The String Cheese Incident came out of Crested Butte and Telluride, Colorado in 1993. The musical backgrounds of each member have been blended together to create a sound unlike any other. With elements of bluegrass, rock, electronica, country, funk, jazz and the occasional psycadelia. All members contribute in songwriting, compositions and vocal duties but Nershi has written the majority of the music. The band consists of Michael King (Guitar, Violin, Mandolin), Michael Travis (drums and percussion), Bill Nershi (acoustic guitar, lap steel guitar and electric slide guitar), Kyle Hollingsworth (piano, organ, rhodes and accordion), and Keith Moseley (bass guitar), and, in 2006, Jason Hann, an auxiliary percussionist. The band started out playing in ski resorts and private functions until they formed their own independent record label SCI Fidelity, in which they produced and released their first album, Born on the Wrong Planet. This album consisted of originals and covers. Some of their most famous songs are from this album, Black Clouds, Lands End, Texas and Jellyfish, all of which are still performed by the band on a regular basis. The band’s name came from an incident that occurred when the band was alone in a Colorado bar late at night. After a couple of cold ones, the band got in a food fight involving a lot of cheese. They began referring to this night as the “Cheese Incident,” which became the origin of their band name, The String Cheese Incident. The band currently has 8 recorded albums, all produced by their own record label SCI Fidelity. The band has grown larger than life and so has their stage performances, with a stage show unlike any other band, String Cheese puts on a crazy show! Here is String Cheese on 7/25/2010 performing one of my all time favorite songs, Lands End, off their first album. Enjoy!
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