Phish Drummer Jon Fishman Guests At Dead Set In Burlington


Last night Phish drummer Jon Fishman played at Club Metronome in Burlington, Vermont with Cats Under The Stars as part of the “Dead Set” series of shows. Fish and TAB drummer Russ Lawton handled the two drum parts on a series of Grateful Dead covers for most of the evening, with Cats Under The Stars drummer Ryan Clausen and Phish archivist Kevin Shapiro performing behind the kit at points in relief of Lawton. Guitarist Mihali Savoulidis also guested at last night's Dead Set.


[Photo by Matt Kolinski]

Another Phish-y connection came in the middle of the first set when saxophonist Dave “The Truth” Grippo, a member of the Giant Country Horns, emerged for takes on Row Jimmy and Bird Song.

Here’s last night’s setlist thanks to the team:

Set 1: Bertha, Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo, Row Jimmy[1], Bird Song [1],They Love Each Other, New Speedway Boogie[2], Scarlet Begonias

Set 2: Playing in the Band > Uncle John’s Band -> Morning Dew -> Uncle John’s Band -> Playing in the Band, Terrapin Station

Encore: Franklin’s Tower, Fire on the Mountain -> Drums -> Fire on the Mountain

[1] Dave Grippo on sax.
[2] Kevin Shapiro on second drum kit in place of Russ Lawton.

Notes: Fish played drums (along with Russ Lawton) for the entire show. “Row Jimmy” and “Bird Song” featured Dave Grippo on sax. “New Speedway Boogie” featured Phish archivist Kevin Shapiro on a second drum kit in place of Russ Lawton.

[Published on: 6/5/13]

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