Category: Michael Ray

10/14/1994 – MCALISTER AUDITORIUM, TULANE UNIVERSITY

New Orleans, LA

SET 1: Buried Alive > Sample in a Jar > Divided Sky, The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Punch You in the Eye, Bathtub Gin, Sweet Adeline, Rift, Colonel Forbin’s Ascent > Fly Famous Mockingbird, Julius

SET 2: The Curtain > Tweezer > Lifeboy, Guyute, Chalk Dust Torture, Nellie Kane[1], Beaumont Rag[1], Foreplay/Long Time[1], The Squirming Coil, Tweezer Reprise

ENCORE: Ya Mar[2], Cavern

[1] Acoustic.
[2] Michael Ray on trumpet and shaker and Carl Gerhard on trumpet.

Nellie Kane, Beaumont Rag, and Foreplay/Long Time were performed acoustic. Ya Mar and Cavern featured Michael Ray on trumpet and shaker and Carl Gerhard on trumpet. Ya Mar also contained a Salt Peanuts tease.

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12/3/1994 – EVENT CENTER

San Jose, CA

Soundcheck: Frankenstein

SET 1: Wilson > Divided Sky, Guelah Papyrus, Scent of a Mule, Run Like an Antelope, Guyute, Sample in a Jar

SET 2: Frankenstein[1], Suzy Greenberg[1] > Buried Alive[1], Gumbo[1], Slave to the Traffic Light[1], The Landlady[1], Hold Your Head Up[1] > Touch Me[1] > Hold Your Head Up[1], Alumni Blues Jam[1] > Julius[1], Cavern[1]

ENCORE: Golgi Apparatus

[1] Cosmic Country Horns.

Suzy contained a Hey Bulldog tease from Page. The entire second set featured the Cosmic Country Horns. The horns included Dave Grippo on alto sax and percussion, Carl Gerhard on trumpet, Michael Ray on trumpet, James Harvey on trombone, and Peter Apfelbaum on baritone, tenor sax and flute. The Alumni jam included an introduction of the horn section. The appearance of the horns led to the first Touch Me since July 27, 1991 (397 shows). The soundcheck’s Frankenstein also included the Cosmic Country Horns. The opening act was Dave Matthews Band.

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12/2/1994 – RECREATION HALL, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-DAVIS

Davis, CA

Soundcheck: Caravan, Julius, Funky Bitch, Magilla, Gumbo

SET 1: Poor Heart > Also Sprach Zarathustra, Sparkle > Simple -> It’s Ice > The Lizards, Stash, The Squirming Coil

SET 2: Chalk Dust Torture > David Bowie[1], Buried Alive[1] > Julius[1], The Landlady[1], Gumbo[1] > Caravan[1], Suzy Greenberg[1]

ENCORE: Cavern[1]

[1] Cosmic Country Horns.

The Cosmic Country Horns came in at the end of Bowie and played until the end of the show. Horns players included Dave Grippo on alto sax and percussion, Carl Gerhard on trumpet, Michael Ray on trumpet, James Harvey on trombone, and Peter Apfelbaum on baritone sax, tenor sax and flute. This version of Gumbo appears on A Live One. The opening act was Dave Matthews Band.

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4/26/1996 – NEW ORLEANS FAIRGROUNDS

New Orleans, LA

Soundcheck: Funky Bitch, Poor Heart, Blues Jam, Wolfman’s Brother

SET 1: Ya Mar, AC/DC Bag > Sparkle > Stash, Cars Trucks Buses[1], You Enjoy Myself -> Wolfman’s Brother[2] > Scent of a Mule > Also Sprach Zarathustra > Harry Hood > Sample in a Jar, A Day in the Life > David Bowie

ENCORE: Hello My Baby, Cavern

[1] Michael Ray on trumpet.
[2] First two verses performed a cappella.

This single-set performance was part of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Ya Mar included a When the Saints Go Marching In tease. Cars Trucks Buses featured Michael Ray on trumpet. The first two verses of Wolfman’s Brother were performed a cappella as they came out of the YEM vocal jam. David Bowie included a strong Caravan jam. Trey teased The Rover in Cavern. This show was made available as an archival release on LivePhish.com with all proceeds going to Tipitina’s Foundation and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

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