Mike Gordon Band Incorporate Covers, Guests in Chicago
Mike Gordon took the stage in Chicago last night at the intimate Park West as the bassist continued his Overstep tour. The show was highlighted by a very special guest along with more creative cover debuts. Harmonica player Sugar Blue jumped on stage with the band for the final three songs of the first set, sitting in on “Say Something,” The Rolling Stones’ “Miss You” and Junior Wells’ “Messin’ With the Kid.” Sugar Blue has performed with Gordon in the past, including when he sat in with Phish at Rosemont, IL’s Allstate Arena in 2000.
Blue, 64, is best known for his work with The Rolling Stones during his time in Paris, France, contributing to tunes such as “Some Girls,” “Send It To Me” and the aforementioned “Miss You.” The Some Girls single as well as “Messin’ With the Kid” also served as MGB debuts.
Additional highlights from the show included a cover of Beck’s “Black Tambourine” from the guitarist’s 2005 effort Guero. Gordon closed with a tour debut of “Funky Bitch,” also a mainstay in Phish’s cover repertoire featuring Mike on vocals.
Mike Gordon Band will travel to Madison, WI for a show at the Barrymore Theatre on March 9.
Here’s a look at the setlist from last night:
Mike Gordon Band, March 8, 2014, Park West, Chicago, IL
Set I: Long Black Line, Surface, Face > Suskind Hotel > Face, Say Something*, Miss You*, Messin’ With the Kid*
Set II:* Ether, 555, Black Tambourine, Loon, Yarmouth Road, Crumblin’ Bones, Jumping, Horizon Line
Enc: Funky Bitch
Notes: *Sugar Blue (harmonica)