Pig in a Pen

Originally Performed ByThe Stanley Brothers
Appears On
Music/LyricsTraditional
Vocals"Reverend" Jeff Mosier
Phish Debut1993-02-21
Last Played1994-11-16
Current Gap876
HistorianJeremy Welsh

History

A traditional bluegrass tune, “Pig in a Pen” has been performed three times by Phish. It debuted on 2/21/93 as the final song of a four song encore that featured “Reverend” Jeff Mosier on banjo. (This pickin’ encore actually includes a bluegrass version of “Good Times Bad Times.”) The next appearance of “Pig in a Pen” came on 11/16/94, again featuring Jeff Mosier on banjo and vocals; Mosier would join Phish for four more shows that fall. This version includes nice solos by Mike and Fish, who was introduced as “the world’s premier bluegrass drummer.” Three nights later, after its show in Bloomington, Indiana, Phish performed this song in their "parking lot set," an acoustic bluegrass set that featured the Reverend on banjo, Eric Merrill on fiddle and guitar, and “Jeremy” on banjo and jaw harp.

Old & In The Way, "Pig in a Pen"

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