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Published: 2011/08/12

Jon Fishman Joins The Bluegrass Ball

Jon Fishman with Yonder Mountain String Band in 2008

The Bluegrass Ball took place this past Tuesday and Wednesday at The Horizon Casino in Stateline, NV. The official bill included such artists as The Travelin’ McCourys, Emmitt-Nershi Band and Jeff Austin with additional guest musicians promised as well. On Tuesday the guest in question proved to be Phish drummer Jon Fishman, who made his way over to the venue after his band wrapped up its performance at the nearby Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena. Fishman moved behind the drum kit during a set that saw Austin, Drew Emmitt, Bill Nershi and some of the McCourys on stage. Music extended until nearly 4AM and the musicians collaborated on a number of traditional bluegrass numbers as well as covers of “Love Me Two Times,” “Whole Lotta Love” and “Whipping Post.”

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