The String Cheese Incident Welcomes Melvin Seals & Tony Hall At Tahoe Closer [Videos]

first_imgOn Saturday, The String Cheese Incident returned to Lake Tahoe’s Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa for the third and final night of their weekend run.The String Cheese Incident opened up their first set with a cover of Vassar Clement’s “Lonesome Fiddle Blues”, with Michael Kang helping set the bluegrass tone out of the gates. The band smoothly segued into Kyle Hollingsworth’s “Can’t Wait Another Day”, off of the bands 2014 Song In My Head release. Bassist Keith Moseley stepped front and center to lead the sextet through “Sweet Spot” before moving forward with the traditional “High On A Mountain Top”. Cheese then dusted off “45th of November” for the first time since December 30th, 2017, followed by a monstrous set-closing segue of “Come As You Are”, a cover of Talking Heads’ “Life During Wartime”, and “Rosie”.The String Cheese Incident – “Life During Wartime”[Video: PhatBeats 420]The band returned to open their second set with the assistance of Dumpstaphunk bassist Tony Hall on their newer tune “Get To You”, which features The Motet’s Lyle Divinsky on the studio recording. Back to their normal configuration, Cheese moved forward with a cover of Weather Report’s “Birdland”, followed up by “Into The Blue”, debuted at the band’s three-set New Year’s Eve extravaganza. Bill Nershi took the vocal lead next as the band worked through “Search”, before a hearty pairing of “Sirens” and “Way Back Home”. Signaled by the drum-heavy, trancey intro, The String Cheese Incident wrapped up their second set with “Bumpin’ Reel”.For their first song in the encore slot, the six-piece offered up a lyrically-tweaked take on “California Bluebird Sky”, which was followed up by longtime Jerry Garcia Band keyboardist Melvin Seals joining the fun for a high-energy cover of the Grateful Dead’s “Deal”.The String Cheese Incident w/ Melvin Seals – “Deal”[Video: PhatBeats 420]For ticketing information and a full list of The String Cheese Incident’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.Setlist: The String Cheese Incident | Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa | Lake Tahoe, CA | 2/23/2019Set One: Lonesome Fiddle Blues > Can’t Wait Another Day, Sweet Spot, High On A Mountain Top, 45th of November, Come As You Are > Life During Wartime > RosieSet Two: Get To You1, Birdland > Into The Blue, Search, Sirens > Way Back Home, Bumpin’ ReelEncore: California Bluebird Sky, Deal2Notes1 with Tony Hall on vocals, 2 with Melvin Seals on organlast_img read more