Posted on Thursday, April 05, 2012 10:04 PM
Mike Gordon is releasing the compilation album Steamroller Wheelies: A Restoration Convoy. It contains tracks he laid down over the years in various collaborations. All proceeds will be donated to the restoration of Vermont, his home state that was hit hard by Hurricane Irene in 2011. The album is released on CD and various digital formats through Phish Dry Goods and LivePhish.com.
- Hang Glide
- Go Down Swingin
- This Land Is Your Land
- Walking On Ipe
- Crumblin Bones
- Beam Me Up Toto
- Short Circuit
- Wham Bam Boodle
- Hokey Pokey
Steamroller Wheelies: A Restoration Convoy is a compilation of collaborations between Mike Gordon and a smattering of fellow musicians; all of whom wanted to contribute to Vermont flood recovery.
The tracks were collected and compiled by Mike from various projects he's either developed or participated in over the years, beginning in 1999. All proceeds from Steamroller Wheelies will be directed towards recovery efforts, to help restore Vermont after the devastating effects of Hurricane Irene in 2011.
Steamroller Wheelies is also available on CD at Phish Dry Goods. The CD version is limited to one printing.
"The repairing of Vermont is about bringing different kinds of people together, so I wanted to do that musically with this group tracks that were recorded over the years with interesting and unique musicians, but not widely released to the public" says Gordon. Musicians who participated include Phish bandmates Page McConnell and Jon Fishman, Marco Benevento, Joe Russo, Chris Thile, Little Feat, Danny Barnes, Russell Batiste, Fonzworth Bentley, Scott Murawski, Oteil Burbridge and others.
"My entire career was based on moving to Vermont and embracing the magnificent Green Mountain vibes that infused Phish with its sound. Since our success story started with Vermont, it's natural that we immediately started contributing to the recovery efforts after Hurricane Irene. I wanted to make a personal contribution. Steamroller Wheelies gives some songs a home while helping to rebuild Vermont homes, roads, and bridges."