Twiddle Busts Out Phish, Umphrey’s McGee & Celine Dion Covers In Vermont


Twiddle‘s Roots Tour began last week and included three livestreamed performances at different venues in Vermont spanning Thursday through Saturday. The band dug deep into their repertoire over the course of the three-night run and fit in a number of covers they hadn’t played in at least a year within the setlists.

On Thursday, the quartet performed at Castleton State College, the Castleton, Vermont school where the band formed. The two-set show featured Twiddle’s first covers of Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” since February 2019 and Toots & The Maytals’ “Pressure Drop” since February 2018 as per PT Twiddle, the source of all stats used in this article.


The Roots Tour continued on Friday at Eagle Rock Estate in Hubbarton, Vermont — aka the “Twiddle House.” Once again, the four-piece delivered a number of bust out covers including Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On,” the “Mortal Kombat” theme song and Phish’s “Harry Hood.” Twiddle hadn’t played “My Heart Will Go On” and “Mortal Kombat” since 2016, while “Harry Hood” had been mothballed for over five years.

Saturday’s concert took place at The Perfect Wife Restaurant in Manchester Center, Vermont. Twiddle performed a few song suites as they worked “Mamunes The Faun” into “Apples” and a cover of ALO’s “Barbeque” into their own “Atlantic Mocean.” More rare covers were in store including the first version of Jimmy Cliff’s “The Harder They Come” since October 2018 and Umphrey’s McGee’s “Glory” since February 2019.


Here’s a tour of Eagle Rock given by the band below:


The Roots Tour continues through July 26.

Setlists (via PT Twiddle)

Thursday, July 9

Set One: Blueberry Tumble, Zazu’s Flight, I Want You Back> Boogie On Reggae Woman> I Want You Back, Atlantic Mocean, Jamflowman

Set Two: Laughable Butane Bob, Invisible Ink, 54-46 (That’s My Number), Latin Tang, Gatsby The Great, Pressure Drop

Friday, July 10

Set: The Catapillar, My Heart Will Go On > Mortal Kombat, Honeyburste, Brick Of Barley, Gatsby The Great, Eyes Of The World, Orderly Chaos, Harry Hood

Saturday, July 11

Set One: Apples > Mamunes The Faun > Apples, Rocky Raccoon, Atlantic Mocean > Barbeque > Atlantic Mocean, D’yer Mak’er, Beethoven and Greene

Set Two: Jamflowman [1], Frankenfoote, Best Feeling [2], The Harder They Come, Glory > Indigo Trigger, Mad World

  • [1] – Layla tease
  • [2] – Smooth Criminal tease