The Disco Biscuits’ Jon Gutwillig Talks Phish On ‘HFPod’
The episode began with HFPod hosts RJ Bee, Jonathan Hart and Matt Dwyer talking to Gutwillig about his early experiences as a musician starting with getting a saxophone as his first instrument. Barber recalls switching to guitar as a teen and attending his first Phish show. They discuss Gutwillig’s experience seeing Phish play at Arrowhead Ranch in 1991 and how a friend’s mom foiled plans to attend Amy’s Farm. The guitarist also reveals that he forced himself to stop listening to Phish many years ago after playing a Bisco live tape and hearing a guitar lick that sounded too close to Trey Anastasio.
The episode then takes on a similar format to Touchdowns, but instead of analyzing the Disco Biscuits’ improvisations, Barber dissects Phish jams including parts of “Ghost” from November 17, 1997 and “AC/DC Bag” from September 14, 1999. They then breakdown part of a Bisco jam from 1999.
Camp Bisco, being forced to cancel touring because of COVID-19 and other topics are also touched on. Listen to the episode below: