The band welcomed Joe Craven on talking drum early in the first set on “Manga,” and the band brought out some extra bluegrass flavor on “Colorado Bluebird Sky,” the band’s first time playing Hank Williams‘ “Lonesome Blues,” and a few other tracks on the first set, with Ronnie McCoury joining on mandolin, Robbie McCoury on banjo, and Jason Carter on fiddle.
The set also featured a cover of “Take the Money and Run” and papa Del McCoury came out for the final two songs of the first set, Leon Jackson’s “Love Please Come Home” and Hank Williams’ “I Saw The Light.”
For the second set the band got looser and jammier and welcomed Billy Strings for a “Black Clouds” in between some big jam segments.
Check out the full setlist below…
String Cheese Incident @ DelFest Cumberland, MD 5.24.19
SET I: Got What He Wanted > Cant Stop Now, Manga*, Betray The Dark, The Road Home, Colorado Bluebird Sky^, Long Gone, Lonesome Blues^%, Boo Boo’s Pik-A-Nik^ > Take The Money And Run^ > Salt Creek^ > Take The Money And Run^ > Big Mon^ > Boo Boo’s Pik-A-Nik, Love Please Come Home#, I Saw The Light@
SET II: Hi Ho No Show > Way Back Home > Rollover, Black Clouds!, Illegal > Close Your Eyes
ENCORE: I Wish
* with Joe Craven on Talking Drum
^ with Ronnie McCoury on Mandolin, Robbie McCoury on Banjo, Jason Carter on Fiddle
% Hank Williams Tune (First Time Played)
# Leon Jackson tune with Del McCoury
@ Hank Williams tune with Del McCoury and Alan Bartram on Bass, Cody Kilby on Acoustic Guitar
! with Billy Strings on Acoustic Guitar and Vocals