String Cheese Offers Classic Covers, A New Original in Georgia
The String Cheese Incident’s Roots Run Deep tour rolled on over the weekend. Last night, the group returned to Athens, GA’s Georgia Theatre for an extremely intimate club show. The String Cheese Incident is the latest in a series of high profile acts to play the historic theater since it re-opened in August, including Widespread Panic, Drive-By Truckers, Chuck Leavell and STS9. The String Cheese Incident’s last performance at the seminal venue was way back on November 16, 2000. Not to be stuck in the past, the band debuted the new fiddle tune “BollyMunster” during their second set. The band also brought back “Hotel Window” for the first time since 2007.
A night earlier, String Cheese Incident performed at Atlanta, GA’s Fox Theatre. During their first set, String Cheese Incident busted into Stevie Wonder’s “Boogie on Reggae Woman” for the first time since their 2009 reunion. Then the group opened their second set with an old school cover of The Allman Brothers Band’s “Southbound.” The group covered the tune back in their early days but have not performed the Dickey Betts original for many years. String Cheese will perform at Nashville, TN’s Ryman Auditorium this evening.