Trey Anastasio, Members of Yonder and Leftover Join String Cheese Incident Set at Benefit
Photo by David Steinberg
Trey Anastasio stood alongside the String Cheese Incident’s Michael Kang in one of the anticipated moments at last night’s Fourmile Benefit at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, CO. The night opened with a set from Leftover Salmon who brought out numerous musicians over the course of their set including Phish’s Page McConnell, SCI’s Bill Nershi and Bonnie Paine (Elephant Revival). Yonder Mountain String Band appeared next and brought out Phish’s Jon Fishman for a portion of their set on drum kit (the four members of Phish would not take the stage the stage as unit). Big Head Todd and the Monsters then followed with a set that focused on their classic material along with an interlude that saw members of Leftover emerge for a cover of the Grateful Dead’s “Friend of the Devil.” Then the final two members of Phish stepped out, as Trey Anastasio and Mike Gordon delivered an acoustic set that opened with “Back On The Train” and also included “Sample In A Jar,” “Possum,” “Bathtub Gin” and a segue from “My Friend My Friend” into “Wilson” (the complete setlist can be found on our Box Scores page).
The night then concluded with The String Cheese Incident who charged into “Mouna Bowa,” before bringing Anastasio out for a cover of “Rocky Mountain Way” followed by SCI’s own “Outside and Inside.” This marked the first time that the Phish guitarist has perfomed with String Cheese. Later on, SCI’s set concluded with a number of additional guests as Todd Park Mohr appeared on “Who’s That Lady,” while “Sittin On Top of the World” saw Drew Emmitt, Vince Herman, Andy Thorn, Bill McKay and Bonnie Paine join in as well. The evening concluded with a version of “One Love” that also featured these guests as well as Jeremy Lawton and Jeff Austin. All in all over $300,000 was raised to aid those in need following September’s Fourmile Fire, which destroyed over 130 homes.
Click here to read David Steinberg’s review of the evening.