String Cheese Incident Schedule West Coast Summer Tour
: March 02, 2012
String Cheese Incident, the band known for their apparent collective hatred of shoes, has announced they will hit the road this summer, taking their unique brand of jam rock around ...
String Cheese Incident Returns to the Road This Fall
: August 25, 2011
On Monday an announcement was made by String Cheese Incident that they will be launching the first multi-city tour for the band in four years with “Roots Run Deep.”
The East ...
string cheese incident Biography
The band String Cheese Incident was established in Telluride and Crested Butte, Colorado in 1993. Band members include Keith Moseley (bassist), Kyle Hollingsworth (accordion, Rhodes, organ, piano), Jason Hann (percussionist), Bill Nershi (electric slide guitar, lap steel guitar, acoustic guitar), Michael Travis (percussion drums) and Michael Kang (violin, electric guitar, electric/acoustic mandolin).
The band's music contains bluegrass elements as well as psychedelia, reggae, Latin, jazz, funk, country, calypso, electronica and rock. All of the band members share vocal duties and write original compositions. Most of the band's original songs have been written by Bill Nershi.
String Cheese Incident played together for a few years at private functions and local ski resorts before forming SCI Fidelity, their own independent record label. They then released "Born on the Wrong Planet," their first album, in 1997. It included both covers and originals. The band still plays many of the songs off their first album frequently, including "Jellyfish," "Texas," "Land's End" and "Black Clouds." Later that same year the band released a self-titled live album. The ten song compilation chronicled a concert held in Boulder, Colorado at Fox Theatre. In 1998 the band released "Round the Wheel" and in 2001 "Outside Inside." In 2003 the band released "Untying the Not," their fourth album, and in 2005 "One Step Closer," their fifth album.
String Cheese Incident continues to tour extensively. As the popularity of the band has continued to grow, so has the spectacle and stage show elements in their live shows. The band hired Peak Experience Productions to add audience participatory activities as well as mind and eye psychedelia to some of their larger shows. The band during the 2000s established an event that they held every summer at Horning's Hideout, Oregon. The band has also headlined numerous music festivals, including Austin City Limits and Bonnaroo.