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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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