The String Cheese Incident kicked off their first night of the 2018 Hulaween Music Festival with something borrowed, something bluesy & something new! After seeing some stellar action all over the festival Thursday preparty including a stellar if soggy set from Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and our friends from Lettuce, Hulaween opened the festival proper on the main stage with a Chris Wood “double feature” including sets by The Wood Brothers and Medeski Martin & Wood. Dr. Dog kept the main stage schedule moving before The String Cheese Incident took the reins for two sets on their first of three nights at their annual celebration.
Among the highlights of Cheese’s first set were wild renditions a couple of recent escapees from the SCI Sound Lab including “Magna” and the first live rendition of “Gone Crooked”, with track co-writer Rayland Baxter onstage as a special guest. String Cheese even favored the jamming crowd by backing Baxter on his own new track, “Hey Laracco,” from his new disc, Wide Awake! It was a genuine love fest and a wonderful sight to behold.
Below, you can check out a selection of videos from The String Cheese Incident’s first of three nights at Suwannee Hulaween 2018 below:
The String Cheese Incident – “Magna”
The String Cheese Incident w/Rayland Baxter – “Gone Crooked”
The String Cheese Incident w/Rayland Baxter – “Hey Larocco”
Stay tuned for more on-the-ground updates from Suwannee Hulaween as the weekend continues tonight with Jamiroquai, Vulfpeck, Tipper, and more, as well as three sets of Cheese including their “Celebrating Women of the Galaxy” Hula Incident.
Setlist: The String Cheese Incident | Suwannee Hulaween | Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park | Live Oak, FL | 10/26/18
Set One: Texas, Manga, Gone Crooked+*, Hey Lorocco*, One Step Closer > Turn This Around > > Let’s Go Outside
Set Two: Black and White, BollyMunster, Illegal, Rivertrance > Drums, Joyful Sound > Search, Colliding
+ = First time played
* = w/ Rayland Baxter