Holly Bowling Analyzes Phish’s ‘It’s Ice’ & Announces Colorado Shows
Holly Bowling frequently interprets the music of veteran rock band Phish for solo piano. Standout versions of “The Wedge” and “Twist” and the famed Tahoe “Tweezer” are just a few of the songs she’s arranged and performed on piano. Bowling also recently took on Phish’s “It’s Ice” and she’s shared a video analyzing the classic track from the band’s 1992 album Rift.
Dubbed “Music Nerdery, Vol. 1,” this apparent first installment in a series of videos examined one of the sections of “It’s Ice” that proved most challenging to nail down. In a note posted with the clip, Bowling stated, “Here’s a look at one of the sections of ‘It’s Ice’ that I found most difficult to learn – not because the notes were that difficult technically, but because the pattern behind the notes was not obvious at first.”
Take a deep dive into “It’s Ice” with Holly in the video below:
A vinyl edition of Bowling’s note-for-note re-creations of Phish’s versions of “The Wedge” from their July 20, 2014 show in Chicago and “Twist” from their October 23, 2013 show in Glens Falls was recently released. Order a copy of the record here.
Bowling will also be in Colorado Labor Day Weekend during which she’ll play four concerts. On August 31 Holly will play a full solo show in Boulder at Owsley’s Golden Road and on September 1 she’ll be in Denver opening for Pink Talking Fish and John Kadlecik at Dulcinea’s 100th Monkey. Then on September 2 and 3 Bowling will host afternoon Phish Dick’s Pre-parties at Quixote’s True Blue in Denver.