Say Cheese: July 4th, 2001

Headwall at Mt. Werner
Steamboat Springs, CO

Words By Nicholas Stock

In honor of the 4th of July we thought we would pull out some classic Cheese from the nation’s birthday. In the mountains of Steamboat, CO, SCI pulled off a great celebration that ran the gamut of where they come from and where they were going at this time in their history. They began the show with an acoustic pick.

String Cheese Incident Live at Headwall at Mt Werner on July 4, 2001.

SET I: High On A Mountain Top*, Big Sciota*, Hold What You’ve Got*, Born on the Wrong Planet, Little Hands> Dudley’s Kitchen Tease> MLT**> Drums**> MLT**, Tom Thumb’s Blues

SET II: Shakin’ the Tree, Howard> Sittin’ On Top Of The World, Let It Go, Rivertrance> Star Spangled Banner> Rivertrance, This Must Be The Place (Na├»ve Melody)> Jam> Outside Inside

ENCORE: Shine> Jam***> I Know You Rider

**w/ Stephen Chopek and Chris Lovejoy on percussion and John Ellis on saxophone (all from the Charlie Hunter Band)
***w/ Fire On The Mountain Teases

This show has it all; it’s everything SCI and it’s also an awesome celebration on the 4th. The link is a soundboard matrix and it really is a clear recording. It’s nice to dig through Archive and still pull out gems like this show from over a decade ago. The “Rivertrance” into “Star Spangled Banner” into “Rivertrance” is not only a nod to the holiday but it also foreshadows the beat-driven percussion that would fuel their electronic edge in the future. All in all it’s just a fun show. Happy Listening.


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