Coventry To Hampton: Jon Fishman

Away from the drum kit, Fishman pursued some projects in alternative energy, though after months of debate by his neighbors he scrapped his plan to build a wind tower at his home. Fish also joined the virtual marchers at

Due to the nature of Fishman’s tour dates, I’m laying these out a bit differently than I did for the previous members. When it made sense, I have grouped his appearances with the same band together instead of having a straight chronological list.

w/ Jazz Mandolin Project

2004-12-31 Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT
2005-01-05 Carnival Celebration, Jamcruise
2005-01-06 Carinval Celebration, Jamcruise
2009-02-19 Port City Music Hall, Portland, ME
2009-02-20 Club Metronome, Burlington, VT

Everyone Orchestra Gigs:

2005-04-14 The Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR
2005-04-15 The Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR
2006-03-18 snoe.down, Lake Placid, NY
2006-04-14 The Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR
2006-04-15 The Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR
2006-10-03 Pearl Street, Northampton, MA
2006-10-04 Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA
2006-10-05 Toad’s Place, New Haven, CT
2006-10-06 Recher Theatre, Towson, MD
2006-10-07 State Theatre, Falls Church, VA
2006-10-08 The House of Blues, Atlantic City, NJ
2008-08-08 Up North Festival, Hiram, ME
2008-10-12 Loki Music Festival, Deerfields, NC
2008-11-15 Bear Creek Music and Arts Festival, Live Oak, FL

The Village — a collective of musicians, dancers, and poets
2005-09-02 Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center in Berkeley, CA
2005-09-03 Gualala Arts Center in Gualala, CA

w/Mike Gordon & Ramble Dove – Bernie Sanders Benefit
2006-06-02 Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT

w/Page McConnell
2006-09-01 moe.down, Turin, NY

with Touchpants
2006-10-12 The Big Easy, Portland, ME
2006-10-13 Century Lounge, Providence, RI
2006-10-14 Knitting Factory, New York, NY
2006-10-15 Red Square, Albany, NY

with Yonder Mountain String Band

2007-09-01 Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO
2007-09-02 Red Rocks, Morrison, CO
2007-10-06 Congress Theater, Chicago, IL
2008-02-17 Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh, NC
2008-02-20 PromoWest Pavilion, Columbus, OH
2008-02-21 Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Asheville, NC
2008-04-18 Warfield Theatre, San Francisco CA
2008-07-04 Rothbury Festival, Rothbury, MI
2008-10-10 Nokia Theater, New York, NY
2008-10-11 Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA

with Del McCoury Band & Friends
2007-12-31 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN

with Mickey Hart’s Mass Drum
2008-04-20 Green Apple Festival, San Francisco, CA

with Marco Benevento Trio

2008-11-07 Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
2008-11-08 Drom, New York, NY
2008-11-09 Mexicali Live, Teaneck, NJ
2008-11-10 Flynnspace, Burlington, VT

Sit-ins with other members of Phish:
2005-11-11 Utica Memorial Auditorium, Utica, NY (w/Trey’s Band)
2008-07-06 Rothbury Festival, Rothbury, MI

Credits: A big thanks to HT taper connoisseur SGordo for his assistance in compiling many of the recordings you are hearing. And, I would like to thank all the loyal tapers that have made this type of piece possible.

Taper Credits:
2004-12-31 (Thanks to Scott Gordon)
2008-10-10 (Thanks to climbingbear)
2008-10-11 (Thanks to Ethan Deitrich & Kory McGeehan)
2008-11-07 (Thanks to Andy Murray)

And finally, before I go, a note that while I have made every effort to make this piece as comprehensive as possible, I could still use your help. First off, does anyone have any recordings of Fishman with Touchpants? This shit must be heard. Did I miss a tour date or a sit-in appearance? Your feedback and contributions are always appreciated – if you have something to add, please let us know by leaving a comment below.

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  1. Amidst mass speculation Trey would have a guest appearance at his TAB show in Utica, no one really knew for sure. During Tea Leaf Green’s set, i accidentally wandered into a catering room ice-level of the Utica Aud. I realized I had made a wrong turn and quickly turned around right into Jon Fishman. I looked down (i’m 6’3 and he’s 5’something) and he was filling his plate with boiled broccoli. He said hello and offered me a plate. Great intro to Fish. In addition to his ‘cymbal ting’ in mike’s/trey’s Divided Sky @ TAB in Utica 11-11-05, fish also rocked the hell out of a Boogie On during that show’s encore that has had me salivating til, well, March 6, 2009.

  2. I think the thouchpants New York city show was at the bowery ballroom opening for Raq right? you have knitting factory i believe.

  3. The New Year’s Eve show at the Ryman was really fun. I love that building, plus it was New Year’s Eve, and Fishman was there! What a great night.

    He also played in May with Del McCoury at a festival in Maryland. Cumberland something…wish I could have gone.

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