The String Cheese Incident channel Bob Marley in new song "Ain't I Been Good To You"

Article Contributed by Big Hassle Media | Published on Friday, August 25, 2023

Today, The String Cheese Incident share their fourth song sampling from their upcoming album Lend Me A Hand due out on Sept 8.

“Ain’t I Been Good To You” is a simple reggae-styled tune,” explains SCI bassist, Keith Mosely. “I came up with the groove and melody and then tried to imagine what Bob Marley might write for lyrics. The song explores a popular theme of love, longing and acceptance, and is a tribute to Bob, one of my all-time musical heroes. I hope you enjoy it!"

The String Cheese Incident will join Willie Nelson’s Outlaw Music Festival for several dates in support of their new record, Lend Me A Hand, which arrives on the cusp of the band’s 30th anniversary.

About The String Cheese Incident:

Over the last three decades, SCI have built a devoted following on the strength of their kaleidoscopic musicality and commitment to leaving audiences awestruck. Known for an immersive live show that continually pushes into unexpected terrain, the Colorado-bred six-piece handles everything from bluegrass to dubstep to psychedelia with equal parts abandon and ingenuity—a feat that’s found them sharing stages with such wide-ranging artists as Lauryn Hill, Skrillex, James Brown, Billy Strings, Perry Farrell, Sheryl Crow, Zac Brown Band, and more. But in a departure for the band—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 trades all that genre-hopping for a stripped-back form of folk-rock.

The band looks forward to watching the songs of Lend Me A Hand transform and take new shape in their live show as they gear up for a spot on Willie Nelson’s Outlaw Music Festival Tour—and for their official 30th-anniversary celebration later this year. “It’ll be fun to see how some of these three- or four-minute tunes open up and stretch out a bit,” says Moseley. “One of the things that’s helped us stay connected over the years is that shared love for the beauty of the creative process—we’re all still completely engaged in the pursuit of making the best music we can make, then giving the best live performance we can. If I had to guess, I’d say that the next album we put out will be 180 degrees from this one, because that’s how things tend to go with us. We just point the ship into the wind and head off onto the next adventure, whatever that might be.”

The String Cheese Incident On Tour

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 10 @ Virginia Credit Union LIVE! | Richmond, VA

Sept 14 @ Penn's Peak | Jim Thorpe, PA

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

Sept 16 @ Xfinity Center | Mansfield, MA*

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

Sept 20 @ Rose Music Center at The Heights | Huber Heights, OH

Sept 21 @ Fallsview Casino Resort | Niagara Falls, ON

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

Sept 23 @ Farm Aid at Ruoff Music Center | Noblesville, IN*

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

Nov 2-4 @ Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater | Austin, TX