Cluster Flies

A Covers Compilation
Reimagining Phish’s
Farmhouse Album

About Cluster Flies

After over 20 years of encouraging fans to Go See Live Music, JamBase’s message was put on hold by the COVID-19 pandemic. While waiting for concerts to safely return, the Cluster Flies concept was conceived last year, both in recognition of the 20th anniversary of Farmhouse and as a way to connect fans with the musicians they love.

The limited-edition 3LP release features custom artwork and a poster designed by Phish collaborator Jim Pollock. Phish covers were recorded by Umphrey’s McGee’s Brendan Bayliss, Club d’Elf, Daniel Donato, Chris Forsyth, Neal Francis, Jennifer Hartswick, Amy Helm, Lindsay Lou, Reed Mathis, White Denim’s James Petralli, Strand Of Oaks, Sylvan Esso, William Tyler, Sadler Vaden, Vetiver, Ryley Walker, and a supergroup led by Tim Palmieri

A true reimagining of Farmhouse, the songs on Cluster Flies are presented in an entirely new sequence with five bonus tracks alongside the 12 others on the original album, all expertly mastered by engineer Joe Lambert.

Each song on Cluster Flies will premiere through a daily rollout on JamBase and a corresponding episode of The JamBase Podcast that will also feature interviews with each of the participating artists. A select number of Cluster Flies songs will debut on SiriusXM’s Phish Radio on episodes of Crowd Control and Headbands.

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Cluster Flies Track List

Side A

  • The Inlaw Josie Wales 3:40

    William Tyler

  • Farmhouse 3:02

    Sylvan Esso

  • Dirt 3:54

    Jennifer Hartswick

  • Vultures 8:17

    Tim Palmieri, Reid Genauer, Amar Sastry, Eric DiBerardino, Ben Atkind, and Ryan Dempsey

Side B

  • Back On The Train 4:09

    Daniel Donato

  • Bye Bye Foot 5:09

    Reed Mathis

  • Driver 3:22

    Vetiver

  • Gotta Jibboo 4:40

    James Petralli, Sam Cohen, Eric Slick, Mike St. Clair, and Zero Percent APR

Side C

  • Piper 18:34

    Chris Forsyth

Side D

  • Sand 7:10

    Club d'Elf

  • Mountains In The Mist 4:05

    Lindsay Lou

  • Heavy Things 4:04

    Sadler Vaden

  • Sleep 4:32

    Amy Helm

Side E

  • Dogs Stole Things 4:13

    Neal Francis

  • Twist 4:07

    Brendan Bayliss

  • Bug 8:15

    Strand of Oaks

Side F

  • First Tube 18:57

    Ryley Walker

Artists (Listed alphabetically)

Brendan Bayliss

Brendan Bayliss (Umphrey's McGee) / guitar, vocals
Mike Racky / pedal steel

Produced, recorded and mixed by Kevin Browning at Big Room Studios

Club d'Elf

Mike Rivard / bass, sintir
Jen Kearney / vocals
Amy Bellamy / keyboards
Van Martin / guitar
Dean Johnston / drums
Mister Rourke / turntables

Engineered and mixed by Will Holland at Chillhouse Studios

Daniel Donato

Daniel Donato / guitar, vocals
Nick Fry / acoustic guitar, vocals
Jake Bostick / bass guitar, vocals
Jon Radford / drums, vocals
Daniel Pingrey / keys, synthesizers

Engineered and mixed by Zaq Reynolds
Mastering engineer Randy LeRoy

Recorded at Sound Emporium

Chris Forsyth

Chris Forsyth / guitar, vocals
Brent Cordero / farfisa, four-handed piano
Ryan Jewell / drums, percussion, four-handed piano
Peter Kerlin / bass guitar
Jeff Zeiger / background vocals

Recorded and mixed by Jeff Zeiger

Neal Francis

Neal Francis / keyboards, vocals
Mike Novak / guitar 
Collin O’Brien / drums

Engineered and mixed by Mike Novak

Jennifer Hartswick

Jennifer Hartswick / vocals, trumpet
Christian McBride / bass
Nick Cassarino / guitar, vocals
Natalie Cressman / trombone
Nikki Glaspie / drums
Rob Marscher / keyboards

Engineered by Greg Magers

Amy Helm

Amy Helm / vocals
Daniel Littleton / acoustic & electric guitars, dulcimer, harmonium
Pete Hanlon / Moog

Recorded and mixed by Pete Hanlon

Lindsay Lou

Lindsay Lou / vocals
Kyle Tuttle / banjo, vocals
Sierra Ferrell / vocals

Engineered by Dewy Boyd at Forty-One Fifteen

Reed Mathis

Reed Mathis / guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals
Jay Lane / drums

Engineered by Kevin Frederichson

Tim Palmieri, Reid Genauer, Amar Sastry, Eric DiBerardino, Ben Atkind, and Ryan Dempsey

Reid Genauer (Strangefolk, Assembly of Dust) / vocals
Amar Sastry / guitar
Tim Palmieri (The Breakfast, Kung Fu) / guitar, vocals
Eric DiBerardino (Tea Leaf Green) / bass, vocals
Ben Atkind (Goose) - drums, vocals (!!)
Ryan Dempsey (Twiddle) / keyboards
David Onigman - vocals

Recorded and mixed by Alan Venitosh

James Petralli, Sam Cohen, Eric Slick, Mike St. Clair, and Zero Percent APR

James Petralli (White Denim) / guitar, keyboards, percussion, vocals, fx
Sam Cohen (Apollo Sunshine, Yellowbirds) / bass, vocals
Eric Slick (Dr. Dog) / drums
Mike St. Clair / trombone, trumpet
Zero Percent APR / vocals

Mixed by Sam Cohen

Strand of Oaks

Timothy Showalter / all instruments, vocals

Sylvan Esso

Produced, performed and mixed by Sylvan Esso at Betty's in Chapel Hill, NC

William Tyler

William Tyler / acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass

Recorded and mixed by Jake Davis in Nashville at Huge Planet

Sadler Vaden

Sadler Vaden (Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit) / guitar, vocals
Jimbo Hart (Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit) / bass
Eric Slick (Dr. Dog) / drums
Billy Justineau / keyboards

Engineered and mixed by Jeremy Ferguson in Nashville at Battle Tapes

Vetiver

Andy Cabic / vocals, guitar, percussion
Joel Robinow (Once & Future Band, The Black Crowes) / keyboards, bass, vocals

Ryley Walker

Ryley Walker / guitar
Ryan Jewell / drums
Andrew Scott Young / bass

Engineered and mixed by Ben Greenberg

Artwork by Jim Pollock

Mastered by Joe Lambert