I recently had the time to do some much needed maintenance to my Shop, as well as to this site. I’ve streamlined my shop, and at the same time added more items. Through the power of scroll-down menus, I was able to add setlists from previous years. I’ve also changed up this site, including updating the setlist archives. It’s now easier to go to a specific show or tour with endless scrolling.
I have previous year setlists on sale, including deals if you purchase multiple show runs! I also have 2016 show posters available for all the summer tour shows. Sadly, I doubt I’ll be able to do show posters for all of Fall tour (it’s been a busy school year so far) but I might do a poster for all of tour, possibly a block print. I’ll of course be creating setlists for fall, and with them new song illustrations. I’m also opening up commissions for any show setlists for only $25! You tell me the show, I create the setlist with header art, at a very limited edition of 10. I can also do multiple shows for a discounted price. You can contact me below if interested, or hit me up on various forms of internet (FB, IG,Twitter links on the side menu). And as always, a dollar from every setlist sold is donated to Mockingbird Foundation as a thank you for allowing me to use their setlist notes for my setlist art!
This show was webcast via LivePhish. Mike teased Light Up or Leave Me Alone before Stash. Fish performed the first part of Ass Handed in a swing style. Trey teased Stash during The Wedge. The Birds was quoted at the end of Birds of a Feather. Runaway Jim contained a Seven Below tease.
 Trey on Marimba Lumina.
 With closing bass solo.
This show was webcast via LivePhish. Simple featured Trey on Marimba Lumina. Squirming Coil ended with Trey, Fish, and finally Page walking off, leaving Mike to take a bass solo to finish the song for the first time in Phish history..
 Trey on Marimba Lumina, Mike and Page on percussion.
This show was webcast via LivePhish. Trey teased San-Ho-Zay during Weekapaug and teased Crosseyed during Steam, Piper, Light, First Tube and Walls of the Cave. Piper featured a Fishman-driven improvisation with Trey on Marimba Lumina and Mike and Page on percussion. Piper, Light, First Tube, and Walls of the Cave also included Crosseyed quotes.
Back in May I had posted about my ambitious summer project, a poster for every show/run Phish played this summer. I surprised myself when I first announced it, wondering if this was a good idea. I was still going to do the illustrated setlists, and those can take a lot of time on its own. But here we are in August, and I can say it was a success! 13 posters, 11 different kinds of fish, and a few epic beards in 2 months. It was fun working with detail again, it had been a couple years. This was also my first time drawing fish, so I learned a lot doing that. This project also allowed me to more acquainted with the digital medium. Everything I learned has been self taught ( I avoided digital in college, and learned just enough to edit photographs), and I can say I can do a lot more now than 2 months ago. I’ll be working on Lockn and Dick’s soon, taking a little break to work on some other things. Stay tuned for more!
This summer also marks my 3rd year making my illustrated setlists. I was a bit worried, because I had told myself a while ago that I wouldn’t make them anymore if they started to feel like a chore. At this point, I have the process streamlined, and can create them quickly (I might make a post about the process), but no longer feel that I have to create them right when the show is occurring. Previous years found me showing up to streaming parties with a laptop, drawing pad, and a scanner! By allowing myself to create them at my own pace, so I was able to continue this year without that feeling of “got to do the setlist..” This also gave me the chance to redraw a lot of older songs, especially the ones played frequently, as well as several versions of new songs, which were also played a lot this tour.
The setlists by the numbers:
457 total songs
205 different songs
21 bustouts (had to draw a lot of these)
9 new songs (most with 2-3 variations)
41 new illustrations for songs commonly played
All posters are available in my etsy shop, and I’m offering both poster and setlist for only $25 (plus shipping) !
Notes: Demand was played for the first time since December 31, 2009 (258 shows). Alumni Blues and Letter to Jimmy Page were played for the first time since August 3, 2013 (114 shows). Cry Baby Cry was played for the first time since November 21, 1998 (496 shows). Sing Monica was dedicated to producer Bob Ezrin, who was in attendance. Walk Away was played for the first time since October 29, 2013 (100 shows). Fee featured Trey on megaphone.
Notes: This show was webcast via Live Phish. This show featured the debut of Ass Handed. The Old Home Place was played for the first time since June 28, 2012 (155 shows). Crosseyed contained an Under Pressure tease from Trey. Ghost featured Trey on Marimba Lumina and Mike and Page on percussion. NMINML was teased in Ghost, CDT, and 2001 and quoted in Ghost. Crosseyed was teased in Stash, Ghost, CDT and quoted in NMINML, Ghost, 2001, and Cavern. What’s The Use? was teased in Stash, Ghost, CDT, and Cavern. Fish quoted Makisupa in Wilson. Mike teased Ramble On in GTBT.
 Trey on Marimba Lumina, Page on bass, Mike on keys for portion of the jam.
Notes: The Birds was quoted at the end of BOAF. Let Me Lie was last performed on August 10, 2010 (229 shows). Portions of the YEM jam featured Trey on Marimba Lumina, Mike on keys, and Page on bass. DWD was unfinished.
 Trey broke a string and switched guitars mid-song, also introducing his guitar tech, Brian Brown. Trey then switched to Marimba Lumina and Mike played Trey’s guitar.
 Vocal jam, during which the PA cut out and the band left the stage. Unfinished.
Notes: Eine kleine Nachtmusik was teased prior to Party Time. During Cities, Trey broke a string, switched guitars, and introduced his guitar tech, Brian Brown; Trey then switched to Marimba Lumina while Mike played Trey’s guitar. Wolfman’s contained a vocal jam, during which the PA cut out and the band left the stage. Wolfman’s was unfinished, and after several minutes the band resumed with CDT.