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Link L. Cool Trio, Saturday, 01/01/2005
The Knitting Factory, New York, NY

Notes: Mike sat in on guitar for the entire second set and encore that was comprised entirely of improvised instrumentals.

Musicians: Joe Russo, Marc Brownstein, Jamie Shields, Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

Link Benevento/Russo Duo Featuring Mike Gordon, Tuesday, 04/26/2005
The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

Set 1: Becky, Best Reason To Buy The Sun, The Beltless Buckler, D's Diner[1]

[1] With Les Claypool, Phil Lesh and Gabby La La.

Notes: Mike & The Duo performed a mini-set during the fifth annual Jammy Awards. The Benevento/Russo Duo won the "New Groove of the Year" award, while Mike accepted the "Tour of the Year" award on behalf of Phish for their (then "final") summer 2004 run. Other performers during the evening included Phil Lesh, Ryan Adams, Bruce Hornsby and Umphrey's McGree, among many others. "D's Diner" featured Les Claypool and Phil Lesh on bass and Gabby La La on electric sitar.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Marco Benevento, Joe Russo, Phil Lesh (Guest), Les Claypool (Guest), Gabby La La (Guest)

 

Link Benevento/Russo Duo Featuring Mike Gordon, Wednesday, 04/27/2005
The Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA

Set 1: Foam[1]

Set 2: Becky, Aqui Como Alla, Best Reason To Buy The Sun, Scratchitti, Forever Night Shade Mary > Welcome Red

Encore: Hoe-Down, Serpentine Fire, Cars Trucks Buses

[1] 54-minutes.

Notes: The 54-minute version of "Foam" featured a "Lengthwise" tease from Marco and was released through Livephish.com. "Cars Trucks Buses" featured "Foam," "Frankenstein" and "Lengthwise" teases, all from Marco.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Marco Benevento, Joe Russo

 

Link Benevento/Russo Duo Featuring Mike Gordon, Thursday, 04/28/2005
Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA

Set 1: Foam[1], Best Reason To Buy The Sun, Big Whopper, Last Child, Mephisto, Clean Up Woman, Theme from The Rockford Files

Set 2: Becky, Mike's Song, Welcome Red, Scratchitti, Darts, Roundabout

Encore: Serpentine Fire

[1] Five-second version.

Notes: The five-second "Foam Reprise" that opened the show consisted of essentially the first and last measures of the song and was ostensibly a nod to the previous night's 54-minute version.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Marco Benevento, Joe Russo

 

Link Trey Anastasio Band, Saturday, 04/30/2005
State Palace Theatre, New Orleans, LA

Set 1: In the Light > Drifting > What's Done, Cincinnati > Low, Come As Melody, Bunny Bread[1], Tomato Song[1], I Am the Walrus

Set 2: My Feet Can't Fail Me Now[2], Big Chief[2], Hey Pocky A-Way[2], Foxy Lady[2], Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley[3], Three Little Birds[4], Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)[5]

Encore: Old Habits[6], 46 Days[7], Fire On the Bayou[7] > Wang Dang Doodle[7] > Fire On the Bayou[7]

[1] TAB debut, with Bruce Sunpie Barnes.
[2] New Orleans Superjam
[3] New Orleans Superjam; Mike on bass.
[4] New Orleans Superjam; Mike on bass and Dave Matthews on vocals.
[5] New Orleans Superjam; Mike and Peter Chwazik on bass and Dave Matthews on vocals.
[6] Trey and Mike acoustic guitar duet.
[7] New Orleans Superjam; Mike on bass and Ivan Neville on keyboards.

Notes: This show was billed as the “New Orleans Superjam.” The first set was electric TAB; the second set lineup included Trey, Cyril Neville (The Neville Brothers), Gregory Davis and Roger Lewis (Dirty Dozen Brass Band), Dave Grippo (Giant Country Horns, TAB), and Michael Ray (Sun Ra Arkestra). Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes performed on accordion for the TAB debuts of his originals “Bunny Bread” and “Tomato Song.” “Sneakin’ Sally” featured Mike on bass and contained "Chameleon" teases. “Three Little Birds” featured Mike on bass and Dave Matthews on vocals. “Thank You...” featured both Mike and Peter Chwazik on bass and Dave Matthews on vocals. “Old Habits” was performed by Mike and Trey only, both on acoustic guitars. “46 Days” through the end of the show featured Mike on bass and Ivan Neville on keyboards.

