Trey Tour Begins

Trey @ Jefferson Theatre (The Butter

Trey @ Jefferson Theatre 2.8.10 (Photo: The Butter Room)

Trey & Classic TAB 2/8/10 Jefferson Theatre, Charlottesville, VA

I: Shine, Cayman Review, Tuesday, Liquid Time*, Drifting, Let Me Lie, All That Almost Was*, Alaska, Mozambique, A Case of Ice and Snow, Last Tube

II: Curlew’s Call, Sand, Valentine, Goodbye Head, Mr. Completely, Windora Bug, Night Speaks to A Woman, Push On Til the Day

E1: Small Axe, Birdwatcher*, Show of Life*

E2: At the Gazebo, First Tube


2010.02.08 Jefferson Theatre, Charlottesville, VA < Torrent

2010.02.08 Jefferson Theatre, Charlottesville, VA < Megaupload

Source: B & K 4022


Initial Thoughts: I haven’t heard the show yet, but am excited to see the debut of “Liquid Time!” After the eerie excursion that stemmed from the song during Festival 8’s soundcheck, everyone has been waiting too see where it would pop up. Using his solo tour to work the song out, one would expect to see the Party Time track in Phish setlists this summer. Impossible to know what happened without hearing the show, it’s great to see “Goodbye Head” back on Trey’s plate after an absence from his Classic TAB tour in 2008. Another elaborate composition > ethereal jam that would translate beautifully to Phish, one must wonder if this is why Trey has brought it back to life. After only playing “Valentine” twice on his pre-Phish tour, one imagined he was stashing it away for his other band. After never making an appearance with Phish in 2009, I wonder if he has also brought it back for pre-summer polishing? A host of debuts only means more potential Phish songs! I’ll get these shows up asap, but that’s all I’ll say without hearing things first.


Hampton '09


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Jam of the Day:

Reba” 12.31.93 I


A classic.



4.25.90 Notre Dame University, South Bend IN – SBD < Torrent

4.25.90 Notre Dame University, South Bend IN – SBD < Megaupload

This early SBD with an abbreviated second set goes out via reader request to Type III!

Soundcheck: Foam

I: Sweet Adeline, Reba, Ya Mar, You Enjoy Myself, Esther, La Grange, Dinner and a Movie, Bouncing Around the Room, Mike’s Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove

II: If I Only Had a Brain, The Divided Sky (missing), My Sweet One, David Bowie (missing)

E: Contact

*multiple rain breaks throughout the show

Source: SBD

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853 Responses to “Trey Tour Begins”

  1. gus Says:

    @garret – i sure hope i can make it to a few shows this summer. my brother will be in europe this summer, and him being the way i got to my shows, i’m not sure how i’ll get to some this summer. i could get my dad to take me, i’m not sure how he would like a huge outdoor venue. he came to portland and had a great time, but since it was so small and intimate. we’ll see what happens.

  2. BTB Says:

    Gordo form Bassplayer magazine July 1, 2009

    Check it out

    What goes though your mind when you’re in the middle of a great jam?

    MIKE GORDON: When you really get into the Zen of it, magical experiences start to happen where the whole groove starts lifting off the ground like a flying saucer. I’m attached via my bass, and the interplay causes elevation. I focus on giving each note maximum space and depth. I don’t look at the fingerboard, but I imagine it while I’m playing. I don’t really plan what I’m going to do next. That happens subconsciously as I react to the other players. I might put one note a little behind the beat, or play the same wholenote five times in a row to raise an eyebrow. If I notice the guitar is accenting the “and” of two, I may jump on it as well. If I decide to grab a b6th with my pinkie, and someone else joins me—the ship rises even higher. Each moment presents its possibilities. If you stick to the album version of a song, or play what’s expected, then you rob the moment of the beautiful things that happen when the music plays itself. Frequency, groove, dynamics—all the elements of music—are tools you can use to stay on that flying saucer.

    AHHHHH!!!!!!!!! Mike is man!!

  3. Gavinsdad Says:

    Word Garret – that’s a granddaddy. Got into that in Amsterdam in Feb. Outrageousness.

  4. garretc Says:

    I dunno about first cd, but probably because my memory is depressed at the possibility that it actually was nsync…

    First concert was considerably better however: beastie boys. Dug that show, on a school night in 6th grade no less!

  5. gus Says:

    nice! liquid time again! i love this song

  6. Gavinsdad Says:

    BTB – thanks for that. Mike is really the man. Enjoyed him so so much in 09. Esp at the gorge where he opened up my head grabbed my brain and stuck it in his cabinets.

