Trey Tour Kicks Off

2.25.2011 (Michael Stein)

Trey kicked off his solo tour on Saturday with a benefit show for Vermont Flood Relief efforts in Burlington. From all reports, Trey’s band was far more patient and focused on jamming than last tour. He ditched the acoustic sing-along for two sets of electric work, and included the horns in the jams far more than last year. And Trey even debuted two two tunes! I wasn’t able to make it to Vermont, so I asked another fan, and reader of Phish Thoughts, Jonathan Tran, to do the honors. His review is below and links you over to the “Reader Reviews” page. If anyone is interested in writing a review for one of the upcoming TAB shows, please shoot me an email at

I: Cayman Review, Simple Twist Up Dave, Liquid Time, Gotta Jibboo, Snake Head Thumb*, Burlap Sack and Pumps, Money, Love and Change, Magilla, The Devil Went Down to Georgia, Drifting

II: Acting the Devil, Alaska, Clint Eastwood, Push On ‘Til the Day, Sand, Let Me Lie, Valentine, Winter Queen*, Tuesday, Windora Bug, First Tube

E: Hey Ya!, Show of Life



TAB @ Higher Ground, Burlington, VT: 10.1.11 / by Jonathan Tran

2.25.11 - Pittsburgh (Michael Stein)

Trey and his solo band opened their tour with an inspired effort Saturday night in Burlington, where the band played the 750-person Higher Ground for a show that was only announced two weeks ago. With proceeds benefiting Vermont flood recovery efforts TAB threw down a musically relevant show that only foreshadows good things to come this tour.  Before you wonder any longer, yes, Trey decided to drop the acoustic first set in favor of two electric. And, yes, this was a welcome move by just about every fan in the room. Also of note was the return of improvised horn parts (instead of leaving stage) during jams, which was absent from last February’s winter tour. In short, all signs pointed towards “Go!” on the first night of Trey tour.

With the energy already at a peak before show time, the band came out firing with the up-tempo “Cayman Review” followed by the ever-requested “Simple Twist Up Dave.” It seems as though Trey’ has decided that TAB tour is where “Liquid Time” will stay, and the band crushed the tune last night. The uplifting jam fit the Irene recovery vibe of the evening and this lesser-played song went over as well as anything with the crowd.

The fireworks came out next as the band grooved into “Gotta Jibboo.” This version veered away from recent Phish versions and turned into a full-band dance showcase with Trey comping Ray’s clav and organ parts, while Russ and Tony held down the low end. The presence of the horn section throughout the jam seemed to push Trey further into the groove, all the while filling space with well placed musical accents. The debut of “Snake Head Thumb” came next, and was also well received by the attentive Burlington crowd.  A “Stealing Time”-“Steam”-“Ocelot” mash-up, this gritty blues number developed into a hard-edged jam that fits Trey’s current guitar style. I could see this song making it to the Big League, and it would be a welcome first set addition…READ ON HERE!

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329 Responses to “Trey Tour Kicks Off”

  1. albert walker Says:

    This UIC DWD > twist is just dirty though

    Been fun kids

  2. albert walker Says:

    FTR I bet that gordo incident was BS

    I just have a poor taste sense of humor and was proving a point of potential hypocrisy

    Now I’m out

  3. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Spinning some TAb. Trying to get myself excited to actually acquire tickets for next weeks show. It just too close to home ( 20 minutes) not to go. Trying some ’11 Tab but i got some ’99 on reserve..

  4. dorn76 Says:

    Me too, I read/heard a bunch about it at the time, and really there seemed to be no there there…

    I like that kinda humor. Gets me in trouble with the wife usually. Like a Larry David with even less empathy.

  5. dorn76 Says:

    Palmer it’ll be worth it. I like being up close with Red once a year, even if its not Phish.

  6. phoammhead Says:

    ok, aw . . . just checkin’.

  7. Mr. Palmer Says:

    You coming down to NJ @ Dorn? Any extras?

  8. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:


    found a torrent of a “rare” PF album I used to have on vinyl and the files that came through are not listenable by any player I have on my mac. anyone know what the heck I do with .bin files? I tried using stuffit expander and it fails because the program cannot determine the file format. the files are pretty big (like 437mb for each lp).

    thanks for any help!

  9. Mr. Palmer Says:

    you tried playing it through cog?

  10. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:


  11. garretc Says:


    This may be able to help you out:

  12. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    nice try, polanski.
    I’m hip to that noise.

  13. guitarpicker420! Says:

    I’m getting superball ix picks loaded to the mediafire site right now

  14. guitarpicker420! Says:

    probably going to take most of the game to get them all loaded

    if somebody else can get the zip file to miner that would be great, I actually deleted all the files from the first leg thinking I was all good. I could download them all again though if nobody else wants to volunteer to do it. That will give me time to get the other 3 picks uploaded as fast as possible.

  15. Mr. Palmer Says:

    GP 420. I think Sumo said he may be able to help out but not till after 10pm. fyi.

  16. halcyon Says:


    .bin file contains all the files on a cd….try using something that opens .iso files…..

    read here for more…. I had this bookmarked when I had some .iso images

  17. garretc Says:


    Ok, fine. But if google DOES seem to have some links that would help you out, I just chose the snarky route in presenting them…

    I’d have gotten away with it too if it wasn’t for you meddling protocol droid!

  18. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    admittedly, I take the snarky route more often than not myself. and I did google it. just thought I’d ask here too since there seems to always be someone with a better answer.

    that’s helpful… but I hope I can extract the data without having to burn to a cd. oh well. we shall see…

  19. sumodie Says:

    still lost as to how to help gp420 & Miner

    I don’t have any 2011 AUDs and it appears there are only torrents linked at the phish listening room

    so do i hop on a leg1 torrent and afterwards zip & send the show to miner? def feel like I’m missing something….

  20. BingosBrother Says:

    This is why I greenboard.

    Fat arm or naked?

    Penis or shadow?

    As you were.

  21. garretc Says:


    I believe Miner wanted the tracks from gp420’s collection of Miner’s leg 1 picks presented in gp420’s AUDs of choice. I’m not sure where the zipping and all that factors in, but I believe that was the basic issue at hand

  22. sumodie Says:

    ok, I’ll go to Miner’s Leg 1 picks blog posting, dl each track, zip them all together (will likely take more than one zip file)

    and then I can upload them to my mediafire page and/or I can also try to email them

    will start now….

  23. guitarpicker420! Says:

    go back to page 7 or 8 of today and I have a link to a mediafire site that has all the flacs and mp3’s already. Just need to dowload the folder, zip it and send it to miner

  24. garretc Says:

    Hmm, no, I think you have it backwards? You should dl the tracks from gp420’s blog, as he already gathered Miner’s picks together, but Miner needs them in zip, or something?

  25. guitarpicker420! Says:

    sumodie, here is the link:

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