Counting Crows & Augustana: The Counting Crows, Michael Franti & Spearhead, and Augustana have been touring the country together performing one long set with a rotating cast of musicians onstage. I believe this version features members of Counting Crows & Augustana but no Spearhead folks, but I could be wrong. Source: 8-28-2009
Phish: Sweet Virginia opened this 1999 show in New Orleans, Phish’s first show in the city since their appearance at Jazzfest in 1996 – and they haven’t been back since. Not exactly a coincidence that both this week’s and last week’s Cover Wars are selections off of albums that are still in the running for performance at Festival 8. Here’s a question for those that were at the show: why does the crowd let out an audible yelp as the band starts to wrap up the song? Seems like something must have happened…lights, someone on stage, anyone know what that’s all about? Source: 9-26-1999
String Cheese Incident: Todd Park Mohr of Big Head Todd & The Monsters joined SCI for a couple of tunes, including this one, at this show at the Fox Theater in Boulder, Colorado. Covers of Eric Clapton’s Forever Man and The Beatles Taxman (performed instrumentally) were also debuted at this show. Source: 6-11-2001
Checking in on last week’s Life On Mars? Cover Wars, Phish has emerged victorious with 50% of the vote. All seven contestants received votes (love it when that happens) and The Bad Plus and Seu Jorge share second place honors.