Mike Gordon, Al Schnier, Twiddle & More Honor Gordon Stone During ‘Touch & Go’ Memorial Service
A number of Gordon Stone’s musical friends took part in Touch & Go, a livestreamed tribute to the late multi-instrumentalist that premiered on Thursday night. Phish bassist Mike Gordon, moe. guitarist Al Schnier and Twiddle were among those who performed during the 70-minute special from which proceeds benefited Backline.
Stone was a fixture of the Burlington, Vermont music scene for decades who died on July 10. Touch & Go began with drummer Russ Lawton and Twiddle frontman Mihali sharing remembrances of Gordon. Next came footage of Twiddle performing Gordon Stone's “Sunday Driver” last weekend at Higher Ground.
Touch & Go continued with acclaimed banjo player Tony Trischka discussing Gordon Stone and playing a bit of “Blues For Gordon.” Next, Mike Gordon teamed with his daughter, Tessa and wife, Susan to cover the traditional “Angel Band.” Mike was also featured in archival footage of the bassist performing “Half Creek” and “Little Maggie” with Gordon Stone, mandolinist Jamie Masefield and guitarist Doug Perkins.
Songs from The Music Of Gordon Stone: A Retrospective Anthology, an album released on Thursday, were interspersed throughout the special. Additional performances came from Schnier, who played his own “Guitar” as well as Matt Flinner, Matt Scragg, Pete Riley, Michael Daves and Pappy Biondo. Scott Murawski paid tribute to Stone by picking on pedal steel, one of the instruments for which Gordon was best known.
Watch Touch And Go: Gordon Stone Memorial Service below via FANS.com: