All String Cheese Incident members to play YarmonyGrass
Sure to grab the attention of String Cheese Incident fans everywhere, a provocative lineup for the 2011 YarmonyGrass Music Festival, at Rancho Del Rio in northern Eagle County, was announced Tuesday.The festival will mark the debut of a new String Cheese side project, The Trancident, which includes keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth, mandolinist and violinist Michael Kang, as well as drummers Michael Travis and Jason Hann, who will be playing in their EOTO arrangement with Travis on guitar and bass and Hann playing drums and electronic percussion with live remixing to control effects, stutter patterns and delays.”It’s a rare opportunity to be able to get a group like that together,” Hann said. “There will be a lot with Kyle and Kang up there with us. We just have special type of chemistry because we’ve been on stage so much together.”Noting that Billy Nershi will also be on hand to play with Emmitt-Nershi Band and Keith Moseley is set to perform with The Contribution, festival organizers have also scheduled a late-night “joint set,” raising the question whether we going to see a String Cheese performance at Rancho Del Rio in August.”Yarmony has been the place that historically all of our other groups come together. I know they would love to see some sort of impromptu reunion – all of us out there at the same time,” Hann said. “The joint session at Yamony has always been pretty cool no matter who’s playing.”While The String Cheese Incident will not appear on the bill, all six members of the group are set to play the festival, and fans can begin to speculate about the session that has been planned for Saturday night, organizers say.Having played only four stops since their return from hiatus last summer, the band’s live show is currently a commodity in very high demand. They sold out three straight nights at Red Rocks Amphitheater (27,000 tickets) in a matter of hours, followed by subsequent sell-outs in Oregon, Virginia and Broomfield.SCI has committed to only two shows for the upcoming summer: Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Tennessee and Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury, Mich., which it headlines supported by an all-star lineup.”The YarmonyGrass Music Festival has always been about supporting The String Cheese Incident and its side projects, and we’re excited about having all the guys in the same place at the same time this year,” said the festival’s founder and Vail native Andrew McConathy. The YarmonyGrass Music Festival will be held Aug. 4-6. Tickets go on sale March 29. Visit http://www.yarmonygrass.com to learn more.
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