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Published: 2013/09/12

Members of The String Cheese Incident, ALO and Trey Anastasio Band to Form New Super Group

The ALO members of The Incidental Animals. Photo via ALO’s Facebook page

Members of The String Cheese Incident, ALO and Trey Anastasio Band have formed the new super group Incidental Animals. The ensemble will feature The String Cheese Incident’s Kyle Hollingsworth (keyboards), ALO’s Dan Lebowitz (guitar), Steve Adams (bass) and Dave Brogan (drums), and Trey Anastasio Band’s Jen Hartswick (trumpet).

The five musicians have all crossed paths over the years and originally decided to form this project for a wedding gig. Members of ALO and String Cheese recently collaborated during the latter band’s annual Horning’s Hideout event. The November run will include stops at West Chester, PA’s The Note (11/20), New York’s Brookyn Bowl (11/21) and Baltimore, MD’s Soundstage (11/22). TAB trombonist Natalie Cressman will also join the band at the Brooklyn Bowl show.

The recently formed quintet will offer selections from the SCI and ALO repertoires, covers and songs from their solo catalogs.
Tickets for these three exclusive shows go on sale through venue box offices and websites this Saturday, September 14
at 10 am ET.

Here’s a look at Incidental Animals’ upcoming dates

November 20 West Chester, PA—The Note
November 21 Brooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Bowl (with Natalie Cressman)
November 22 Baltimore, MD—Soundstage


There are 16 comments associated with this post

jambandsoffline September 12, 2013, 18:14:39

Group looks great. Too bad they couldn’t get a serious bass player though. Guy knows about 5 notes at most.

me September 12, 2013, 19:16:49

Not sure Tony Markellis knows many more, but he sure keeps a thumpin’ groove for Trey… Guys like Les and Jaco are freakin’ amazin’ but quite often a solid, low key pocket player does music justice!

Steve September 13, 2013, 04:35:22

@jambandsoffline – how many notes does it take to be serious?

Super Nova September 13, 2013, 07:09:30

So when Cressman joins the band is it a Super, Super Group or merely a Super Plus Group?

Gary September 13, 2013, 10:24:36

Natalie Cressman plays the Trombone, Jennifer Hartswick plays the Trumpet.

Peachhead September 13, 2013, 10:47:28

Steve Adams is a great bass player, he is also bass for Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers

Dave September 13, 2013, 11:05:25

Psyched for this…not sure putting the Brooklyn Show on sale on Yom Kippur is very sensitive, unless they are sure it won’t sell out.

kane September 13, 2013, 12:21:13

Dave are you kidding me. We have to schedule days to sell tickets around your holiday I hope it does sell out

Ryan September 13, 2013, 18:36:15

Steve Adams is one of my favorite bass players, awesome guy. I opened for ALO at The Mishawaka in Colorado last fall, one of several times I’ve seen these guys live — love them all.

Bobby September 14, 2013, 02:17:04

Fuck not being 21. Can’t wait till I can see shows at the Brooklyn Bowl

TheSpaceman September 14, 2013, 09:12:22

Anybody taking their time to throw out negativity about Steve Adams’ talent on is seriously pathetic and clueless. It’s simply the dumbest anonymous post I have ever read. Steve Adams is incredibly talented.

Cyndy Thomas September 14, 2013, 15:25:32

Gotta love this collaboration !!!! Wow !!!

Cyndy September 14, 2013, 19:23:08

Gotta love this collaboration !!!! Wow !!!
As for Steve , he started at age 4 yrs old playing violin and piano and It would be hard to find more passion , compassion and just plain natural born talent than when he takes that bass in his hands and brings it to life right before your eyes. It is magic and spectacular every time ! Same with the uke, mandolin and banjo etc. But the bass is his first love ! ! Seriously :) Catch him when you can and you will understand the mystery that is Steve Adams !

Glenn September 14, 2013, 22:17:54

5 notes? – I think the jambandsoffline can only count to 5. I agree with theSpaceman – dumbest anonymous post I have ever read. Steve Adams talent for being both a degreed ethnomusicologist graduated from University of California Santa Barbara and just a all around great guy doesn’t deserve the offhanded dribble from a hater like jambandsoffline. Clean your ears out – maybe you could hear more than 5 notes.

BankerJeff September 16, 2013, 18:49:27

agree with Spaceman also – Steve Adams great on bass – guy obviously has no idea what he is talking about

Steve G September 18, 2013, 21:02:53

I LOVE ALO, so this is going to be good. I wish Zach were with these guys too, but oh well. Anyone know where I can find some music to listen to from this band or do they not have anything?

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