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Published: 2013/07/22
by Sam D'Arcangelo

Three Faces of String Cheese

Fantastic. Is there any other interesting stuff can we expect from Hulaween?

Nershi: There is a pregnant panda bear that we’re trying to get on stage to give birth as we play our set.

Hollingsworth: Electrifying.

Hann: It’s all timing.

Nershi: We’ll have some professionals there that can induce labor.

Hann: Somewhat like Midwives but they’re for bears. They’re for pandas.

Nershi: So that’s in the fall, and we’re gonna figure out what the theme is gonna be. It’s yet to be announced. But we’re hoping that everybody will come there ready to interact and bring all their crazy clothing and energy. And we’ll let ‘em know what the theme is. You know, if it’s gonna be like a Noah’s Ark thing where couples dress up as certain animals…

Hann: (Laughs) I think we should definitely go for, at least, a Halloween type of vibe. Something with like costumes.

Nershi: Yeah, costumes. Yeah.

Hollingsworth: So no. To answer your question, we haven’t thought about it yet.

Hann: (laughing) I like Noah’s Ark though. That’s a badass theme. Hell yeahh!

Keith also mentioned in that recent Jambands interview that you guys have a big fall planned. How big are we talking here?

Hollingsworth: Oh dear.

Hann: Small? (laughing)

Nershi: Well… we don’t know now. There’s a lot of things that are focused around when the release of the album will be. And now we’re doing a little rethinking of that and we’re not sure if it’s going to be a fall thing or if it might be the beginning of 2014 where we tour a little more at that point.

Hollingsworth: So essentially, we’re going to tour a little more so around the album release. But right now we’re in flux about when the album’s going to be released. So the tour will be based around that.

Keith also mentioned that this might end up being the last year of Horning’s Hideout and..

Hann: Damn it, Keith! What is that guy doing to us over there? Keith, you’re killing us! (Laughs).

Nershi: We love Horning’s Hideout. It would be very sad if this was the last Horning’s Hideout this year. We hope it isn’t.

So Interlocken is shaping up to be one of the most stacked jam band lineups in years and you guys will be playing a huge part in it. We already know about the Zac Brown Incident…

Nershi: Woo!

But what else do we have in store?

Nershi: The Zac Brown Incident! What else do you need?

Hollingsworth: We’re super excited, super pumped. I just found out the lineup. It seems pretty over the top.

Nershi: Is it?

Hollingsworth: Yeah. It’s like Furthur and Widespread, right?


Hollingsworth: And us.

Nershi: Oh wow.

Two nights of Widespread, two nights of Black Crowes, Tedeschi Trucks, Gov’t Mule…

Hann: Oh my God!

Warren Haynes Band, Punch Brothers, Keller and The Keels…

Nershi: Holy Moly!

Hollingsworth: Yeah We’re super excited about the possibilities there too as far as sit-ins and collaborations.

Nershi: Yes!

Hollingsworth: I think it’s going to be a really fun festival.

Nershi: Wow. That’s huge.

Kyle: Zac Brown Incident is not going to be your only incident. I can allude to—we’re working on some other incidents with other musicians as well.

Well Keller will be there, so…

Hollingsworth: Yeah but as a bigger theme for other shows throughout the year.

Nershi: I met Zac Brown at Merlefest, maybe three years ago. Seems like a very cool guy and we’re excited to work with him and we’re really psyched that he’s had the amount of success that he has cause he seems like a regular guy. He’s not like one of those unattainable, country legend kind of people. He’s down to earth, he’s a great musician and that’s gonna be a lot of fun.

Hann: Yeah I love that guy’s story too. It’s so homegrown. It’s like him and his dad doing this restaurant, eventually buying a tour bus. Just one show at a time and building their fans, similar to what String Cheese has done in this scene. So the story that goes along with Zac and String Cheese’s story, it feels like a really good fit.

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There are 7 comments associated with this post

Josh July 24, 2013, 11:10:08

I like the news of more extensive touring to come. Enough of these festival “tours” with 6 stops, I am more than happy to see them hit the road again.

Grhf July 25, 2013, 06:44:07

Patiently waiting for SCI in the Northeast. It’s been too long since December 2011 in Boston.

Broken hearted fan July 26, 2013, 12:17:52

What does this mean? They said they are going into different genres of music and trying it out because each member brings something different??? That’s what a side project is for!!!!! Most fans don’t want to pay the ridiculous prices for tickets (300$ for hornings? C’mon I can get a plane ticket cheaper than that) when we don’t even know what we are going to get. It’s the string cheese incident. Not the bass cheese incident or the womp cheese incident. I shouldn’t have to pick and chose where I see my favorite band because I don’t want to be blasted. Listen to 2000 soundboards. What happened????? We only get 15 min songs if its changed so you can “experiment” with other types of music. If I wanted to see eoto I would have gone to global last weekend.

@brokenheartedfan July 26, 2013, 13:41:30

@brokenheartedfan, your post about the boys new sound is both dissappointing, and really very stupid. Bands grow as they continue to make music together, and just as one of them said earlier in the interview, there is 6 people in the band, 6 people with 6 different music tastes, styles, etc. This approach to me seems much more real, and in case you havent noticed either, the band sounds better than they have in years. Why you might ask? Probably because
Each individual artist is having their voice in the band heard and being able to put their style into their music, as opposed to being one single bill nershi style band, and I realize they were once called billys band, but keyword there, WERE. This is the string cheese incident, and if you can’t learn to appreciate and watch their growth as a band then I would go hop on another band’s tour bus with the one singular style and sound you are looking for.

NewMusic CHeck it out July 29, 2013, 07:03:07

do math July 30, 2013, 11:04:17

It cost how much to support a crew? It cost how much to support the crew that supports the crew? The band makes how much on average per incident? How much per fest set? Per fest headline or backing? Then add in the many side projects, a label biz, the other revenues. Other revenues become substantial, more than most side projects, support (allow for) the overall cause. So- How many shows do they really need to play in order to make a living, plus, support a living for how many people? That equates to the number of shows, where they go (and don’t). Playing to 100 people in a bar after long drives in a van is simply not going to work, it will bring the happy feeling for the artists. This is nothing new, it is the biz. It is age, it is family duty, it is art, it is what it is. Only a select few can work this way, SCI Fidelity is one of the few. Thus the running jokes. Thus the limited shows. Thus the six faces of cheese. Thus the label growth. Thus the newly electrified music. Thus the next generation. Thus no more thus. Get on the Bus….and GO.

Charles Brown August 4, 2013, 07:47:56

pleas go back on hiatus, because music is better when you are not polluting the air with that homogenized shit that you put in it.

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