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Published: 2014/03/03

Mike Gordon Covers The Civil Wars in Philadelphia

Mike Gordon Band continued their Overstep tour in Philadelphia with a show at Union Transfer. While the first set of the show relied on newer and more familiar MGB cuts (along with the second rendition of Mike Gordon keyboardist Tim Cleary’s “Pretty Boy Floyd”), the second set produced a couple of noteworthy surprises.

The first coming in the form of “Barton Hollow,” a debut cover of the recently disbanded Civil Wars’ first album. The Nashville folk duo called it quits following their second album in 2013 due to irreconcilable artistic differences.

Gordon then dug into the Phish repertoire with “Meat,” a tune played sparingly by Phish nowadays. “Meat” joins “Spock’s Brain” as longtime Phish originals to make it into the setlists on this tour. Mike Gordon Band will continue their tour tomorrow night at Washington, DC’s 9:30 Club.

Here’s a look at the setlist as it appears in our Box Scores section:

Mike Gordon, March 2, 2014, Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA

Set I: Say Something, Horizon Line, Jumping, Sound, Pretty Boy Floyd, Long Black Line, Different World

Set II: Mississippi, Peel, Tiny Little World, Barton Hollow*, Meat, Babylon Baby, Face

Enc: Ether

Notes: *Debut


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