Trey Tour – Winter 2001

8.7.08 Brooklyn (Unknown)

After Phish finished at Shoreline in 2000, Trey’s motor kept running. Continuing to write new material, he soon needed an outlet to play it and booked a spontaneous solo tour for the Winter of 2001. For a backing band, he looked to his his trio from the Spring of 1999. Pulling his rhythm section of Tony Markelis and Russ Lawton back together for his second tour ever, this time Trey added a three-piece horn section as well. Dave Grippo (alto sax) of Giant Country Horns fame,) young Jen Hartswick (trumpet, tuba) and Andy Moroz (trumpet) formed the Burlington-based trio that spiced up Trey’s jams all tour long. Adding a genuine fusion dynamic to the band’s rhythm-focused grooves, this initial horn lineup meshed immediately with the Trey, Tony, and Ray, forming, in my opinion, the best-ever incarnation of The Trey Anastasio Band.

Winter 2001 Poster

To his Spring 1999 staples of “Sand,” Jibboo,” and “First Tube,” Trey added new songs such as “Push On Til the Day,” “Burlap Sack and Pumps,” and “Drifting.” Trey ditched his acoustic set in favor of two electric throw-downs and the band hit the road in February for a slate of ten shows (adding one more on the spot in Atlanta after an unexpectedly high for the first.) Starting in the Northeast, the band wound their way south, finishing with a fierce four-pack in Asheville, NC, Columbia, SC, and two at The Fox in Atlanta. Spicing their sets with new covers, this version of Trey’s band featured musical conversations rather than Trey simply shredding over a thick groove. As opposed to the horns of modern-day TAB who have more composed lines, Grippo, Hartswick, and Moroz improvised right along with Trey through the fiercest and most explosive escapades, upping the onstage dynamic considerably while bringing an entirely new element to Trey’s jams.

Philadelphia 2010 (B.Ferguson)

Philadelphia 2010 (B.Ferguson)

So many musical passages stood out on this tour, but if one jam shined as the quintessential TAB 2001 excursion, it was “Sand > Quadraphonic Toppling” from Columbia, South Carolina. Delving deep into fusion psychedelia, the band threw down an extended series of textured dance grooves that were spiced considerably by horn improvisation. And then evoking memories of Big Cypress, Trey led the band through the abstract “Quadraphonic Toppling,” playing—and looping—the song’s minimalist melody himself.

Trey’s sextet existed for just a blip in time, playing only the winter’s eleven shows together. When Trey emerged with his band for the summer of 2001, he had added Ray Paczkowski on keyboards for the first time, as well as a fourth horn player, Russell Remington, on tenor sax and flute. The following summer, this lineup only grew, as Trey went on to explore Afro-Cuban grooves. But for a spontaneous stretch in the winter of 2001, Trey was discovering the power of his solo act, and his shows contained a palpable energy, bringing a buzz to the scene. Phish was done—for the moment—but Trey’s solo career was beginning to heat up.


Jam of the Day:

A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing” 6.19.04 II

One of the top-shelf jams of the post-hiatus era.




4.12.1991 Barrymore Theatre, Madison, Wisconsin SBD

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Barrymore Theatre - 1991

Keeping the old-school soundboard train rolling.

I: Llama, Uncle Pen, The Divided Sky, Guelah Papyrus, The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > Suzy Greenberg, Stash, Rocky Top, Golgi Apparatus

II: The Landlady, Runaway Jim, You Enjoy Myself, Fluffhead, Cavern, Tela, Buried Alive, Reba, My Sweet One, Good Times Bad Times

E: Contact > Big Black Furry Creature from Mars, The Squirming Coil

Source: SBD

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429 Responses to “Trey Tour – Winter 2001”

  1. William H. Bonney Says:

    Party Time….of course

  2. gavinsdad Says:

    Big Baby Perm – me and kaya will be going to the Philly TAB show. will meet at the honeycomb hideout (The Druids Keep…brown between 2nd and hancock) before the show for relaxation.

    holler back here to coordinate. you too @marcoesq, @hoedown and any other philly locs.

  3. gavinsdad Says:

    been on PT twice. second time i registered under gavinsdad like in 2004. glad i got to use it again in a proper setting.

  4. Mike in Austin Says:

    Thanks Voopa. I’ll give it a looksie

  5. kayatosh Says:

    gavin’s: was about to email you when i realized I no longer have your email. Hit me up with an email when you get the chance with the time you’re convening at the druids keep next wednesday. hoping to round up a ticket before the show. looking fwd to seeing you, trey, fat tony, the russ’s, jen, chainsaw, and grippo and whoever else from the BB shows.

  6. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Can someone direct me to where i can get more musically acquainted with Steve Kimock. I know little to nothing about his stuff besides Phil and Phriends. gracias. kimock starter kit perhaps?

  7. AintNoTele Says:

    Bout to catch umphreys tonight. I’m on the fence about them but hear they have upped their game ten-fold. Ya’ll dig em?

  8. phoammhead Says:

    go to archive MrP

  9. kayatosh Says:


    search for kimock. streaming and dl’s

  10. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Zero was his band? no?

  11. AintNoTele Says:

    kimock rules, steve kimock band (SKB)>crazy engine

  12. gavinsdad Says:

    word kaya. sorry for the tag. will be in touch on both fronts.

  13. Mr. Palmer Says:

    thanks guys. Picked this one. 1/4/97 Amsterdam

  14. sumodie Says:

    @cableh: thanks for the 73 GD rec! i’m torrenting now…

  15. phoammhead Says:


    i was torrenting also but it stalled . . . are you running?

  16. verno329 Says:

    Make sure you check out KVHW too Palmer. Probably my favorite way to imbibe in some Kimock, if you will.

  17. Mr. Palmer Says:

    that was pretty dreadful. Moving on to some KVHW, thanks Verno!

  18. verno329 Says:

    And thanks to AW, Selector J, PG, voopa, BF, kaya, RT and everyone else’s reggae picks. If nothing else my Pandora has been very irie lately

  19. Mr. Palmer Says:

    no shit verno, my reggae collection has exploded 1000x over. All of it great stuff as well. When am i gonna listen to all of this music?

  20. verno329 Says:

    @Palmer Yeah the Zero doesn’t always do it for me, though there are some nice ones for sure. But the KVHW is great. I think my fave KVHW show is this one where Ray White doesn’t show and Jazz is Dead opened so Jimmy Herring sits in for the whole show. Fucking rocks. Kimock really gives Jimmy tons of room and it is incredible. Two sources on the archive. One is streamable

  21. sumodie Says:

    @phoam: what stalled? a specific torrent or the entire utorrent program?

  22. Mr. Palmer Says:

    thanks Vern. Actually that random Amsterdam show wasn’t Zero. Its was just Kimock and friends. Seemed like a one off type of thing.

    thanks for the links. Gonna spin in a bit.

  23. sumodie Says:

    I’ve paused most of my torrents to focus on seeding this one:

    Trey Tour 2001 (every show)

  24. kayatosh Says:

    for kimock – KVHW, as mentioned, and the steve kimock band w/ rodney holmes (drums) and mitch stein (g) and bobby vega(or arne livingston) (bass). charlie miller did some killer onstage kimock band (and KVHW, i believe) recordings.

    I listened to my fair share of kimock band during the hiatuses.

  25. kayatosh Says:

    i believe reed mathis and robert walter teamed up with kimock and holmes in 2005. that’s worth pursing as well.

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