The last cheese show of Electric Forest was awesome! Kicking it off in the best way possible with a hefty handful of bluegrass featuring members of The Travelin’ McCourys and Keller Williams. THIS is what makes cheese’s festivals so great. Rare guest sit ins from some of the top bluegrass musicians in the world. Not to mention the classic combo of Keller and Cheese made for some dust kicking good times with Keller’s Porta Potty and Best Feeling. The set ended with an energetic Search, Kyle’s new one: Let’s Go Outside, and Colorado Bluebird Sky.
Second set brought some funk with Jellyfish featuring Dominic Lali (Big Gigantic) on Saxophone. Joyful Sound featured a loop from Paul Revere (Beastie Boys), just as it did during the Hangout. We’ll see if they stick with that version of the song throughout the rest of the tour. They ended the set with a great Lonesome Fiddle Blues and a big Howard. The encore was solid with Dominic Lali again sitting in for some jazz followed by some reggae.
Overall, Electric Forest seemed like a blast. The band was clearly having a great time playing, the guest sit ins were diverse and didn’t overwhelm Cheese’s sound, and the crowd was loving it. I’m glad so many new festival goers are being exposed to SCI and are learning what makes an Incident so special.
Were you at the festiavl? What were your experiences like? How was the crowd? What kind of madness ensued on Saturday night during Rivertrance? I was on couch tour so lets here what you have to say!
7/01/2012 Electric Forest Festival – Rothbury, MI
Set 1: Minor Swing1, How Mountain Girls Can Love2, Six Days On The Road2, Barstool2, Porta Potty3, Long Gone2, Best Feeling4 > Search, Lets Go Outside, Colorado Bluebird Sky
Set 2: Jellyfish5 > Eye Know Why, Bumpin’ Reel, Cats, Joyful Sound, Lonesome Fiddle Blues> Howard
Encore: Freedom Jazz Dance5 , Could You Be Loved5
1 with Ronnie McCoury Jason Carter 2 with Ronnie, Jason, Rob McCoury 3 with Ronnie, Jason, Rob and Keller Williams 4 with Keller Williams 5 with Dominic Lali on Sax