Page McConnell Guests With Twiddle At Tumble Down In Burlington

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Page McConnell sit-ins are a rare breed. Outside of his main gig with Phish and his performances with The Meter Men, the keyboardist had only performed publicly with two other bands over the past five years: Grace Potter & The Nocturnals (September 15, 2012) and Mike Gordon (April 6, 2014). We now have a third band to add to that list as Page performed with Twiddle on Saturday night at Waterfront Park in Burlington.

McConnell emerged towards the beginning of Twiddle’s second set to lend a hand on the original “When It Rains, It Poors.” Fellow keyboardist Holly Bowling was also on stage stemming from her “tweener” set in between Twiddle performances. Holly sat-in on the “Hatti’s Jam” that opened the second set as well as the aforementioned “When It Rains, It Poors.” Page’s appearance was the climax to a packed two days of music at Twiddle’s inaugural Tumble Down Festival. In addition to two sets of Twiddle and the Holly set, festivalgoers were treated to performances from Cabinet and Nahko and Medicine For The People on Saturday. Twiddle also welcomed Dopapod’s Scotty Zwang to sit-in on “Lost In The Cold” towards the end of the second set.

Check out footage of Page’s guest spot captured by TheKamherst:

Here’s more clips of the sit-in:

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Setlist (via uTwiddle)

Set 1: Subconscious Prelude > Earth Mama, Brick Of Barley, Daydream Farmer, Second Wind, Indigo Trigger > Subconscious Prelude, Best Feeling[1]

Set 2: Hatti’s Jam[2] -> When It Rains, It Poors[3], Dr. Remidi’s Melodium, Grandpa Fox, Lost In The Cold[4], Wasabi Eruption -> The Box

  • [1] “Best Feeling” contained a “Smooth Criminal” (Michael Jackson) jam.
  • [2] “Hatti’s Jam” was started by Holly Bowling solo and slowly blended into a full band performance of “When It Rains, It Poors” featuring Holly.
  • [3] “When It Rains, It Poors” featured Holly Bowling and Page McConnell (Phish) on keys.
  • [4] “Lost In The Cold” featured Scott Zwang (Dopapod) on drums.