On Saturday night, The String Cheese Incident rounded out a two-night run at Oakland, CA’s The Fox Theater with help from a pair of surprise guests.

The guest appearances began on the final song of the first set when Nigerian percussionist Sikiru Adepoju joined in on talking drum to add some extra rhythmic texture.

The String Cheese Incident w/ Sikiru Adepoju – “Rivertrance” – 10/5/19

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When the band took the stage for set two, they were joined by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jerry Harrison, the guitarist/keyboardist/producer best known for his work as a member of Talking Heads. He also notably produced The String Cheese Incident’s 2014 album, A Song In My Head.

In honor of the recent birthday of late Grateful Dead lyricist John Perry Barlow, the Harrison-augmented band took on a cover of one of the many classic songs for which he provided lyrics, “I Need A Miracle”.

You can watch crowd-shot videos of The String Cheese Incident with Jerry Harrison collaboration and more from Saturday night at the Fox Theater below:

The String Cheese Incident w/ Jerry Harrison – “I Need A Miracle” [Grateful Dead cover] – 10/5/19

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The String Cheese Incident – “Howard” – 10/5/19

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The String Cheese Incident – “Big Shoes” > “Tinder Box” – 10/5/19

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Next up for The String Cheese Incident is their annual engagement at Suwannee Hulaween on October 24th–27th. For a full list of upcoming dates, head to the band’s website here.

Setlist: The String Cheese Incident | Fox Theater | Oakland, CA | 10/5/19

Set One: You’ve Got the World, Song In My Head > Cat Jam > Sometimes A River > Pirates, Stop Drop Roll, Into The Blue, Rivertrance*

Set Two: I Need A Miracle#, Howard$, Big Shoes > Tinder Box, Group Hoot, The Woods^ > Sirens > This Must Be the Place > The Remington Ride > I Know You Rider > Stir It Up > I Know You Rider

Encore: Beautiful

* = w/ Sikiru Adepoju on talking drum
# = Grateful Dead cover, w/Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads) on vocals & guitar, dedicated to John Barlow
$ = sung as ‘Howee’ in tribute to Howee Barban
^ = Tom Petty cover (FTP))


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