Setlists Matching Performer: Carl Gerhard


This show was webcast via LivePhishCarl "Geerz" Gerhard sat in on trumpet for Party Time. Trey introduced Gerhard as having come to the School of Phish in 1991 and talked about Gerhard's teaching career in the Armed Services. Trey acknowledged the crowd's request by playing Tube. During I Didn't Know, Trey said that they took Fish on the road in 1983 and he went to the Phish School of Music, adding that he was now the executive officer of the "Air Force." Trey said he didn't think Fish should be representing the vacuum cleaners without tucking in his shirt (a.k.a. his dress) and asked him to do so (Fish complied). Antelope included alternate lyrics "Been you to tuck in your dress, man?" "Tuck, tuck, tuck, tuck" and "Tuck in your dress man, you're out of control!" Trey also said that for 30 years, Fish has been leaving his dress untucked and told everybody to tuck in their dresses. Mike, Trey, and Page tucked in their shirts before the setbreak bow. Split Open and Melt included the alternate lyrics "Split open and tuck." Backwards Down the Number Line contained a DEG tease from Trey. Lengthwise included an invitation for audience members to appear on stage and tuck (a few fans came on stage), contained alternate lyrics "When you're there, I sleep tuckwise, and when you're tucked, I sleep, you really have to tuck" and "I sleep diagonal in my tuck," and Trey wielding a light saber, saying "the force is weak with that one. And that one too. But the force is strong with that one."  The audience was subsequently called out by Fish, Trey, and Page, in part being told repeatedly "You suck at tucking" over the Maze intro. The Maze intro also featured Trey asking Chris Kuroda to turn off the lights while he waved the light saber around, talked like Darth Vader, saying "I am your father, Fish. I am your father," and played the guitar with his light saber. Fire contained more Tuck references, with Trey saying "Tuck it!" and the alternate lyrics "Let the Tucker take over!" Mike and Trey sported sombreros for Mexican Cousin.

SET 1: Tumblin' Down [1], Outer Space[1]


Mike sat in on guitar and Carl “Geerz” Gerhard played trumpet for the listed songs. Phish had performed earlier in the evening at the Hampton Coliseum.

The New Deal opened. Carl “Geerz” Gerhard sat in on trumpet for the encores. "Magilla" included a "Fishin' Hole" (aka The Andy Griffith Show theme) tease from Oteil.

Carl “Gears” Gerhard performed on trumpet for the entire show. Before the show started, Trey introduced Carl and noted that this gig was exactly ten years to the day since the last time the entire Giant Country Horns had performed together; the actual last performance of the GCH with Phish was July 27, 1991. The “Jam” in the second set was based on the theme that emerged out of the jam in “Jibboo.” Trey performed “Ray Dawn Balloon” and “Driver” solo, acoustic.

Fish chimed in with quotes of “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit’ It” during BBFCFM and Tubthumping. BBFCFM also contained a Leave it to Beaver theme tease from Mike. This show featured the breakouts of Cry Baby Cry (first since June 16, 1995, or 278 shows) and Nellie Kane (first since December 8, 1994, or 293 shows). Weekapaug contained Mango Song teases from Trey. Tubthumping, a Phish debut, featured Tom Marshall on lead vocals and Carl Gerhard on trumpet and had the official recording's intro playing over the P.A. before Phish started to play. Trey called Fish "Sammy... Sammy Hagar The Horrible" toward the end of the song before also quoting "Gettin' Jiggy Wit' It." This show was released as part of the Hampton Comes Alive box set.

This show featured the Phish debut of Rock and Roll Part Two, though Trey accompanied the recorded version playing over the P.A. on December 31, 1994. Quinn the Eskimo was played for the first time since August 10, 1987 (1,150 shows). Stash included a Fikus tease. Page teased Tequila in Bathtub Gin. Driver featured Trey on acoustic guitar. For the Phish debut of Gettin’ Jiggy Wit’ It, Fish read from cue cards that he threw into the crowd afterwards. Fish also replaced Will Smith’s name in the lyrics with his own alias, “Bob Weaver.” Cavern featured Carl Gerhard on trumpet. This show was released as part of the Hampton Comes Alive box set.

Suzy contained a Hey Bulldog tease from Page. The entire second set featured the Cosmic Country Horns. The horns included Dave Grippo on alto sax and percussion, Carl Gerhard on trumpet, Michael Ray on trumpet, James Harvey on trombone, and Peter Apfelbaum on baritone, tenor sax and flute. The Alumni jam included an introduction of the horn section. The appearance of the horns led to the first Touch Me since July 27, 1991 (397 shows). The soundcheck's Frankenstein also included the Cosmic Country Horns. The opening act was Dave Matthews Band.

Soundcheck: Caravan, Julius, Funky Bitch, Magilla, Gumbo

SET 1: Poor Heart > Also Sprach Zarathustra, Sparkle > Simple -> It's Ice > The Lizards, Stash, The Squirming Coil

SET 2: Chalk Dust Torture > David Bowie[1], Buried Alive[1] > Julius[1], The Landlady[1], Gumbo[1] > Caravan[1], Suzy Greenberg[1]

ENCORE: Cavern[1]


The Cosmic Country Horns came in at the end of Bowie and played until the end of the show. Horns players included Dave Grippo on alto sax and percussion, Carl Gerhard on trumpet, Michael Ray on trumpet, James Harvey on trombone, and Peter Apfelbaum on baritone sax, tenor sax and flute. This version of Gumbo appears on A Live One. The opening act was Dave Matthews Band.

Nellie Kane, Beaumont Rag, and Foreplay/Long Time were performed acoustic. Ya Mar and Cavern featured Michael Ray on trumpet and shaker and Carl Gerhard on trumpet. Ya Mar also contained a Salt Peanuts tease.

It’s Ice included a Right Off (Miles Davis) tease. YEM through Cavern featured the Cosmic Country Horns: Michael Ray and Carl “Geerz” Gerhard on trumpet, Dave “The Truth” Grippo on alto sax, Tony Tate on tenor sax, Jerome Theriot on baritone sax, and Rick Trolsen on trombone. Wolfman's featured an Alumni Blues jam. Suzy ended with a jazz jam involving a megaphone on Trey’s guitar and an electric screwdriver on Mike’s bass. Trey dedicated Antelope to his friend, who was, at that moment, giving birth. He recommended that she name the child “Marco Esquandolas.” Cavern contained Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat) teases.

Suzy through Magilla featured the Giant Country Horns: Carl “Geerz” Gerhard on trumpet, Dave “The Truth” Grippo on alto sax, Chris Peterman on tenor sax, Mike Gallick on baritone sax, Don Glasgo on trombone, and Joey Sommerville on trumpet. Alumni Blues was incomplete as only one verse was performed, but it was the first since July 18, 1991 (301 shows).

This show, a benefit for The Flynn Theatre, featured many debuts, including Scent of a Mule, If I Could, Wolfman’s Brother, Julius, and the full Down with Disease. I Wan'na Be Like You also made its Phish debut. The show kicked off with an a cappella line of Back In My Hometown. Reba contained A-Hunting We Will Go teases from Trey and Mike and It's Ice contained Hey Bulldog (Beatles) teases. Buried Alive through I Wan'na Be Like You and Suzy Greenberg featured The Giant Country Horns: Mike Gallick on baritone sax, Carl “Geerz” Gerhard on trumpet, Dave “The Truth” Grippo on alto sax, Don Glasgo on trombone, Chris Peterman on tenor sax, and Joey Sommerville on trumpet. Magilla was played slightly differently than most versions, with more of a shuffle beat. Wolfman's contained an Alumni Blues jam. Suzy contained Horn introductions and a HYHU tease from Page. Before and after Hood, Trey updated the crowd on the score of the Duke - Arkansas NCAA championship basketball game. Cavern, which contained the old, alternate lyrics, featured Gerhard on trumpet.

