Dogs In A Pile Play Bass By Committee At Music On The Mountain

Guitarists Jimmy Law and Brian Murray along with keyboardist Jeremy Kaplan handled the low end filling in for Sam Lucid.

By Nate Todd May 20, 2024 2:34 pm PDT

Dogs In A Pile called an audible for their recent performance at the Divided Sky Foundation’s Music on the Mountain event after bassist Sam Lucid had to bow out due to illness. The band adopted a “bass player by committee” approach to their set at Okemo Mountain in Ludlow, Vermont on Saturday.

DIAP made the announcement that they’d be taking turns on bass in a social media post and also congratulated guitarist Brain Murray for participating in the Divided Sky Foundation’s Fun(d) Run, finishing first in his age group and eighth overall.

Music on the Mountain followed the Fun(d) Run with both events serving as a benefit for the Trey Anastasio-founded recovery non-profit the Divided Sky Foundation and the Divided Sky Residential Recovery Program. Also on the Music on the Mountain bill, headliner Anders Osborne and Saints & Liars.


Dogs in a Pile kicked off their 7-song set with a nearly 16-minute rendition of staple “G Song,” which saw guitarist Jimmy Law on bass. Murray then handled bass for “Look Johnny” off the band’s 2021 album, Not Your Average Beagle.

Jimmy picked the bass back up for the recently debuted “Men of Steel.” Keyboardist Jeremy Kaplan then took over on the low end on “Four More Days” and stayed on for a well-jammed “You Didn’t Hear It From Me,” written by Phish lyricist Tom Marshal and Spin Doctors’ Anthony Krizan.

Brian handled bass for set-closer, “Bent Strange,” off DIAP’s latest studio album, 2023’s Bloom. Dogs in a Pile then delivered a cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Boogie on Reggae Woman” for an encore which saw Kaplan on bass once again and Murray sliding over to keys.

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Setlist (via

One Set: G Song[1], Look Johnny[2], Men of Steel[1], Four More Days[3], You Didn’t Hear It From Me[3], Bent Strange[2]

Encore: Boogie on Reggae Woman[3]


  • [1] Jimmy on Bass
  • [2] Brian on Bass
  • [3] Jeremy on Bass
  • Show Notes:

    This show was performed without Sam Lucid. The other band members played bass, switching between songs.

    Brian played keys during Boogie on Reggae Woman

    Performed at Music on the Mountain (presented by Trey Anastasio & Divided Sky Foundation).

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