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Link Everyone Orchestra, Friday, 01/04/2008
MSC Lirica, Cozumel, Mexico

Notes: 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).

Musicians: Jon Fishman, Jeff Coffin, Jamie Janover, Grace Potter, George Porter, Jr., Steve Kimock, Matt Butler

 

Link Gordon, Kreutzmann & Murawski, Saturday, 01/05/2008
DoceLunas, Jaco, Costa Rica

Set 1: Rhymes > Bertha, Yellow Moon > Alphabet Street, Monkey Man, I Got Loaded, U.S. Blues, Emotional Railroad, Keep On Growing

Set 2: Come Together > Express Yourself > Foundation, Estimated Prophet, Cumberland Blues[1], Intensified[2], Weekly Time > Shakedown Street, Bring It On Home To Me[3], Think[4], Rock Steady[4], Eyes of the World, New Minglewood Blues, Just Kissed My Baby > Cruel World

Set 3: Twist, Higher Ground > The Other One > Into the Mystic > Loose Lucy, Three Little Birds[5] > Scarlet Begonias > I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water, Late in the Evening

[1] Unidentified mandolin player.
[2] Robert Gordon (Mike's dad) on additional vocals and Tony Mann on keyboards.
[3] Sue Schick (Gordon) on additional vocals.
[4] Emily Grogan on vocals.
[5] Robert Gordon (Mike's dad) on additional vocals.

Notes: "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.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Bill Kreutzmann, Emily Grogan (Guest), Robert Gordon (Guest), Sue Schick (Gordon) (Guest), Tony Mann (Guest)

 

Link Everyone Orchestra, Tuesday, 01/08/2008
MSC Lirica, Cozumel, Mexico

Set 1: Try

Notes: 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.

Musicians: Jon Fishman, Jeff Coffin, Jamie Janover, Grace Potter, George Porter, Jr., Steve Kimock, Matt Butler

 

Link Dead Sessions, Friday, 01/25/2008
Club Metronome, Burlington, VT

Set 1: Iko Iko[1]

[1] Mike on bass.

Notes: Mike joined Dead Sessions on bass for their set-closing rendition of "Iko Iko."

Musicians: Mike Gordon (Guest)

   

Link Big Easy Blowout, Saturday, 01/26/2008
Cervantes, Denver, CO

Notes: This setlist is unknown, as no recordings of this show circulate.

Musicians: Page McConnell, Russell Batiste, Jr., Reed Mathis, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Papa Mali

 

Link Yarn, Thursday, 01/31/2008
Nectar's, Burlington, VT

Set 1: Oh! Sweet Nuthin'[1]

[1] Mike on upright bass.

Notes: Mike joined Yarn on upright bass for a rendition of The Velvet Underground's "Oh! Sweet Nuthin'."

Musicians: Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

Link Masefield, Perkins, Cleary & Cleary, Saturday, 02/02/2008
Langdon Street Cafe, Montpelier, VT

Set 1: Working on a Building[1] -> Reuben's Train[1]

[1] Mike on banjo.

Notes: Mike sat in on banjo for "Working on a Building" -> "Reuben's Train."

Musicians: Neil Cleary, Joe Cleary, Jamie Masefield, Doug Perkins, Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

Link Melvin Sparks Band, Saturday, 02/16/2008
Nectar's, Burlington, VT

Set 1: Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (From Now On)[1], Doing It to Death[1]

[1] Mike on bass.

Notes: 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").

Musicians: Melvin Sparks, Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

Link Yonder Mountain String Band, Wednesday, 02/20/2008
Lifestyle Communities Pavilion, Columbus, OH

Set 1: No Expectations, Sideshow Blues, Rain Still Falls, Fastball, Sometimes I've Won, Don't You Lean on Me, Goin' Across the Sea, Raleigh & Spencer > Ten > Raleigh & Spencer, Troubled Mind > 20 Eyes > Troubled Mind, Crow Black Chicken[1] > East Nashville Easter[1]

Set 2: Steep Grade Sharp Curves[1], Kentucky Mandolin[1], Up On The Hill Where They Do The Boogie[1], Cupid Shot Me Twice[1], Fine Excuses[1], I'd Like Off[1], Whipping Post[1], How 'Bout You?[1], Cuckoo's Nest[1], If There's Still Ramblin' in the Rambler (Let Him Go)[1] > Get Me Out of Jail[1] > Fingerprint[1] > Midwest Gospel Radio[1] > Two Hits and the Joint Turned Brown[1] > If There's Still Ramblin' in the Rambler (Let Him Go)[1]

Encore: Girlfriend is Better[1]

[1] With Fish.

Notes: Fish sat in with the Yonder Mountain String Band from "Crow Black Chicken" through the end of the show.

Musicians: Dave Johnston, Jeff Austin, Ben Kaufmann, Adam Aijala, Jon Fishman (Guest)

 

Link Yonder Mountain String Band, Thursday, 02/21/2008
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Asheville, NC

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]

[1] With Fish.

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

Musicians: Dave Johnston, Jeff Austin, Ben Kaufmann, Adam Aijala, Jon Fishman (Guest)

 

Link Surprise Me Mr. Davis, Thursday, 04/17/2008
Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT

Set 1: 19th Nervous Breakdown[1]

[1] Mike on bass, Marc Friedman on guitar.

Notes: 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.

Musicians: Nathan Moore, Brad Barr, Andrew Barr, Marc Friedman, Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

Link Yonder Mountain String Band, Friday, 04/18/2008
Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA

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]

[1] With Fish.

Notes: 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.

Musicians: Dave Johnston, Jeff Austin, Ben Kaufmann, Adam Aijala, Jon Fishman (Guest)

 

Link Mickey Hart's Mass Drum, Sunday, 04/20/2008
Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA

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

[1] With Fish (and many others).

Notes: 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."

Musicians: Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Michael Kang, Ben Kaufmann, Jon Fishman (Guest)

 

Link Russell Batiste & Friends, Thursday, 05/01/2008
The Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, LA

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]

[1] With Leo Nocentelli & Jason Neville.
[2] With Oteil Burbridge.
[3] With Leo Nocentelli.
[4] With Mike Gordon, Leo Nocentelli and DJ Logic.
[5] With Eric Krasno.

Notes: 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.

Musicians: Page McConnell, Russell Batiste, Jr., Mike Gordon (Guest), Oteil Burbridge (Guest), Eric Krasno (Guest), Bernie Worrell (Guest), Leo Nocentelli (Guest)

 

Link Porter Batiste Stoltz, Thursday, 05/01/2008
New Orleans Fairgrounds, New Orleans, LA

Set 1: Meet Me in the Morning[1], All We Wanna Do[1], PBS (Funk the Best)[1] > Not Fade Away[1] > I Get High[1]

[1] With Page.

Notes: Page sat in with PBS for the songs listed above.

Musicians: Russell Batiste, Jr., George Porter, Jr., Brian Stoltz, Page McConnell (Guest)

 

Link Joe Krown Trio, Sunday, 05/04/2008
Tipitina's, New Orleans, LA

Set 1: Feel So Bad, Maple Leaf Strutt, Steal Away, What's Going On, Use Me

Notes: Mike sat in on bass for the whole show, that was in support of the headliner, Dumpstaphunk.

Musicians: Russell Batiste, Jr., Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Joe Krown, Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

Link Fab Faux, Wednesday, 05/07/2008
The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

Set 1: While My Guitar Gently Weeps[1], Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey[1]

[1] With Trey.

Notes: 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").

Musicians: Trey Anastasio (Guest), Joan Osborne (Guest)

 

Link Page McConnell, Wednesday, 05/07/2008
The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

Set 1: Magilla, Cars Trucks Buses

Notes: Page led a group of musicians including bassist Christian McBride, drummer Roy Haynes, saxophonist James Carter and trumpeter Nicholas Payton through the above listed songs at the 2008 Jammy awards. hish 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").

Musicians: Page McConnell

 

Link Touchpants, Friday, 05/16/2008
Club Metronome, Burlington, VT

Notes: There is no known setlist or circulating recorording.

Musicians: Jon Fishman, Chris Friday, Colby Dix

 

Link Dark Star Orchestra, Monday, 06/02/2008
Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT

Set 1: U.S. Blues[1]

[1] Mike on bass.

Notes: Mike sat in with Dark Star Orchestra on bass for "U.S. Blues."

Musicians: Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

Link Dark Star Orchestra, Tuesday, 06/03/2008
Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT

Set 1: Space[1] -> The Other One[1]

[1] Mike on bass.

Notes: Mike sat in with Dark Star Orchestra on bass for "Space" -> "The Other One." The band sang "Happy Birthday" to Mike before the encore.

Musicians: Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

Link Mike Gordon, Monday, 06/30/2008
Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, MA

Set 1: Another Door[1], Traveled Too Far[1], Ain't Love Funny > Kryermaten[1] > Ain't Love Funny, Voices[1], Cruel World, La La La[2], Andelmans' Yard[1], The Walls of Time[2], She Said She Said[2], The Time For Loving Is Now[2]

Encore: Meat[2], Dig Further Down[1]

[1] Debut.
[2] Mike Gordon debut.

Notes: 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).

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler

   

Link Mike Gordon, Friday, 07/04/2008
Plumas County Fairgrounds, Qunicy, CA

Set 1: Traveled Too Far, Voices, Crumblin' Bones[1], Jaded[2], Meat[3], Andelmans' Yard, She Said She Said, Dig Further Down

[1] Debut.
[2] Debut, with Ivan Neville on organ.
[3] Ivan Neville on organ.

Notes: 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."

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler, Ivan Neville (Guest)

 

Link Trey Anastasio, Sunday, 07/06/2008
Double JJ Resort, Rothbury, MI

Set 1: Back on the Train[1], Brian and Robert[1], Water in the Sky[1], Secret Smile[1], Driver[1], The Inlaw Josie Wales[1], Farmhouse[1], Let Me Lie[1], Sample in a Jar[1], Mountains in the Mist[1], Wading in the Velvet Sea[1], Sleep Again[1], Waste[1], Backwards Down the Number Line[2], Alaska[2], Chalk Dust Torture[3]

[1] Trey solo acoustic.
[2] Debut; Trey on acoustic with Mike on bass.
[3] Trey on acoustic with Mike on bass.

Notes: 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." 

Musicians: Trey Anastasio, Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

Link Mike Gordon, Sunday, 07/06/2008
Double JJ Resort, Rothbury, MI

Set 1: Another Door, The Walls of Time, The Time For Loving Is Now, Dig Further Down, Cruel World[1], Meat[1], She Said She Said[2]

[1] Trey on guitar.
[2] Trey on guitar and Fish on drums.

Notes: 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.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler, Trey Anastasio (Guest), Jon Fishman (Guest)

   

Link The Bridge, Saturday, 07/12/2008
Marvin's Mountain Top, Masontown, WV

Set 1: Bad Locomotive[1]

[1] Mike on bass.

Notes: 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."

Musicians: Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

Link Mike Gordon, Saturday, 07/19/2008
Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO

Set 1: Another Door, She Said She Said

Notes: This show was a part of the Mile High Music Festival. This setlist is incomplete.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler

 

Link STS9, Wednesday, 07/23/2008
Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT

Set 1: Jam[1]

[1] Mike on bass.

Notes: Mike sat in with STS9 on bass for a mid-set jam.

Musicians: Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

Link Trey Anastasio, Saturday, 08/02/2008
Fort Adams State Park, Newport, RI

Set 1: Brian and Robert[1], Farmhouse[1], Water in the Sky[1], Let Me Lie[1], Bouncing Around the Room[1], Heavy Things[1], If I Could Be a Sailor[2], Mountains in the Mist[1], Sleep Again[1], Back on the Train[1], Peggy[3], Waste[1], Shine[1], Bathtub Gin[1], Wilson[1]

Encore: Sample in a Jar[1] > Chalk Dust Torture[1]

[1] Trey solo acoustic.
[2] Debut; Trey solo acoustic, dedicated "to everyone on the boats out there."
[3] Debut; Trey solo acoustic, dedicated to Tom.

Notes: 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).

Musicians: Trey Anastasio

 

Link Mike Gordon, Saturday, 08/02/2008
Seaside Park, Bridgeport, CT

Set 1: Dig Further Down, Crumblin' Bones, Traveled Too Far[1], The Walls of Time[1], Meat

[1] Bill Kreutzmann on drums.

Notes: 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."

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler, Bill Kreutzmann (Guest)

 

Link Mike Gordon, Sunday, 08/03/2008
Theatre of the Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Set 1: Another Door, She Said She Said > Traveled Too Far > Soumaila[1], Crumblin' Bones, Sound[2], Andelmans' Yard, Meat, Things That Make You Go Hmmm...[1], Dig Further Down, La La La > Takin' It to the Streets[1]

[1] Mike Gordon debut.
[2] Debut.

Notes: 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.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler

 

Link Mike Gordon, Tuesday, 08/05/2008
Plan 9, Richmond, VA

Set 1: Voices[1], Traveled Too Far[1], Pretend[1], Sound[1]

[1] Acoustic.

Notes: This free in-store appearance at the Plan 9 record store was performed entirely acoustic.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler

 

Link Mike Gordon, Tuesday, 08/05/2008
Toad's Place, Richmond, VA

Set 1: Another Door > Weekly Time > Cruel World, On a Bad Day[1], Morphing Again[2], Meat > Traveled Too Far > Rhymes[1] > Dig Further Down

Encore: She Said She Said

[1] Mike Gordon debut.
[2] Acoustic.

Notes: 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.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler

   

Link Mike Gordon, Thursday, 08/07/2008
Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte, NC

Set 1: Sound, Jaded, Crumblin' Bones, If 6 Was 9, On a Bad Day[1], Bury Me Beneath the Willow[2], I'm a Little Bit Lonesome[1], She Said She Said, Voices, Another Door

Encore: Skin It Back[3]

[1] Acoustic.
[2] Mike Gordon debut; acoustic.
[3] Mike Gordon debut, with The Bridge.

Notes: 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. 

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler

   

Link Mike Gordon, Friday, 08/08/2008
Music Farm, Charleston, SC

Set 1: Traveled Too Far > Bye Bye Baby[1] > Traveled Too Far, River Niger[1], Midnight[1], Voices, Still Water, Voices, The Time For Loving Is Now, Makisupa Policeman, Radar Blip, Dig Further Down

[1] Mike Gordon debut.

Notes: The Bridge opened. This show featured the Mike Gordon debuts of "Bye Bye Baby" (Bay City Rollers), "River Niger" (War) and "Midnight" (Red Foley).

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler

 

Link Everyone Orchestra, Friday, 08/08/2008
Up North Music and Art Festival, Hiram, ME

Set 1: Jam, Chicken Thing, You Crazy You, Ruganeeny, Jam

Notes: 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). 

Musicians: Jon Fishman, Jamie Masefield, Dan Archer, Matt Butler

 

Link Mike Gordon, Saturday, 08/09/2008
Masquerade Music Park, Atlanta, GA

Set 1: Another Door, Cruel World > Morphing Again, Makisupa Policeman > Dig Further Down > The Walls of Time, Traveled Too Far

Notes: This opening set was in support of Gov't Mule. Mike and Scott sat in during the Gov't Mule set for "Sugaree."

