There is no doubt that the south shore of Long Island loves to jam. There are no bedtimes when a good band comes out to show us a good time, and The Lawn Boys fit that ticket. On Friday, February 1st, the boys came for an awesome late-night party that started at ten and rocked through the night.
If one thing is certain about the Phish fanbase, it is that they like to stick to what they know. With three Phish tribute bands performing in an hours radius on the same night, fans had quite the decision to make. The packed house at 89 North proved that this was a no brainer. The Lawn Boys proved their name as the greatest Phish tribute on the East Coast (dare I say the best Phish tribute anywhere?).
With three sets, each of them close to an hour long, it should have been a wonder how the party went strong all night but with an unmatched energy and fierce musicality, The Lawn Boys made it easy.
Sticking to the traditions of Phish, each song The Lawn Boys played was unpredictable, ranging from Phish classics to bluegrass covers and awesome twists on contemporary and classic rock hits. Even if you aren’t a part of the phandom, it’s impossible to not jam to The Lawn Boys set.
The night kicked off with “Old Home Place” and flowed right into “Ya Mar”. The energy was inescapable in no time flat. With craft beers in hand, south shore patrons danced all night to the funky grooves that the band delivered. Set highlights included a jammed out rendition of “Simple” and insanely Phish-accurate versions of “Maze” and “Mike’s Song”. The third and final set was not void of any aspect that the first two boasted, and The Lawn Boys carried 89 North through the night, closing it out with the epic “Character Zero”.
It is no wonder why The Lawn Boys keep Phish phans coming back.