Mike Gordon Covers ‘The Maker’ In Chicago

By Scott Bernstein Nov 21, 2016 7:01 am PST

Over the summer Phish bassist Mike Gordon performed with Phil Lesh at Terrapin Crossroads’ Big Bass Bash. Gordon led a cover of “The Maker” by Daniel Lanois at the concert and has brought the song to his solo band as it was performed last night at Park West in Chicago.

Before Mike performed “The Maker” with Phil & Friends he was last thought to have covered Lanois’s song way back on October 15, 1994; when the Dave Matthews Band and Phish collaborated on the tune in Pelham, Alabama. Gordon and guitarist Scott Murawski, keyboardist Robert Walter, drummer John Kimock and percussionist Craig Myers focused on songs written by Scott and Mike throughout Sunday night’s show in Chicago including “Say Something,” “Jumping,” “Waking Up Dead,” “Babylon Baby,” “Long Black Line” and “Tiny Little World.”

Mike and Scott dueled during “Jumping” within the first set as they banged their guitars against each other’s instruments and incorporated kazoo and power drill. The band also jammed along with the crowd during “How Do I Know” as the “REEL” was sent out into the audience, allowing fans to press buttons on the circular object which added tones to the improv. Gordon and his five-piece ended the night with a “How Many People Are You” encore. Next up for the group is a Tuesday night show in Pittsburgh.

Watch/listen to a Periscope feed of the action shared by Phishman715:

[Set One]

[Set Two]

Setlist (via Phish.net)

Set One: Say Something, Jumping, Waking Up Dead, Morphing Again, How Do I Know, Another Door

Set Two: Babylon Baby, Sleep To Dream, Long Black Line > The Maker, Just A Rose, Normal Phoebe, Tiny Little World

Encore: How Many People Are You

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