Last night in Los Angeles, future Phish bassist Mike Gordon invited Puff Daddy’s former Umbrella Holder Fonzworth Bentley to join his band at The Roxy to perform one of Bentley’s originals titled Brawlin’. While this is certainly an odd match, we’re never surprised when it comes to Cactus.
Gordon and Bentley met in Vermont, where according to the recently published Jambands.com Reader’s Interview they “collaborated”:
I have contemplated covering Fonzworth Bentley because I’ve just been doing some collaborating with him. He’s almost more known as a dancer and he has his own MTV show but he’s got his own music. He was P Diddy’s assistant originally but he’s got his own career going and his own album and he actually came to Vermont. He’s somebody maybe not as obscure but obscure in the jambands world because I like drawing from all sorts of unexpected sources.
Hopefully Bentley passed along some fashion tips to ol’ Gordo as he attempts to turn him From G to Gent. Here’s a look at last night’s setlist:
Tuesday, August 26th, 2008
The Roxy, Los Angeles, CA
Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Todd Isler, Tom Cleary, Craig Myers
08/27/2008 6:24AM EST. Setlist by Julia Mordaunt
Another Door, Meat, Cruel World, Voices, La La La, Radar Blip*, Brawlin**, Takin’ It To The Streets^, Dig Further Down, Deranged, Traveled Too Far
Encore: Alphabet Street
* with Jenny Hill on saxophone
** with Fonzworth Bentley (Fonzworth original)
^ with Marco Benevento
- Previously on HT: Mike Gordon’s Solo Story