Februrary’s Icy Road

All Points West Festival - August '08

In only a couple of weeks, Trey will head back out on the road for his February solo tour around the eastern half of the country. Building from his “Classic TAB” lineup of Fall 2008 –  drummer, Russ Lawton, bassist, Tony Markelis, and keyboardist, Ray Paczkowski – Trey added horns back into the mix. Joining the band on the road will be a three-person horn section anchored by Russell Remington, formerly of The Giant Country Horns on tenor and baritone sax, and flute. Jennifer Hartswick will join Trey’s lineup on trumpet, while a TAB rookie, eighteen-year old Natalie Cressman, will arm the trombone. Recently, Trey posted a sort of self-question and answer on Trey.com regarding his upcoming tour.

Always used as a proving ground for new Phish songs, Trey indicated the band would bring a lot of new material to February’s tour, as well as keep TAB classics from the band’s earliest days in the setlist. Pulling songs from throughout his ten-year solo career, Trey will no doubt reach several musical milieus with his current septet. With a full two weeks of rehearsals, and Trey’s renewed chops, the band should come out polished and ready to go. Trey’s orchestral collaborator on “Time Turns Elastic,” Don Hart, has spent time with the band revising and rewriting horn arrangements, adding a new dynamic to the music.

Albany '08 (A. Hill)

With a full slate of dates spanning three-weeks, but moving no further west than Kansas City, this tour will serve to keep Trey in guitar shape as we await summer tour. After an opening-night benefit for the Kristine Anastasio Manning Memorial Fund, in memory of Trey’s sister who passed last April, the band will hop to the Northeast for six shows, head to the Midwest for five nights, and conclude in the South with a final four. Hitting up classic clubs and theatres with material old and new, this February will keep Trey moving forward, preparing to rejoin the Phish in June.

02/08 Mon Jefferson Theater Charlottesville, VA
02/09 Tue 9:30 Club Washington, DC
02/11 Thu Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
02/12 Fri House of Blues Boston, MA
02/13 Sat Oakdale Theatre Wallingford, CT
02/14 Sun Count Basie Theatre Red Bank, NJ
02/16 Tue Terminal 5 New York, NY
02/18 Thu Pabst Theater Milwaukee, WI
————————————————- 02/19 Fri The Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL
02/20 Sat State Theatre Minneapolis, MN
02/21 Sun Uptown Theater Kansas City, MO
02/23 Tue The Pageant St. Louis, MO
02/25 Thu Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
02/26 Fri The Fillmore Charlotte, NC
02/27 Sat The Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
02/28 Sun Tennessee Theatre Knoxville, TN


Jam of the Day:

Birds > Walk Away ” 7.25.99 II


The most impressive improv from Deer Creek’s penultimate show of Summer ’99.



8.2.93 The Ritz Theatre, Tampa FL < Torrent

8.2.93 The Ritz Theatre, Tampa FL < Megaupload

A gem from the hallowed month of August ’93.

The Ritz - Tampa, FL

I: Chalk Dust Torture, Guelah Papyrus, Poor Heart, Brother, The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > Suzy Greenberg, All Things Reconsidered, Bathtub Gin > Makisupa Policeman > My Mind’s Got a Mind of its Own, Dog Log, La Grange

II: 2001 > Mike’s Song > Sparks > The Ballad of Curtis Loew, Rift, The Squirming Coil, Weekapaug Groove > Hold Your Head Up > Bike > Hold Your Head Up, Run Like an Antelope

E: Sleeping Monkey, Amazing Grace

Source: AKG 460 + CK61 (FOB) > Oade 48vt PS > Pana SV-255 > Master DAT

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473 Responses to “Februrary’s Icy Road”

  1. BigNasty Says:

    Some Trey downloads here:


  2. sumodie Says:

    plasma is fantastic!

    been surprised to read how many blackboarders dont know TAB. y’all are in for treat come feb.

    cant wait to see trey rip knowing that phish summer tour is waiting in the wings

  3. KWL Says:

    freaks & geeks: some funny shit. And I’m not a tv person. at all.

    thanks for the rec y’all.

