String Cheese Incident Welcomes Ms. Lauryn Hill At Electric Forest

One of the more intriguing pairings of the festival season took place last night at the Electric Forest festival in Rothbury, MI; where The String Cheese Incident teamed up with vocalist Ms. Lauryn Hill. Hill guested with the band for most of their second set of the day as well as the encore.

The Colorado jam act started with a set of their own that included a cover of “Birdland” by Weather Report. String Cheese returned for the second set with two guest-less originals -“Outside and Inside” and “Valley of the Jig.” Hill then joined in for the rest of the closing stanza. The Fugees co-founder led members of her band and members of SCI through a mix of covers and songs from her time in the hip-hop act.

Among the tunes The Ms. Lauryn Hill Incident performed were Stevie Wonder’s “For Once In My Life” and “Master Blaster (Jammin’),” The Beatles’ “Something” and Aretha Franklin’s “I Never Loved A Man The Way I Loved You.” Bob Marley was well represented by takes on “Jamming,” “Don’t Rock My Boat,” “Is This Love” and the “Could You Be Loved” encore. Lauryn, members of her band and String Cheese also tackled “Fu-Gee-La,” “Killing Me Softly” and “Ready Or Not,” which were each hits for The Fugees in the ’90s.

Take a look at the setlist from SCI’s Saturday at Electric Forest:

Set One: Beautiful, Looking Glass > Birdland, You’ve Got the World, Sirens, Just One Story

Set Two: Outside and Inside, Valley of the Jig, For Once In My Life*, I Never Loved a Man the Way I Loved You*, Something*, Jamming* > Master Blaster (Jammin’)*, Don’t Rock My Boat*, Is This Love*, Fu-Gee-La*, Killing Me Softly*, Ready or Not*

Encore: Could You Be Loved*

* -with Lauryn Hill

[Setlist via Friends Of Cheese & @SCI_Official]