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How the Band Got their Name

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

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How did the band decide on the name “The String Cheese Incident”? Many stories have been told by the band and fans about the origin of this name. I was searching around my Cheese library and came across a couple audio clips from the band discussing this very question. I am unsure the time or source of the Travis clip.

Below you can hear two stories, one from Billy and one from Travis:

Billy Nershi (2001-07-17 – Rockingham, NC):

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Michael Travis:

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What do you think? Which song was forever changed by Kang’s mandolin “string cheese” hitting Billy in the face?
What is the real origin of “The String Cheese Incident”?