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Link Chris Barron & The Time Bandits, Tuesday, 05/12/2009
The National Underground, New York, NY

Set 1: I Know You Know, Phony, Darken My Door, Heartbreak Boulevard, Ben's Looking Out the Window Blues[1], Gorilla Boy[1], Louisiana Holiday, My Problem Now -> Little Miss Can't Be Wrong -> My Problem Now, Can't Kick the Habit, Big Fat Funky Booty, Providence, How Could You Want Him (When You Know You Could Have Me?)[2], Dancing with Your Dress On Fire, Two Princes

Encore: I Must Be the King

[1] Mike on bass and John Popper on harmonica.
[2] Mike on bass, John Popper on harmonica, and Joe Russo on drums.

Notes: Mike joined the Spin Doctor's lead singer, Chris Barron, for "Ben's Looking Out the Window Blues" and "Gorilla Boy" (along with John Popper), then again later in the set for "How Could You Want Him (When You Know You Could Have Me)" (with John Popper and Joe Russo).

Musicians: Chris Barron, Mike Gordon (Guest), John Popper (Guest), Joe Russo (Guest)

 

Link Gordon, Kreutzmann & Murawski, Wednesday, 06/03/2009
City Winery, New York, NY

Set 1: Doin' My Time, Eyes of the World, Cumberland Blues

Set 2: Peggy-O[1], Tore Up Over You, Come Together > Skin It Back, U.S. Blues, Express Yourself, Quinn the Eskimo > Mercury Blues

[1] Tara Nevins on vocals.

Notes: This previously unannounced free show took place on Mike's birthday; Mike sported a new bass given to him as a birthday gift from Page. Tara Nevins provided vocals for "Peggy-O."

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Bill Kreutzmann, Tara Nevins (Guest)

 

Link Mike Gordon, Tuesday, 09/08/2009
Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

Set 1: Dig Further Down, Radar Blip, Swamp Music[1], What Things Seem[2], Can't Stand Still[2], Voices, The Field[1], Couch Lady, Sarala[3] > Intensified[3] > Traveled Too Far

Encore: Andelmans' Yard > 15 Step[1] > Andelmans' Yard

[1] Mike Gordon debut.
[2] Debut.
[3] Mike Gordon debut with Marco Benevento and Joe Russo.

Notes: Marco Benevento opened. This tour-opening gig was filled with debuts that would become fixtures in Mike's repertoire: Mike originals "What Things Seem" and "Can't Stand Still," "Swamp Music" (Lynyrd Skynyrd), "The Field" (Scott Murawski), "Sarala" (Craig Myers), "Intensified" (Desmond Dekker) and "15 Step" (Radiohead). Marco Benevento and Joe Russo sat in for "Sarala" and "Intensified."

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler, Marco Benevento (Guest), Joe Russo (Guest)

 

Link Mike Gordon, Wednesday, 09/09/2009
Somerville Theatre, Somerville, MA

Set 1: Another Door, Rhymes, Jaded, The Grid, Spiral[1], Sound, Nobody's Home[2], Who By Fire[2], The Field, God Put a Smile Upon Your Face[2], Only a Dream

Encore: Susskind Hotel, She Said She Said

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

Notes: Break Science featuring Adam Deitch opened. This gig featured the debut of "Spiral" and three Mike Gordon debuts: "Nobody's Home" (Tom Cleary), "Who By Fire" (Leonard Cohen) and "God Put a Smile Upon My Face" (Coldplay).

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

   

Link Mike Gordon, Friday, 09/11/2009
Bearsville Theater, Woodstock, NY

Soundcheck: Dig Further Down

Set 1: Susskind Hotel, The Walls of Time, Traveled Too Far, Swamp Music, The Field > Another Door > Things That Make You Go Hmmm..., Crumblin' Bones, Drums[1], Dig Further Down

Encore: Meat -> Soulfood Man

[1] Ken Lovelett on lap drum.

Notes: The soundcheck for this gig was broadcast live on Radio Woodstock WDSTReid Genauer performed a solo acoustic set to open. "Drums" featured Ken Lovelett on lap drum.

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

 

Link Mike Gordon, Saturday, 09/12/2009
State Theatre, Falls Church, VA

Set 1: Another Door, Andelmans' Yard, Emotional Railroad > Can't Stand Still, Spiral, Ain't Wastin' Time No More[1] > La La La[2], Sound, Sarala > Couch Lady, 15 Step, Only a Dream

Encore: Sugar Shack, Takin' It to the Streets

[1] Mike Gordon debut with Reid Genauer on guitar and vocals.
[2] Reid Genauer on guitar and vocals.

Notes:  "La La La" and the Mike Gordon debut of The Allman Brothers Band's "Ain't Wastin' Time No More" featured Reid Genauer on guitar and vocals.

