Today In Jambands.com History (6/21/04) – Jay-Z and Phish, SCI, m-o-e…
Today we look back to June 21, 2004…
A Whole In One at Hornings
The latest incarnation of the ‘Living Dream Experience’ took place this past weekend at Hornings Hideout in North Plains, OR. The String Cheese Incident participated in eight sets over the course of the weekend including a collaborative theatrical display with costumed audience participants (Living Dream Alchemists) on Saturday night. Thereafter Tye North conducted a jam, much as he does with the Everyone Orchestra, which also featured the members of Sound Tribe Sector 9, Jamie Janover, Scott Law and Aaron Holstein. SCI welcomed a number of guest players over the three days with Keller Williams sitting in for much of the second set on Friday (including Franklin’s Tower, Alligator Alley and Breathe), Michael Franti adding a rap to the close of Best Feeling on Sunday and Xavier Rudd contributing didgeridoo later that night as well.
Nellie McKay, Burt Neilson Band and Perpetual Groove Added To moe.down; Basketball Update
moe.down 5 has confirmed some additional artists with recent Bonnaroo alum Nellie McKay added to the bill. Other new performers to join a line-up that includes moe., Blues Traveler, The Disco Biscuits, Leftover Salmon and Leo Kottke are Burt Neilson Band, Perpetual Groove, Fall and Gonzilla. Meanwhile email has been floating in regarding the follow-up to the Jambands.com/Relix three-on-three basketball tournament which originally took place in 2002. Tentative plans are underway for moe.down hoops but this year rather than a team tourney it may well be a individual competition with a field of 64 entrants playing m-o-e (a shorter variant on H-O-R-S-E with lower case letters). Details will follow in the days to come…
Bob Dylan Baseball Tour Begins at Cooperstown
Bob Dylan will perform a series of shows at baseball parks from August 6 through September 4. Willie Nelson will join these dates which will begin, appropriately at Doubleday Field which adjoins the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. From here the tour will travel south and then out to the Midwest with the final show in Kansas City, KS (no MO) at the Community America Ballpark.
Two Artists Supporting Final Studio Albums Collaborate at KeySpan
Jay-Z who recently announced that his latest studio effort, The Black Album would be his last, took the stage with Phish on Friday night at KeySpan Park in Brooklyn. The performer and producer (and label-owner and clothing designer) appeared with the group for two of his songs during the second set, 99 Problems and Big Pimpin’. Two night later at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Page McConnells father made what might well be his last guest appearance with the group, adding vocals and tap steps to ‘Won’t You Come Home Bill Bailey.’
Tonight 6:15 Phish will perform a few songs atop the marquee at the Ed Sullivan Theatre in New York City.