Say Cheese: Red Rocks 6.30.01

Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison, CO

Words By Nicholas Stock

With SCI fresh off their Red Rocks run I thought it would be fun to look back at their mind-blowing show from June of 2001. This show absolutely has it all including one of the best “Black Clouds” ever performed as well as a first time played “Windy Mountain.” Not to mention a huge sit in with John Cowan for a first time played version of The Beatles “She Came In Through The Bathroom Window” and tons of teases through the second set. They encored with a ridiculous version of Bill Monroe’s “Nine Pound Hammer” and yet another first time played rendition of AC/DC’s “Back In Black” with Cowan again taking the microphone. By all accounts this was simply an electric experience with fans really bringing the energy and pushing the band over the top. 2001 Cheese is a band firing on all cylinders and bringing the heat every night. Pre Jason Hann, post Kyle Hollingsworth it’s an interesting time in the dynamic of the group that really feels “classic” in every sense of the word. The recording on Archive is not a soundboard, but it’s a solid audience recording with very little crowd noise.

String Cheese Incident Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on June 30, 2001.

Set One: Come As You Are, Smile, Black Clouds, Latinissmo, Windy Mountain1, Best Feeling > Jam > On The Road

Set Two: Search, 100 Year Flood, She Came in Through the Bathroom Window2, Can't Stop Now3, Way Back Home, Jellyfish > Rollover4

Encore: Nine Pound Hammer2, Back in Black5

1=first time played
2=with John Cowan on vocals
3=first time played; with John Cowan on bass and vocals (without Keith)
4=with Child in Time (Deep Purple) Jam
5=first time played; with John Cowan on vocals


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