The Mockingbird narration gave a brief recap of the Gamehendge saga and included Wilson teases as well as a Rift tease from Mike; the Bowie intro included Take Five teases. Weekapaug featured screaming band members and a Mainstreet tease. Brother and Cavern featured Carl Gerhard on cornet. Before I Didn’t Know (which featured Fish on Bag-Vac), Trey introduced Fish as “Clifford O'Sullivan, a beacon of light in the world of flight.”

Possum included a Rhapsody in Blue tease from Trey. Before YEM, Trey announced that the second set would feature a special guest on guitar who has influenced Trey for years. The “special guest” turned out to be Fish, who added some atrocious fretless guitar stylings to Bike. Cavern, Magilla and Brother featured Carl Gerhard on trumpet, who teased the Flintstones theme during Magilla.

This show marked the first performances of Brother, It’s Ice, Sparkle, and All Things Reconsidered. Reba contained two Simpsons signals (without the "D'oh" response) and Possum had a Rhapsody in Blue tease from Trey and Charlie Chan and Simpsons signals. Chalk Dust contained four Charlie Chan signals and Key Change, Tritone Down, Clapping, and Random Laugh signals. Cavern and Jesus Just Left Chicago featured Carl Gerhard on trumpet.

This one-set show, opening for The Aquarium Rescue Unit, concluded the summer "Horns Tour." It featured the Giant Country Horns on Suzy through Stash, Avenu Malkenu, Possum, Landlady, Mike's, Weekapaug, and the encore. Suzy contained a Sailor's Hornpipe tease from Trey. During I Didn't Know, Fish was introduced as Willard Scott. Possum contained Charlie Chan and Oom Pa Pa signals.

This show featured the Giant Country Horns on Suzy, Cavern, Avenu, Buried Alive through Funky Bitch, Tweezer, and Lizards through Melt. The Horns were introduced after Landlady. Stash was dedicated to a fan. YEM included a Chameleon tease by the Horns and Manteca quotes in the vocal jam. Sweet Adeline was performed without microphones. After Lizards, the band sang Happy Birthday to Chris Kuroda and played a short Happy Birthday jam with the horns. Tweezer Reprise started as Tweezer. In between Frankenstein and Melt, the Horns introduced the members of Phish. Page teased HYHU when Fish was introduced. Melt included a Munsters theme tease from Trey. The Aquarium Rescue Unit was the opening act.

This show featured the Giant Country Horns from Suzy through AC/DC Bag, Cavern through Golgi, and Poor Heart through the encore. Trey called Page "Chaz" prior to his solo in My Sweet One. Sweet Adeline was performed without microphones. The Antelope intro included Jean Pierre teases, Magilla contained an Anything Goes tease from Carl Gearhart, and Weekapaug included a Superstition tease. Gumbo included Horn introductions.

Soundcheck: Poor Heart (x2), Gimme Three Steps, Jazz Jam, Dinner and a Movie Intro (x3), Sesame Street Theme -> Jam -> Superstition, Caravan, Poor Heart -> Funky Bitch -> I’m Bad I'm Nationwide

SET 1: Golgi Apparatus > Chalk Dust Torture, The Squirming Coil > Buried Alive[1] > Split Open and Melt[1], Bathtub Gin[1], The Landlady[1], Cavern[1], Tela, You Enjoy Myself

SET 2: Possum, Guelah Papyrus, David Bowie[1], Jesus Just Left Chicago[1], My Sweet One[1] > Bouncing Around the Room[1], Funky Bitch[1], I Didn't Know, Frankenstein[1], Suzy Greenberg[1]

ENCORE: Contact[1] > Big Black Furry Creature from Mars[1]


This show featured the Giant Country Horns on Buried Alive through Cavern, YEM, Bowie through Funky Bitch, and Frankenstein through BBFCFM. The Horns were introduced after Landlady. YEM included a Chameleon tease by the Horns. The intro to Bowie included teases of The Asse Festival, Call to the Post, Merrily We Roll Along, William Tell Overture, and Entrance of the Gladiators. Bowie later contained Wipe Out teases from Mike. BBFCFM featured I Love Lucy and Brady Bunch theme teases.

