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March: 02
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June: 30
August: 02 | 03
September: 10
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November: 09 | 10 | 18 | 20
December: 21 | 22 | 31
 

Link Merl Saunders Band, Tuesday, 01/23/2001
Higher Ground, Winooski, VT

Set 1: High-Heel Sneakers[1]

[1] Mike on bass.

Notes: Mike sat in on bass for a rendition of “High-Heel Sneakers.” The remainder of the setlist is unknown and there is no known circulating recording.

Musicians: Merl Saunders, Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

Link Trey Anastasio Band, Friday, 03/02/2001
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Asheville, NC

Set 1: When the Saints Go Marching In[1], Mozambique, I Done Done It, O-o-h Child, The Chicken, Push On 'Til the Day > Tube Top Flop, Ether Sunday, Noodle Rave Daddio, Come On Baby, Let's Go Downtown, Burlap Sack and Pumps, Happiness in My Pants, Mountains in the Mist[2], At the Gazebo

Set 2: Drifting, First Tube > I Want to Take You Higher, Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 > Gotta Jibboo, The Way I Feel, Sweet Dreams Melinda[3] > Windora Bug, Aqui Como Alla

Encore: Hard Hearted[4], Possum[5], Yellow Submarine[6]

[1] TAB debut. The band marched in through audience wearing marching band outfits.
[2] Trey solo acoustic.
[3] Debut.
[4] TAB debut. Trey and Mike Gordon on acoustic guitars.
[5] Trey and Mike Gordon on acoustic guitars.
[6] TAB debut. Trey and Mike Gordon on acoustic guitars. The band marched out through the audience the same way they had marched in.

Notes: The band marched in through the crowd wearing marching band uniforms for the opening “When the Saints Come Marching In,” which was a TAB debut. Trey performed “Mountains in the Mist” solo acoustic. THe debut of “Sweet Dreams Melinda” was introduced by it’s original name, “Til I Met You.” Mike sat in for the entire encore. Mike and Trey only performed on ”Hard Hearted” (a TAB debut) and “Possum,” both on acoustic guitars. Following the TAB debut of “Yellow Submarine,” the crowd continued to sing the chorus as the entire band marched out the same way they came in.

Musicians: Trey Anastasio, Dave Grippo, Jennifer Hartswick, Russ Lawton, Tony Markellis, Andy Moroz, Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

Link Mike Gordon + Col. Bruce Hampton & The Codetalkers, Tuesday, 04/10/2001
Higher Ground, Winooski, VT

Set 1: Beggin' You to Stay, Going Through The Motions, No Egos Underwater, I'm So Glad, Can't Take My Eyes Off of You, Diggin' Up Bones, Basically Frightened > Compared to What?, Messin' with The Kid, Lima, Turn On Your Lovelight

Set 2: V.F.W., Isles of Langerhan > Working on a Building, I Remember, Outside Out[1] > Yield Not to Temptation[2], Get To Know You Better > Fixin' to Die

Encore: Soulfood Man[1]

[1] Debut, with Jeannie Hill tap dancing.
[2] Jeannie Hill tap dancing.

Notes: This evening began with the world premier of Mike's film Outside Outfollowed by an audience question-and-answer session with Mike and a performance by Col. Bruce Hampton and the Codetalkers with Mike on guitar and vocals. This show featured the debut of Mike originals "Outside Out" and "Soulfood Man." "Outside Out," "Yield Not to Temptation," and "Soulfood Man" featured tap dancing by Jeannie Hill.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Col. Bruce Hampton, Jeannie Hill

 

Link Mike Gordon + Col. Bruce Hampton & The Codetalkers, Wednesday, 04/11/2001
Irving Plaza, New York, NY

Set 1: Yield Not to Temptation, Working on a Building, Compared to What?, Destiny Unbound, Can't Take My Eyes Off of You[1]

[1] Page on keyboards.

Notes: This evening began with a screening of Mike's film Outside Outfollowed by an audience question-and-answer session with Mike, and finally a performance by Col. Bruce Hampton and the Codetalkers with Mike on guitar for the majority of the show. Page made a (very) brief appearance on keyboards during “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You.” This show featured the first known live performance of “Destiny Unbound” by a member of Phish since 11/15/91. This setlist is incomplete and unconfirmed.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Col. Bruce Hampton, Jeannie Hill, Page McConnell (Guest)

 

Link Mike Gordon + Col. Bruce Hampton & The Codetalkers, Thursday, 04/12/2001
Somerville Theatre, Somerville, MA

Set 1: Grandma's Got a Motorcycle, V.F.W., No Egos Underwater, Fixin' to Die, Can't Take My Eyes Off of You, Diggin' Up Bones, Working on a Building, Beggin' You to Stay, Isles of Langerhan, Outside Out[1], Turn On Your Lovelight

Encore: Ring of Fire

[1] Jeannie Hill tap dancing.

Notes: This evening began with a screening of Mike's film Outside Outfollowed by an audience question-and-answer session with Mike, and finally a performance by Col. Bruce Hampton and the Codetalkers with Mike on guitar for the majority of the show. "Outside Out" contained tap dancing from Jeannie Hill and a "Theme from I Dream of Jeannie" tease.This setlist is incomplete and unconfirmed.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Col. Bruce Hampton, Jeannie Hill

 

Link Mike Gordon + Col. Bruce Hampton & The Codetalkers, Friday, 04/13/2001
Webster Theater, Hartford, CT

Set 1: Beggin' You to Stay, Going Through The Motions, Fixin' to Die, I'm So Glad, Can't Take My Eyes Off of You, Diggin' Up Bones, Basically Frightened, Outside Out, Turn On Your Lovelight, Grandma's Got a Motorcycle, Everybody's Talkin', Yield Not to Temptation, Messin' with The Kid

Notes: This evening began with a screening of Mike's film Outside Outfollowed by an audience question-and-answer session with Mike, and finally a performance by Col. Bruce Hampton and the Codetalkers with Mike on guitar for the majority of the show. This setlist is incomplete and unconfirmed.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Col. Bruce Hampton, Jeannie Hill

 

Link Scott Murawski & Friends, Friday, 04/20/2001
The Living Room, Providence, RI

Set 1: Something Is Forming, In Harmony > Feels Like Falling, Solitaire Love, Secrets > Three, You Let Me Down Again

Set 2: Outside of Home, Columbus Stockade Blues[1], Late in the Evening[1], I Wish I Could Say[2], Don't Tell Me About Love[2], Over You, Use Me, Thoughts, Message In Time, Still Water > Mirror Off The Wall

Encore: Poetry Reading > Love Makes You Lose Your Mind

[1] With Mark Mercier and Tony Betancourt.
[2] With Mark Banspach and Tony Betancourt; without Jeff Pevar.

Notes: This was a CD release party for Scott Murawski’s Scottness. The core lineup featured Mike on bass, Scott Murawski and Jeff Pevar on guitars, Lee Shusterman on keyboards, and Greg DeGuglielmo on drums. "Outside of Home" was performed by Scott Murawski, Jeff Pevar and Mark Mercier. "Columbus Stockade Blues" featured Mark Mercier on keyboards and Tony Betancourt on guitar. "I Wish I Could Say" and "Don't Tell Me About love" featured Mark Banspach and Tony Betancourt on guitars.  Justin Kolak replaced Mike on bass for “Use Me” and was joined by Vykki Vox on vocals. Frank Messina performed the poetry reading during the encore.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Greg DeGuglielmo, Jeff Pevar, Mark Mercier (Guest)

 

Link Gov't Mule, Friday, 05/11/2001
Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY

Set 1: Jesus Just Left Chicago[1]

[1] Mike on bass.

Notes: Mike and Page sat in during the evening’s first encore, “Jesus Just Left Chicago.”

Musicians: Warren Haynes, Matt Abts, Chuck Leavell, Page McConnell (Guest), Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

Link John Entwistle Band, Tuesday, 05/29/2001
B.B. King's, New York, NY

Set 1: Long Live Rock[1], Johnny B. Goode[1], Red House[2]

[1] With Page and Matt Abts.
[2] With Mike; without John Entwistle.

