Pork Tornado, a band co-founded by Phish drummer Jon Fishman, performed for the first time since 2013 on Sunday. The band played a three-song, 45-minute set at the Joe Moore Cancer Benefit All-Day Music Festival, held at The Green At The Essex Experience in Essex, VT.

Fishman and fellow Pork Tornado members Dan Archer (guitar), Phil Abair (keyboards), and Aaron Hersey (bass) were joined by Dave “The Truth” Grippo, who filled in on saxophone for Joe Moore. Moore formed the group with Fishman in 1997 and has also performed alongside Stevie Wonder, Wilson Pickett, Maceo Parker, and more. He has been dealing with health issues and was diagnosed with cancer last year. The benefit was held to help ease his financial burden. Donations can still be made here.

The band opened their set with “Move With You”, which featured a “Baby Elephant Walk” tease, before launching into an extended 30-minute “Blue Skies” that included teases of “Third Stone From The Sun” and “Streets Of Cairo”. Both songs were featured on Pork Tornado’s self-titled 2002 studio album.

They closed the set with The Slickers‘ “Johnny Too Bad”, from the soundtrack to Jimmy Cliff‘s 1972 film, The Harder They Come.

Additional artists featured at the all-day benefit included Left Eye Jump, Nobby Reed Project, The Spiders, Blues For Breakfast, and the Joe Moore Band featuring special guest Martin Guigui.

Check out a fan-shot clip from Pork Tornado’s first performance in nine years below.

Setlist [via Phish.net] | Pork Tornado | Joe Moore Cancer Benefit All-Day Music Festival | Essex, VT | 6/26/22

Set: Move With You, Blue Skies, Johnny Too Bad

Dave teased “Baby Elephant Walk” in “Move With You”.
The jam out of “Blue Skies” contained “Third Stone From the Sun” teases from Dan and Phil and “Streets of Cairo” teases from Dave and Aaron.