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Link Gordon, Kreutzmann & Murawski, Saturday, 01/05/2008
DoceLunas, Jaco, Costa Rica

Set 1: Rhymes > Bertha, Yellow Moon > Alphabet Street, Monkey Man, I Got Loaded, U.S. Blues, Emotional Railroad, Keep On Growing

Set 2: Come Together > Express Yourself > Foundation, Estimated Prophet, Cumberland Blues[1], Intensified[2], Weekly Time > Shakedown Street, Bring It On Home To Me[3], Think[4], Rock Steady[4], Eyes of the World, New Minglewood Blues, Just Kissed My Baby > Cruel World

Set 3: Twist, Higher Ground > The Other One > Into the Mystic > Loose Lucy, Three Little Birds[5] > Scarlet Begonias > I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water, Late in the Evening

[1] Unidentified mandolin player.
[2] Robert Gordon (Mike's dad) on additional vocals and Tony Mann on keyboards.
[3] Sue Schick (Gordon) on additional vocals.
[4] Emily Grogan on vocals.
[5] Robert Gordon (Mike's dad) on additional vocals.

Notes: "Cumberland Blues" featured an unidentified mandolin player. "Intensified" featured Robert Gordon (Mike's dad) on additional vocals and Tony Mann on keyboards. "Bring It On Home To Me" featured Sue Schick (Gordon) on additional vocals. "Think" and "Rock Steady" featured Emily Grogan on additional vocals. "Three Little Birds" also featured Robert Gordon on additional vocals.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Bill Kreutzmann, Emily Grogan (Guest), Robert Gordon (Guest), Sue Schick (Gordon) (Guest), Tony Mann (Guest)

 

Link Dead Sessions, Friday, 01/25/2008
Club Metronome, Burlington, VT

Set 1: Iko Iko[1]

[1] Mike on bass.

Notes: Mike joined Dead Sessions on bass for their set-closing rendition of "Iko Iko."

Musicians: Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

Link Yarn, Thursday, 01/31/2008
Nectar's, Burlington, VT

Set 1: Oh! Sweet Nuthin'[1]

[1] Mike on upright bass.

Notes: Mike joined Yarn on upright bass for a rendition of The Velvet Underground's "Oh! Sweet Nuthin'."

Musicians: Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

Link Masefield, Perkins, Cleary & Cleary, Saturday, 02/02/2008
Langdon Street Cafe, Montpelier, VT

Set 1: Working on a Building[1] -> Reuben's Train[1]

[1] Mike on banjo.

Notes: Mike sat in on banjo for "Working on a Building" -> "Reuben's Train."

Musicians: Neil Cleary, Joe Cleary, Jamie Masefield, Doug Perkins, Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

Link Melvin Sparks Band, Saturday, 02/16/2008
Nectar's, Burlington, VT

Set 1: Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (From Now On)[1], Doing It to Death[1]

[1] Mike on bass.

Notes: Mike joined Melvin Sparks on bass for "Everyting I Do Gonna Be Funky" and "Doin It to Death" (commonly mis-labeled as "Funky Good Time").

Musicians: Melvin Sparks, Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

Link Surprise Me Mr. Davis, Thursday, 04/17/2008
Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT

Set 1: 19th Nervous Breakdown[1]

[1] Mike on bass, Marc Friedman on guitar.

Notes: Mike joined Surprise Me Mr. Davis for their encore of The Rolling Stones' "19th Nervous Breakdown." Mike played bass while regular bassist Marc Friedman played guitar.

Musicians: Nathan Moore, Brad Barr, Andrew Barr, Marc Friedman, Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

Link Russell Batiste & Friends, Thursday, 05/01/2008
The Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, LA

Set 1: Unknown Instrumental > Unknown Instrumental, Fire On the Bayou[1] > Unknown Song, Cars > Pull Up to the Bumper > Lady Marmalade, Mother Funk Y'all[2], The Hype and The Hoopla[3], It Ain't No Use[1] > Cissy Strut[4], Unknown Instrumental, The World Is So Crazy, Most Events Aren't Planned[5]

[1] With Leo Nocentelli & Jason Neville.
[2] With Oteil Burbridge.
[3] With Leo Nocentelli.
[4] With Mike Gordon, Leo Nocentelli and DJ Logic.
[5] With Eric Krasno.

