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Published: 2017/07/10

Rhonda Thomas Joins SCI for Michael Jackson, John Fogerty Covers

A look back at last year’s collaboration

Last July 4 when the String Cheese Incident performed at Chastain Park in Atlanta, Rhonda Thomas joined the group on vocals for versions of “Signed Sealed Delivered (I’m Yours),” “Believe,” “Sweet Spot,” “Funky Duck” and “America The Beautiful.” On Saturday as the group closed out this year’s two-night stand at the venue, Thomas emerged once again, singing lead on covers of John Fogerty’s “Proud Mary” (later popularized by Tina Turner) and Michael Jackson’s “Wanna be Startin’ Something.” This was the group’s debut take on “Proud Mary” and the first time they had performed the Thriller tune since 3/12/11. The entire setlist appears below, drawn from our Box Scores section.

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The String Cheese Incident
Chastain Park Atlanta, GA

Set I: Come As You Are > Rhythm Of The Road > LA Woman > Boo Boos Pik-a-Nik, Look At Where We Are, Mouna Bowa, Proud Mary*, ‘Round The Wheel > Let’s Go Outside^

Set II: Beautiful, Sweet Spot^, One Step Closer > Flying > Way Back Home > Joyful Sound > Rumble, Rosie > Billy Jean (tease) > Rosie > Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’^^

Enc: Black Clouds > Rosie (reprise)

Notes: *Debut, with Rhonda Thomas on lead vocals
^with Rhonda Thomas on lead vocals
^^Last time played 3/12/11, with Rhonda Thomas on lead vocals

Source: friendsofcheese.com

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