The inaugural 4848 Festival played host to a number of surprise collaborations. The multi-day event, which took place at Snowshoe Mountain in Snowshoe, West Virginia last weekend, saw special guests join headliners Umphrey’s McGee and Greensky Bluegrass, plus Marcus King join Lettuce. Now, fans can hear Fruition‘s standout set, which saw the Portland band welcome Nathan Moore during a take on “In The Basement.”
After a performance of his own earlier in the day, Nathan Moore’s sit-in came at the final third of the Fruition’s set on Saturday, July 13. Moore led the vocals on his original number, “In The Basement,” which appeared on 2011’s Dear Puppeteer. Across the nearly seven-minute rendition, he offered up soulful vocals, while the band backed him with graceful and deft instrumentation, highlighted by a heartfelt mandolin solo from Mimi Naja.
Across the rest of the set, Fruition mixed newer tunes with their classic catalog, such as “Mountain Annie” off 2013’s Just One Of Them Nights. 2018’s Watching It All Fall Apart was represented with a show-opening combination of “Stuck On You” and “Turn To Dust,” plus “Northern Town” and an improvisation-heavy take on “There She Was.” Similarly, 2016’s Labor Of Love was worked heavily into the setlist, including takes on “Santa Fe,” “The Meaning,” “The Way That I Do,” and its title track. The show culminated with the band using 2018’s “Fire” to house a cover of Nina Simone’s “Sinnerman.”
Listen to the full show below, courtesy of Terry Lapointe: