The String Cheese Incident 4.22 - 4.24.22


Salvage Station
Asheville, NC

Words & photos by C. Alan Crandall (Rocky Mountain Jams)

Carolina bluebird skies and near perfect weather welcomed the String Cheese Incident’s second Spring Tour concert, Friday, April 22, 2022, in Asheville, NC.

The Incident, held at Asheville‘s Salvage Station, kicked off the first three day set of shows on SCI’s spring tour. The salvage station is a cool outdoor venue nestled next to the French Broad River and is less than a half a mile from downtown Asheville.

Friday the excitement in the near capacity crowd was palatable, in part because it’s spring tour and the joy of getting back out and seeing shows. Also, because these particular shows, along with the Charlottesville, VA, and Wilmington, NC, spring tour shows were/are make-up concerts for shows that were rescheduled from last August. Many ticket holders had held onto their tickets from those postponed shows as they were good for admittance for the spring tour. 

Of note, for Friday’s incident, the band performed two new songs, "Lend Me A Hand" and in the second set, SCI played "Dragonfly" for the first time live. Bill Nershi said how great it was to be back out touring, and that the band was having a great time.  During their Friday set the band teased so many tunes one fan gave them the Moniquor “String Tease Incident.”

For Saturday’s sold out incident the band came out punching! The energy was noticeably stepped up from Friday and continued throughout the night.  During the first set they played "Into the Blue," the title track off of their new 4-song EP.

For Saturday’s encore SCI played "Rivertrance" and were joined by Sam Brouse of Papadosio, an Asheville band that Michael Travis said, during the introduction, that he really loved. 

For Sunday's incident the band was on fire, taking the audience on a very jammy trip, playing fan favorites.  They opened with "Little Hands" and Jammed into "Birdland," into "Pickin’ to Beat the Devil," back into "Birdland!" 

The shows were fun all around. Quite a few fans I spoke with were continuing on to catch the next shows in Wilmington, NC.  There are several more Spring Tour shows coming up, for tickets and information visit: www.stringcheeseincident.com

Alan's Friday Photo Gallery
Alan's Saturday Photo Gallery

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