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler

     

Link Mike Gordon, Wednesday, 08/13/2008
Highline Ballroom, New York, NY

Set 1: Voices, Traveled Too Far, River Niger, Takin' It to the Streets, On a Bad Day[1], Bury Me Beneath the Willow[1], I'm a Little Bit Lonesome[1], She Said She Said, Radar Blip[2], Things That Make You Go Hmmm...[2], Dig Further Down

Encore: Spanish Moon[3]

[1] Acoustic, with Andy Cartoun on banjo.
[2] Jenny Hill on alto sax and Pamela Fleming on trumpet.
[3] With The Bridge.

Notes: 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.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler, Pamela Fleming (Guest), Jenny Hill (Guest), Andy Cartoun (Guest)

     

Link Mike Gordon, Friday, 08/15/2008
Waterfront Park, Burlington, VT

Set 1: Another Door, Crumblin' Bones, She Said She Said, On a Bad Day[1], Milwaukee Here I Come[1], Andelmans' Yard[2], Traveled Too Far[2], Voices[2], The Walls of Time[2], Makisupa Policeman[2], Morphing Again, Meat

Encore: Alphabet Street

[1] Brett Hughes on guitar & vocals, Marie Claire on vocals.
[2] Page on keyboards.

Notes: 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.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler, Page McConnell (Guest), Marie Claire (Guest), Brett Hughes (Guest)

 

Link Mike Gordon, Friday, 08/22/2008
Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA

Set 1: Dig Further Down, Rhymes, La La La > The Curtain With[1] > Sound, She Said She Said, Andelmans' Yard

Set 2: Voices, White Freightliner Blues, Jaded, Rock Steady[2], Things That Make You Go Hmmm... > Traveled Too Far

Encore: Meat > Things That Make You Go Hmmm...

[1] Mike Gordon debut.
[2] Mike Gordon debut; Emily Grogan on vocals.

Notes: "The Curtain With" and "Rock Steady" (Bad Company) were Mike Gordon debut. Emily Grogan provided additional vocals on "Rock Steady."

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler, Emily Grogan (Guest)

 

Link Mike Gordon, Saturday, 08/23/2008
Aladdin Theatre, Portland, OR

Set 1: Andelmans' Yard, Cruel World > Ain't Love Funny > Kryermaten > Ain't Love Funny > The Time For Loving Is Now > Alphabet Street > River Niger, Another Door

Set 2: Makisupa Policeman > Radar Blip -> Think[1] > Pretend[2] > I'm Deranged > Morphing Again > She Said She Said

Encore: Midnight > Takin' It to the Streets

[1] Mike Gordon debut; Emily Grogan on vocals.
[2] Debut.

Notes: This gig included the debut of the Mike original "Pretend." The Mike Gordon debut of "Think" (Aretha Franklin) featured Emily Grogan on vocals.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler, Emily Grogan (Guest)

 

Link Mike Gordon, Sunday, 08/24/2008
Polo Fields, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA

Set 1: Voices, Andelmans' Yard, Traveled Too Far, She Said She Said

Encore: Meat

Notes: 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.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler

 

Link Mike Gordon, Tuesday, 08/26/2008
The Roxy Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

Set 1: Another Door, Meat, Cruel World, The Walls of Time, Voices, La La La, Radar Blip[1], Brawlin[2], Takin' It to the Streets[3], Dig Further Down, I'm Deranged, Traveled Too Far

Encore: Alphabet Street[1]

[1] Jenny Hill on alto sax.
[2] Mike Gordon debut, with Fonzworth Bentley.
[3] Marco Benevento on keyboards.

Notes: 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."

