String Cheese Incident is a progressive bluegrass and psychedelic rock band that got its start in Colorado in 1993. Their music is strongly influenced by bluegrass sounds, as well as forays into rock, calypso, country, funk, jazz, Latin, reggae, and occasional psychedelia. The String Cheese Incident (often abbreviated to SCI) has been described as a democratic ensemble rather than a band, since all of the members contribute their own original compositions to the group's burgeoning library and share vocal duties on a number of cover versions as well as their own songs.
String Cheese Incident started out playing gigs at local ski lodges in exchange for free lift tickets. After a few years, the band looked to expand and formed their own label. Shortly after, they released their debut album, Born on the Wrong Planet. They began touring extensively, and have released several additional albums.