|Originally Performed By||Traditional|
Phish has performed this traditional jaunty rag tune only three times, all within one week on the fall '94 tour. The first two performances, during the second sets of 10/12/94 and 10/14/94, came out of nowhere in an acoustic setup alongside “Nellie Kane” and "Foreplay/Long Time." The third – on 10/18/94 – featured banjo accompaniment from Béla Fleck, who also lent his talents to several other songs including “Scent of a Mule,” “Lifeboy,” and “Llama.” Each version of “Beaumont Rag” was performed in a more bluegrass style than the standard, old-school rag version, though Phish was by far not the first to adapt the tune in this way.
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