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”

  1. kayatosh Says:

    that should be complemented.

  2. kayatosh Says:

    gotta love how gdiddy is doing his part to stimulate the irish economy. they’re hurtin over there.

  3. c0wfunk Says:

    eh I knew it was a tough sell, nothing new, I just had to say something. Not asking for love, just respect. During hiatus and phish 2.0 sci was home for me.. the spaced out big phish scene held little allure at the time. I’m glad to have phish back and can see again what I loved so much in the beginning. GD have been my mainstay lately but I delve deeper and deeper into the various worlds of jazz and that’s where I live.

    Mercy Mercy Mercy has been getting a lot of play around here, I can’t recommend it enough to anyone who may have missed it. Cannonball Adderley is just stealin Coltrane licks the whole time though 😉

  4. jdub Says:

    Spent some time on you tube watching shpongle videos. My goodness that is some of the most psychedelic stuff I have ever seen. Heres a video for Herb Garden, which apparently is a Mystery of the Yeti tune but it is all Simon Posford based. This music with video will transport you, drugs or no drugs.


    Kaya, I like AOD only because I now Adam Terrell. Otherwise it falls in that bland category for me. I spent the Coventry weekend with him, my cousin and assorted people. My cousin is very good friends with him, hence my connection.

  5. kayatosh Says:

    @jdub: not sure what or who AOD is. W/ ALO, i was referring to Animal Liberation Orchestra.

    @cowfunk yes, the classic jazz will always be my first and deepest love — miles, trane, cannonball, monk, mccoy tyner, philly joe jones, ron carter, eddie harris, wayne shorter, richard “groove” holmes, jaco pastorius, yusef lateef. . . .

    before I bid you (all three of you) adieu, let me give a well-deserved shoutout to miner. That dude holds it down. thank you..

  6. kayatosh Says:

    and roots reggae, of course. Reggae will always be my chief love interest.

  7. jdub Says:

    Ah yes, misread ALO for Assembly of Dust AOD. Too many mind bending videos for me this evening.

  8. kayatosh Says:

    I’m pooped too. wait a minute, i’m still here..


  9. c0wfunk Says:

    somehow I’m still here too. Crazy. Never shoulda come and I stayed too long (bluegrass lyrics)

    later folx thanks again miner for the forum.

  10. sumodie Says:

    what about games for the commodore 64


    end of discussion 8)

  11. Jtran Says:

    For the 15 dollars they charge AOD puts on a good to great show every time.

  12. guitarpicker420! Says:

    Hell of a Monday Night game tonight.

  13. guitarpicker420! Says:

    I just posted by review of 4/6/94. Check it out.

  14. Lycanthropist Says:



    i played a handful of those games on into the PC era..

    thats some old school shit.

  15. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:

    Wud up y’alls!

  16. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:

    thoughts on the benefit before B-Field 1?

  17. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:

    when do tix for B field mail out?

  18. Lycanthropist Says:

    Saints barely squeaked that one by…

    Mucho thanks to Hargrove…


    we gotta do better than that if holding the title is an option.

    still a W is a W

  19. dognamedwilson Says:

    ACL is gonna be a blowout. People are gonna be like, “wtf, how come nobody told me about the Phish?”

    The benefit is gonna be a revival. Folks are gonna be like, “I feeeeeeeel the feeling I forgot!!!”

    Summer ’11 is gonna be huge.

    I selfishly hope I’m wrong.

    Phish show > Gamehenge ??

  20. dognamedwilson Says:

    Damn, forgot all about the game. Got home from work at 11 and got to reading the bb. Why do I pay for tv?

  21. themanatee Says:

    biscuits are pretty much only type 2, honestly.

  22. themanatee Says:

    and the opening slot for sci is a payday, its awesome exposure for the band. they arent as nit picky about that type of stuff as fans, why should they be, always want to grow and expand their fanbase.

  23. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:

    bisco opening for sci? arrent they on the sci recording label? so was kinock…
    SCI does rehearsed type 2 if that makes sense…

  24. themanatee Says:

    biscuits self release everything at this point.
    they had released something on sci label at some point

  25. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:

    no need for sci to re-unite imo really
    and i saw some hot shows and all but it just feels so staged and rehearsed
    and the vibe and chemistry between members is not anything to witness…
    plus they all have the worst tones ever… they prob meant well just didnt come across that way….

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