Mike’s Song and Tweezer both contained BEK teases, with the ones in Tweezer taking place well before the segue into BEK. Fans of stage banter will want to seek out the second set for Trey’s humorous response to the crowd’s Destiny Unbound chant before Halley’s. The “Marco Esquandolas” lyric in Antelope was changed to “Michael Esquandolas.” This show was released as part of the Hampton/Winston-Salem ’97 box set.
For the last 20 weeks, Phish has been doing a weekly stream called Dinner and a Movie. They have been streaming past shows, some recent, some very old, and some never before seen. For many of us, this is a source of calm and happiness in such a turbulent world. For me it’s also an opportunity to create some setlist art! Although I’ve created some of them before, there’s something about posting a set right after as if it were a live show. The most exciting are the shows I haven’t created before. I’ve been posting the setlists on social media ( twitter, instagram, facebook, reddit) as I would during a regular tour.
I’ve had people ask about the setlist art, and yes, it is all available for sale! I decided to create an easier way for people to find the Dinner and a Movie setlists in my shop. You can now find every setlist in one listing. I also have them available as a digital file, which you can print yourself in any size you wish or on anything you want!
I will be adding more setlists every week, and I’m slowly working on older setlists as well. Can’t find the setlist you are looking for? I also do commissioned setlists, which can include a personalized header, and would include an 11×17 print, any original artwork I create for the setlist art, as well as a digital file!
I’ve just released my newest print, inspired by lyrics from the Phish song “Tube”. This was originally going to be my poster for their shows in Atlantic City. I was halfway through with the drawing when it seemed obvious that there were no concerts happening this summer, but wanted to finish it (mainly for therapeutic value!) It’s drawn using micron pens, with the smaller details created using a .005 sized pen. I had a lot of fun with this, and it includes many hidden Phish references, as well as some randomness here and there.
I’ve drawn this image several times throughout the last 10 years or so. The first one was an 18×24 ink and watercolor illustration, and several others were simpler 8×10 canvases, as well as some hand drawn sticker versions.
Prints are signed and numbered, limited to an edition of 50, printed on 13×19 high quality glossy paper (110# cover). Each order ships with extras.
While most of the Phish Dinner and the Movie webcasts have been shows I had previously created an illustrated setlist for, I was very excited for this one! I had heard about this show for years, and had tried to find video for after reading about what went on during this show. I was very excited to watch this show as well as make a setlist for !
The jam during Bathtub Gin featured Trey jumping up and down in time with a syncopated jam, as well as strong Drowned teases. Near the end of the jam, Trey mentioned how good it was to be back home and named the four newer songs that were played. The beginning of Bowie included Radar Love teases from Mike and a Birdland jam and Wolfman’s included a Bathtub Gin tease. The jam out of Theme, as well as Funky Bitch, featured LeRoi Moore on saxophone. The jam with LeRoi included a segment where he played two saxes, Trey played three guitars, Mike played two basses and the Cracklin’ Rosie cymbals, Fish had four drumsticks and Page was lying across his keyboards playing as many as possible. At one point, Trey grabbed two drumsticks and played them on Fish’s cymbals and his guitar before tossing them into the crowd. LeRoi also teased the Woody Woodpecker theme during the jam.
My final block print of 2019, created for Phish’s NYE run. The 14th in my yearlong series inspired by the work of Albrecht Dürer. This print was inspired by part of “The Tapestry of Michelfeld” (date ND) and includes several birds found in Phish songs, as well as Trey’s dog Marley. As I researched the image, I found it interesting that it was actually based off a tapestry made about a 100 years prior, this being a recreation of it. Prints are currently available in my shop.
It’s been quite a year working on all these block prints! I didn’t expect that it would take nearly all my free time, but it was a fun experience. For those asking, yes there will be a Dick’s Run linocut, hopefully before the end of the month. I had opted to not make one at the time, mainly since I was back at school teaching, and had too many other things on my plate.
As for what 2020 brings, I’m still not sure. A new year will bring a new theme and possible medium for my Phish prints, although I see myself going back to printmaking for some song illustrations or Grateful Dead inspired work.
“..Scent of a mule, you better watch out where you go
Take your laser beams away”
My block print for Phish’s 2019 Fall Tour. The 13th in my yearlong series based off the work of Albrecht Dürer. This print was inspired by “Flight into Egypt” (1505) and the Phish song “Scent of a Mule”
Prints are 9×12 on 11×14 paper, hand carved and hand printed on 140 lb watercolor paper with Supergraphic black oil based ink by Bill Fick.. Limited to an edition of 50, with a color variant coming soon. Due to the nature of the process each print may slightly differ .
“..They call me the sloth
way down in the ghetto..”
The twelfth print in my Summer 2019 series. This print was created during the Alpine Valley run, and finished shortly after. I was inspired by the song The Sloth, and several Dürer woodcuts of St. Christopher. This was a fun block to carve, and the subject matter is reminiscent of a lot some of my older work. Dürer made several woodcuts of St Christopher throughout his life, which made deciding a bit harder. I ended up looking at 2 different ones. I based the background from a print he did in 1501, and added the venue on the far right. For the figure, I looked at an earlier print he did in 1495, which itself was modeled after traditional paintings of Bacchus.
Prints are 9×12 on 11×14 paper, and hand carved and printed. Black and white editions are printed on 140 lb watercolor paper, and the color variants are printed on 98 lb mixed media paper. Black and white are an edition of 30, and a ruby variant of 10. Due to the nature of the process each print may slightly differ in background color.
“..but the net’s unbreakable
So don’t worry about falling”
The eleventh print in my Summer 2019 series. This print was created during the Mohegan Sun run, and finished shortly after. I was inspired by the song Mercury, and the Durer woodcut “Astronomer” (1500) seemed fittings. I turned the figure into the mythical figure Mercury, and behind him are the symbols for the Sun, Earth, Mercury, and Venus, as well as the Mohegan Tribe symbol (2nd symbol down).
Prints are 9×12 on 11×14 paper, and hand carved and printed. Black and white editions are printed on 140 lb watercolor paper, and the color variants are printed on 98 lb mixed media paper. Black and white are an edition of 30, and a violet variant of 7. Due to the nature of the process each print may slightly differ in background color. Prints are now available in my shop: www.joseeen.etsy.com
“Thunder calls through waterfalls
Rising tides and ocean walls
I can hear you when you sigh..”
The tenth print in my Summer 2019 series. This print was created during the Fenway run, and finished shortly after. I had chosen image a while ago, not realizing how apropos it was. For Fenway, I was inspired by Dürer’s print of Saint Sebaldus (1514). Sebaldus is the patron saint against cold weather, and was a hermit who took residence near Vicenza, Italy (where I grew up!) He usually depicted holding the church he helped start in Nuremberg. It seemed fitting to have him holding Fenway Park, which many may consider a church in it own way. This was a challenging block for me, both for the amount of time I had (started 1st night of Fenway on Friday, finished carving the following Monday), as well as trying to carve a 3×4 Fenway Park.
Prints are 9×12 on 11×14 paper, and hand carved and printed. Black and white editions are printed on 140 lb watercolor paper, and the color variants are printed on 98 lb mixed media paper. Black and white are an edition of 30, and a pink variant of 10. Due to the nature of the process each print may slightly differ in background color. Prints are now available in my shop: www.joseeen.etsy.com
The ninth print in my Summer 2019 series. This is the print that almost didn’t make it with me at Saratoga Springs. I was actually carving it on lot in Camden, which was fun because it actually helped a lot of people understand the process. I finished carving it, and printed them the night before the shows. For SPAC, I opted for the horse racing theme (yeah, I know it’s been done before!) Albrecht Dürer had done a lot of prints with horses, but his wood cut “Saint George and the Dragon” (1504) caught my eye with its king in the background, which made me instantly think of Wilson.
Prints are 9×12 on 11×14 paper, and hand carved and printed. Black and white editions are printed on 140 lb watercolor paper, and the color variants are printed on 98 lb mixed media paper. Black and white are an edition of 30, and a lime green variant of 10. Due to the nature of the process each print may slightly differ in background color. I had these with me on lot at SPAC and the remaining prints are now available in my shop: www.joseeen.etsy.com