Kung Fu Rocks For Bernie Sanders With Oteil Burbridge, Jon Fishman & More


Last night, Kung Fu teamed with a bevy of special guests including Phish drummer Jon Fishman, TAB trombonist/vocalist Natalie Cressman and Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge at Brooklyn’s The Hall At MP for the “Get Out And Vote For Bernie” benefit concert for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Kung Fu played two guest and cover-filled sets in Brooklyn.

Connecticut’s Kung Fu took the stage after a performance from LoveDeep and brief statements/stand-up comedy delivered by Jamie Kilstein. Kung Fu opened their first set with a cover of Living Colour’s “Cult Of Personality” and ran through a string of songs sans guests before welcoming Fishman and Cressman to the stage. The five-piece as well as Fish and Chainsaw first covered a handful of Frank Zappa songs including “I Am The Slime,” “Son Of Orange County” and “More Trouble Every Day.” Fishman engaged in a drum duel with Kung Fu’s Adrian Tramontano during the “Scrabb” that ended the band’s first set.

Kung Fu’s second set started with Fishman, Burbridge, Cressman and DJ Logic joining in on a cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Fire.” The ensemble then rolled through a cover of the Beatles’ “Revolution” before The String Cheese Incident percussionist Jason Hann took over on drums for Fishman on the Grateful Dead classic “Fire On The Mountain.” Fishman then hopped back on the kit for Jaco Pastorius’s “Come On, Come Over.” Vocalist Kat Wright and guitarist Bob Wagner joined in the fun for a cover of Bob Marley’s “Burnin’ & Lootin'” ahead of a gorgeous rendition of “Imagine” and show-closing “This Land Is Your Land.”

For now, pro-shot video of last night’s show can be viewed below:


Kung Fu at The Hall at MP

Set 1 (800-915)
  • Cult of Personality  
  • Daddy D
  • Vroom
  • Speed Bump of Your Love
  • The Get Down
  • I'm the Slime  
  • Son of Orange County  
  • Trouble Every Day  
  • Scrabb  
Set 2 (945-1100)
  • Fire  
  • Revolution  
  • Fire on the Mountain  
  • Good to Your Earhole  
  • Come On, Come Over  
  • Burnin' and Lootin'  
  • Imagine  
  • This Land Is Your Land