The String Cheese Incident


New Orleans, LA

May 1, 1999

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Show Notes
  • Midnight to Sunrise Jazzfest Concert (Doors open at 11:59pm)

  • Bigger Isn't Better features Liza Oxnard on vocals

  • Percussion Jams feature Jamie Janover, Dave Watts, Stacey Ludlow (all from the Double Dig Ranch) and Liza Oxnard on percussion

  • 'Round The Wheel through All Blues features Karl Denson on saxophone

  • First Time Played - Sing a New Song (Nershi original, partial version)


  • This 3 disc release is missing the following songs due to technical issues: (John Hardy, Shine > That's What Love Will Make You Do, Born on the Wrong Planet, Take the Night, Gone So Long)

  • Miss Brown's Teahouse suffers from 'microphone issues' on the first verses. Despite this, the song was included on this release for continuity.

  • Photos by Bucky Crystal

    Audience Micropohone recordings of this incident have always been hard to come by, and the original soundboard recordings were so full of recording issues (cuts, dropouts, tape flips, missing songs) that it once seemed that release of this show would be impossible. From the day I was handed the keys to the SCI tape archives, this was the first set of tapes I listened to. Over the next year, I spent a great deal of time working on these recordings in order to prepare them for release. As you see, in the end, it was impossible to release this show in its entirety. Despite this, I believe what's HERE more than makes up for what's not.

    This Incident ran from Midnight to Sunrise, and after the music inside was over, the Incident spilled out into the streets and continued until the police broke it up. This is, by no means, a flawless performance, and there are some rough, and even amusing spots throughout the show. That said, by the time you finish listening to this release in its entirety, I think you'll understand why I feel this is one of the band's best-ever performances.

  • Larry's Pick for "Best show of 1999"

    Larry Fox
    SCI Archives
    January 2005

  • Reviews

    deliveryman 12/2/2010 11:40:47 PM

    "Yes, there are some rough spots as far as the actual recording goes, but this is a true primal gem! If you love cheese then you might love to know how they went from mere mortals to cheesey icons and this will give you a glimpse! The playing is raw but quite exquisite, proof of great chemistry and talent too. Another great thing about this band is they play to their audience. Given a chance even early on to rock a significant venue to the break of day they step up and do not disappoint. If you want or need early cheese then grab this show - I can think of no reason NOT too! "

    JImmyd 8/5/2005 9:55:45 AM

    "This show is awesome. Sound ( other then the Miss Brown`s vocals in the beginning) is great. What a show! Great old time cheese jamming throughout. Please keep releasing old cheese from the archives. This show rocks. "

    Macaroni 7/29/2005 10:04:29 AM

    "It melted my soul."

    stanky cheebs 3/25/2005 10:45:16 AM

    "what was that guy talking about. anyway, the show was awesome, one of the best from 99. pure bliss that whole day"

    dig it O dank 2/22/2005 2:41:20 PM

    "Honestly, what in the hell are you talking about doctor?"


    Setlist at Tipitina's, New Orleans, LA on May 1, 1999

    Set One

    Suntan 534


    Miss Brown's Teahouse 760


    Bigger Isn't Better 920


    'Fess Jam 461


    Birdland 192


    Flyin' South Jam 466


    Birdland 197


    Chatter 119


    Blackberry Blossom 754


    Missin' Me 591


    Rhythm Of The Road 593


    Set Two

    Chatter 60


    LA Woman 714


    'Round The End Jam 262


    'Round The Wheel 720


    Double Dig Percussion 398


    Intro 113


    Land's End 122


    Big Easy Jam 604


    Glory Chords 612


    Sing a New Song 191


    Restless Wind 695


    First Encore

    Hey Pocky Way 765


    Second Encore

    Chatter 123


    All Blues 641


    Percussion Jam 238


    Mouna Bowa 639


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