The String Cheese Incident Returns With Rootsy Album ‘Lend Me A Hand’

[Cover photo credit to C. Taylor Crothers]

The String Cheese Incident has revealed news of their first studio album in over six years, Lend Me A Hand. The new collection of songs is a “reflection on love, loss and resilience. It emerged as SCI coped with life-changing events, such as the sudden death of their close friend Jesse Aratow (a member of their management team for most of the band’s history).

The band joined forces with Brad Cook (Bon Iver, Hiss Golden Messenger, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Waxahatchee), a Producer whose helped SCI to “fully embrace the album’s rootsy simplicity.” 

Keith Moseley shares:

Every album’s a snapshot of the band at that moment, and this record turned out to be one of our most introspective. We were coming out of the pandemic and coming up on our anniversary; we’d lost someone who’s been an important part of our team for so long. All those thoughts and feelings coalesced into something that’s much more focused on the storytelling, and feels more like hanging out in the living room with us while we sing you some songs.

Bill Nershi adds:

Rather than trying to be flashy with the musicianship, our goal was to make sure nothing got in the way of the lyrics. So even though we’re still a jam band at heart, all these songs can really stand on their own.

Known for an immersive live show that continually pushes into unexpected terrain, the Colorado six-piece handles everything from Bluegrass, to Dubstep, to Psychedelia. But in a departure for the band, including Bill Nershi (guitar, vocals), Michael Kang (guitar, mandolin, violin, vocals), Keith Moseley (bass, vocals), Michael Travis (drums, vocals), Kyle Hollingsworth (keys, vocals), and Jason Hann (percussion, programming), SCI’s eighth studio album goes for a stripped-back form of Folk-Rock. 

The band are gearing up for a spot on Willie Nelson’s Outlaw Music Festival Tour, and for their official 30th-anniversary celebration later this year.  

The String Cheese Incident On Tour

June 15 @ Telluride Bluegrass Festival | Telluride, CO

June 17 @ Northlands Music & Arts Festival | Swanzey, NH 

June 22-25 @ Electric Forest | Rothbury, MI 

July 11-12 @ Dillon Amphitheater | Dillon, CO

July 14 – 16 @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO**

July 27 @ Hayden Homes Amphitheater | Bend, OR

July 28 @ The Cuthbert Amphitheater | Eugene, OR

June 29 @ McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater | Portland, OR

July 30 @ Festival at Sandpoint | Sandpoint, ID

Aug 1 @ Ford Idaho Center Amphitheatre | Nampa, ID

Aug 2 @ Snow King Mountain | Jackson, WY

Aug 3 @ Sandy Amphitheater | Sandy, UT

Aug 4 @ Magic City Blues | Billings, MT

Sept 2 @ Alaska State Fair | Palmer, AK 

Sept 8 @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre | Raleigh, NC*

Sept 9 @ PNC Music Pavilion | Charlotte, NC*

Sept 15 @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center | Saratoga Springs, NY* 

Sept 16 @ Xfinity Center | Mansfield, MA*

Sept 17 @ Forest Hills Stadium | Forest Hills, NY*

Sept 22 @ Pine Knob Music Theatre | Clarkston, MI* 

Oct 26-29 @ Suwannee Hulaween | Live Oak, FL

** July 14 – The John Fogerty Incident | July 15 w/ Kitchen Dwellers | July 16 w/ Thievery Corporation

*Outlaw Music Festival

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