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Link Stash, Saturday, 04/12/1997
Hungry Charlie's, Syracuse, NY

Set 1: Chalk Dust Torture, Suzy Greenberg, Their Song > Divided Sky > Their Song, Bathtub Gin, Frankenstein

Set 2: Their Song > Down with Disease, You Enjoy Myself > Their Song, Wilson[1], Funky Bitch[1], Rocky Top[1], NICU[1], Slave to the Traffic Light[1], Their Song, Poor Heart

Encore: Their Song[1]

[1] Fish on drums.

Notes: Fish sat in on drums with this Phish cover band for “Wilson” through “Slave to the Traffic Light” as well as the encore.

Musicians: Jon Fishman (Guest)

 

Link Galactic, Sunday, 05/04/1997
Mermaid Lounge, New Orleans, LA

Set 1: Cissy Strut[1]

[1] Fish on drums.

Notes: Fish sat in on drums for The Meters’ classic, “Cissy Strut.”

Musicians: Jon Fishman (Guest)

 

Link Pork Tornado, Monday, 05/12/1997
Club Toast, Burlington, VT

Notes: The Drovers opened.

Musicians: Jon Fishman, Dan Archer, Aaron Hersey, Joe Moore, Phil Abair

     

Link Pork Tornado, Monday, 05/26/1997
Club Toast, Burlington, VT

Notes: One Step Beyond opened.

Musicians: Jon Fishman, Dan Archer, Aaron Hersey, Joe Moore, Phil Abair

 

Link Blues for Breakfast, Saturday, 07/19/1997
Waterfront Park, Burlington, VT

Notes: Fish sat in for one song. This gig was part of the Vermont Brewer’s Fest. No setlist is known and recordings do not circulate.

Musicians: Jon Fishman (Guest)

 

Link Pork Tornado, Monday, 08/18/1997
Club Toast, Burlington, VT

Notes: This show occurred one day after The Great Went; as Fish noted, between the two gigs “the crowd went from 60,000 to 60.”

Musicians: Jon Fishman, Dan Archer, Aaron Hersey, Joe Moore, Phil Abair

 

Link Gordon Stone Band, Saturday, 09/20/1997
Club Toast, Burlington, VT

Set 1: Southwind[1], Monkey Wrench[1], Hubbleville[1], Touch & Go[1], Time Reel[1] > Crazy Creek[1] > Time Reel[1] > Abdul's[1], Blackberry Blossom[1], Dread Banjo[1], Well You Needn't[1], Hoggin' the Spotlight[1]

Encore: Happy Landings[1]

[1] With Fish.

Notes: Fish sat in for the entire show.

Musicians: Jon Fishman, Gordon Stone, Doug Perkins, Andy Cotton

   

Link Pork Tornado, Sunday, 10/19/1997
Club Toast, Burlington, VT

Notes: Trey Anastasio and James Harvey sat in for portions of this gig.

Musicians: Jon Fishman, Dan Archer, Aaron Hersey, Joe Moore, Phil Abair, Trey Anastasio (Guest), James Harvey (Guest)

 

Link Zambiland Orchestra, Monday, 12/22/1997
Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA

Set 1: Drums, Old Joe Clark, East Virginia Blues, I Believe to My Soul, Fixin' to Die, Eat Some Worms, Christmas Carol Medley, A Love Supreme

Notes: This setlist is incomplete, likely out of order, and includes parts of the three sets performed that evening. Fish played for most of show, which featured upwards of two dozen musicians in rotating jams including: Derek Trucks on sarod, Kofi Burbridge on flute and keyboards, Jeff Mosier on banjo, Michael Kang on mandolin and fiddle, Gary “El Buho” Gazaway and Michael Ray on trumpet, Dr. Dan Matrazzo and T. Lavitz on keyboards, Bob Baglione and Jimmy Herring on guitars, Jeff Sipe, Todd Nance and Yonrico Scott on drums, Count M’Butu on percussion, Lincoln Metcalf as conductor and on French horn, Todd Smalley, Ed Nitty and John Cowan on bass, two female vocalists, and Fish, who played drums, tambourine, congas, and vacuum. Col. Bruce Hampton was crowned “King of Zambiland” and led “Fixin’ to Die.

Musicians: Jon Fishman, Col. Bruce Hampton, Derek Trucks, Jimmy Herring, Michael Ray, Jeff Mosier, Gary "El Buho" Gazaway, Jeff Sipe, Michael Kang, Kofi Burbridge, Todd Nance

 

Link The Dude of Life Band, Tuesday, 12/30/1997
Downtime, New York, NY

Set 1: Self[1]

[1] With Fish.

Notes: Fish sat in on drums for three songs in the second set, including “Self.” Phish had performed earlier in the evening at Madison Square Garden.

Musicians: Steve Pollak ("The Dude of Life"), Dan Archer, Aaron Hersey, Phil Abair, Jon Fishman (Guest)

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