20th Annual Gathering Of The Vibes Begins In Bridgeport

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Images by: Adam McCullough

Gathering Of The Vibes :: 7.31.15 :: Seaside Park :: Bridgeport, CT

The collaborative spirit nurtured over the past two decades was on full display Friday at the 20th annual Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Friday’s lineup included performances by Twiddle, The Word, David Gans, Tea Leaf Green, Electron, Oktopus and others. Among the Vibes collaborations included Tedeschi Trucks Band welcoming their The Wheels of Soul tourmates Sharon Jones & The Dap- Kings and Doyle Bramhall II (who each also performed sets) to the stage for a sit-in, Gregg Allman bringing up his former The Allman Brothers Band mates Derek Trucks and Jaimoe for a ripping performance of “Southbound” and The String Cheese Incident’s “Old & In The Way” first set that featured guests David Grisman, Peter Rowan and Chris Pandolfi playing many bluegrass staples and other covers.

Gathering Of The Vibes continues Saturday with performances by Wilco, Warren Haynes Featuring Railroad Earth, Billy & The Kids and many more, including a special Warren Haynes led Seaside All-Stars jam featuring George Porter Jr., Branford Marsalis, Jackie Greene, Joe Russo, Marco Benevento and others.

The String Cheese Incident Setlist (via Friends Of Cheese)

Set One: Pig In A Pen, High Lonesome Sound, Panama Red, Old & In The Way, Lonesome Fiddle Blues, Catfish John, Wild Horses, Eat My Dust, Land of the Navajo, Midnight Moonlight, Ripple

Set Two: Desert Dawn > Dudley’s Kitchen, Colliding, Rhythm of the Road, Stop Drop Roll, Sweet Spot, Bumpin’ Reel, ‘Round The Wheel > Desert Dawn

Encore: Restless Wind

Notes: Set one with David Grisman (mandolin, vocals), Peter Rowan (guitar, vocals), Chris Pandolfi (banjo).