Following some growing pains, an apparent identity crisis, and an album with good intentions but questionable results, The String Cheese Incident release their fifth studio album, One Step Closer. But they inevitably sold themselves short on the title, ’cause this latest effort is far more than just a step – it’s more like leaps and bounds closer.
Langerado came at just the right time this year. As the east coast was experiencing one of many late season snowstorms, the sun was shining bright in the cloudless skies of South Florida.
He may well be this country’s most famous living mandolinist any side of David Grisman. He is known in some circles as the “Mayor of Telluride” due to the fact that he has performed at 26 of the 27 Telluride Bluegrass Festivals. Some prefer to call him, simply, King Sammy. What ever you call him, you owe it to yourself to take a listen to his latest offering of foot-stomping bluegrass, King Of My World.
Releasing their fourth film in only two years, The String Cheese Incident finally decided to put the shtick aside and simply issue their first uninterrupted, full-length live concert. Recorded during their annual Winter Carnival tour – consistently known for first set sit-ins and second set monsters – this particular selection is the final night of a three-show run at Denver