A Fourmile Fundraiser

9-7-10 - Near Fourmile Canyon (K. Ostler)

Instead of taking a day off between their headlining set at Austin City Limits and the start of Fall Tour in Broomfield, the members of Phish will take part in a twang-laced benefit on Saturday night October 9, for the surrounding Boulder communities recently devastated by wildfires. Included on the bill for the “Four Mile Canyon Revival” are Colorado bands The String Cheese Incident, Yonder Mountain String Band and “Where are they now?” appearances by Leftover Salmon and Big Head Todd and the Monsters. The members of Phish are listed one by one. and all sources point to individual sit-ins rather than any Phish set on Saturday night.

1st Bank Center - Broomfield

Tickets go on sale via Tickethorse tomorrow at 10 am MDT for the pre-tour party. It’s good to see Phish using their draw for a good cause, but I wouldn’t hold my breath for anything musically significant. A night of socializing and bluegrass before tour never hurt anyone, and with money going directly to charity, one can leave whenever they please and not feel bad at all. Taking place at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, the site of the Phish shows themselves, this benefit will allow people to get the lay of the land for subsequent three-night blowout. (And provide the chance for ticketless spunions to hide in the venue for 24 hours.)

The Event

With all sorts of collaborative possibilities, this show should give the Phish guys a chance to exercise their seldom-used bluegrass chops, something that should be particularly exciting for the multi-instrumental Mike Gordon. And with the likelihood of lineup changes and “super-jams,” String Cheese’s Anastasio imitator, Michael Kang, may get the chance to mimic Trey’s licks right in front of the man, himself, in the context of a feel-good musical melange. But, hey, this is all in the name of charity, not chastising.

Good times. Good Twang. See you there. If the Yankees aren’t playing. Maybe.


Phish’s Official Press Release

Colorado’s music community comes together for “Fourmile Canyon Revival,” a remarkable night of music to raise funds for individuals and families directly affected by the devastating Fourmile Fire near Boulder. The benefit concert will take place on Saturday, October 9th at 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, CO.

Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon, Page McConnell and Trey Anastasio will take part in the event, on the eve of their fall tour.

Colorado was the site of Phish’s first extended tour outside of the Northeast, and the band has always felt a deep connection to the community. The event features The String Cheese Incident, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Yonder Mountain String Band, and Leftover Salmon’s Vince Herman & Drew Emmitt.

All proceeds will go directly to the Boulder Mountain Fire Relief Fund. The Fund supports the local volunteer fire departments that courageously fought the recent fire and the mountain residents whose lives were directly impacted by this disaster and are in critical need of financial support.


Jam of the Day:

Tweezer” 11.3.96 II

This second-set highlight from Gainesville, Florida featured Karl Perazzo on percussion and an emerging style of Phish groove.




11.6.1996 Civic Center, Knoxville, TN < Torrent

11.6.1996 Civic Center, Knoxville, TN < Megaupload

After Phish wrapped up in Florida, they stopped by Knoxville on the way to the Midwest. The post-Halloween segment of tour would be defined by more rhythmic playing that slowly and gradually turned into “cow-funk” over the next year.

I: Split Open and Melt, Cars Trucks Buses, Fast Enough for You, Taste, Train Song, Poor Heart, Punch You In the Eye, Billy Breathes, David Bowie

II: Wilson, The Curtain > Mike’s Song > Swept Away > Steep > Weekapaug Groove, Scent of a Mule, Sample in a Jar, Funky Bitch

E: Rocky Top

Source: Schoeps MK4’s

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706 Responses to “A Fourmile Fundraiser”

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  1. jdub Says:

    3 weeks to Brimfilled!

    Hopefully the combo of a Monday and a Kang in the post don’t get things to worked up here. Have a great one folks!

  2. Oldskool Says:

    @AW, please tell us you will be there 😉

  3. Cushion Convector Says:

    Morning, Up & At Them!

    (And provide the chance for ticketless spunions to hide in the venue for 24 hours.)

    ^^^^. This made me almost spew my afternoon tea all over the place.

    Just started the Tweezer, I am excited to hear Robear’s recommendation!

  4. Nizzle Says:

    ticketless spunions…that’s good stuff.

    Morning everbody. Needing this tweezer for this paper I’m about to write.

  5. Jtran Says:

    Nice JOTD to start Monday.

  6. Lycanthropist Says:

    oh this post is sure to generate some heat.

  7. Nizzle Says:

    if anyone needs help getting their morning started….check out the wolfman’s from 11/19/97.

  8. carleethian Says:

    So I guess this definitely puts any secondary Austin events in the grave… bummer.

  9. Guyute711 Says:

    Nice to see the wigsphere make an appearance on the site!!

  10. nonoyolker Says:

    @ guyute – nice reference with the wigsphere!

    “The fair’s symbol is the SunSphere, which sits atop a 266- foot tall steel shaft”
    “What’s inside?”
    “An information desk.”

  11. willowed Says:

    Don’t blame me…I voted for Kodos

  12. mrfergie Says:

    When we got married you told me my bean picking days were over…

  13. SillyWilly Says:

    Morning, kids.

    tour is right around the corner….

    cant even wait.

  14. Mitch Says:

    what up ya’ll??

  15. BTB Says:


  16. Kaveh Says:

    Good morning everyone!

  17. Robear Says:

    Top of the mornin’ all!

    Miner is funny

  18. Mitch Says:


    they should have a shred duel. kana vs trey. once and for all!

    followed by a dance off.

  19. Mitch Says:

    robear getting the early worm!

  20. Robear Says:

    where are all the fat, happy and hung over Bears fans this morning?

    J. Butthurt likes the Martz system.

  21. Guyute711 Says:

    Pretty good week for the Chinook Robear.

  22. Mitch Says:

    1 in 5 americans fight over household chores at least once a month.

    sorry turned the tv on and the today show was on.

  23. Robear Says:

    G7, I think my slf’s team gets a win this week.

    despite sitting J. Best……..:roll:

  24. Guyute711 Says:

    She better not make that mistake again, that kid looks like the real deal.

  25. Robear Says:

    hey Cushion, kids are just getting up on this end. I’ll blast the JOTD ‘Tweezer’ after the daughter is off to the bus, then comment.

    (thanks Miner)

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