Phish Debut Another New Song, Pay Tribute to JJ Cale
_ Photo by Dave Vann © Phish 2013 via Phish’s Facebook page_
Phish both debut a new original song and paid tribute to influential singer/songwriter/guitarist JJ Cale last night. The performance took place at George, WA’s Gorge Amphitheatre.
For the first time, Phish opened their show with “Architect,” a song off Trey Anastasio’s 2012 solo album Traveler which made its way into Phish’s repertoire in June. After “Golgi Apparatus,” Phish performed the multi-part composition “The Curtain With” for the first time this year. A bit later, they debuted the new Mike Gordon song “Say Something” and dusted off “After Midnight” for the first time since May 31, 2011 in memory of Cale, who passed away on Friday night. Like Gordon’s other new song “Yarmouth Road,” “Say Something” was written with longtime Max Creek frontman and Mike Gordon Band guitarist Scott Murawski.
Phish focused on improvisation second set. They kicked of the set with a 13-minute, unfinished version of “Dawn with Disease” that bled into a 13-minute version of “Undermind.” Without pausing, they worked their way through a deep, exploratory “Light” as well as classics and modern staples like “Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley,” “Also Sprach Zarathustra,” “Walls of the Cave,” “Fluffhead” and “Run Like an Antelope.”
“Show of Life” and “Good Times Bad Times” closed the night. Phish will perform at Lake Tahoe Harveys Outdoor Arena on July 30.
Here’s a look at last night’s setlist via Phish.net
Saturday, July 27, 2013 Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA
Set I: Architect, Golgi Apparatus, The Curtain With, Kill Devil Falls > The Moma Dance > Maze, Beauty of a Broken Heart, Roses Are Free, Say Something1, Ocelot, After Midnight
Set II: Down with Disease2 -> Undermind > Light -> Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley > Also Sprach Zarathustra > Walls of the Cave > Fluffhead > Run Like an Antelope
E: Show of Life, Good Times Bad Times
Notes: This show was webcast via LivePhish.com and featured the debut of the Mike Gordon/Scott Murawski-penned “Say Something.” Disease was unfinished.