Mike Gordon and The Duo Enter the Ether
Though he is busy with both his solo band and Phish, Mike Gordon is still on track to keep his title as Burlington, VTs official sit in king. Most recently, on Thursday Gordon popped up with his occasional collaborators the Benevento-Russo Duo South Burlington, VTs Higher Ground. The bassist, who last toured with the group in the summer of 2006, stepped up during the Duos encore for a completely freeform jam. In a recent interview with Relix, Gordon mentioned that his favorite recent sit in with Joe Russo and Marco Benevento took the pair deep into the ether.
Earlier in the night, another musician known for his Burlington surprise appearances, longtime Phish collaborator Dave The Truth Grippo, also stepped up to play with the Benevento and Russo on two of their better known songs: Becky and Play Pause Stop. Benevento and Russo will perform with Dave Dreiwitz and Scott Metzger at the University of Pennsylvania tomorrow as Bustle In Your Hedgerow.