Watch Page McConnell Of Phish Jam With Twiddle In Burlington July 31, 2016 13:17
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Vermont worlds collided on Saturday night in Burlington, as Twiddle welcomed Page McConnell of Phish to the stage early in their second set at Tumble Down. After "tweener" piano set from Holly Bowling during intermission, Twiddle and Bowling worked their way through "Hatti's Jam" to open the second set. The Burlington natives then shocked the Waterfront Park crowd by welcoming McConnell to the stage for an extended jam on "When It Rains, It Pours." Aside from performing with Phish and The Meter Men, Saturday night's with Twiddle would be only the third band McConnell has performed with in the past five years (Grace Potter & The Nocturnals - 2012, Mike Gordon - 2014).
The second night at Twiddle's Tumble Down proved to be special, as the evening also included performance from Nahko and Medicine for the People and Cabinet. Dopapod's Scotty Zwang even made an appearance, as he joined Twiddle late in the second set for "Lost in the Cold." Additional performances this weekend came from power funk army Turkuaz and Kitchen Dwellers on Friday night. Fortunately, footage from McConnell's sit-in has surfaced via youtube user TheKamherst and can be watched below.
Watch a segment from Twiddle and Page McConnell's jam on "When It Rains, It Pours" here:
Tumble Down continued the tradition started last year at the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival that included alternating weekend nights with moe. The weekend included various recreational activities, including a Charity Disc Golf Tournament supporting Twiddle's charity, The White Light Foundation, and late night sets around town with members of Twiddle.
Twiddle is a Vermont-based quartet formed in 2004 with members Mihali Savoulidis, Ryan Dempsey, Brook Jordan, and Zdenek Gubb. Their fresh multi-genre approach conjures up rock, jazz, bluegrass, and masterfully blends reggae and funk. The band recently played Red Rocks, sold out a 5 night run of Colorado shows, and played Bonnaroo.