” solo acoustic. “Burlap Sack” was played “for all the women... we don’t care what you’re wearing, as long as you have nice shoes.”
“Cayman Review” contained a “Streets of Cairo” tease from Trey. After “Drifting,” the audience began chanting “Let’s go, Phillies” (this show took place on an off-day between Games 2 and 3 of the 2008 World Series) leading to a “Charge!” tease from Ray at the beginning of the ensuing “Jibboo.”
Trey performed “Sample,” Wilson” and “Bathtub Gin” solo acoustic. During “Gin” Trey took a break to note that Mike had been texting him from the hospital and that Mike’s wife, Sue was giving birth (to their first daughter, Tessa) “at that very moment.” Since she was not yet named, Trey dedicated the song to “Dave Human.”
Trey performed “Water in the Sky” through “Back on the Train” solo acoustic. “First Tube” featured Scott Murawski on guitar, Oteil Burbridge on bass and Bill Kreutzmann on drums.
This show was a benefit for the Seven Below Arts Initiative (which Trey mentioned at the end of the first set). “Sweet Dreams Melinda” was played at Tony’s request. This show featured the debut of “Ruby Waves.” “Moesha” was played by request, though Trey warned the crowd that he hadn’t played the song in five years and didn’t know all the words but would “make them up and then you guys can go on the internet and rag on me.”
After “Peggy” Trey made reference to his “legal entanglements” and said that he had to move to the Albany area as a result. He told the audience that if they heard any new songs they “could damn well bet they were written in your backyard.” “Cayman Review” was introduced as “a really old one.” Trey performed “Brian and Robert” through “Gin” solo acoustic. 
Trey performed “Water in the Sky” through “Sample” solo acoustic.
After “Alaska,” referencing the then recently introduced GOP Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, Trey noted that he wrote the song before she came along, and “to be clear I did not have sex with that woman.” Trey performed “Brian and Robert” and “Chalk Dust Torture” solo acoustic.

SET 1: Echo Park , Welcome Red , Circus Cats , Love Song , Play Pause Stop , Jam , Becky , Soba , Blood Not Sap , Hateframe , Paranoid Android , Best Reason to Buy the Sun

ENCORE: Jam [1]

Mike sat in with the Duo for the encore. Both "Becky" and the preceding jam featured Dave Grippo on saxophone. 
This show consisted largely of improvised music performed by multiple combinations of musicians. The main participants for this show were: Fish (drums); Matt Butler (conductor, percussion); Papa Mali (guitar); Marco Benevento (keyboards); Jane Kramer Edens (guitar, flute, vocals); Molly Rose Reed (guitar, banjo, vocals); Eleanor Underhill (banjo, harmonica, vocals); Luke Quaranta (percussion); Justin Perkins (kora, guitar); and Jonathan Scales (steel drums).
This was a late afternoon matinée performance. Mike sat in on bass for "Home Again" (The Disco Biscuits).

SET 1: No Expectations , Sidewalk Stars , Easy as Pie , Yes She Do (No She Don't) , 40 Miles From Denver , Get Me Outta This City , Raleigh & Spencer , Funtime [1], Just the Same [1], Kentucky Mandolin [1] > Up On The Hill Where They Do The Boogie [1]

SET 2: Death Trip [1], New Deal Train [1], Granny Wontcha Smoke Some Marijuana [1], Only a Northern Song [1], Southbound [1], Hold Whatcha Got [1], Fingerprint [1], Classic Situation [1], Catch a Criminal [1], Nothin' But Nothin' [1], Girlfriend is Better [1] > Cuckoo's Nest [1]

ENCORE: Whipping Post [1]

Fish sat in with Yonder Mountain String Band from "Funtime" through the end of the show.

SET 1: Casualty , Dawn's Early Light , Good-Hearted Woman , Country Boy Rock 'n' Roll , Happy to Be Here , Life's Too Short , Idaho , Deep Pockets , Fastball , This Train , Free to Run , Damned if the Right One Didn't Go Wrong , If There's Still Ramblin' in the Rambler (Let Him Go) [1] > Two Hits and the Joint Turned Brown [1] > If There's Still Ramblin' in the Rambler (Let Him Go) [1]

SET 2: Out of the Blue , Must've Had Your Reasons , Midwest Gospel Radio [1], East Nashville Easter [1], Crow Black Chicken [1], Boatman's Dance [1], My Gal [1], Fine Excuses [1], How 'Bout You? [1], King Ebeneezer [1], Angel [1] > Follow Me Down To The Riverside [1] > Angel [1]

ENCORE: Steep Grade Sharp Curves [1]

Fish sat in with Yonder Mountain String Band for "Ramblin' in the Rambler" and "Two Hits and the Joint Turned Brown" and from "Midwest Gospel Radio" through the end of the show. "Angel" included "Spinal Meningitis" (Ween) quotes.
Mike joined Assembly of Dust on bass for "Arc of the Sun" (AOD), "Ain't Wastin' Time No More" (Allman Brothers Band) and "Sometimes" (Strangefolk).

SET 1: XL , Divided Sky [1], Concertino [1], Orient and Occident , Le Tombeau de Couperin

SET 2: Time Turns Elastic [2]

ENCORE: Let Me Lie [1]

This performance featured Trey performing with Orchestra Nashville, conducted by Don Hart. Trey performed acoustic guitar on "Divided Sky," Hart's "Concertino" and "Let Me Lie." This show featured the world premiere of "Time Turns Elastic." 
"Back in the Basement," "Fire Lamp (Big Chief)" and "Good Ol' Funky Music" featured Mike on an additional bass.
Rubblebucket Orchestra opened. Tom Cleary's younger brother, Neil, provided vocals for "I Got Loaded." Jenny Hill, Alex Toth and Kal Traver sat in on horns for "Radar Blip."
This impromptu reunion took place at Brad Sands’s wedding reception. This was the only known performance by Phish during the “break-up”.
Freekbass (the band) opened and Freekbass (the person) sat in on "Things That Make You Go Hmmm..." and "Meat."
This gig was billed as "Mike Gordon's Magic Hat Summer Variety Show."
DeLeon opened. The Mike Gordon debut of "Born on the Bayou" (Creedence Clearwater Revival) featured Mike's tour manager, Chris Friday, on vocals.
DeLeon opened. "William Powell" was performed as an acoustic duet by Mike and guest Leo Kottke. Leo Kottke joined the whole band for acoustic renditions of "Living In the Country" and "Rings." Michael Williams (a.k.a. "MiWi La Lupa") sat in on bass trumpet for the "Makisupa," "Alphabet Street" encore.
DeLeon opened. "Midnight" and "Bury Me Beneath the Wllow" were performed acoustic.
DeLeon opened.
DeLeon opened. This show featured the Mike Gordon debut of "No One Receiving" (Brian Eno, from Before and After Science).
Marco Benevento opened and sat in on keyboards for "Takin' It to the Streets." "Radar Blip" and "Alphabet Street" featured Jenny Hill on alto sax. Fonzworth Bentley sat in on the Mike Gordon debut of Bentley's original "Brawlin."
This single set performance was part of the innagural Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival that also featured Radiohead, Beck, Primus and Wilco, among many others.
This gig included the debut of the Mike original "Pretend." The Mike Gordon debut of "Think" (Aretha Franklin) featured Emily Grogan on vocals.
"The Curtain With" and "Rock Steady" (Bad Company) were Mike Gordon debut. Emily Grogan provided additional vocals on "Rock Steady."
This free gig was part of the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival and also featured an appearance by Bernie Sanders. "On a Bad Day" and "Milwaukee Here I Come" featured Brett Hughes on guitar vocals and Marie Claire on vocals. "Andelmans' Yard" through "Makisupa" featued Page on keyboards.
This free gig was part of the "Thursday at the Square" performance series.
The Bridge opened and performed on the Mike Gordon debut of "Spanish Moon" (Little Feat). "On a Bad Day," "Bury Me Beneath the Willow" and "I'm A Little Bit Lonesome" were performed acoustic with Andy Cartoun on banjo. "Radar Blip" and "Things That Make You Go Hmmm..." featured Pamela Fleming on trumpet and Jenny Hill on alto sax.
The Bridge opened.
After performing his set with TAB, Trey joined Jack Johnson on guitar for "Mudfootball" during Johnson's headlining set at the All Points West Music and Arts Festival.
This single set performance was part of the inaugural All Points West Music and Arts Festival that also featured Radiohead, The New Pornographers and The Roots. Trey also sat in with Jack Johnson during his headlining set.
This opening set was in support of Gov't Mule. Mike and Scott sat in during the Gov't Mule set for "Sugaree."
The Bridge opened. This show featured the Mike Gordon debuts of "Bye Bye Baby" (Bay City Rollers), "River Niger" (War) and "Midnight" (Red Foley).
This show consisted largely of improvised music performed by multiple combinations of musicians. The main participants for this show were: Fish (drums); Matt Butler (conductor, percussion); Dan Archer (guitar); Ryan Montbleau (guitar); Jason Cohen (keyboards); Jamie Masefield (mandolin); Taylor McFerrin (DJ, keyboards, vocals); Mike Rivard (bass); Mister Rourke (DJ); and Geoff Scott (guitar). 
The Bridge opened. "Bury Me Beneath the Willow" (Woody Guthrie) was a Mike Gordon debut. "On a Bad Day," "Bury Me Beneath the Willow" and "I'm A Little Bit Lonesome" were performed acoustic. Members of The Bridge sat in with Mike's band for the "Skin It Back" (Little Feat) encore, also a Mike Gordon debut. 
This show featured the debuts of “Gone,” “Valentine,” “Greyhound Rising” and “Light.”
The Bridge opened. "I'm Deranged" (David Bowie) was a Mike Gordon debut.
This free in-store appearance at the Plan 9 record store was performed entirely acoustic.
The Bridge opened. This gig featured the Mike Gordon debuts of "On a Bad Day" (Kasey Chambers) and "Rhymes" (Al Green). "Morphing Again" was performed acoustic.
This gig featured four Mike Gordon debuts: "Soumaila" (Craig Myers), Mike's original "Sound," "Things That Make You Go Hmm..." (C+C Music Factory) and "Takin' It to the Streets" (Doobie Brothers). "Soumaila" contained a "Those Were the Days" tease near its end.
This solo acoustic set was part of the Newport Folk Festival. This show featured the debut of the Anastasio/Marshall originals “If I Could Be a Sailor” (dedicated to “everyone on the boats out there”) and “Peggy” (dedicated to Tom).
This set was part of the Gathering of the Vibes that also featured Phil Lesh & Friends, Dark Star Orchestra and Zappa Plays Zappa, among many others. The set was shortened a bit due to a torrential rainstorm earlier in the day. "Crumblin' Bones" contained "Rhapsody in Blue" and "Entrance of the Gladiators" teases. Bill Kreutzmann sat in on drums for "Traveled Too Far" and "The Walls of Time."
Mike sat in with STS9 on bass for a mid-set jam.
This show was a part of the Mile High Music Festival. This setlist is incomplete.
This set was part of the All Good Music Festival that also featured Phil Lesh & FriendsWidespread Panic and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, among many others.
This set was part of the All Good Music Festival that also featured Mike GordonPhil Lesh & Friends, and Widespread Panic. Mike joined The Bridge on bass for their original "Bad Locomotive."
This set was part of the Rothbury Festival. Trey performed this set solo acoustic, excepting "BDTNL" through "Chalk Dust" where he was joined by Mike on bass. Before "Mountains in the Mist" Trey related a story about how he was asleep in the car on the way to this gig, and when he woke there was a sign that said "Welcome to Whitehall;" he dedicated the song to all the people in Whitehall. This show featured the debuts of "Backwards Down the Number Line" and "Alaska." Trey introduced "BDTNL" as a song written by Tom that arrived in the mail on his birthday and is "about getting younger or something." After "BDTNL" Trey asked the crowd to give it up for Mike who he "had just taught that song five minutes before coming out." 
This set was part of the Rothbury Festival that also featured Phil Lesh & Friends, Dave Matthews Band, Widespread Panic, Primus and Trey Anastasio, among many others. Trey sat in on guitar for "Cruel World" and "Meat;" Trey and Fishman (on drums) sat in for "She Said, She Said." "Meat" contained a "Streets of Cairo" tease.
Fish sat in with Yonder Mountain String Band from "Robots" through the end of the show.
This set was part of the High Sierra Music Festival that also featuresd Bob Weir & Ratdog, Gov't Mule, Charlie Hunter Trio and Michael Franti & Spearhead, among many others. The Tom Cleary-penned "Crumblin' Bones" was a debut. Ivan Neville sat in on organ for "Meat" and the debut of the Mike original "Jaded."
Bow Thayer & Perfect Trainwreck opened. This tour-opening gig feautured the first performance of the Mike Gordon touring ensemble of Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary and Todd Isler. Every song in this show was an original or cover debut except "Cruel World" (Max Creek) and Ain't Love Funny" (J.J. Cale): Mike Gordon originals "Another Door," "Traveled Too Far," "Voices," "Andelmans' Yard," "Dig Further Down," and the Phish original "Meat," "Kryermaten" (Todd Isler), "La La La" (Tranquility Bass), "The Walls of Time" (Bill Monroe, Peter Rowan), "She Said She Said" (The Beatles), and "The Time for Loving Is Now" (The Mustangs).
Mike sat in with Dark Star Orchestra on bass for "Space" -> "The Other One." The band sang "Happy Birthday" to Mike before the encore.
Mike sat in with Dark Star Orchestra on bass for "U.S. Blues."
There is no known setlist or circulating recorording.
Trey joined the Fab Faux and Joan Osborne for the above songs, performed as part of the 2008 Jammys Awards. Phish received a lifetime achievment Jammy earlier in the night and the Headcount All-Stars (consisting of Marc Brownstein, Jon Gutwillig, Kyle Hollingsworth, Jake Cinninger and Joe Russo) ended the evening with a short set of Phish standards ("Wilson," "Antelope," "2001" and "Maze").
This performance was part of the Jammys, at which Phish received a lifetime achievment award. Page led a group of musicians including bassist Christian McBride, drummer Roy Haynes, saxophonist James Carter and trumpeter Nicholas Payton through "Magilla" and "Cars Trucks Buses." The Headcount All-Stars (Marc Brownstein, Jon Gutwillig, Kyle Hollingsworth, Jake Cinninger and Joe Russo) ended the evening with a tribute set that included "Wilson," "Antelope," "2001" and "Maze."
Mike sat in on bass for the whole show, that was in support of the headliner, Dumpstaphunk.
This set was part of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and took place on the Acura Stage (full setlist). Page sat in on keyboards for "Fixin' to Die."

