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Published: 2013/07/28

String Cheese Incident Honor JJ Cale with Anders Osborne at Red Rocks

Anders Osborne sat in with the String Cheese Incident during their first encore last night at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The New Orleans blues guitarist made his appearance for JJ Cale’s “After Midnight,” which the band played in honor of Cale, who passed away the other day. That song segued into “Outside Inside,” a tune that Osborne joined SCI for during last year’s Warren Haynes X-mas Jam.

The show kicked off with “Song In My Head before going into a fairly low key run of songs. The latter half of the first set included a number of fan favorites like “Dudley’s Kitchen,” “Eye Know Why” and a cover of Bob Marley’s “Could You Be Loved” before wrapping up with the Cheese classic “Rollover.”

Jason Hann and Michael Travis took the stage at the start of the second set for a drum solo in Red Rocks’ stage toweners that played into a crowd-pleasing take on the band’s celtic/psychedelic tune “Rivertrance,” which was left unfinished before transitioning into “It Is What It Is.” Next came “Don’t Bring Me Down” sandwiched between “Johnny Cash” before the band went into a thumping “Colliding.” “Sirens” played into an extended jam that featured a tease of the very rare “Nardis” before going into “Bollymunster.” The set then came to a close with an appropriate “Colorado Bluebird Sky.”

Before the encore, Keith Moseley announced that the band would be (unsurprisingly) returning to Colorado for their New Year’s Eve run, though no details were revealed. Osborne then took the stage to help out on the first encore, which was followed by a second encore that ended the show with “Way Back Home.”

Here’s a look at last night’s setlist via Phantasy Tour

Set 1: Song In My Head, Come As You Are, Can’t Wait Another Day, Don’t It Make You Wanna Dance > Dudleys Kichen, Look At Where We Are, Eye Know Why, Could You Be Loved, Rollover

Set 2: Drums > Rivertrance^ > It Is What It Is, Johnny Cash > Don’t Bring Me Down > Johnny Cash, Colliding, Search, Sirens > Jam% > Bollymunster, Colorado Bluebird Sky

E 1: After Midnight* > Outside Inside*

E 2: Way Back Home

(^) unfinished
(%) Nardis tease
(*) w/ Anders Osborne


There are 8 comments associated with this post

Noodles July 28, 2013, 16:32:36

Lets add some color. Show was aired to an international TV audience, playing thru a wind driven, drenching storm. They had to ease all into the mood, accomplished rather well as the first set launched into swing. Second set actually started with only the 2 drummers… who had climbed the ladders to the very top of the infamous ‘peaks’ that define red rocks…. Where each had a drum kit and were tied down high above the venues lighting and stage rigs. Not on stage, way up high above stage. It was rather intense drumming from a top the mountain… For what it’s worth. Great for the 2013 version SCI, they are playing together for about 20 years now, much less so, but still going strong enough for most to enjoy a show even thru a downpoor that flooded the main stage, covered up gear and basically shocked the musicians with electricity who returned the favour by pulsating the drenched cheese loving crowd. It is what it is…. Not the same old cheese many came to love, before the ‘massive’ crowds, but a cheese we can still enjoy. Peace

cosmicbein July 28, 2013, 16:33:44

In respect to Mr. J. J. Cale,he didnt pass away the other day,he passed at 9 am Sat. the same day of the show.

Respect July 29, 2013, 01:46:30

JJ Cale passed way on Friday. RIP. The man was a legend and its nice to see so many bands paying their respects.

Respect July 29, 2013, 01:46:32

JJ Cale passed way on Friday. RIP. The man was a legend and its nice to see so many bands paying their respects.

Charles Brown July 29, 2013, 06:55:44

SCI did not honor him by playing his song. They suck so bad that he is said to have rolled over in his grave, got up, and changed the channel. Please retire Cheese….you are the worst cliche in rock music and possibly the worst songwriters in the history of modern music.

kyle warner July 29, 2013, 16:11:45

Hey Charles if you’re not a cheese fan why read the article then bash it? You’re clearly not a jam band fan why don’t you just stick with your Bieber or Britney for great song writing…Putz!

Charles Brown July 31, 2013, 04:17:34

Hey Kyle, if you like the Cheese you are a douche. Not one person that that I know with good taste in music likes the Stringy Poop Accident. Sorry. I prefer bands like Grizzly Bear, tame impala or the Mars Volta. But hey, I have good taste in music..Maybe all of those grateful dead shows did pay off….String Cheese Incident, its not that the fans are cheesey, the music sucks too!!!!

Billy Dee August 3, 2013, 12:10:32

I’m picturing Charles at a party… Charles: “Why isn’t everyone here exactly like me?”
Someone: “Because we’re all different.”
Charles: “Are you saying I’m dumb?”
Someone Else: “No, but it would be if we were all the same.”
Charles: “I don’t get it.”
Everyone: “We know.” The point: Charles = Major Buzz Kill Anywhere.

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