In their storied career, The String Cheese Incident have always embraced collaboration with a huge range of artists. The Colorado-born jam band has played with everyone from Ms. Lauryn Hill and The Doobie Brothers, to Peter Rowan and David Grisman, stretching the boundaries of their musical influences all the while. It’s no surprise that this trend dates back to their heyday, especially during a memorable performance on this day in 2001.
During a July 13th performance at River’s Edge Park in Somerset, WI, String Cheese Instrument treated fans to a wide variety of special guests, including Big Wu guitarist Chris Castino during “Sing A New Song”, saxophonist Skerik on “Jellyfish” > “Impressions”, and the renowned Primus bassist Les Claypool on a wicked version of The Beatles‘ “Taxman” featuring teases of Primus’ own “Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver” thrown in. Let listeners be warned–this is a version of The Beatles’ classic unlike any before.
Listen to the full audio from the show below.
String Cheese Incident – River’s Edge Park- 7/13/2001
[Audio: Chris Bozelli]
Setlist: String Cheese Incident | River’s Edge Park | Somerset, WI | 7/13/2001
Set One: Best Feeling > Smile, Buggin’ Out, Panama Red, Cedar Laurels, Sing a New Song  > Birdland
Set Two: San Jose, Got What He Wanted > How Mountain Girls Can Love, Shakin’ the Tree, Taxman* , Jellyfish  > Impressions  > Rollover
Encore: Good Times Around the Bend
Notes: * with Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver verse (Primus tune) |  with Chris Castino on guitar (The Big Wu) |  with Les Claypool on bass and vocals |  with Skerik on saxophone