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler, Marco Benevento (Guest), Jenny Hill (Guest), Fonzworth Bentley (Guest)

       

Link Mike Gordon, Tuesday, 09/02/2008
Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, MN

Soundcheck: Weekly Time, Ain't Love Funny

Set 1: Voices, Crumblin' Bones, William Powell[1], Living In The Country[2], Rings[2], Andelmans' Yard, Traveled Too Far, She Said She Said > River Niger > She Said She Said, Cruel World, Dig Further Down

Encore: Makisupa Policeman[3] -> Alphabet Street[3]

[1] Mike and Leo Kottke acoustic duet.
[2] Acoustic, with Leo Kottke.
[3] Michael Williams on bass trumpet.

Notes: 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.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler, Michael Williams (Guest), Leo Kottke (Guest)

 

Link Mike Gordon, Wednesday, 09/03/2008
Majestic Theatre, Madison, WI

Set 1: Sound, Meat, Dig Further Down, Pretend, I'm Deranged, Born On the Bayou[1], The Time For Loving Is Now, Another Door, Emotional Railroad, Andelmans' Yard, Traveled Too Far

Encore: Soulfood Man

[1] Mike Gordon debut, with Chris Friday on vocals.

Notes: DeLeon opened. The Mike Gordon debut of "Born on the Bayou" (Creedence Clearwater Revival) featured Mike's tour manager, Chris Friday, on vocals.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler, Chris Friday (Guest)

 

Link Mike Gordon, Thursday, 09/04/2008
Park West, Chicago, IL

Notes: This gig was billed as "Mike Gordon's Magic Hat Summer Variety Show."

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler

 

Link Mike Gordon, Friday, 09/05/2008
Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH

Set 1: Another Door, Crumblin' Bones, Voices, Pretend, Things That Make You Go Hmmm...[1] > Meat[1], Andelmans' Yard, The Walls of Time, Emotional Railroad, Dig Further Down

Encore: Makisupa Policeman

[1] Freekbass on bass.

Notes: Freekbass (the band) opened and Freekbass (the person) sat in on "Things That Make You Go Hmmm..." and "Meat."

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler, Freekbass (Guest)

 

Link Mike Gordon, Sunday, 09/07/2008
The Paradise, Boston, MA

Set 1: Another Door, Crumblin' Bones, Midnight, She Said She Said > River Niger -> She Said She Said > The Walls of Time, Meat, I Got Loaded[1], Cruel World, Radar Blip[2] > Voices -> No One Receiving -> Voices -> Traveled Too Far

Encore: On a Bad Day > Andelmans' Yard

[1] Neil Cleary on vocals.
[2] Jenny Hill, Alex Toth and Kal Traver on horns.

Notes: 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."

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler, Jenny Hill (Guest), Neil Cleary (Guest), Alex Toth (Guest), Kal Traver (Guest)

       

Link Trey Anastasio & Orchestra Nashville, Saturday, 09/27/2008
Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN

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[3]

[1] Trey on acoustic guitar.
[2] Trey on electric guitar and vocals; debut.
[3] Trey on acoustic guitar and vocals.

Notes: This performance featured Trey performing with Orchestra Nashville, conducted by Don Hart. Trey performed acoustic guitar on "Divided Sky" and Hart's "Concertino." Trey performed on electric guitar and vocals for the world premiere of "Time Turns Elastic." Trey performed on acoustic guitar and vocals on "Let Me Lie."

Musicians: Trey Anastasio, Don Hart, Orchestra Nashville

   

Link Assembly of Dust, Saturday, 10/04/2008
Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT

Set 1: Arc of the Sun[1], Ain't Wastin' Time No More[1] -> Sometimes[1]

[1] Mike on bass.

Notes: 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).

Musicians: Reid Genauer, Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

Link Yonder Mountain String Band, Friday, 10/10/2008
Nokia Theatre, New York, NY

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]

[1] With Fish.

Notes: 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.

Musicians: Dave Johnston, Jeff Austin, Ben Kaufmann, Adam Aijala, Jon Fishman (Guest)

 

Link Electron, Saturday, 10/11/2008
Club Metronome, Burlington, VT

Set 1: Home Again[1]

[1] Mike on bass.

