Phish cover band Phix hasn’t played together in about four years, but with all that has happened in Colorado in the past few weeks, now is a good a time to check in on the band members and see what Phix has in store with their upcoming reunion shows in October.
In case you’re wondering what Phix has been up to, here’s a quick rundown: Paul Murin (guitar), Brian Adams (bass), and Chris Sheldon (drums) still play together regularly around Colorado in the DeadPhish Orchestra, in addition to doing all kinds of other various gigs around Colorado. Brian and Chris spent much of the last few years on tour with Vince Herman and Great American Taxi, and still occasionally serve as the backup band for singer/songwriter Todd Snider. Derek (keyboards) lives in the Chicago area with his family, and is running a successful music school called the Clarendon Hills Music Academy. Paul runs an instructional website for guitarists, HighCountryGuitar.com.
The recent floods in Colorado have affected all who live in Colorado, though all are thankful to still have a dry roof over their heads, and that their homes were not damaged or destroyed. Paul and Chris live very close to the mountain town of Jamestown, and many of our friends and neighbors were far less fortunate than they. This weekend and next, they will be taking part in several different benefit shows.
Saturday, Sept. 28: Wake of the Flood Benefit
The Fox Theater, Boulder, CO, Featuring Hot Soup and Dead-Phish Orchestra hosting an all-star Colorado jam
Sunday, Oct. 6: Flood relief benefit
The Oriental Theater, Denver, CO, Featuring members of Dead-Phish Orchestra and Shakedown Street
Keep an eye out for more benefit shows this fall…there are a lot of folks in Colorado who are reeling from the flooding, and who have been left homeless. Please be as generous as possible!
Phix reunion in Colorado
Long story short, Phix has a weekend of reunion shows in Colorado planned for early October. The band is freshly inspired by this past summer’s Phish tour and is looking forward to reconnecting with one another and the many friends they have made over the years around Colorado.
Thursday, 10/3 @ Three20South, Breckenridge, CO
Friday, 10/4 @ Hodi’s Half Note, Fort Collins, CO
Saturday, 10/5 @ Cervantes Other Side, Denver, CO
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