The String Cheese Incident may be America's quintessential jam band, effortlessly traversing genres and styles to create a truly sweeping live experience that incorporates elements of bluegrass, electronica, and psychedelia into their rock-based sound. Intuitively playing off each other, the band's talented roster of musicians improvise freely atop a full-throttle rhythm section that consistently brings fans to their feet for a dance in the aisles. With Song in My Head — their first studio album in nine years — due out in 2014, the band are sure to be sharper than ever on their tour dates in support of the release.
Named after a food fight that heavily featured cheese, the String Cheese Incident kicked off in Colorado in 1993, self-releasing their early bluegrass-influenced albums and building a regional following with their extended live shows. In 2001, the band debuted a more rock-oriented sound with third album Outside Inside, broadening their fanbase and touring extensively throughout the US. 2003's Untying the Not further expanded the band's repertoire of styles with its inclusion of electronic and trance elements, paving the way for the continued sonic development that has characterized their subsequent releases.
FANS WHO BOUGHT TICKETS SAY:
"The Cheese flowed smoothly from tune to tune, jamming effortlessly. As the sun started to set they cranked up the energy and the place was rocking. Dancing in the aisles abounded."
"These guys are extraordinarily talented performers and musicians, and the audience was the most fun, tolerant, and colorful group of people I've ever seen at a concert."
"Amazing musician's putting out amazing energy! Great blend of blue-grass style tunes that would repeatedly crescendo into amazing high energy jam sessions."