Notes: This was a late afternoon matinée performance. Mike sat in on bass for "Home Again" (The Disco Biscuits).

Musicians: Joe Russo, Marc Brownstein, Aron Magner, Tom Hamilton, Jr., Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

Link Yonder Mountain String Band, Saturday, 10/11/2008
Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA

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]

[1] With Fish.

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

Musicians: Dave Johnston, Jeff Austin, Ben Kaufmann, Adam Aijala, Jon Fishman (Guest)

 

Link Everyone Orchestra, Sunday, 10/12/2008
Loki Music Festival, Deerfields, NC

Notes: 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).

Musicians: Jon Fishman, Marco Benevento, Matt Butler

 

Link Trey Anastasio Band, Thursday, 10/16/2008
Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY

Set 1: Sand, Cayman Review, Let Me Lie, Gotta Jibboo, Dragonfly, First Tube

Set 2: Alaska, Last Tube, Sweet Dreams Melinda, Valentine, Drifting, Brian and Robert[1], Chalk Dust Torture[1], The Way I Feel, Spin

Encore: Heavy Things, Burlap Sack and Pumps

[1] Trey solo acoustic.

Notes: 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.

Musicians: Trey Anastasio, Russ Lawton, Tony Markellis, Ray Paczkowski

 

Link Benevento/Russo Duo, Thursday, 10/16/2008
Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT

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]

[1] With Mike.

Notes: Mike sat in with the Duo for the encore. Both "Becky" and the preceding jam featured Dave Grippo on saxophone. 

Musicians: Marco Benevento, Joe Russo, Mike Gordon (Guest)

   

Link Trey Anastasio Band, Saturday, 10/18/2008
Palace Theatre, Albany, NY

Set 1: Sand, Drifting, Peggy, Cayman Review, Burlap Sack and Pumps, Shine, Dark and Down, Push On 'Til the Day

Set 2: Valentine, Simple Twist Up Dave, Let Me Lie, Alaska, Gotta Jibboo, The Way I Feel, Brian and Robert[1], Back on the Train[1] > Farmhouse[1], Bathtub Gin[1]

Encore: Bug

[1] Trey solo acoustic.

Notes: 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. 

Musicians: Trey Anastasio, Russ Lawton, Tony Markellis, Ray Paczkowski

 

Link Trey Anastasio Band, Sunday, 10/19/2008
Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT

Set 1: Gotta Jibboo, Peggy, Dark and Down, Push On 'Til the Day, Sweet Dreams Melinda, Sand

Set 2: Burlap Sack and Pumps, Money, Love and Change, Last Tube, Let Me Lie, Drifting, Alive Again, Tube Top Flop, Windora Bug > Ruby Waves[1], Moesha, Dragonfly

Encore: A Case of Ice and Snow, First Tube

[1] Debut.

Notes: 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.”

Musicians: Trey Anastasio, Russ Lawton, Tony Markellis, Ray Paczkowski

 

Link Trey Anastasio Band, Tuesday, 10/21/2008
Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, RI

Set 1: Come On Baby, Let's Go Downtown > Last Tube, Tube Top Flop, Sweet Dreams Melinda, Cayman Review, O-o-h Child, Alaska, Backwards Down the Number Line, Gone, Sand

Set 2: Push On 'Til the Day, Gotta Jibboo, Drifting, Simple Twist Up Dave, Water in the Sky[1], Brian and Robert[1], Back on the Train[1], A Case of Ice and Snow, Tuesday

Encore: First Tube[2]

[1] Trey solo acoustic.
[2] Scott Murawski on guitar, Oteil Burbridge on bass and Bill Kreutzmann on drums.

Notes: 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.

