Sheryl Crow & Chris Robinson Guest With The String Cheese Incident In Telluride


The String Cheese Incident headlined the 2018 installment of The RIDE Festival in Telluride, Colorado on Saturday and Sunday nights. SCI was joined by a special guest at each of their performances in Town Park with Sheryl Crow sitting-in on Saturday and Chris Robinson appearing on Sunday.

Cheese opened with “Let’s Go Outside” on Saturday and then served up the 2018 debuts of “Little Hands” and “Indian Creek.” Sheryl Crow then emerged to add vocals and acoustic guitar to a cover of “Midnight Rider” by The Allman Brothers Band. Crow has covered the Gregg Allman and Robert Kim Payne-penned classic a number of times in the past, while SCI debuted their version as part of The Allman Brothers Family Incident at the 2016 Peach Music Festival.

Saturday’s set continued with the third rendition of the recently debuted original “The Big Reveal,” which Cheese jammed into “Search.” The main set concluded with pairings of “Cottonmouth” > “Hi Ho No Show” and “Rollover” > “Colliding.” A cover of Bob Dylan’s “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues” was dusted off for the first time since March 8, 2017 as Saturday’s encore.

The String Cheese Incident kicked off Sunday’s set with live staple “Can’t Wait Another Day.” SCI then worked their own “Get Tight” into a cover of Jerry Jeff Walker’s “Don’t It Make You Wanna Dance.” Next up was the beloved classic “Born On The Wrong Planet” and the recently debuted “Vertigo.” The Bill Nershi-penned “Vertigo,” one of the group’s latest Sound Lab singles, led into “It Is What It Is.” Cheese then brought out Chris Robinson for a debut cover of Al Green’s “Take Me To The River.”

SCI’s lone set on Sunday resumed after the Chris Robinson guest spot with the 2018 debut of “Piece Of Mine.” The performance, and the festival, then concluded with a lengthy “Black Clouds” > “Beautiful” sequence. Next up for The String Cheese Incident is a pair of shows in Dillon, Colorado on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Watch video of the guest appearances shared by the festival on Facebook:

[Midnight Rider]

[Take Me To The River]

Here’s footage of “Take Me To The River” captured by SCI’s Jason Hann:


Saturday, July 14

Set: Let’s Go Outside, Little Hands, Indian Creek, Midnight Rider (w/ Sheryl Crow), The Big Reveal > Search, Cottonmouth > Hi Ho No Show, Rollover > Colliding

Encore: Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues

Sunday, July 15

Set: Can’t Wait Another Day, Get Tight > Don’t It Make You Wanna Dance, Born On The Wrong Planet, Vertigo > It Is What It Is, Take Me To The River (w/ Chris Robinson), Piece of Mine, Black Clouds > Beautiful

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