SET 1: Unknown Instrumental > Unknown Instrumental , Fire On the Bayou [1] > Unknown Song , Cars > Pull Up to the Bumper > Lady Marmalade , Mother Funk Y'all [2], The Hype and The Hoopla [3], It Ain't No Use [1] > Cissy Strut [4], Unknown Instrumental , The World Is So Crazy , Most Events Aren't Planned [5]

Page joined Russell Batiste and Friends for the entire show.  In addition to Page, the core band consisted of Russell Batiste (drums), Kenny Kane (bass), Tom Fitzpatrick (tenor sax), MC (trumpet), 909 (tenor sax), Kako (keyboards), KC Jr Ian (guitar), Rita Batiste (vocals), and Tiffany Jackson (vocals). "Fire on the Bayou" and "It Ain't No Use" feautured Leo Nocentelli and Jason Neville. Leo Nocentelli also appeared on "The Hype and the Hoopla." "Mother Funk Y'all" featured Oteil Burbridge. "Cissy Strut" featured Mike Gordon, Leo Nocentelli and DJ Logic. The instrumental that followed also featured Mike, along with Bernie Worrell. "The World is So Crazy" featured "Willie Soul Singer" and Oteil Burbridge. "Most Events Aren't Planned" featured Eric Krasno.
This set was part of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

SET 1: Blackbird > Peggy-O , Friend of the Devil , Not Fade Away > Drums [1] > Not Fade Away [1]

Fish was one of many guests at this Earth Day concert that was part of the Green Apple Festival. The core band consisted of Mickey Hart, Bob Weir, Michael Kang and Ben Kaufmann.  During the "Drums" segment, Fish sat in, along with Sikiru Adepoju, Bobi Cespedes, Rebeca Mauleon, Tommy Lee, Ludacris, Rhythm Village & Loco Bloco. Joan Baez even made an appearance at the end of "Not Fade Away."

SET 1: Out of the Blue , Sidewalk Stars , Rain Still Falls , Don't You Lean On Me , Belle Parker , Fastball , Looking Back Over My Shoulder , Another Day , Half Moon Rising , Casualty , Winds On Fire , Robots [1], Steep Grade Sharp Curves [1]

SET 2: Angel > Follow Me Down to the Riverside > Angel , How 'Bout You? [1], Fingerprint [1], Cuckoo's Nest [1], Fine Excuses [1], I'm the Slime [1], Southbound [1], Just the Same [1], If There's Still Ramblin' in the Rambler (Let Him Go) [1] > Midwest Gospel Radio [1] > East Nashville Easter [1] > If There's Still Ramblin' in the Rambler (Let Him Go) [1]

ENCORE: Catch a Criminal [1], Death Trip [1]

Fish sat in with the Yonder Mountain String Band for "Robots" and "Steep Grade Sharp Curves" and from "How About You" through the end of the show.
Mike joined Surprise Me Mr. Davis for their encore of The Rolling Stones' "19th Nervous Breakdown." Mike played bass while regular bassist Marc Friedman played guitar.

SET 1: Out of the Blue , Lord Only Knows , Looking Back over My Shoulder , Another Day , Molly & Tenbrooks , If You're Ever in Oklahoma , Finally Saw the Light , Left Me in a Hole , Freeborn Man > Wheel Hoss > Freeborn Man , Southbound [1], Only a Northern Song [1]

SET 2: Death Trip [1], Classic Situation [1], Catch a Criminal [1], Hold Whatcha Got [1], Nothin' But Nothin' [1], I'm the Slime [1], My Gal [1], Just the Same [1], Damned If The Right One Didn't Go Wrong [1], King Ebeneezer [1] > Angel [1] > Follow Me Down To The Riverside [1] > Angel [1]

ENCORE: Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music) [1], Granny Wontcha Smoke Some Marijuana [1]

Fish sat in with Yonder Mountain String Band from "Southbound" through the end of the show.
Fish sat in with the Yonder Mountain String Band from "Crow Black Chicken" through the end of the show.
Mike joined Melvin Sparks on bass for "Everyting I Do Gonna Be Funky" and "Doin It to Death" (commonly mis-labeled as "Funky Good Time").
Mike sat in on banjo for "Working on a Building" -> "Reuben's Train."

SET 1: Oh! Sweet Nuthin' [1]

Mike joined Yarn on upright bass for a rendition of The Velvet Underground's "Oh! Sweet Nuthin'."
This setlist is unknown, as no recordings of this show circulate.
Mike joined Dead Sessions on bass for their set-closing rendition of "Iko Iko."
This show, performed aboard Jam Cruise 6, consisted largely of improvised music. The main participants for this show were: Fish (drums; saxophone); Matt Butler (conductor, percussion); Steve Kimock (guitar); George Porter, Jr. (bass); Jeff Coffin (saxophone); Jamie Janover (hammered dulcimer); Grace Potter (vocals); Dan Lebowitz (percussion). Any description of this show would be incomplete without noting that featured the world debut of Jon Fishman on the saxophone.  Whether that is because he is prohibited from doing so on dry land is unconfirmed. This show also featured two guest conductors, "Scooter" and "Todd," who won a raffle.
"Cumberland Blues" featured an unidentified mandolin player. "Intensified" featured Robert Gordon (Mike's dad) on additional vocals and Tony Mann on keyboards. "Bring It On Home To Me" featured Sue Schick (Gordon) on additional vocals. "Think" and "Rock Steady" featured Emily Grogan on additional vocals. "Three Little Birds" also featured Robert Gordon on additional vocals.
This show, performed aboard Jam Cruise 6, consisted largely of improvised music. The main participants for this show were: Fish (drums; saxophone); Matt Butler (conductor, percussion); Steve Kimock (guitar); George Porter, Jr. (bass); Jeff Coffin (saxophone); Jamie Janover (hammered dulcimer); Grace Potter (vocals); Dan Lebowitz (percussion).
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