Phish - 1992

Cal Expo Amphitheatre
Sacramento, CA, United States map

Set List

Show Notes

This was an all ages, 1-set show opening for Santana in a festival-type setting along with The Indigo Girls and Los Lobos. It was Phish’s 1st show at Cal Expo and they played early in the afternoon. Santana headlined. The show was dubbed the “Fair Price Ticket” with a price of $19. Tthis show was not listed inthe June/July/August 92 Phish Update and was added along the way. Members of Phish along with Los Lobos guitarists David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas sat in with Santana during his set, including a giant percussion jam and a rendition of A Love Supreme (John Coltrane cover) complete with all the band members’ kids on stage. Taping was not allowed at the Santana shows and no audience recording of this show is known to circulate. This was the last show of the nearly six-week long Phish/Santana tour. The June/July/August 92 Phish Update announced “After the Santana tour, we plan to spend September and October recording a new album for Elektra, which should be out in early 1993…The next newsletter should be out in late September and will contain late fall gig info.” The band and crew returned to Burlington ater this show to start tracking the as-yet untitled next album (that would become “Rift”) at White Crow Studios. During the time between this show and fall tour in mid-November, the band recorded and started mixing the new album in Vermont and Tennessee, remastered “Junta” for re-release, made a couple local guest appearances with Shockra and Col. Bruce Hampton & The Aquarium Rescue Unit and played a one-off gig in Boston. The Nov/Dec 92 Phish Update (mailed in early October) ‘Phish News’ announced, “In other album news, Junta will finally be released on Elektra (on CD and cassette) in late October (probably the 30th). The CD version contains forty minutes of unreleased live material as bonus tracks. The Elektra version of Junta also features lots of new artwork by Jim Pollock…Thanks to everyone in the Santana organization for a memorable summer tour. It was a great learning experience for everyone in the band and crew.” On October 26th, “Junta” was re-released by Elektra as a double-CD with bonus live songs recorded at Nectar’s by longtime fan and friend Phil Fernandez as well as Union Federal – a choice nugget from a private band “Oh Kee Pa Ceremony.”