Notes: This setlist is incomplete and possibly out of order. Page, along with Gov’t Mule drummer Matt Abts, sat in with John Entwistle's band for “Long Live Rock” and “Johnny B. Goode.” Mike then took over for John Entwistle on bass for a portion of the set including on “Red House.”

Musicians: John Entwistle, Page McConnell (Guest), Mike Gordon (Guest), Matt Abts (Guest)

 

Link El Buho, Saturday, 06/30/2001
The Monkey Bar, Tulsa, OK

Set 1: The Phoenicians, Monica, Leviathan, Ort Cloud, Escape from Salt Lake, The Wham Bam Boodle, Spankin' The Monkey, Dancing with Ishtar, Children of the Rainbow, Fertile Crescent, Partido Alto

Notes: This gig headlined the inaugural Tulsa Jam Festival that also included Barefoot Revolution, Sun Cured Red, Magpu, and Whirligig. "The Phoenicians" was aborted due to a technical malfunction and was followed by extensive banter.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Gary "El Buho" Gazaway, Peter Schimke, Justin Amaral, Perry Osborne, Brad Nelson

 

Link Blueground Undergrass, Thursday, 08/02/2001
The Wetlands Preserve, New York, NY

Set 1: Jam > Smelling Juda, Forget The Past, Little Tiny Buttered Biscuits, Farewell To Lemmings, Cherokee Shuffle > I Know You Rider[1] > Working on a Building[1] > Midnight Moonlight[1]

Set 2: Everchanging Moment, Highway Man, Take The Dirt > Oh Susannah! > Working On the Railroad > Oh Death > Train 45 > Orange Blossom Special

[1] With Mike.

Notes: Mike sat in with Blueground Undergrass for the last three songs of the first set.

Musicians: Jeff Mosier, Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

Link Trey Anastasio Band, Friday, 08/03/2001
Jones Beach Amphitheater, Wantagh, NY

Set 1: Burlap Sack and Pumps, Acting the Devil, Last Tube, Flock of Words, Cayman Review, Sidewalks of San Francisco, Moesha

Set 2: Money, Love and Change -> Plasma, Mr. Completely, At the Gazebo, Sand

Encore: Mountains in the Mist[1], Back on the Train[2], Bathtub Gin[1]

[1] Duet with Trey on acoustic, Mike Gordon on electric bass.
[2] Duet with Trey and Mike Gordon on acoustic guitars.

Notes: “Mountains in the Mist” and “Bathtub Gin” were duets with Mike on electric bass and Trey on acoustic guitar. “Back on the Train” was a duet with both Mike and Trey on acoustic guitars.

Musicians: Trey Anastasio, Dave Grippo, Russell Remington, Jennifer Hartswick, Russ Lawton, Tony Markellis, Ray Paczkowski, Andy Moroz, Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

Link Project Logic, Monday, 09/10/2001
The Wetlands Preserve, New York, NY

Set 1: Superstition Jam[1]

[1] With Mike and Warren Haynes.

Notes: Mike and Warren Haynes joined Project Logic during the second set for a half-hour long jam based on Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition.” Stanley Jordan, Hope Clayburn and Casey Benjamin were also guests during this show. 

Musicians: DJ Logic, Mike Gordon (Guest), Warren Haynes (Guest)

 

Link Gov't Mule, Thursday, 10/18/2001
Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY

Set 1: Banks of the Deep End[1], Time to Confess[2], On Your Way Down[2]

[1] Debut; Mike on bass.
[2] Mike on bass.

Notes: This gig featured multiple guest bassists including Mike (for the songs listed), Oteil Burbridge, Jack Casady, Stefan Lessard and Tony Levin. This show featured the debut of “Banks of the Deep End.”