  7. BTB Says:

    Gordon on the 2nd and 3rd nights of Hampton 2009

    “They were the highest-energy concerts I have ever experienced—period.”

  8. Leo Weaver Says:

    mmmm…jack herer. such a choice choice 🙂

    Same with dad…I met him in the ‘dam, I look forward to the next visit!

  9. HarryHood Says:

    @ Leo

    How about that Ice and Snow? Goes great with a little Neemsbane.

  10. Lycanthropist Says:


    thanks for listening earlier
    hope you check out the second set sometime soon


  11. BTB Says:

    My ladyfriend noted that “Mike never moves…he just stands there and jams”

    Now I have the answer. “Sweety, that’s b/c he’s on a flying saucer!”

  12. SillyWilly Says:

    Hey everyone!

    finished my paper a little early, so Im rewarding myself with a little blackboard…even though i kinda cheated and was on this morning.


    thanks for that little article blurb.

    thats pretty cool. its great to hear the experience that mike is having during a big groove. i often wonder if the boys are having the same out of body experience i am. looks like theyre still feeling it

  13. Leo Weaver Says:

    @dad…funny, I think he took my brain out there too.

    Gordo’s a genius…

  14. SillyWilly Says:

    @Lycan, thanks for the extra CF and TSU.

    the blackboard is truly a musical treasure chest.

  15. Leo Weaver Says:

    @HH…yeah, that’s song’s about where I started zoning…I remember Mozambique, but everything else has been a blissful blur…I think there was some sand in there somewhere

  16. Leo Weaver Says:

    The Mr. C jam is pretty nifty

  17. BTB Says:

    Mike on how he got the Modulus bass:

    MIKE GORDON: The story of how I wound up with my neck-through Q5TBX bass is pretty funny. I read a BASS PLAYER article on Phil Lesh that mentioned how Modulus had made him a custom bass, and that they were working on one for me. So I called them up and said, “Hey, where’s my bass?” They took another year or two because it’s so hard for them to construct a neck-through instrument. They have to glue the graphite onto the wood. It gets messy, and the oven has to be really hot.

    Funniest dude. Engineering humor at times, but hysterical.

  18. HarryHood Says:

    @Lycan ~ Thanks bro

    @BTB ~ Safe to say that Mike is confirming spontaneous levitation?

  19. garretc Says:

    Gah, damn im basketball interrupting TAB… Hope y’all are still here in an hour!

  20. SillyWilly Says:

    Tomorrow might be a better time to ask, but I wanted to get on the board asking if there might be a meet-up for the TAB show in Milwaukee on the 18th?

    If there’s not. Maybe I could research a place and set something up?

    I know theres a few Wisconsin residents that post. I think fatbastard.

    I’ll try again during the day.

  21. BTB Says:

    Don’t try and pretend like you can spell spontaneous HHood…On the contrary, I think Gordo plans on riding the spaceship. “time to ride the spaceship” like that little fat dude in the northeast ‘makes the donuts’

    Going boarding this weekend. Probably not going to make it up past Rochester. Just little old Western NY.

  22. Selector J Says:

    Just got sucked into Ernie B’s catalog for several good minutes… dangerous website there.

    Word on the legendary Lone Ranger… and Purpleman! Holy balls. Was not expecting that name to jump out of the blackboard. Good stuff.

    For Palmer et al., I uploaded some deejay stuff to my mediafire:
    If Deejay Was Your Trade- various artists
    Clash- Dillinger vs Trinity

    check’em out:

  23. Selector J Says:

    Gotta love Cactussssss!

    pretty cool stuff there, BTB!

  24. Leo Weaver Says:

    ‘preciate the links @selector and @lycan

  25. gavinsdad Says:

    @selector – i’m out for the nite but just like any other thing…sometimes mentors come from strange places…my first attempt at college was in the fall of 1987 in dover, DE…wesley college. met a friend there who turned me onto a ton of awesome deejays and dub…beyond the bob/peter/bunny triumverate this guy really opened my head up to JA sounds…i just kept experimenting from there and when i transferred out to Colorado State in 89 i found so many more heads that were really deep into reggae/singers/dub/dancehall and beyond. from all your posts…and AW’s taboot…you guy have a really amazing investment in that music. it’s inspired me to keep going back to it and to find more of it…

    i know it’s late and this link will get lost (and i’m off to bed) but one of my best friends from high school (and later my dormmate at colorado state) is a true scholar of JA music…one of the biggest collectors of JA 45s that i know….he put a few mixes up on his blog and i highly recommend to all you guys/gals…here’s the goods:

    nite all.

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