Notes: Page joined Russell Batiste and Friends for the entire show.  In addition to Page, the core band consisted of Russell Batiste (drums), Kenny Kane (bass), Tom Fitzpatrick (tenor sax), MC (trumpet), 909 (tenor sax), Kako (keyboards), KC Jr Ian (guitar), Rita Batiste (vocals), and Tiffany Jackson (vocals). "Fire on the Bayou" and "It Ain't No Use" feautured Leo Nocentelli and Jason Neville. Leo Nocentelli also appeared on "The Hype and the Hoopla." "Mother Funk Y'all" featured Oteil Burbridge. "Cissy Strut" featured Mike Gordon, Leo Nocentelli and DJ Logic. The instrumental that followed also featured Mike, along with Bernie Worrell. "The World is So Crazy" featured "Willie Soul Singer" and Oteil Burbridge. "Most Events Aren't Planned" featured Eric Krasno.

Musicians: Page McConnell, Russell Batiste, Jr., Mike Gordon (Guest), Oteil Burbridge (Guest), Eric Krasno (Guest), Bernie Worrell (Guest), Leo Nocentelli (Guest)

 

Link Joe Krown Trio, Sunday, 05/04/2008
Tipitina's, New Orleans, LA

Set 1: Feel So Bad, Maple Leaf Strutt, Steal Away, What's Going On, Use Me

Notes: Mike sat in on bass for the whole show, that was in support of the headliner, Dumpstaphunk.

Musicians: Russell Batiste, Jr., Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Joe Krown, Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

Link Dark Star Orchestra, Monday, 06/02/2008
Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT

Set 1: U.S. Blues[1]

[1] Mike on bass.

Notes: Mike sat in with Dark Star Orchestra on bass for "U.S. Blues."

Musicians: Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

Link Dark Star Orchestra, Tuesday, 06/03/2008
Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT

Set 1: Space[1] -> The Other One[1]

[1] Mike on bass.

Notes: Mike sat in with Dark Star Orchestra on bass for "Space" -> "The Other One." The band sang "Happy Birthday" to Mike before the encore.

Musicians: Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

Link Mike Gordon, Monday, 06/30/2008
Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, MA

Set 1: Another Door[1], Traveled Too Far[1], Ain't Love Funny > Kryermaten[1] > Ain't Love Funny, Voices[1], Cruel World, La La La[2], Andelmans' Yard[1], The Walls of Time[2], She Said She Said[2], The Time For Loving Is Now[2]

Encore: Meat[2], Dig Further Down[1]

[1] Debut.
[2] Mike Gordon debut.

Notes: Bow Thayer & Perfect Trainwreck opened. This tour-opening gig feautured the first performance of the Mike Gordon touring ensemble of Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary and Todd Isler. Every song in this show was an original or cover debut except "Cruel World" (Max Creek) and Ain't Love Funny" (J.J. Cale): Mike Gordon originals "Another Door," "Traveled Too Far," "Voices," "Andelmans' Yard," "Dig Further Down," and the Phish original "Meat," "Kryermaten" (Todd Isler), "La La La" (Tranquility Bass), "The Walls of Time" (Bill Monroe, Peter Rowan), "She Said She Said" (The Beatles), and "The Time for Loving Is Now" (The Mustangs).

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler

 

Link Mike Gordon, Friday, 07/04/2008
Plumas County Fairgrounds, Qunicy, CA

Set 1: Traveled Too Far, Voices, Crumblin' Bones[1], Jaded[2], Meat[3], Andelmans' Yard, She Said She Said, Dig Further Down

[1] Debut.
[2] Debut, with Ivan Neville on organ.
[3] Ivan Neville on organ.

Notes: This set was part of the High Sierra Music Festival that also featuresd Bob Weir & Ratdog, Gov't Mule, Charlie Hunter Trio and Michael Franti & Spearhead, among many others. The Tom Cleary-penned "Crumblin' Bones" was a debut. Ivan Neville sat in on organ for "Meat" and the debut of the Mike original "Jaded."

