Oteil Burbridge & Fareed Haque Join The String Cheese Incident At Element Music Festival


This past weekend The String Cheese Incident headlined the 2017 Element Music Festival at Snug Lake Amphitheatre in Princeton, British Columbia. Artist-at-Large Oteil Burbridge sat-in on bass twice with SCI, while the group also collaborated with Garaj Mahal guitarist Fareed Haque.

Following their two sets on Friday, August 4, The String Cheese Incident delivered another two set headlining performance the next night. Saturday’s show saw the emergence of Burbridge and Haque during a second set rendition of John Coltrane’s “Impressions.”

Sunday’s first set began with the Hank Williams rarity “I Saw The Light” and also featured a bust out of SCI’s arrangement of “Suntan.” Oteil rejoined the band at the start of the encore, adding bass to “Don’t Let Go” (a staple of the Jerry Garcia Band repertoire penned by Jesse Stone in the 1950s). The Dead & Company bassist exited the stage as The String Cheese Incident capped their Element Music Festival appearance with a rendition of “Good Times Around The Bend.”

Setlists (via SCI Facebook)

August 6, 2017

Set One: I Saw The Light, Panama Red, Moonflower, Betray The Dark, Suntan, Wake Up > Black Clouds, Deal

Set Two: Beautiful, Sand Dollar > Drums > Sirens, Give Me The Love, Way Back Home > Restless Wind

Encore: Don’t Let Go*, Good Times Around The Bend

* with Oteil Burbridge

August 5, 2017

Set One: Dirk, Cedar Laurels, How Mountain Girls Can Love, Blue Bossa, Can’t Wait Another Day > Best Feeling > Valley Of The Jig

Set Two: Lester Poem > Shantytown, Black And White > IIWII Reprise, Impressions^ > Drums, Get Tight, Let’s Go Outside

Encore: I Know You Rider

* with Oteil Burbridge & Fareed Haque

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