Bernie Sanders Locks In The Jam Band Vote

Peter Helman | March 2, 2016 - 7:05 pm

Phish have been big supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders for a while now. Drummer Jon Fishman and bassist Mike Gordon have both publicly endorsed the Vermont Senator, and Fishman spoke and played drums with the Kenya Hall Band at a Sanders campaign rally in Portland, Maine today. In his speech afterwards, Bernie returned the love, calling Fishman “one of Vermont’s heroes” and referring to Phish as “one of the great bands in this country.” Bernie Sanders and jam bands: a match made in heaven. Watch below.

Fishman, who used to live in Vermont, has been a vocal Sanders supporter since he ran for Senate in 2006.