There’s something magical about the words Horning’s Hideout to fans of The String Cheese Incident. Nestled in the hills of North Plains, OR, the storied grounds have played host to many String Cheese runs throughout the years. The events are often transformative, with musicians and fans coming together to create transcendental experiences.
That was certainly the case on a beautiful Saturday, sixteen years ago today, when the Horning’s venue hosted String Cheese Incident for a three-night run. The 2001 Horning’s Hideout run came to a peak on the second night, when Cheese played a total of four sets throughout the day. Starting early in the day, the band played two full sets with big improvisational jam sessions before treating fans to a famed “Ritual Set.” The set included an hour-long jam session that weaved through “Rivertrance” and “Land’s End Reprise,” though it focused heavily on the jamming!
As if that weren’t enough, the band returned for a fourth set, late night style. This time, SCI recruited members of The Motet to help out, as well as bassist Tye North. Vocalist Jans Ingber lent his voice to “Use Me” and “Lean On Me” in that final set, bringing this performance to a grand finale.
Check out the full audio recording from the night, as taped by John Hart and Gordon K, and a full setlist below.
Setlist: The String Cheese Incident at Horning’s Hideout, North Plains, OR – 8/11/01
Set 1: Cedar Laurels, Joyful Sound > Jam¹ > Remington Ride, Latinissmo, Bigger Isn’t Better > Jam > Smile
Set 2: Shakin’ the Tree > Jam > Tom Thumb’s Blues, Turn This Around, Dudley’s Kitchen, Outside Inside, Don’t Say > Jam > Rollover
Set 3: (Ritual Set): Rivertrance¹, Jams > Land’s End Reprise
Set 4: Round the Wheel, Miss Brown’s Teahouse² > The Chicken > Drums > Chamber Maid, Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother, Use Me, Blackberry Blossom³, Lean On Me
Tye North took over on bass midway through Miss Brown’s and played the rest of the set. Entire set also with members of The Motet: Mike Tiernan (guitar), Greg Raymond (keyboards), Scott Messersmith and Dave Watts (percussion), Matt Spencer (bass), and Jans Ingber (vocals on Use Me and Lean on Me).
¹ with Wheel Hoss teases.
³ with Is This Love teases.
[Photo via Live Cheese]