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler, Ivan Neville (Guest)

 

Link Trey Anastasio, Sunday, 07/06/2008
Double JJ Resort, Rothbury, MI

Set 1: Back on the Train[1], Brian and Robert[1], Water in the Sky[1], Secret Smile[1], Driver[1], The Inlaw Josie Wales[1], Farmhouse[1], Let Me Lie[1], Sample in a Jar[1], Mountains in the Mist[1], Wading in the Velvet Sea[1], Sleep Again[1], Waste[1], Backwards Down the Number Line[2], Alaska[2], Chalk Dust Torture[3]

[1] Trey solo acoustic.
[2] Debut; Trey on acoustic with Mike on bass.
[3] Trey on acoustic with Mike on bass.

Notes: This set was part of the Rothbury Festival. Trey performed this set solo acoustic, excepting "BDTNL" through "Chalk Dust" where he was joined by Mike on bass. Before "Mountains in the Mist" Trey related a story about how he was asleep in the car on the way to this gig, and when he woke there was a sign that said "Welcome to Whitehall;" he dedicated the song to all the people in Whitehall. This show featured the debuts of "Backwards Down the Number Line" and "Alaska." Trey introduced "BDTNL" as a song written by Tom that arrived in the mail on his birthday and is "about getting younger or something." After "BDTNL" Trey asked the crowd to give it up for Mike who he "had just taught that song five minutes before coming out." 

Musicians: Trey Anastasio, Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

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 The Bridge, Saturday, 07/12/2008
Marvin's Mountain Top, Masontown, WV

Set 1: Bad Locomotive[1]

[1] Mike on bass.

Notes: This set was part of the All Good Music Festival that also featured Mike GordonPhil Lesh & Friends, and Widespread Panic. Mike joined The Bridge on bass for their original "Bad Locomotive."

Musicians: Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

Link Mike Gordon, Saturday, 07/19/2008
Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO

Set 1: Another Door, She Said She Said

Notes: This show was a part of the Mile High Music Festival. This setlist is incomplete.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler

 

Link STS9, Wednesday, 07/23/2008
Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT

Set 1: Jam[1]

[1] Mike on bass.

Notes: Mike sat in with STS9 on bass for a mid-set jam.

Musicians: Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

Link Mike Gordon, Saturday, 08/02/2008
Seaside Park, Bridgeport, CT

Set 1: Dig Further Down, Crumblin' Bones, Traveled Too Far[1], The Walls of Time[1], Meat

[1] Bill Kreutzmann on drums.

Notes: This set was part of the Gathering of the Vibes that also featured Phil Lesh & Friends, Dark Star Orchestra and Zappa Plays Zappa, among many others. The set was shortened a bit due to a torrential rainstorm earlier in the day. "Crumblin' Bones" contained "Rhapsody in Blue" and "Entrance of the Gladiators" teases. Bill Kreutzmann sat in on drums for "Traveled Too Far" and "The Walls of Time."

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler, Bill Kreutzmann (Guest)

 

Link Mike Gordon, Sunday, 08/03/2008
Theatre of the Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Set 1: Another Door, She Said She Said > Traveled Too Far > Soumaila[1], Crumblin' Bones, Sound[2], Andelmans' Yard, Meat, Things That Make You Go Hmmm...[1], Dig Further Down, La La La > Takin' It to the Streets[1]

[1] Mike Gordon debut.
[2] Debut.

Notes: This gig featured four Mike Gordon debuts: "Soumaila" (Craig Myers), Mike's original "Sound," "Things That Make You Go Hmm..." (C+C Music Factory) and "Takin' It to the Streets" (Doobie Brothers). "Soumaila" contained a "Those Were the Days" tease near its end.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler

 

Link Mike Gordon, Tuesday, 08/05/2008
Plan 9, Richmond, VA

Set 1: Voices[1], Traveled Too Far[1], Pretend[1], Sound[1]

[1] Acoustic.

Notes: This free in-store appearance at the Plan 9 record store was performed entirely acoustic.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler

 

Link Mike Gordon, Tuesday, 08/05/2008
Toad's Place, Richmond, VA

Set 1: Another Door > Weekly Time > Cruel World, On a Bad Day[1], Morphing Again[2], Meat > Traveled Too Far > Rhymes[1] > Dig Further Down

Encore: She Said She Said

[1] Mike Gordon debut.
[2] Acoustic.

Notes: The Bridge opened. This gig featured the Mike Gordon debuts of "On a Bad Day" (Kasey Chambers) and "Rhymes" (Al Green). "Morphing Again" was performed acoustic.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler

   

Link Mike Gordon, Thursday, 08/07/2008
Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte, NC

Set 1: Sound, Jaded, Crumblin' Bones, If 6 Was 9, On a Bad Day[1], Bury Me Beneath the Willow[2], I'm a Little Bit Lonesome[1], She Said She Said, Voices, Another Door

Encore: Skin It Back[3]

[1] Acoustic.
[2] Mike Gordon debut; acoustic.
[3] Mike Gordon debut, with The Bridge.

Notes: The Bridge opened. "Bury Me Beneath the Willow" (Woody Guthrie) was a Mike Gordon debut. "On a Bad Day," "Bury Me Beneath the Willow" and "I'm A Little Bit Lonesome" were performed acoustic. Members of The Bridge sat in with Mike's band for the "Skin It Back" (Little Feat) encore, also a Mike Gordon debut. 

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler

 

Link Mike Gordon, Friday, 08/08/2008
Music Farm, Charleston, SC

Set 1: Traveled Too Far > Bye Bye Baby[1] > Traveled Too Far, River Niger[1], Midnight[1], Voices, Still Water, Voices, The Time For Loving Is Now, Makisupa Policeman, Radar Blip, Dig Further Down

[1] Mike Gordon debut.

Notes: The Bridge opened. This show featured the Mike Gordon debuts of "Bye Bye Baby" (Bay City Rollers), "River Niger" (War) and "Midnight" (Red Foley).

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler

 

Link Mike Gordon, Saturday, 08/09/2008
Masquerade Music Park, Atlanta, GA

Set 1: Another Door, Cruel World > Morphing Again, Makisupa Policeman > Dig Further Down > The Walls of Time, Traveled Too Far

Notes: This opening set was in support of Gov't Mule. Mike and Scott sat in during the Gov't Mule set for "Sugaree."

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler

   

Link Mike Gordon, Wednesday, 08/13/2008
Highline Ballroom, New York, NY

Set 1: Voices, Traveled Too Far, River Niger, Takin' It to the Streets, On a Bad Day[1], Bury Me Beneath the Willow[1], I'm a Little Bit Lonesome[1], She Said She Said, Radar Blip[2], Things That Make You Go Hmmm...[2], Dig Further Down

Encore: Spanish Moon[3]

[1] Acoustic, with Andy Cartoun on banjo.
[2] Jenny Hill on alto sax and Pamela Fleming on trumpet.
[3] With The Bridge.

Notes: The Bridge opened and performed on the Mike Gordon debut of "Spanish Moon" (Little Feat). "On a Bad Day," "Bury Me Beneath the Willow" and "I'm A Little Bit Lonesome" were performed acoustic with Andy Cartoun on banjo. "Radar Blip" and "Things That Make You Go Hmmm..." featured Pamela Fleming on trumpet and Jenny Hill on alto sax.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler, Pamela Fleming (Guest), Jenny Hill (Guest), Andy Cartoun (Guest)

     

Link Mike Gordon, Friday, 08/15/2008
Waterfront Park, Burlington, VT

Set 1: Another Door, Crumblin' Bones, She Said She Said, On a Bad Day[1], Milwaukee Here I Come[1], Andelmans' Yard[2], Traveled Too Far[2], Voices[2], The Walls of Time[2], Makisupa Policeman[2], Morphing Again, Meat

Encore: Alphabet Street

[1] Brett Hughes on guitar & vocals, Marie Claire on vocals.
[2] Page on keyboards.

Notes: This free gig was part of the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival and also featured an appearance by Bernie Sanders. "On a Bad Day" and "Milwaukee Here I Come" featured Brett Hughes on guitar vocals and Marie Claire on vocals. "Andelmans' Yard" through "Makisupa" featued Page on keyboards.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler, Page McConnell (Guest), Marie Claire (Guest), Brett Hughes (Guest)

 

Link Mike Gordon, Friday, 08/22/2008
Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA

Set 1: Dig Further Down, Rhymes, La La La > The Curtain With[1] > Sound, She Said She Said, Andelmans' Yard

Set 2: Voices, White Freightliner Blues, Jaded, Rock Steady[2], Things That Make You Go Hmmm... > Traveled Too Far

Encore: Meat > Things That Make You Go Hmmm...

[1] Mike Gordon debut.
[2] Mike Gordon debut; Emily Grogan on vocals.

