–words and photos provided by Roger Patteson of Type 2 Photography—
Mike Gordon brings along his trademark funk, weird, and stylish as he hits the road for stop number two of a thirteen-night tour in Asheville, North Carolina’s monarch club for live music, The Orange Peel. The previous night held the tour opener in Atlanta at The Variety Playhouse and show goers caught the debut of new songs “Acid Man” and “Sughn Never Sets”. Asheville was also treated to three new tunes with “Put Down The Phone”, “I Am Random”, and “My Favorite Mistake”. The Mike Gordon Band makes tunes via Scott Murawski (guitar), Robert Walter (keyboards), John Kimock (drums), Craig Myers (percussion), and, of course, Mike (bass).
The crowd brought extra energy dance skills during “555”, “Yarmouth Road”, “Sugar Shack”, and “Crazy Sometimes” as the Phish fans in the house contemplated their 26 night summer tour. First set highlights included “Looking For Clues”, a 1980’s trippy and funky classic by Robert Palmer and longtime MGB favorite, and the set closer “Go Away” which has come on strong in Mike’s repertoire since 2017. Another OGOGO track, “Whirlwind”, would open the second set and book end with a stretched “Crazy Sometimes” followed by a “Ruby Soho” encore.
Setlist provided by phish.net
ENCORE: Ruby Soho