The String Cheese Incident Closes Out Suwannee Hulaween With Guests, Bust Out & Dedication

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The String Cheese Incident helped bring yet another sold out and successful Suwannee Hulaween to a close on Sunday at The Spirit of The Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida. SCI’s sixth and seventh sets of the weekend were chock full of highlights on the event’s main stage.

Cheese kicked off their first set of Sunday with “Born On The Wrong Planet” and a cover of the jazz-fusion gem “Mouna Bowa.” The more recent “Get Tight” was then followed by legendary resonator guitar and lap steel player Jerry Douglas and members of his band joining in for the rest of the set. Up first for the collaboration was Jerry Jeff Walker’s “Don’t It Make You Wanna Dance,” which was followed by Eddie Harris’s “Freedom Jazz Dance” and the traditional bluegrass song “High On a Mountain Top.” The String Cheese Incident had last performed “High On A Mountain Top” over a decade ago, on March 23, 2007 in Denver. “My One & Only” off SCI’s new album led into a cover of Weather Report’s “Birdland” to end the set.

The final SCI set of Hulaween ’17 opened with “Dirk.” From there, the group segued into a particularly poignant “Restless Wind.” The song was dedicated to Eddie Frank, Bill Nershi’s brother-in-law who sadly died on October 16. “Hi Ho No Show” came next along with “Hotel Window.” The String Cheese Incident ended their portion of Hulaween with an adventurous “Colliding” > “Drums” > “Round The Wheel” > “Just One Story” sequence.

Setlist (via SCI Family)

Set One: Born on the Wrong Planet, Mouna Bowa, Get Tight, Don’t It Make You Wanna Dance, Freedom Jazz Dance, High On A Mountain Top*, My One and Only, Birdland

Set Two: Dirk > Restless Wind**, Hi Ho No Show, Hotel Window, Colliding >Drums > Round The Wheel > Just One Story

Notes:

  • Jerry Douglas & members of Jerry Douglas Band on “Don’t It Make You Wanna Dance” through end of set
  • * LTP 2007-03-23
  • ** – dedicated to Bill Nershi’s brother-in-law Eddie
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