Last night Phish drummer Jon Fishman played at Club Metronome in Burlington, Vermont with Cats Under The Stars as part of the “Dead Set” series of shows. Fish and TAB drummer Russ Lawton handled the two drum parts on a series of Grateful Dead covers for most of the evening, with Cats Under The Stars drummer Ryan Clausen and Phish archivist Kevin Shapiro performing behind the kit at points in relief of Lawton. Guitarist Mihali Savoulidis also guested at last night’s Dead Set.
[Photo by Matt Kolinski]
Another Phish-y connection came in the middle of the first set when saxophonist Dave “The Truth” Grippo, a member of the Giant Country Horns, emerged for takes on Row Jimmy and Bird Song.
Here’s last night’s setlist thanks to the Phish.net team and Alexander Budney:
Zach Nugent (Cats Under the Stars) – Guitar/Vocals
Jon Fishman – drums stage left
Russ Lawton – drums right
Mihali Savoulidis (Twiddle) – guitar Set 1
Bob Wagner – Guitar/Vocals Set 2 & Encore
Ed Grasmeyer (Cats Under the Stars) – Bass/Vocals
Josh Dobbs (Cats Under the Stars) – Keyboards
Set 1: Bertha, Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo, Row Jimmy, Bird Song,  They Love Each Other  New Speedway Boogie, Scarlet Begonias
Set 2: Playing in the Band > Uncle John’s Band -> Morning Dew -> Uncle John’s Band -> Playing in the Band, Terrapin Station 
Encore: Franklin’s Tower , Fire on the Mountain -> Drums -> Fire on the Mountain 
 Dave Grippo on sax.
 Kevin Shapiro on second drum kit in place of Russ Lawton.
 Ryan Clausen (Cats Under the Stars, Pulse Prophets) on second drum kit in place of Russ Lawton.
 Eric Maier (chamberlin, scott tournet & ver la luz) Keyboards with Josh Dobbs
 Mihali replaces Bob Wagner on 2nd half of Fire on the Mountain
 Leon Campos on Keyboards with Josh Dobbs