Notes: "The Curtain With" and "Rock Steady" (Bad Company) were Mike Gordon debut. Emily Grogan provided additional vocals on "Rock Steady."

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler, Emily Grogan (Guest)

 

Link Mike Gordon, Saturday, 08/23/2008
Aladdin Theatre, Portland, OR

Set 1: Andelmans' Yard, Cruel World > Ain't Love Funny > Kryermaten > Ain't Love Funny > The Time For Loving Is Now > Alphabet Street > River Niger, Another Door

Set 2: Makisupa Policeman > Radar Blip -> Think[1] > Pretend[2] > I'm Deranged > Morphing Again > She Said She Said

Encore: Midnight > Takin' It to the Streets

[1] Mike Gordon debut; Emily Grogan on vocals.
[2] Debut.

Notes: This gig included the debut of the Mike original "Pretend." The Mike Gordon debut of "Think" (Aretha Franklin) featured Emily Grogan on vocals.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler, Emily Grogan (Guest)

 

Link Mike Gordon, Sunday, 08/24/2008
Polo Fields, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA

Set 1: Voices, Andelmans' Yard, Traveled Too Far, She Said She Said

Encore: Meat

Notes: This single set performance was part of the innagural Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival that also featured Radiohead, Beck, Primus and Wilco, among many others.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler

 

Link Mike Gordon, Tuesday, 08/26/2008
The Roxy Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

Set 1: Another Door, Meat, Cruel World, The Walls of Time, Voices, La La La, Radar Blip[1], Brawlin[2], Takin' It to the Streets[3], Dig Further Down, I'm Deranged, Traveled Too Far

Encore: Alphabet Street[1]

[1] Jenny Hill on alto sax.
[2] Mike Gordon debut, with Fonzworth Bentley.
[3] Marco Benevento on keyboards.

Notes: Marco Benevento opened and sat in on keyboards for "Takin' It to the Streets." "Radar Blip" and "Alphabet Street" featured Jenny Hill on alto sax. Fonzworth Bentley sat in on the Mike Gordon debut of Bentley's original "Brawlin."

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler, Marco Benevento (Guest), Jenny Hill (Guest), Fonzworth Bentley (Guest)

       

Link Mike Gordon, Tuesday, 09/02/2008
Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, MN

Soundcheck: Weekly Time, Ain't Love Funny

Set 1: Voices, Crumblin' Bones, William Powell[1], Living In The Country[2], Rings[2], Andelmans' Yard, Traveled Too Far, She Said She Said > River Niger > She Said She Said, Cruel World, Dig Further Down

Encore: Makisupa Policeman[3] -> Alphabet Street[3]

[1] Mike and Leo Kottke acoustic duet.
[2] Acoustic, with Leo Kottke.
[3] Michael Williams on bass trumpet.

Notes: DeLeon opened. "William Powell" was performed as an acoustic duet by Mike and guest Leo Kottke. Leo Kottke joined the whole band for acoustic renditions of "Living In the Country" and "Rings." Michael Williams (a.k.a. "MiWi La Lupa") sat in on bass trumpet for the "Makisupa," "Alphabet Street" encore.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler, Michael Williams (Guest), Leo Kottke (Guest)

 

Link Mike Gordon, Wednesday, 09/03/2008
Majestic Theatre, Madison, WI

Set 1: Sound, Meat, Dig Further Down, Pretend, I'm Deranged, Born On the Bayou[1], The Time For Loving Is Now, Another Door, Emotional Railroad, Andelmans' Yard, Traveled Too Far

Encore: Soulfood Man

[1] Mike Gordon debut, with Chris Friday on vocals.

Notes: DeLeon opened. The Mike Gordon debut of "Born on the Bayou" (Creedence Clearwater Revival) featured Mike's tour manager, Chris Friday, on vocals.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler, Chris Friday (Guest)

 

Link Mike Gordon, Thursday, 09/04/2008
Park West, Chicago, IL

Notes: This gig was billed as "Mike Gordon's Magic Hat Summer Variety Show."

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler

 

Link Mike Gordon, Friday, 09/05/2008
Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH

Set 1: Another Door, Crumblin' Bones, Voices, Pretend, Things That Make You Go Hmmm...[1] > Meat[1], Andelmans' Yard, The Walls of Time, Emotional Railroad, Dig Further Down

Encore: Makisupa Policeman

[1] Freekbass on bass.

