Witnessing a live String Cheese Incident “incident” is truly a mind-opening, communal experience. Attendees devote many pre-show hours to discussing historic sets, the most highly anticipated songs, and the most unexpected covers. This culture has not only been documented in the often drug-addled minds of the most hardcore fans but also in the hours upon hours of live archives that they have been encouraged to record since the inception of the jam scene.
To celebrate their decade-plus-long dominance of this scene, SCI will be launching the new series Rhythm of the Road, which highlights many of the bands most celebrated concerts with remastered, limited edition releases. Each release will be available on CD or can be downloaded as an MP3, FLAC, or the newly introduced (24 bit / 48KHz audio) FLAC HD.
The series begins November 9th with the release of Rhythm of the Road: Volume 1, Incident in Atlanta 11.17.00. Coming at a time when the group was making the transition from a bluegrass act to a more rock-influenced live band, this performance has become an important milestone in the band’s growth. Adding to the allure of the night, Tony Furtado joined the guys on banjo for several songs, and the set features covers of Led Zeppelin, Talking Heads, and Peter Gabriel. The complete set list appears below.
So when November arrives, head to your local record store or LiveCheese.com and be reminded of just how amazing those hot summer festival nights were. And you can still catch SCI live before the year ends. They will be trick-or-treating at Virginias legendary Hampton Coliseum October 29th and 30th. Hulaween 2010 will feature special guests The Disco Biscuits and tickets can still be picked up here.
Rhythm of the Road: Volume 1, Incident in Atlanta 11.17.00 Tracklist:
02. Joyful Sound
03. Orange Blossom Special*
05. Pygmy Pony
06. Missing Me
07. Ramble On
01. Outside And Inside
03. Glory Chords Jam
04. Midnight Moonlight*
05. This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)
06. Miss Brown’s Teahouse
07. Wake Up
08. Black Clouds*
01. The Old Home Place*
02. Shenandoah Breakdown*
03. Shakin’ the Tree*
* = w / Tony Furtado on banjo and guitar