On Friday, May 24th, The String Cheese Incident offered up two guest-filled headlining sets at Cumberland, MD’s DelFest.
SCI got the whole DelFest family involved on their first set, welcoming a string of bluegrass heavyweights including Joe Craven (on “Manga”), Del McCoury Band members Ronnie McCoury, Robbie McCoury, and Jason Carter (who stuck around for several songs including “Colorado Bluebird Sky”, the SCI debut of Hank Williams‘ “Long Gone Lonesome Blues”, “Boo Boo’s Pik-A-Nik”, Steve Miller Band‘s “Take The Money and Run” > “Salt Creek” > “Take The Money and Run”, and “Big Mon”), and Cody Kilby, Alan Bartram and Del McCoury himself (on a cover of Leon Jackson‘s “Love Please Come Home”).
Midway through the second set, The String Cheese Incident welcomed up-and-coming bluegrass guitarist Billy Strings to collaborate on a length rendition of “Black Clouds”. Strings and Bill Nershi traded off quick-witted acoustic guitar solos throughout the 14-minute jam, backed by Michael Travis and Jason Hann‘s hard-hitting groove behind their respective drum kits.
Luckily for fans, SCI has shared pro-shot video of “Black Clouds” featuring Billy Strings from DelFest, which you can enjoy below:
The String Cheese Incident ft. Billy Strings – “Black Clouds” [Pro-Shot]
[Video: The String Cheese Incident]
Setlist: The String Cheese Incident | DelFest | Cumberland, MD | 5/25/19
Set One: Got What He Wanted > Cant Stop Now, Manga1, Betray The Dark, The Road Home, Colorado Bluebird Sky2, Long Gone Lonesome Blues23, Boo Boo’s Pik-A-Nik2 > Take The Money And Run2 > Salt Creek2 > Take The Money And Run2 > Big Mon2 > Boo Boo’s Pik-A-Nik, Love Please Come Home4, I Saw The Light5
Set Two: Hi Ho No Show > Way Back Home > Rollover, Black Clouds6, Illegal > Close Your Eyes
Encore: I Wish
Notes: 1 with Joe Craven on Talking Drum, 2 with Ronnie McCoury on Mandolin, Robbie McCoury on Banjo, Jason Carter on Fiddle, 3 Hank Williams Tune (First Time Played),4 Leon Jackson tune with Del McCoury, 5 Hank Williams tune with Del McCoury & Alan Bartram on Bass, Cody Kilby on Acoustic Guitar, 6 with Billy Strings on Acoustic Guitar & Vocals
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