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Nov
16
94

Phish - 1994

Hill Auditorium, University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI, US

Set List

Sound Check

Set I

Set II

Encore

Show Notes

This was Phish’s only show at Hill Auditorium – a historic concert hall designed and built specifically for perfect acoustics, which was opened in 1913 with a capacity of 4,177. Tickets cost $19.50 and the show was sold out. This show was notable as the 1st show of the band’s live (and behind the scenes) week-long bluegrass tutorial with banjo player and fellow Zambian, Rev. Jeff Mosier. The show featured the 1st Foggy Mountain Breakdown (Earl Scruggs cover), I’m Blue I’m Lonesome (Bill Monroe cover) and My Long Journey Home (traditional cover popularized by Bill Monroe) played by Phish. Ushering in a string of debuts and bust-outs, Rev. Jeff Mosier joined the band onstage on banjo and vocals during the soundcheck and set I for Pig In A Pen, Tennessee Waltz, Foggy Mountain Breakdown and Swing Home Sweet Chariot. Pig In A Pen was played for the 1st time in nearly three years (since 2/21/93), Tennessee Waltz was played for the 1st time in nearly two years (since 5/6/93) and Swing Low Sweet Chariot was played for the 1st time in more than five years (since 10/20/89).During Pig In A Pen, Mosier introduced Fish as “the world’s premiere bluegrass drummer.” During the soundcheck, Jeff also sang and played during for all those songs as well as I’m Blue I’m Lonesome, and My Long Journey Home, which the band performed without him during set II. I’m Blue I’m Lonesome and My Long Journey Home during set II were performed acoustic with Trey on acoustic guitar, Mike on banjo, Page on upright bass and Fish on mandolin. During the Simple jam, Mike performed on his 1-string bass for 1st known time onstage. Trey sang the verses of Fee through his megaphone. Amazing Grace was performed A capella without microphones. This rendition of Chalk Dust Torture was released on “A Live One.” After this show the band and crew traveled 203 miles overnight to Dayton, Ohio.