The String Cheese Incident Welcomes Ann Wilson, Jennifer Hartswick, Rhonda Thomas, Lisa Fischer & More At Hulaween

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Ann Wilson, Lisa Fischer, Jennifer Hartswick, Rhonda Thomas, the Mofro Horns and others joined The String Cheese Incident’s A Hula Incident: Celebrating Women Of The Galaxy Suwannee Hulaween performance. The guest-filled show was part of SCI’s three-set headlining appearance Saturday night at The Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida.

SCI’s opening set on Saturday began with Weather Report’s fusion instrumental “Birdland” and closed with “Colorado Bluebird Sky.” Between those tunes were “Sweet Spot” and a sequence consisting of “Sing A New Song” > “These Waves” > “Djibouti Bump” > “You’ve Got The World.” Set two kicked off with “Desert Dawn” before Thomas and Tony White emerged to lend vocals to “Get To You.” Set two filled out with “Hi Ho No Show,” “The Big Reveal,” “Jellyfish” and “Rosie.”

The third set Women Of The Galaxy celebration began with Fischer adding vocals to The Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter.” Next came Hartswick to supply vocals and trumpet on Aretha Franklin’s “Rock Steady.” Thomas then reemerged for Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Proud Mary.” It was then Fischer’s turn to lead a take on Roberta Flack’s “Killing Me Softly.” Thomas was back out for subsequent covers of Otis Redding’s “Respect” and Amy Winehouse’s version of The Zutons’ “Valerie.” JHa was called on to sing and play trumpet on Pat Benatar’s “Heartbreaker.”

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SCI then welcomed Wilson out to lead a rendition of Cream’s “Politician.” The Heart frontwoman also helmed a rendition of that group’s classic “Barracuda.” All of the guests were brought back for a collaborative closing cover of Bob Marley’s “Get Up Stand Up.” The encore was made up of an elongated “Rollover” that fit in elements of the themes to Close Encounters Of Third Kind, Star Trek The Next Generation, the original Star Trek as well as the “Cantina Jam” and “Imperial March” from Star Wars and part of “Also Sprach Zarathustra.”

Get Up Stand Up (partial) Captured by EpicSchwinn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3xT1ZSieNM
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October 27 Setlist (via SCI FB)

Set One: Birdland, Sweet Spot, Sing A New Song > These Waves > Djibouti Bump > You’ve Got The World, Colorado Bluebird Sky

Set Two: Desert Dawn, Get To You^, Hi Ho No Show, The Big Reveal, Jellyfish, Rosie

Set Three – Women Of The Galaxy: Gimme Shelter [1], Rock Steady [2], Proud Mary [3], Killing Me Softly With His Song [4], Respect [5], Valerie [6], Heartbreaker [7], Politician [8], Barracuda [9], Get Up Stand Up [10]

Encore: Rollover > Close Encounters Jam > Star Wars Jam > Cantina Jam > Imperial March > Star Trek Next Generation Jam > Original Star Trek Jam > 2001 > Rollover

Notes:

  • ^ – w/ Rhonda Thomas & Tony White on vocals
  • [1] – The Rolling Stones cover, Lisa Fischer on vocals
  • [2] – Aretha Franklin cover, Jen Hartswick on vocals and trumpet
  • [3] – Creedence Clearwater Revival/Tina Turner cover, Rhonda Thomas on vocals
  • [4] – Roberta Flack cover, Lisa Fischer on vocals
  • [5] – Otis Redding/Aretha Franklin cover, Rhonda Thomas on vocals
  • [6] – The Zutons/Amy Winehouse cover, Rhonda Thomas on vocals
  • [7] – Pat Benatar cover, Jen Hartswick on vocals and trumpet
  • [8] – Cream cover, Ann Wilson on vocals
  • [9] – Heart cover, Ann Wilson on vocals
  • [10] – Bob Marley, cover featuring everyone
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