Musicians: Trey Anastasio, Oteil Burbridge, Scott Murawski, Russ Lawton, Tony Markellis, Ray Paczkowski, Bill Kreutzmann

 

Link Trey Anastasio Band, Thursday, 10/23/2008
The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA

Set 1: Push On 'Til the Day, Heavy Things, Dark and Down, Come On Baby, Let's Go Downtown > Burlap Sack and Pumps, Drifting, Tube Top Flop, Mr. Completely, Shine

Set 2: Last Tube > Sweet Dreams Melinda, Sand, Let Me Lie, Backwards Down the Number Line, The Way I Feel, Gotta Jibboo, Sample in a Jar[1], Wilson[1], Bathtub Gin[2]

Encore: Tuesday > First Tube

[1] Trey solo acoustic.
[2] Trey solo acoustic. Dedicated to Mike's daughter who was born that evening.

Notes: 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.”

Musicians: Trey Anastasio, Russ Lawton, Tony Markellis, Ray Paczkowski

 

Link Trey Anastasio Band, Friday, 10/24/2008
Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA

Set 1: Cayman Review, Last Tube, Drifting, Gotta Jibboo, Alaska, O-o-h Child, Money, Love and Change

Set 2: Backwards Down the Number Line, Sand, Tuesday, Spin, Greyhound Rising, Push On 'Til the Day

Encore: Moesha, Let Me Lie, First Tube

Notes: “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.”

Musicians: Trey Anastasio, Russ Lawton, Tony Markellis, Ray Paczkowski

 

Link Trey Anastasio Band, Saturday, 10/25/2008
The National, Richmond, VA

Set 1: Push On 'Til the Day, Sand, O-o-h Child, Tube Top Flop > Cayman Review, Drifting, Backwards Down the Number Line, Money, Love and Change

Set 2: Sweet Dreams Melinda, Mr. Completely, Gotta Jibboo, Sitting in Limbo, Alaska, Shine, Water in the Sky[1], Brian and Robert[1], Strange Design[1], Sample in a Jar[1]

Encore: Burlap Sack and Pumps, First Tube

[1] Trey solo acoustic.

Notes: 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.”

Musicians: Trey Anastasio, Russ Lawton, Tony Markellis, Ray Paczkowski

         

Link Everyone Orchestra, Friday, 11/14/2008
Bear Creek Music and Arts Festival, Live Oak, FL

Notes: 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).  

Musicians: Jon Fishman, Michael Kang, Kofi Burbridge, Eric Krasno, Matt Butler

 

Link Mike Gordon, Saturday, 12/27/2008
Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, RI

Set 1: Another Door, Willow Tree[1], Susskind Hotel[1], Andelmans' Yard, Pretend, Only a Dream[2], Meat > River Niger > Crumblin' Bones > Dig Further Down

Encore: She Said She Said

[1] Mike Gordon debut.
[2] Debut.

Notes: 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."

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler

 

Link Mike Gordon, Sunday, 12/28/2008
The Music Hall, Portsmouth, NH

Set 1: Morphing Again, Rhymes, Only a Dream > Living for the City[1], Voices, Cruel World, Ain't Love Funny > Kryermaten > Ain't Love Funny, Radar Blip, Things That Make You Go Hmmm... -> Jaded > Traveled Too Far

Encore: Sound > Takin' It to the Streets

[1] Mike Gordon debut.

Notes: 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."

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler

   

Link Mike Gordon, Tuesday, 12/30/2008
Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT

Set 1: Sound, Another Door > Midnight, Only a Dream -> Living for the City, The Time For Loving Is Now > River Niger > Meat, Crumblin' Bones, Cruel World, The Walls of Time, Traveled Too Far > Things That Make You Go Hmmm... > Traveled Too Far

Encore: Dancing in the Street[1]

[1] Mike Gordon debut, with Amber DeLaurentis on vocals and Dave Grippo on sax.

Notes: 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.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler, Dave Grippo (Guest), Amber DeLaurentis (Guest)

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