This show featured the Giant Country Horns from Suzy through Weekapaug, Cavern through Tweezer, and Dinner through Caravan. Gumbo also featured Fish on trombone and Horn introductions.

This show featured the Giant Country Horns on all songs except Guelah, Poor Heart, Hydrogen, I Didn't Know, Runaway Jim, Sloth, Esther, and Fee. During I Didn't Know, Fish was introduced as "The Sultan of Swat, Henrietta." Lawn Boy featured Carl Gerhard, who was introduced as "Lawn Boy," on trumpet. Gumbo, Touch Me, and Suzy also featured “Steve-O from New Orleans” on washboard, or, as Trey referred to it, “whatever the hell you call that thing.” Weekapaug included a Bonanza theme tease and Suzy contained an And the Cradle Will Rock... quote from Trey. The Radiators and TR3 were the opening acts.

This show featured the Giant Country Horns on Suzy through Bathtub, Bowie, Dinner and a Movie through Stash, Avenu Malkenu, YEM, and Possum. The Horns were introduced after Landlady, which featured Rene Lopez on percussion. During the introductions, Page teased Call to the Post and "Charge!" Carl Gerhard whistled with the band during Reba. Chalk Dust contained a brief Buried Alive tease from Trey. The Bowie intro contained an Alone Again (Naturally) tease and quote and YEM included a Chameleon tease by the Horns. The YEM vocal jam was based on burgers. Possum contained Charlie Chan and Oom Pa Pa signals and Dixie and Buried Alive teases from Trey. Spin Doctors and The Authority were the opening acts. This show is available as an archival release on LivePhish.com.

This show featured the Giant Country Horns for all songs except Fee, Coil, I Didn't Know, My Sweet One, and Runaway Jim. The Bowie included Bouncing and Jeopardy! theme teases. YEM included Frankenstein teases as well as a Chameleon tease by the Horns. Gumbo featured Fish on trombone and Touch Me featured Fish on cowbell. Gumbo and BBFCFM included Giant Country Horn intros. After Touch Me, Page announced that they would be debuting the Esther animated film at the setbreak. I Didn’t Know featured Mimi Fishman on vacuum.  Magilla contained an Up on the House Top tease from Carl Gerhard. Tweezer featured impromptu rapping. BBFCFM included theme from Leave It to Beaver and William Tell Overture teases during the Horn introductions and a quick tease of the I Love Lucy theme. Lawn Boy featured Gerhard, who was introduced as "Lawn Boy," on trumpet. Runaway Jim was sung as “Runaway Yim.” This show is available as an archival release on LivePhish.com.

This show featured the Giant Country Horns from Suzy through Weekapaug, Poor Heart through Landlady, Possum, and Alumni. After Guelah, the crowd was told by the promoter that they were dancing too much, prompting Trey to offer a date with Fish to the fan who danced best on their chair! Trey introduced the Horns during I Didn't Know. Trey teased Dave's Energy Guide and Mainstreet in Weekapaug. Possum contained an Alone Again (Naturally) tease from Trey.

No known setlist


It is believed that the band only performed one song at the BMI New Music Awards, and that it may have been a cappella.

This single-set show was part of the New Music Seminar and featured the Giant Country Horns. Landlady and Stash contained Hot House (Tadd Dameron) teases from Trey. After Weekapaug, Trey introduced the Giant Country Horns. During the introductions, Page teased "Charge!" Caravan included Manteca teases. Trey humorously botched the lyrics to Cavern, leading to some funny stage banter. The Ellen James Society and Yothu Yindi were the opening acts.