Musicians: Warren Haynes, Matt Abts, Chuck Leavell, Mike Gordon (Guest)

     

Link “Jammin’ for Salmon: A Celebration of Life and Music”, Sunday, 11/18/2001
B.B. King's, New York, NY

Notes: This benefit show was organized to raise money for Leftover Salmon banjoist Mark Vann, who had recently been diagnosed with melanoma. Mike played bass for an instrumental set that featured Gary “El Buho” Gazaway on trumpet, Aaron Johnston on drums, Floyd King on saxophone, and Scott Murawski on guitar. Later in the evening Mike sat in with DJ Logic in a lineup that included the Deep Banana Blackout horn section, Eric Kalb on drums, and John Medeski on keyboards.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, John Medeski, Scott Murawski, Gary "El Buho" Gazaway, Aaron Johnson, DJ Logic

 

Link Big Apple Unity Jam, Tuesday, 11/20/2001
B.B. King's, New York, NY

Set 1: Jam[1]

[1] With Mike and DJ Logic.

Notes: This ad hoc lineup featured Stanton Moore on drums, Leo Nocentelli on guitar, Chris Wood on bass, and Bernie Worrell on keyboards. Mike replaced Chris Wood on bass for one song in the second set that also featured Jen Durkin and DJ Logic.

Musicians: Bernie Worrell, Stanton Moore, Leo Nocentelli, Mike Gordon (Guest), DJ Logic (Guest)

 

Link Gov't Mule, Friday, 12/21/2001
Asheville Civic Center, Asheville, NC

Set 1: Rocking Horse, Thorazine Shuffle, Mule, Sco-Mule, Banks of the Deep End[1], Time to Confess[1], Bad Little Doggie, Blind Man, Almost Cut My Hair

Encore: Masters of War > Rockin’ In the Free World

[1] With Mike.

Notes: This Mule lineup included several special guests on bass. Mike played bass on “Banks of the Deep End” and “Time to Confess.” Oteil Burbridge played bass on “Rocking Horse” and “Thorazine Shuffle”; Dave Schools played bass on “Bad Little Doggie” through the end of the set. John Popper joined in for “Mule” while Kevin Kinney and Audley Freed sat in for “Masters of War.” This set was the finale of the annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam that also featured Drivin’ and Cryin’, Blues Traveler and Phil Lesh and Friends.

Musicians: Warren Haynes, Rob Barraco, Matt Abts, Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

Link Zambiland Orchestra, Saturday, 12/22/2001
Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA

Notes: This 6th annual Zambiland Orchestra gathering featured over fifty musicians in multiple configurations playing improvised instrumentals and jam rock classics. Mike sat in during the second set, first on banjo and then later on bass. This night featured a reunion with all members of The Aquarium Rescue Unit, as well as Danny Barnes as “one man band,” Jeff Coffin, Billy Constable and Jeff Mosier on banjos, John Cowan on bass, Gary Gazaway on trumpet, Jim Hadley, Bryan Lopes, Bobby Lee Rogers, Yonrico Scott, and many others.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Col. Bruce Hampton, Jeff Coffin, Jimmy Herring, Oteil Burbridge, Jeff Mosier, Gary "El Buho" Gazaway, Jeff Sipe

 

Link Vida Blue, Monday, 12/31/2001
Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY

Set 1: Most Events Aren't Planned, Who's Laughing Now?, Where's Popeyes > Russell's Tune, Get Ready, Jam > Auld Lang Syne > Instant Karma!, CJ3, Electra Glide

Encore: America the Beautiful[1], Light Up Or Leave Me Alone[2]

[1] Without Page.
[2] With Trey and Mike on guitar.

Notes: Bullfrog, and then Kid Koala opened. Before “Peg,” Page announced that they had a TV tuned into Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve so they would get the countdown right, followed by Oteil teasing “Charge!”. Midnight was celebrated with pyrotechnics and a balloon drop. Page sat out for “America the Beautiful”; Oteil dedicated the song to New York City. “Light Up or Leave Me Alone” featured Trey and Mike, both playing Languedoc guitars.

Musicians: Page McConnell, Oteil Burbridge, Russell Batiste, Jr., Trey Anastasio (Guest), Mike Gordon (Guest)

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