Musicians: Trey Anastasio, Skeeto Valdez, Ray Paczkowski, Peter Chwazik, Les Hall, Mike Gordon (Guest), Dave Grippo (Guest), Bruce Sunpie Barnes (Guest), Michael Ray (Guest), Dave Matthews (Guest), Ivan Neville (Guest), Cyril Neville (Guest), Gregory Davis (Guest), Roger Lewis (Guest)

 

Link Benevento/Russo Duo Featuring Mike Gordon, Saturday, 04/30/2005
TwiRoPa, New Orleans, LA

Set 1: Best Reason To Buy The Sun, Becky, Clean Up Woman, Aqui Como Alla, The Beltless Buckler, Big Whopper

Set 2: Welcome Red, Forever Night Shade Mary, Theme from The Rockford Files, Mephisto[1], Hoodoo Voodoo[2], Heartbreaker[2], Foam

Encore: Serpentine Fire

[1] Jamie McLean on guitar.
[2] Scott Metzger on guitar.

Notes: "Mephisto" featured Jamie McLean on guitar. "Hoodoo Voodoo" and "Heartbreaker" featured Scott Metzger on guitar. 

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Marco Benevento, Joe Russo, Scott Metzger (Guest), Jamie McLean (Guest)

 

Link Trey Anastasio Band, Saturday, 05/14/2005
Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY

Set 1: 18 Steps, Oz is Ever Floating, Alive Again, Sway[1], Sitting in Limbo, Sand > Cincinnati -> Low

Set 2: Simple Twist Up Dave, What's Done > Goodbye Head, It Makes No Difference, Night Speaks to a Woman, Black Dog, Old Habits[2], Back on the Train[2], Waste[2]

Encore: Wolfman's Brother[3] > I Am the Walrus[3]

[1] TAB Debut.
[2] Duet with Trey on acoustic guitar and Mike on bass.
[3] Mike on bass.

Notes: Particle opened. This show featured the TAB debut of “Sway.” “Old Habits,” “Back on the Train,” and “Waste” were duets with Trey on acoustic guitar and Mike on electric bass. “Wolfman’s Brother” and “I Am the Walrus” also featured Mike on bass.

Musicians: Trey Anastasio, Skeeto Valdez, Ray Paczkowski, Peter Chwazik, Les Hall, Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

Link Benevento/Russo Duo Featuring Mike Gordon, Friday, 06/10/2005
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester, TN

Set 1: 9X9, Sunny's Song, My Pet Goat, Best Reason To Buy The Sun > Becky, Welcome Red, Foam, Hoe-Down, Scratchitti, The Beltless Buckler[1], Mike's Song

[1] Gabby La La on sitar.

Notes: This set was part of the fourth annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival that also featured Widespread Panic, Dave Matthews Band, Trey Anastasio and The Allman Brothers Band, among many others. This performance took place in That Tent. "9X9" through "My Pet Goat" were performed by The Duo only (without Mike). "The Beltless Buckler" featured Gabby La La on sitar. This show was made available on LivePhish.com and officially released on CD as The Benevento/Russo Duo Featuring Mike Gordon, Live at Bonnaroo 2005.

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

     

Link Mike Gordon and Leo Kottke, Friday, 06/24/2005
Horning's Hideout, North Plains, OR

Notes: This performance was part of the fourth annual Northwest String Summit.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Leo Kottke, Neil Symonette

 

Link Yonder Mountain String Band, Friday, 06/24/2005
Horning's Hideout, North Plains, OR

Set 1: Molly and Tenbrooks[1], I'm Lost, I'll Never Find the Way[1], Raleigh and Spencer[1]

[1] Mike on banjo and vocals.

Notes: This performance was part of the fourth annual Northwest String Summit. Mike joined YMSB on banjo and vocals for "Molly and Tenbrooks" (traditional), "I'm Lost, I'll Never Find the Way" (The Stanley Brothers) and "Raleigh and Spencer" (traditional).

Musicians: Dave Johnston, Jeff Austin, Ben Kaufmann, Adam Aijala, Mike Gordon (Guest)

       

Link Gov't Mule, Friday, 07/01/2005
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO

Set 1: Banks of the Deep End[1]

[1] Mike on bass, Neil Symonette on percussion.

Notes: Mike Gordon and Leo Kottke, then moe. opened for Gov't Mule. "Banks of the Deep End" featured Mike on bass and Neil Symonette on percussion.

