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May: 18
October: 11 | 26 | 27
December: 31

Link World's Largest Cowbell Ensemble, Saturday, 04/14/2012
Church Street, Burlington, VT

Set 1: Time Has Come Today, (Donít Fear) The Reaper, Takin' Care of Business

Encore: Hang On Sloopy

Notes: In honor of the 15th anniversary of the launch of Phish Food ice cream, Ben & Jerry's and the WaterWheel Foundation partnered to host this gathering in downtown Burlington that purported to be, as the name would suggest, the "World's Largest Cowbell Ensemble." Led by Jon Fishman, the gathering attracted roughly 1,600 participants.  Whether the ensemble was indeed the largest of its kind is still being confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records.  Most of the proceeds from the event were donated to WaterWheel Foundation's Vermont Flood Recovery Fund, which helps to repair the devestation left by Hurricane Irene. Prior to the performance, Mike made an appearance at Ben & Jerry's and signed copies of his Steamroller Wheelies: A Restoration Convoy compilation, also benefitting Vermont flood recovery.

Musicians: Jon Fishman, Russ Lawton, Bob Wagner, Aaron Hersey, Phil Abair, Joshua Panda


Link Touchpants, Friday, 04/20/2012
Nectar's, Burlington, VT

Notes: Fish joined Touchpants for a night of "vulgar, rude, crass, foul, misogynistic stupid humor." This gig also featured Creedence Clear Silver Bullet and I'm...Pregnant. There is no known setlist.

Musicians: Jon Fishman, Chris Friday, Colby Dix


Link Hug Your Farmer: A Tribute to Levon Helm, Friday, 05/18/2012
Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT

Set 1: Up On Cripple Creek, Down South in New Orleans, Further On Up the Road, Stage Fright, Who Do You Love, Rag Mama Rag, It Makes No Difference, Ophelia, Evangeline, Helpless, Wide River to Cross, Life is a Carnival[1], Don't Do It[1], Caravan[1], The Shape I'm In[1], Forever Young[1], The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down[1], Baby Let Me Follow You Down[1], The Weight[1]

Encore: King Harvest (Has Surely Come)[1], I Shall Be Released[1]

[1] With Fish.

Notes: This gig was a benefit for NOFA VT's Farmer Emergency Fund, featuring the 'Hug Your Farmer House Band' - Bob Wagner (guitar), Clint Bierman (guitar), Peter Day (bass), Ray Paczkowski (keys), Ron Rost (keys), Steve Hadeka (drums), Chris Peterman (tenor sax), Adam Dotson (trombone), Dave Grippo (alto sax), Luke LaPlant (baritone sax) and Steven Bernstein (trumpet). Fish sat in from "Life is a Carnival" through the end of the show. "Stage Fright" featured Anders Parker on lead vocals. "Who Do You Love?" featured Matt Hagen and Mike Clifford on lead vocals. "Ophelia" and "Helpless" Will Evans on lead vocals. "Evangeline" featured Marie Claire on lead vocals. "Life is a Carnival," Don't Do It," "Caravan" and "Baby Let Me Follow You Down" featured Josh Panda on lead vocals. "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" featured Ryan Miller on lead vocals.  All of the guest musicians joined in for the "I Shall Be Released" finale. Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin delivered some remarks prior to "Stage Firght."

Musicians: Jon Fishman, Dave Grippo, Ray Paczkowski


Link Hug Your Farmer: A Tribute to the Rolling Stones, Thursday, 10/11/2012
Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT

Set 1: Get Off Of My Cloud[1], Under My Thumb[1], Honky Tonk Women[1], Torn and Frayed[1], Midnight Rambler[1], Wild Horses[1], Salt of the Earth[1], Mixed Emotions[1], Sway[1], Start Me Up, Beast of Burden, Sway

Set 2: Tumbling Dice[1], Bitch[1], Sympathy for the Devil[1], Loving Cup[1], Happy[1], Miss You[1], (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction[1]

Encore: Moonlight Mile[1], You Can't Always Get What You Want[1], Let It Bleed[1], Jumpin' Jack Flash[1]

[1] With Fish.

Notes: Fish sat in on drums for the songs listed above, other than the last three songs of the first set. This show, which was a benefit for The Vermont New Farmer Project, was a tribute to the upsoming 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones. Other musicians included Russ Lawton, Ray Paczkowski, Ryan Miller, Bob Wagner, Joshua Panda, Clint Bierman, Peter Day, Steve Hadeka, Matt Hagen, Mike Clifford, Kat Wright, Christina Durfee and Nicole Nelson.

Musicians: Jon Fishman, Russ Lawton, Ray Paczkowski


Link Everyone Orchestra, Friday, 10/26/2012
Sullivan Hall, New York, NY

Notes: This show, which consisted largely of improvised music, was billed as an aftershow for the TAB show earlier that evening at the Beacon Theatre.. The main participants for this performance were Fish (drums), Matt Butler (conductor), Marco Benevento (keyboards), Jamie Masefield (mandolin), John Kadlecik (guitar), Jessica Lurie (saxophone) and Reed Mathis (bass).

Musicians: Jon Fishman, Marco Benevento, Jamie Masefield, Reed Mathis, Jessica Lurie, Matt Butler


Link Everyone Orchestra, Saturday, 10/27/2012
Sullivan Hall, New York, NY

Set 1: Werewolves of London

Notes: This show consisted largely of improvised music. The main participants for this performance were Fish (drums), Matt Butler (conductor), Jamie Masefield (mandolin), Zach Gill (keyboards), Dan Lebowitz (guitar), John Kadlecik (guitar), Jessica Lurie (saxophone), Reed Mathis (bass), Katy Gaughan (percussion), and Sonya Kitchell (vocals).

Musicians: Jon Fishman, Jamie Masefield, Reed Mathis, Jessica Lurie, Matt Butler

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