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Published: 2005/03/28

String Cheeses Guest Addiction

String Cheese Incident spent the weekend close to home, offering a three-night stand at Denver, COs Fillmore Auditorium. A kick-off celebration for the Incidents spring tour , the sextet buffed up its bill a series of high-profile openers: Dr. John (3/24), Perry Farrell (3/25) and Ronnie McCoury, Rob McCoury and Jason Carter (3/26). Each night String Cheese Incident also invited its opening acts out for a handful of numbers, many of which doubled as debuts.

On Thursday, Dr. John emerged at the end of String Cheese Incidents first-set, fronting the group for three numbers he is no doubt quite familiar with: Mos Scocious, Aiko Aiko, and Right Place Wrong Time. A night later, Perry Farrell, who used his opening spot to a perform under his alias DJ Peretz, offered his vocal skills to a pair of Janes Addiction covers, Mountain Song and Been Caught Stealing, as well as Bad Companys Feel Like Making Love. Farrells appearance was a longtime coming. During the ill-fated Lollapalooza tour, Farrell was scheduled to perform a set of Janes Addiction songs with String Cheese. At the time of the festivals cancellation, SCIs Keith Mosley told Relix, We had enough of a connection with Perry that something will happen. The band’s been rehearsing some of the Jane’s songs. I am sure that it is an idea that will happen at some point. The Janes Addiction founder also jammed with the Cheese at last years Jammy Awards. String Cheese Incident closed out its three-night run last night by inviting Ronnie McCoury, Rob McCoury and Jason Carter onto the stage. The bluegrass players performed on Old Dangerfield and Six Days on the Road at the end of the groups first set and returned for an encore of Foggy Mountain Breakdown and Bob Dylans You Ain’t Going Nowhere. Kyle Hollingsworth also debuted his Fire and the band dusted off their cover of Bob Marleys Exodus for the first time since Halloween 1999.

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