Musicians: Warren Haynes, Danny Louis, Matt Abts, Mike Gordon (Guest), Neil Symonette (Guest)

 

Link Mike Gordon and Leo Kottke, Friday, 07/01/2005
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO

Notes: This set was in support of Gov't Mule and moe.; Xavier Rudd also performed.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Leo Kottke, Neil Symonette

     

Link Mike Gordon and Leo Kottke, Wednesday, 08/10/2005
The Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO

Notes: This opening performance was in support of Jackson Browne and was part of the Radio & Records AAA Summit. 

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Leo Kottke

 

Link Electron, Friday, 08/12/2005
B.B. King's, New York, NY

Set 1: I Remember Ray[1]

[1] Mike on guitar.

Notes: Mike joined Electron on guitar for "I Remember Ray" (The Disco Biscuits).

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

 

Link Benevento/Russo Duo, Thursday, 09/01/2005
Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT

Notes: There is no known setlist or circulating recording.

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

           

Link Mike Gordon and Leo Kottke, Friday, 09/23/2005
Zilker Park, Austin, TX

Notes: This performance was part of the annual Austin City Limits Music Festival.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Leo Kottke

       

Link The Meters Experience, Friday, 09/30/2005
The Mint, Los Angeles, CA

Set 1: Hey Pocky A-Way[1]

[1] Mike on bass.

Notes: After his gig with Leo Kottke, Mike sat in with The Meters Experience featuring Leo Nocentelli for a rendition of "Hey Pockey A-Way."

Musicians: Leo Nocentelli, Mike Gordon (Guest)

                                 

Link Trey Anastasio Band, Friday, 11/11/2005
Utica Memorial Auditorium, Utica, NY

Set 1: Mr. Completely, Spin, Drifting, Dark and Down, Night Speaks to a Woman, Shine, Money, Love and Change, Push On 'Til the Day, Come As Melody, Access Me[1], Divided Sky[2], Back on the Train[3], Heavy Things[3], Bathtub Gin[3] -> Ghost[1]

Encore: Boogie On Reggae Woman[4]

[1] TAB debut; duet with Trey on acoustic and Mike on bass.
[2] TAB debut; Trey on acoustic, Mike on bass and Fish on cymbal.
[3] Duet with Trey on acoustic and Mike on bass.
[4] Fish on drums and Mike on bass.

Notes: Tea Leaf Green opened. In the days leading up to this show it was promoted as the “Countdown to Utica.” As the band took the stage “The Final Countdown” by Europe was played over the P.A. “Access Me” and “Ghost” were Trey Anastasio debuts. “Access Me” through “Ghost” were all duets with Trey on acoustic guitar and Mike on bass. “Divided Sky” also featured Fishman playing the two cymbal beats after the pause. The end of “Divided Sky” featured a “Lawn Boy” tease. “Boogie On” featured the entire band plus Fishman on drums and Mike on bass.

Musicians: Trey Anastasio, Jennifer Hartswick, Skeeto Valdez, Ray Paczkowski, Christina Durfee, Les Hall, Tony Hall, Jon Fishman (Guest), Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

Link Keller Williams, Saturday, 12/10/2005
Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT

Notes: There is no known setlist for this show, and recordings do not circulate.

Musicians: Keller Williams, Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

Link SerialPod, Friday, 12/16/2005
The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC

Set 1: Wave the Ocean > Goin' Down Slow[1], Iko Iko[1], Sugaree[2]

[1] Warren Haynes on guitar and Ivan Neville on keyboards.
[2] Warren Haynes on guitar and Danny Louis on keyboards.

Notes: This pre-Xmas Jam gig was in support of Gov't Mule. "Goin' Down Slow" and "Iko Iko" featured Warren Haynes on guitar and Ivan Neville on keyboards. "Sugaree" featured Warren Haynes on guitar and Danny Louis on keyboards. This setlist is unconfirmed.

Musicians: Trey Anastasio, Mike Gordon, Bill Kreutzmann, Warren Haynes (Guest), Ivan Neville (Guest), Danny Louis (Guest)

 

Link SerialPod, Saturday, 12/17/2005
Asheville Civic Center, Asheville, NC

Soundcheck: Jam

Set 1: Jam > Cumberland Blues > Chalk Dust Torture -> On a Plain > Wave the Ocean > Sweet Thing -> Jam[1] > Waves[1] -> Jam[1] -> Angel[1] > Loose Lucy[1]

[1] Ivan Neville on keyboards.

Notes: This gig was part of the seventeenth annual Christmas Jam, a benefit for Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity. Other performers included Gov't Mule, Hot Tuna, Ray LaMontagne and John Scofield. "Chalk Dust Torture" contained a "Right Off" (Miles Davis) tease. Ivan Neville sat in on keyboards for the latter portion of the jam out of Van Morrison's "Sweet Thing" through the end of the set. A soundboard of the thirteen-minute jam from this gig's soundcheck circulates.

Musicians: Trey Anastasio, Mike Gordon, Bill Kreutzmann, Ivan Neville (Guest)

 

Link Benevento/Russo Duo Featuring Mike Gordon, Monday, 12/26/2005
The Music Box, Borgata Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, NJ

Set 1: The Godfather Love Theme -> Hatikvah -> The Godfather Love Theme > Best Reason To Buy The Sun, Cars Trucks Buses, Welcome Red, Lost Highway, Becky, Memphis, Clean Up Woman -> Scratchitti, You Don't Miss Your Water -> Play Pause Stop, Foam

Encore: You Enjoy Myself

Notes: ""CTB" contained a brief "Yackety Sax" tease. "Lost Highway" contained "Foam" and "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" teases. Marco dedicated "Clean Up Woman" to his seventh grade music teacher, Joe Gordon, who was in attendance and whom he credited with putting him and Joe Russo together. "Scratchitti" included a "Tom Sawyer" tease. "Foam" included teases of "Lengthwise," "CTB," "Theme From the Bottom," "YEM," Sleigh Ride," "Row Row Row Your Boat," and "Camptown Races." "YEM" contained "Foam" and "Blackbird" teases.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Marco Benevento, Joe Russo

 

Link Benevento/Russo Duo Featuring Mike Gordon, Tuesday, 12/27/2005
State Theatre, Falls Church, VA

Set 1: Becky, Hoe-Down, Welcome Red, Theme From the Bottom, White Freightliner Blues, The Beltless Buckler -> Hatikvah -> The Beltless Buckler

Set 2: Jam -> Foam, You Enjoy Myself > Mike's Song > Freedom of Choice > Mike's Song

Encore: Passin' Me By

Notes: "Hoe-Down" contained a "Shortnin' Bread" tease. "Theme" contained "Foam and "YEM" teases. "Beltless Buckler" contained teases of "Carol of the Bells" and The Godfather Love Theme. The Jam that opened the second set contained "Lengthwise" and "Hoe-Down" teases and the ensuing "Foam" included teases of "Gin" and Magilla." "Mike's Song" contained a "Foam" tease.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Marco Benevento, Joe Russo

   

Link Benevento/Russo Duo Featuring Mike Gordon, Friday, 12/30/2005
Jannus Landing, St. Petersburg, FL

Set 1: Welcome Red, Play Pause Stop, Hoe-Down, Last Child, White Freightliner Blues, Best Reason To Buy The Sun, Mike's Song, Goin' Down Slow

Set 2: You Enjoy Myself, Becky, Dixie Cannonball, Theme From the Bottom, You Don't Miss Your Water

Encore: Jam -> Foam

Notes: "Hoe-Down" contained a "Shortnin' Bread" teaseand "White Freightliner Blues" contained a "Foam" tease, both from Marco. Marco also teased The Godfather Love Theme prior to "Mike's Song." An additional microphone was set up so that the audience could sing the lyrics to "Mike's." "YEM" contained an "A Day inthe Life" Jam and a brief "Paranoid Android" tease. The Jam that preceded "Foam" contained a brief "Row Row Row Your Boat" tease and a "Fluffhead" jam.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Marco Benevento, Joe Russo

 

Link Benevento/Russo Duo Featuring Mike Gordon, Saturday, 12/31/2005
Culture Room, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Set 1: Hatikvah[1] > Cars Trucks Buses, The Beltless Buckler, Welcome Red, Play Pause Stop, Theme From the Bottom, Best Reason To Buy The Sun

Set 2: Dixie Cannonball > Auld Lang Syne, Becky, You Enjoy Myself, Clean Up Woman, Mike's Song -> Also Sprach Zarathustra -> Mike's Song, Hoe-Down, Sunny's Song, Freedom of Choice[2], Passin' Me By[2]

Encore: Goin' Down Slow, My Pet Goat

Encore 2: The Godfather Love Theme > Foam

[1] With Cousin Avi on vocals.
[2] With Matt Durant on vocals.

Notes: "Hatikvah" featured "Cousin Avi" on vocals. "CTB" contained a "Foam" tease. "Theme" contained a "Welcome Red" tease.  "YEM" included "Carol of the Bells," "Foam," "Fluffhead" and "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" teases. "Freedom of Choice" and "Passin' Me By" featured Matt Durant on vocals. "Goin' Down Slow contained "Auld Lang Syne" and "Becky" teases. 

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

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