The past 25 years have written a story that is packed full of surreal experiences, epic moments, groundbreaking involvement and huge accomplishments. They have been recognized for their commitment to musical creativity and integrity, for their community spirit, philanthropic endeavors, and for their innovative approach to the business of music.
When The String Cheese Incident’s growth first started gaining momentum over two decades ago, when the Internet was just beginning to take hold and the major-label business model was failing, the band decided to make music on their own terms.
Since then, The String Cheese Incident has gone on to carve out a completely different approach to the business of music; they are truly pioneers of a new way of “making a band.” With the Internet as their tool, SCI was among the first artists to disseminate information online, such as tour dates, release information, and other news, to their growing fan base. Rather than doing business on such terms as “the bottom line,” SCI put their music and their fans first, opening companies of their own, including a ticketing company, a merchandise company and a fan travel agency, to best serve their community. The band’s record label, SCI Fidelity Records, has always operated under the same ideals. Even early on, SCI Fidelity embraced downloadable music and file sharing, delivering SCI’s “On The Road” series, where every show the band plays is made available for download on the Internet. Whether they realized it at the time or not, The String Cheese Incident was inventing grassroots band development. Today, literally hundreds of bands are using some version of this same approach to building a band.
The String Cheese Incident’s commitment goes well beyond their immediate community, and even beyond the music community as a whole. Early on, the band took a serious interest in giving back to the communities that they visited, and they were among the first performers to encourage “Green” shows and tours. SCI’s support has helped give rise to such not-for-profit organizations as Conscious Alliance, Rock the Earth, and HeadCount. All the while, The String Cheese Incident has stayed committed to music as a creative endeavor, not just in their recordings but also in their live performances. The list of SCI’s special guests and collaborators is long and diverse. Their annual events such as Horning’s Hideout, and holiday shows such as New Year’s and Halloween, have helped redefine the concert experience and has garnered the band a reputation as live music vibe innovators.
In 2017, The String Cheese Incident released “Believe” on SCI Fidelity Records, making it the second time the band collaborated with producer Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads. Harrison also produced “Song In My Head” for SCI in 2014, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. “Believe” was recorded in the band’s newly founded HQ / studio in Boulder, dubbed the “SCI Sound Lab”. Stay tuned for more from the SCI Sound Lab in 2019!
THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT RELEASE NEW SINGLE “I WANT YOU” + VIDEO
ANDY HALL FROM THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS
25TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR FINDS SCI DELIVERING FRESH CONTENT
AND CONTINUING TO DELVE DEEP INTO CROSS GENRE EXPLORATION
“The String Cheese Incident deliver a windows-down country-rock tune with the new single “I Want You.” The stalwart Colorado-based jam band, known for a genre-jumping fusion of bluegrass, rock, funk and EDM, go for reflective roots-driven sentiment in the earnest song, enhanced by uplifting harmonies and winding lap steel fills from guest dobro ace Andy Hall of the Infamous Stringdusters.”
LISTEN TO “I WANT YOU”
The String Cheese Incident are celebrating 25 years as a band all year long. To keep the party going, SCI are thrilled to release their newest single and video “I Want You.” This is the second single the band has put out this year, and follows the release of “Bhangra Saanj,” featuring Beats Antique.
“This song was inspired by feelings for my wife. She’s been with me through thick and thin for 22 years and still brings out the best in me. The heartbeat of the track is the rhythm section of Keith on bass and Travis on drums who put down a beautiful foundation for the song. Thanks to our good friend Andy Hall from the Infamous Stringdusters (congratulations on your recent Grammy award). Andy’s slide guitar playing is always the most delicious ear-candy. Also a big thanks to our recording engineer Dros for his lush mix on this tune. I hope you enjoy it.” – Bill Nershi
For their 25th anniversary year, the band is hitting the road, for a limited number of tour dates, including stops in Aspen, St. Louis, New Orleans, Port Chester, Louisville and a three-night run at Red Rocks in Morrison, CO. The band will also be playing at a handful of festivals including DelFest, Electric Forest, Peach Fest and FloydFest, plus more dates to be announced!
THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT
25th ANNIVERSARY TOUR
April 5 • The Belly Up • Aspen, CO [Sold Out]
April 6-7 • The Apres • Aspen, CO
April 19-20 • The Fabulous Fox • St. Louis, MO
May 2 • Orpheum Theater • New Orleans, LA
May 3-4 • Mardi Gras World • New Orleans, LA
May 24 • DelFest • Cumberland, MD
May 25-27 • The Capitol Theatre • Port Chester, NY
June 27-30 • Electric Forest • Rothbury, MI [Sold Out]
July 3-4 • Iroquois Amphitheater • Louisville, KY
July 5-6 • The Fox Theatre • Atlanta, GA
July 19-21 • Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
July 25-26 • The Peach Fest • Scranton, PA
July 27 • FloydFest • Floyd, VA
The String Cheese Incident
Jason Hann – Percussion
Kyle Hollingsworth – Keyboards and Vocals
Michael Kang – Mandolin, Guitar and Vocals
Billy Nershi – Acoustic and Electric Guitar and Vocals
Keith Moseley – Bass and Vocals
Michael Travis – Drums and Vocals
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