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Phish – Say Something – Mike Gordon debut – The Gorge, WA – 7/27/13

HD VIDEO :: DEBUT of the new MIKE GORDON and SCOTT MURAWSKI tune “Say Something” from the Gorge, WA, July 27, 2013. As soon as this song started, the crowd erupted and started dancing to the sounds of this 70s inspired funk groove. I was positioned between Mike and Trey about three people deep — you’ll see towards the end of the video that there’s soot (dust-like particles) flying through the air which was the result of a neighboring “fire on the mountain.” Great song, literally set the night on fire.

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Download: Mike Gordon, The Music Hall, Portsmouth, NH

Mike Gordon kicked off a mini-tour of New Hampshire this past weekend with two shows. The first, on Saturday, 11/12/11, at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, featured two sets from Mike’s steady lineup of musicians: guitarist and vocalist Scott Murawski from Max Creek, drummer Todd Isler from International Orange, percussionist and mad-beat-dropper Craig Myers from Rubblebucket, and keyboard wizard Tom Cleary teacher of jazz at the University of Vermont.

**To download an iTunes ready version of the Mike Gordon show from The Music Hall, taped by Ted Gakidis, please click here.**

The show mostly showcased tunes off Gordon’s recent album Moss, (“Horizon Line,” “Spiral,” “Fire From A Stick,” and “Can’t Stand Still”) which, over the past year have been road tested and remain mainstays in the band’s repertoire.

Drawing from his second album, Green Sparrow, Gordon opened his second set with “Dig Further Down” and closed with “Traveled Too Far.” Sprinkled throughout the show were covers that ranged from bluegrass (Bill Monroe’s “Walls of Time”) to pop (Alanis Morrisette’s “Hand In My Pocket”); and even Gillian Welch’s “Time (The Revelator)” and Little Feat’s “Skin It Back.” The second set closer, The Who’s “Wont Get Fooled Again” was a first for the band.

Scott Murawski sang “Willow Tree”–a tune he brought from his other band, Max Creek, and Tom Cleary performed an original in each set, “Crumblin’ Bones” and “Be Good And You’ll Be Lonely,” which features three-part harmonies between Gordon, Murawski, and Cleary. Gordon stretched out and revisited two older fan favorites, “Couch Lady” and “Susskind Hotel” before closing out the first set.

Mike Gordon ended the evening with an encore of the GRAB original “Hap Nappy” and Tower of Power’s “Down to the Nightclub.”

Max Creek, 40th Anniversary, Sullivan Hall, NYC

Max Creek turns 40 years old this year and celebrated their anniversary with a stop at Sullivan Hall in New York City’s Greenwich Village, 4/29/11. The previous night found the band at the Old Well in Simsbury, CT, bringing out former crew and band members to the stage. Creek brought a similarly packed house full of good vibes to New York City, their first time back in nine years. Was their last show at Tobacco Road? According to fans the memory is a little “hazy.” Throughout the two long sets fans were treated to old and new songs. For newbies like myself, the “Jones” opener was familiar (I came to Max Creek through Scott Murawski who also plays guitar and this song with Mike Gordon’s band). Closing out the first set, this “Windows” jam absolutely SMOKES and has the entire club rocking!! Max Creek plays tonight at the Met cafe in Pawtucket, RI. If you’re starting to plan your summer festival schedule (see you at Mountain Jam!!) don’t miss Max Creek’s own festival, Camp Creek, August 5-7, 2011 in Oxford, Maine. 

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