Daily Archive

December 1, 2011

Lists: 10 Songs Trey & Symphony Should Play [Hidden Track]

4. Goodbye Head

If you were at Trey’s Webster Hall shows in 2006, you heard a string quintet conducted by Don Hart back the guitarist for my favorite of the songs he wrote during the breakup – Goodbye Head. Those Webster Hall takes of the tune rank as the best in this writer’s opinion and showed the potential for a full orchestra version.

Trey Anastasio: Trey Solo Acoustic – Video of Entire Set [VQ: A+, AQ: A+, Official]

Phish: 07/17/1999 + 07/18/1999 DAUD New Source Oswego, NY

Editorial: Is Phish Really Gonna Make Us Wait Until Summer? [OPT]

Trey Anastasio: Trey 08/02/2008 Official Audio Newport, RI

One of the most surprising names to appear on the 2008 Newport Folk Festival roster was Phish’s guitarist and primary songwriter, Trey Anastasio. Within the context of Phish, Anastasio concentrated on his electric guitar technique, drawing on rock, funk, country and jazz influences within a highly improvisational context. Following the 1995 death of one of Anastasio’s primary influences, Jerry Garcia, and the subsequent demise of the Grateful Dead, Phish experienced a huge surge in their following. Within a brief time, Phish found themselves the new torchbearers of the jamband scene, with legions of devoted fans following their every move. The increasingly complicated logistics of touring that inevitably followed would eventually take its toll, leading to a two-year hiatus between 2000 and 2002, and finally to the announcement of their breakup in 2004.

Remembrances: Have You Seen IT? [UMPI.edu]