Reviews: Trey Anastasio & Classic TAB @ Terminal 5 [Billboard]
Nineteen months and over 50 Phish concerts later, Anastasio brought his TAB unit — plus a familiar horn section — to New York City’s Terminal 5 on Feb. 16, for an evening that celebrated the past and a promising future.
Unlike Phish, where Anastasio’s leadership role goes unspoken, there’s no question that he is the ringmaster of TAB. While this allows him a certain freedom to plume his feathers as his supporting cast recedes into the background, he also revels in the glow of his carefully crafted ensemble. During each of the band members’ solos and audience-energizing crescendos, Anastasio jumped and clapped along like a proud big brother.