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

   

Link Mike Gordon, Tuesday, 09/15/2009
The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC

Set 1: Voices, Andelmans' Yard, The Walls of Time[1], Can't Stand Still[1], Spiral, Swamp Music, The Field, Midnight, Crumblin' Bones, Only a Dream

Encore: Things That Make You Go Hmmm...

[1] Jeff Sipe on drums.

Notes: Rubblebucket Orchestra opened. "The Walls of Time" and "Can't Stand Still" featured Jeff Sipe on drums.

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

 

Link Mike Gordon, Thursday, 09/17/2009
Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA

Set 1: Sugar Shack, Radar Blip, Emotional Railroad, What Things Seem, Morphing Again, River Niger, Wave the Ocean[1], Yield Not to Temptation[2]

Set 2: Jaded, Ain't Love Funny > Kryermaten > Ain't Love Funny, 15 Step, Couch Lady, Spiral, Nobody's Home[3], I'm Deranged[3], Traveled Too Far

Encore: Dig Further Down

[1] Mike Gordon debut.
[2] Mike Gordon debut; Col. Bruce Hampton on guitar.
[3] Deji Coker on sax.

Notes: This show featured the Mike Gordon debut of Tim O'Brien's "Wave the Ocean" and Col. Bruce Hampton and The Aquarium Rescue Unit's "Yield Not to Temptation" which featured Col. Bruce Hampton on guitar. "Nobody's Home" and "I'm Deranged" featured Deji Coker on sax.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler, Col. Bruce Hampton (Guest), Deji Coker (Guest)

       

Link Mike Gordon, Tuesday, 09/22/2009
Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN

Set 1: Another Door, Sound, What Things Seem, Spiral, Crumblin' Bones[1], Weekly Time[1], Swamp Music[1]

Set 2: Radar Blip, Peggy-O[2], Sugar Shack, River Niger, Still Water, Can't Stand Still, La La La, Traveled Too Far

Encore: She Said She Said

[1] Guthrie Trapp on guitar.
[2] Mike Gordon debut with Tara Nevins on fiddle and vocals.

Notes: "Crumblin' Bones," "Weekly Time" and "Swamp Music" featured Guthrie Trapp on guitar. The Mike Gordon debut of "Peggy-O" featured Tara Nevins on fiddle and vocals.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler, Guthrie Trapp (Guest), Tara Nevins (Guest)

       

Link Mike Gordon, Monday, 09/28/2009
20th Century Theatre, Cincinnati, OH

Set 1: Dig Further Down, What Things Seem, Swamp Music, Emotional Railroad, Voices > Sugar Shack > Voices, On a Bad Day, Jaded[1] > Who By Fire[1]

Set 2: Soulfood Man, The Grid, Crumblin' Bones, River Niger, Things That Make You Go Hmmm..., Couch Lady, Another Door, Radar Blip

Encore: Meat

[1] Michael "Mad Dog" Mavridoglou on trumpet.

Notes: Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey opened. "Jaded" and "Who By Fire" featured Michael "Mad Dog" Mavridoglou on trumpet.

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Craig Myers, Tom Cleary, Todd Isler, Michael "Mad Dog" Mavridoglou (Guest)

   

Link Mike Gordon, Wednesday, 09/30/2009
Mr. Small's Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA

Set 1: I'm Deranged, Another Door, Exit Wound > The Field > Sarala > Revolution, No One Receiving, Only a Dream[1]

Set 2: Only a Dream[2], What Things Seem, Couch Lady, Swamp Music, Ain't Love Funny > Kryermaten > Ain't Love Funny, Can't Stand Still, God Put a Smile Upon Your Face, Dig Further Down

Encore: Makisupa Policeman

[1] Unfinished.
[2] Completed unfinished version ending first set.

Notes: Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey opened. "Only a Dream" was unfinished to end the first set and then resumed at the beginning of the second set.

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

     

Link Mike Gordon, Sunday, 10/04/2009
Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT

Set 1: Andelmans' Yard, What Things Seem, Sugar Shack[1], The Field, Spiral, Swamp Music, Crumblin' Bones, Dig Further Down, Happy Birthday to You

Set 2: Can't Stand Still > Revelator > Soulfood Man > La La La, 15 Step > River Niger > Traveled Too Far

Encore: Things That Make You Go Hmmm...

[1] Page on keyboards.

Notes: "Sugar Shack" featured Page on keys. "Happy Birthday" was sung to crew member Rachel Bischoff.

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

 

Link Umphrey's McGee, Friday, 11/13/2009
Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT

Set 1: In the Kitchen

Notes: Mike sat in on bass in place of Ryan Stasik for a 16-minute version of "In the Kitchen."

Musicians: Jake Cinninger, Brendan Bayliss, Joel Cummins, Andy Farag, Kris Myers, Mike Gordon (Guest)

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