Philadelphia: Scorching Guitar-work and plain ol’ Noodling [Philadelphia Inquirer]
The band seemed tighter and smoother than their June show in Camden, when they were getting back on the road after a five-year hiatus. Like that show, this one kicked off with a positively chooglin’ version of “Chalk Dust Torture,” Page McConnell’s barroom piano moving along the boogie forwarded by singer-guitarist Trey Anastasio. Sporting the No. 18 Flyers home jersey of team captain Mike Richards, Anastasio came out firing, his deceptively light-fingered style and high tone producing a compelling scorch for all eight minutes.