This no-worries jam band started out playing the ski lodges of their native Colorado. That’s not exactly the place to work out one’s avant-garde proclivities, and String Cheese Incident aren’t about to start now. Though they have a mandolinist, their core bluegrass is smothered here under mild-mannered funk-‘n’-fusion. On ”Joyful Sound” (”I’m gonna aim for the sky, keep my feet on the ground”), the cliches go down as easy as marshmallows in hot chocolate.
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