West End Blend Step Into ‘Tweezer’ By Phish


Hartford, Connecticut-based soul-funk, hip-hop collective West End Blend contributed an inventive take on “Throwing Stones” to our Songs Of Their Own series honoring 50 years of Grateful Dead. Apparently the Dead aren’t the only jam act West End Blend covers as they played a horn-driven version of “Tweezer” by Phish at Arch Street Tavern in their hometown on Saturday night.

West End Blend’s show at Arch Street Tavern was an album release party for their new LP, Rewind . The 11-piece ensemble’s “Tweezer” sounds straight out of the summer of 1991, when Phish was accompanied by the Giant Country Horns. The main differences are a two-guitar attack featuring Jesse Combs and Mike Dipanfilo that give the cover extra potency as well as the female vocals of Erica Bryan. The band’s performance was augmented by a laser light show.

Videographer MKDevo captured the cover for our enjoyment:

The band next celebrates the release of Rewind on Friday in New Haven.

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