Notes: Freekbass (the band) opened and Freekbass (the person) sat in on "Things That Make You Go Hmmm..." and "Meat."

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler, Freekbass (Guest)

 

Link Mike Gordon, Sunday, 09/07/2008
The Paradise, Boston, MA

Set 1: Another Door, Crumblin' Bones, Midnight, She Said She Said > River Niger -> She Said She Said > The Walls of Time, Meat, I Got Loaded[1], Cruel World, Radar Blip[2] > Voices -> No One Receiving -> Voices -> Traveled Too Far

Encore: On a Bad Day > Andelmans' Yard

[1] Neil Cleary on vocals.
[2] Jenny Hill, Alex Toth and Kal Traver on horns.

Notes: Rubblebucket Orchestra opened. Tom Cleary's younger brother, Neil, provided vocals for "I Got Loaded." Jenny Hill, Alex Toth and Kal Traver sat in on horns for "Radar Blip."

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler, Jenny Hill (Guest), Neil Cleary (Guest), Alex Toth (Guest), Kal Traver (Guest)

   

Link Assembly of Dust, Saturday, 10/04/2008
Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT

Set 1: Arc of the Sun[1], Ain't Wastin' Time No More[1] -> Sometimes[1]

[1] Mike on bass.

Notes: Mike joined Assembly of Dust on bass for "Arc of the Sun" (AOD), "Ain't Wastin' Time No More" (Allman Brothers Band) and "Sometimes" (Strangefolk).

Musicians: Reid Genauer, Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

Link Electron, Saturday, 10/11/2008
Club Metronome, Burlington, VT

Set 1: Home Again[1]

[1] Mike on bass.

Notes: This was a late afternoon matinée performance. Mike sat in on bass for "Home Again" (The Disco Biscuits).

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

 

Link Benevento/Russo Duo, Thursday, 10/16/2008
Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT

Set 1: Echo Park, Welcome Red, Circus Cats, Love Song, Play Pause Stop, Jam, Becky, Soba, Blood Not Sap, Hateframe, Paranoid Android, Best Reason to Buy the Sun

Encore: Jam[1]

[1] With Mike.

Notes: Mike sat in with the Duo for the encore. Both "Becky" and the preceding jam featured Dave Grippo on saxophone. 

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

 

Link Mike Gordon, Saturday, 12/27/2008
Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, RI

Set 1: Another Door, Willow Tree[1], Susskind Hotel[1], Andelmans' Yard, Pretend, Only a Dream[2], Meat > River Niger > Crumblin' Bones > Dig Further Down

Encore: She Said She Said

[1] Mike Gordon debut.
[2] Debut.

Notes: Bow Thayer & Perfect Trainwreck opened. This show included the Mike Gordon debut of "Suskind Hotel" and the Max Creek original "Willow Tree," as well as the debut of "Only a Dream."

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler

 

Link Mike Gordon, Sunday, 12/28/2008
The Music Hall, Portsmouth, NH

Set 1: Morphing Again, Rhymes, Only a Dream > Living for the City[1], Voices, Cruel World, Ain't Love Funny > Kryermaten > Ain't Love Funny, Radar Blip, Things That Make You Go Hmmm... -> Jaded > Traveled Too Far

Encore: Sound > Takin' It to the Streets

[1] Mike Gordon debut.

Notes: Bow Thayer & Perfect Trainwreck opened. Stevie Wonder's "Living for the City" (from Innervisions) was a Mike Gordon debut. "Fanfare for the Common Man" was teased near the end of "Takin' It to the Streets."

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler

   

Link Mike Gordon, Tuesday, 12/30/2008
Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT

Set 1: Sound, Another Door > Midnight, Only a Dream -> Living for the City, The Time For Loving Is Now > River Niger > Meat, Crumblin' Bones, Cruel World, The Walls of Time, Traveled Too Far > Things That Make You Go Hmmm... > Traveled Too Far

Encore: Dancing in the Street[1]

[1] Mike Gordon debut, with Amber DeLaurentis on vocals and Dave Grippo on sax.

Notes: Rubblebucket Orchestra opened. The Mike Gordon debut of "Dancing in the Street" (Martha and the Vandellas) featured Amber DeLaurentis on vocals and Dave Grippo on alto sax.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler, Dave Grippo (Guest), Amber DeLaurentis (Guest)

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