John Popper Guests With Phish During ‘M’ Set On This Date In 1996

By Scott Bernstein Nov 15, 2016 7:00 am PST

Blues Traveler frontman John Popper sat-in with Phish a number of times between 1989 and 1996, but has yet to grace the stage with the foursome since November 15, 1996 at the Kiel Center in St. Louis. On that fateful night in St. Louis Popper added his signature harmonica to the final three songs of the evening.

In a precursor to the antics we’d see play out at Dick’s runs many years later, Phish focused on songs either starting with the letter “M” or containing a word in the title with the letter “M” for the vast majority of their second set in St. Louis on November 15, 1996. Popper emerged as the quartet was debuting a cover of “Mean Mr. Mustard” by The Beatles and started wailing away. He stuck around for a quick but nasty “Weekapaug Groove” and the evening’s “Funky Bitch” encore. Watch the entire second set from the Kiel Center below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HMMNMQD3gU

Here’s footage of just the “Mean Mr. Mustard” and “Weekapaug”:


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