This show featured The Giant Country Horns for all of the second set, all of the third set except for Esther, Chalk Dust, and Hood, and for the encore. The show began with a humorous announcement from Trey that he felt “overdressed” during National Nudist Week. My Sweet One included a tease of the Bonanza theme and Magilla included a Flintstones theme tease. I Didn't Know, in which Fish was introduced as "Hank," and Touch Me featured Fish on trombone. Possum included Charlie Chan and Oom Pa Pa signals as well as a Dave’s Energy Guide tease, while Weekapaug included more DEG teases. Trey introduced the Giant Country Horns at the end of Antelope and during BBFCFM. There was a long wait during HYHU for Fish, who was apparently in the bathroom. Hood included full-band Jeopardy! theme teases. This show ran much longer than scheduled (at one point, when Trey noted that they should wind up the show, a fan urged the band to “fuck the clock”), prompting Trey to beg the crowd to leave in a timely and orderly fashion after the encore.

This show featured The Giant Country Horns on Suzy, Alumni, Avenu, Melt through Frankenstein, Divided Sky, Flat Fee, Lizards, Stash, If I Only Had a Brain, YEM, and Landlady. Melt contained Charlie Chan and Oom Pa Pa signals. During the pause in Letter to Jimmy Page, Trey introduced the Horns. Trey flubbed the slow, middle section of Divided Sky and humorously remarked that it was “the jazz version.” Stash contained a Buried Alive tease from Trey. Brain was preceded by Happy Birthday teases and was dedicated to "Erica;" YEM subsequently included a brief reprise of the tease from Trey as well as a Chameleon tease by the Horns. The YEM vocal jam featured Chain Gang (Otis Redding) quotes from Fish.

This show, officially released as Live Phish 19, featured The Giant Country Horns for all songs except Reba, Rocky Top, Golgi, The Squirming Coil, My Sweet One, Hydrogen, both HYHUs, Oh Kee Pa, Adeline, and Fee. It also marked the first Phish performance of Moose the Mooche, which contained a tease of Rhythm-A-Ning from Trey. Trey also teased the Woody Woodpecker theme before Golgi. Prior to Touch Me, Fish was introduced as the Lizard Queen. Touch Me featured Fish on trombone. Sweet Adeline was performed without microphones.

This free show featured The Giant Country Horns for all songs except Oh Kee Pa, My Sweet One, both TMWSIYs, and both HYHUs. This show also marked the Phish debut of Touch Me. Frankenstein was played for the first time since December 3, 1989 (217 shows) and Flat Fee was played for the first time since September 13, 1988 (347 shows). Fish was introduced before Touch Me as Henrietta and, several seconds later, the Lizard Queen.

A blackout occurred during Chalk Dust. The drum solo and the ensuing Mr. P.C. featured Carl Gerhard on trumpet, who also performed on ‘A’ Train, Magilla, Cavern, and Lawn Boy. Mr. P.C. was performed for the first time since November 11, 1988 (335 shows) and included a Spider-Man theme tease from Gerhard. The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday was introduced as “The Old Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday.” This show fell on Page’s 28th birthday, a point noted repeatedly throughout the gig. I Didn't Know featured Fish on trombone. Fluffhead was unfinished; the rest of the band sung Happy Birthday to Page first over the Fluffhead melody, followed by the Happy Birthday melody. Happy Birthday was performed for the first time since September 29, 1990 (104 shows). Possum contained Yield Not To Temptation and I Know a Little teases as well as a Bonanza theme tease from Mike. Magilla contained a full-band Flintstones theme tease. Mississippi Queen was teased during Fish's vacuum solo in Bike. The pause in BBFCFM featured a final rendition of Happy Birthday and the presentation of a cake; Fish then responded to the “how old are you?” crowd chants by counting off BBFCFM: “I’ll tell you how old he is: 1-2-3-4!”

The Bowie intro contained a Steppin' Out (Joe Jackson) tease from Page. Carl Gerhard made a guest appearance on trumpet during the encore. La Grange featured a Buried Alive tease from Trey.

I Didn't Know featured Carl Gerhard on trumpet; this was his first known appearance with Phish. Mr. P.C., which included a Spider-Man theme tease, featured Carl Gerhard and Russ Remington on horns. Some recordings circulate with Timber in the second set and an encore including Peaches, Funky Bitch, and Donna Lee; this is actually filler from the October 29, 1988 show.
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