  4. KWL Says:

    to be honest i dropped off the tab map when I dropped off the phish map… don’t know anything after ’03, but was really diggin what he was doing in 01 & 02 for sure. Looking forward to hearing this iteration though I can’t make any shows…

    what up sumodie?

  5. garretc Says:

    Good looking out bignasty! Thanks for that link!

    Oh, and nice Phil avatar!

  6. whole tour! Says:


    TAB is a treat!

    I’m effing excited!!!
    EPIC THROWDOWN @ the T.A.B.ernacle in the ATL!!!

  7. gavinsdad Says:

    I might be a tiny bit zooted but i missed a very gavinsdad nite here on the Blkbrd, many of my faves were tackled

    @ AW – thanks for the UIC input…i hear much about these.

    Meat Puppets – up on the sun was my jawn. but love II as well

    Dino Jr – super obsessed…saw em on bug tour at 9:30 club. got the tee that nite…they were getting sued and had to change name from Dinosaur to Dinosaur Jr. agree with the earlier comments…Mr. C…i’d even ante up the 1st Dino album to you…clean…like Workingmans…where You’re Living All Over Me is like the Anthem. I had another long rambling post a bit ago where i was saying how much i liked Neil Young…and so J Mascis made alot of sense to me and then so did Doug Martsch from Built To Spill. both great indie wankers…then i like crossing over into pre and post nels cline Wilco….nels really is that sonic rocket fuel…avant approach…i like Wilco alot and have witness then drop into improvisational groove spaces but they don’t get that out.

    GD Giants Stadium ’91 – that eyes opener was the shit and i was a sweaty mf cause i ate that Tornado Juice…anyone who was there at that time you know what i’m talking about.

    Sixers – saw them tonite with the wife…we were close but just couldn’t D hard enough against the Blazers. Bayless was looking good for Portland…damn.

    TAB – found a nice stack of TAB stubs…a good scattering of shows since roseland 2001. love him with horns. these shows will rip in their own way…anyone curious or even feeling a little whatever about it should hit the show closest to them (sorry west coast.)


  8. Henry Says:

    are TAB sbd’s going to be available like they were for

  9. Mr. Completely Says:

    I didn’t know there was video of this!


    Fire on the Mountain

    Jerry Garcia, Carlos Santana, Mickey Hart, Bobby Vega on super badass bass riffage, Hamza, Olatunji and a shitload of other drummers and stuff including some crazy-ass tribal hats

    the sickness

  10. Mr. Completely Says:

    probly, Henry

    there are a bunch of Trey shows for sale on livephish.com

    not related – but, I had never noticed this page before

    probably out of date? cute mouseovers though…stylie

  11. Mr. Completely Says:

    @gavinsdad looked like kind of an ugly game from what I saw, sorry you had to get the L but we need all the help we can get

  12. Mr. Completely Says:



  13. neemor Says:

    Selector J:
    “When I was 14, I bought a DJ Magic Mike album (Miami Bass Sound, anyone?)”

    Used to blast this in my little white Honda Civic with a monster system.
    DJ Magic Mike, make the car go boooooooooooooooom.

    Classic walk down memory lane.

  14. neemor Says:

    Posted this afternoon by posterkid:
    “Fox in Chicago is reporting that Phish is one of the bands in talks with the Cubs for a concert this summer at Wrigley Field:


    If anyone recalls, this is the poster who was thought to possibly a band member.
    As a result, I find this post extremely interesting.

  15. Lycanthropist Says:

    anyone still up?

  16. Mr. Completely Says:


  17. DaNcInG fOoL Says:


  18. garretc Says:


  19. Lycanthropist Says:

    you guys are too funny

  20. Mr. Completely Says:

    no we’re not.

  21. DaNcInG fOoL Says:


  22. Mr. Completely Says:

    I tore the internet a new one today, tracking down every circulating Jambay show – my favorite band from the early 90s

    give me a couple weeks to go through this stuff and I’ll have a treat for y’all, any fan of early Phish should dig ’em

  23. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    will your treat be in the form of full shows completely?

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