The String Cheese Incident kicked off a three-night run at Belly Up Aspen in Aspen, CO Tuesday night. The band welcomed three special guest bass players—Mike Devol of Greensky Bluegrass, Paul McDaniel of Kyle Hollingsworth Band, and Miles Altgelt of SCI tribute band Cream Cheese Accident—who filled in for SCI bassist Keith Moseley, who was forced to have emergency surgery to repair a damaged retina the day before the show.

Mike Devol held down bass duties at the start of the show and remained on stage for the first half of set one, sitting in on a sequence of “High On A Mountain Top” > “Wheel Hoss” and then “Stay Through” > “Restless Wind”. Paul McDaniel then stepped up to the plate for the rest of set one, which included “MLT”, “Hey Pocky A-Way”, and “Can’t Wait Another Day”. He later returned for the second half of set two after Miles Altgelt played bass for the first half. Highlights of the set included several extended jams and covers of Led Zeppelin‘s “Ramble On” and Talking Heads‘ “Crosseyed & Painless”. Mike Devol also made one last return to the stage during the encore, “Rivertrance”.

“We’re missing you up here in Aspen, Moose! But the low end is in good hands with Mike Devol, Paul McDaniel, and Miles Altgelt!” The String Cheese Incident wrote in a social media post after the show.

Check out photos from The String Cheese Incident at Belly Up Aspen courtesy of photographer Brandon Weil below. SCI returns to Belly Up tonight, Wednesday, March 1st and tomorrow, Thursday, March 2nd with the same multi-bass lineup. The band has upcoming tour dates including festival appearances at Backwoods Music Festival, Hog Farm Hideaway, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Northlands Music & Arts Festival, and the band’s own Electric Forest. For a full list of shows and to purchase tickets, visit the band’s website.

Setlist: The String Cheese Incident | Belly Up Aspen | Aspen, CO | 2/28/23

Set 1: Get Well Keith, High On A Mountain Top¹ > Wheel Hoss¹, Stay Through¹ > Restless Wind¹, MLT², Hey Pocky Way² > Can’t Wait Another Day²

Set 2: Born On The Wrong Planet³, Missin’ Me³ > Enjoy The Ride (Jam)³ > Texas³ > Search², Group Hoot, Pack It Up² > Ramble On² > Rosie² > Crosseyed & Painless Jam² > Rosie²

Encore: Rivertrance¹

¹Mike Devol on bass (Greensky Bluegrass)
²Paul McDaniel on bass (Kyle Hollingsworth Band)
³Miles Altgelt on bass (Cream Cheese Accident)