It's the title of many traditional songs, including at least one venue (in McClure, VA). Yet followers of Phish recognize "The Old Home Place" as the song of country legends and progenitors of bluegrass, The Dillards. The protagonist of the song regrets that he had pursued a woman from his farm into Charlottesville's emerging metropolis, ultimately losing both the girl and his home the title refers not only to the left or abandoned physical estate but also to the left behind life. Phish chose the song as they turned away from their old lives in another corner. The West Virginia debut started the encore to a show that featured Gamehendge (nearly ten years old) as the first set and Hoists as the second set (recently released). The latter debut helped highlight the transition of the band from four-track recording in a dorm room to an extravaganza studio that was almost overproduced. As one of the acoustic parts, Phish recorded "The Old Home Place" ten times, including 10/10/94 with Steve Cooley from The Dillards on banjo, 10/18/94 with Béla Fleck, and 11/18/94 with "Reverend" Jeff Mosier and 10/18/98 with Mike on banjo and Page on bass at Neil Young's Bridge College. Notable electrical appearances include 12/31/94 Boston Garden, 8/17/96 opening the second day of the Clifford Ball at about 4:20, 11/30/96 Sacramento with John McEuen on banjo, and 4/3/98 Nassau Coliseum between "Mike's Band" and "Weekapaug Groove." Since the (first) break of Phish, "The Old Home Place" has deteriorated to uncommon, featuring in just two shows in the 2.0 era: 7/21/03 at Deer Creek and 4/15/04 at Vegas. The performances have been rare since their return in 2009, often with years in between.