Interviews: Sharon Jones Really Likes Phish [AV Club]

AVC: You’ve done a lot of collaborations over the years in disparate styles of music, which seems like it could be hard, especially with a band like Phish.

SJ: It really wasn’t. Phish is such a good band; they just make stuff up as a jam band. The songs they did I had never heard of—I never followed the music. When I got in there with Sandra Williams—we’ve known each other since the early ‘90s, when we did our wedding band, and she also sings on my studio work—she came to me and said “Phish wants you.” The thing about them is they just want me to be myself. I had never heard these songs; we just did two rehearsals. She was my crutch. I just looked at her when to come in. I ad-libbed; I’m great at that. It was so much fun.

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