The String Cheese Incident Debuts ‘Born In The USA’ And ‘Living In America’ Covers In Louisville

By Nate Todd Jul 5, 2019 11:32 am PDT

The String Cheese Incident closed out a two-night 4th of July run at the Iroquois Amphitheater in Louisville, Kentucky on Thursday night. SCI debuted some American gems for the occasion including Bruce Springsteen’s “Born In The U.S.A.” and James Brown’s “Living In America.”

Cheese kicked off the concert with Townes Van Zandt’s “White Freight Liner Blues” followed by “Get Tight” into “Can’t Wait Another Day.” “Hotel Window” kicked off a four-song block to close out the first set that included “Manga,” “Rivertrance” and “Shine” with “Rivertrance” containing an “In The Hall Of The Mountain King” jam.

The monster second set got underway with a bit of “Born In The U.S.A.” ahead of Willie Nelson’s “Whiskey River,” last played on April 14, 2017, which kicked off a continuous block of “Sometimes A River,” “Desert Dawn,” “BAM!,” “Living In America,” back into “BAM!” Next, “Way Back Home” led into “Howard,” “The Star-Spangled Banner” back into “Howard” to close out the second frame.

The band emerged for the encore of Talking Heads’ “Naive Melody (This Must Be The Place).” Check out the setlist and fan-shot video of the “Howard”/Star-Spangled” mash-up posted by BeefVan Mey below:


Set One: White Freightliner, Get Tight > Can’t Wait Another Day, Hotel Window > Manga, Rivertrance > In The Hall of the Mountain King Jam > Shine

Set Two: Whiskey River > Sometimes A River > Desert Dawn > ¡BAM! > Living in America > ¡BAM!, Way Back Home > Howard > Star Spangled Banner > Howard

Encore: Naive Melody (This Must Be The Place)

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