Three Eras of Tube”

6.6.09 - Great Woods (Graham Lucas)

Today we take a glimpse at three generations of “Tube.” Enjoy. And if you need more “Tubes” to listen to when you are done with this sample size, check out some others here. Have a great Thursday!


7.16.98 II, George, WA

This wide-open funk jam oozes with the sound of the Gorge. Over-sized, chunky bass lines anchor this version as Trey adds all sorts of wah-groove into the mix. Trey then set some loops as Page sculpts the sound alongside him, adding a whole different, cathartic ambiance to the music. Returning to an extended series of slamming, whole-band grooves, this Gorge version has always been one of my go-to favorites



2.22.03 II, Cincinnati, OH

This explosive version kicked off one of the marquee sets of February ‘03’s comeback tour at The Crown in Cincinnati. Both Trey and Page stood out in a jam that moves far beyond anything we’ve heard recently. This furious rendition took over the entire arena, whose roar you can hear in multiple mid-jam peaks. Fishman keeps a driving, cymbal-heavy beat chugging for the duration of this best-of-the-post-hiatus era “Tube.”



6.18.09 I, Burgettstown, PA

Though its Star Lake show was nothing spectacular, this first set “Tube” remains the most significant of the modern era. Page’s takes an extended clav solo as Trey comps him with a diversity of rhythm patterns and pitch-bent notes. Trey then moves on, hitting some high-octave lead lines before the band comes back together in swanky groove and the final verse of the song.



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271 Responses to “Three Eras of Tube””

  1. garretc Says:

    “NPR announced this concert yesterday by saying “Former Phish frontman, Trey Anastasio…”

    Did I miss something the last few days?”

    Jesus, how much would it suck if that was true and we all found out because of an NPR item about Trey at the symphony?


  2. Jtran Says:

    cali peeps

    Anyone ever seen “Groundation”

    Bob Marley tribute band. Yea I know, but kind of want to go see the venue they’re playing around here the next two nights

  3. dusty Says:

    groundation is ok to see once. I’d spend 15bucks on em.

  4. Bwana Says:

    I saw Groundation play here in Arizona last year… They didn’t play any Marley, although they did do a tribute show years ago. They have multiple albums of originals and definitely have their own thing going on… I recommend them. They have a mellower flow to their shows — not dance hall.

  5. dusty Says:

    interesting to see Sean Kuti’s tour. Not selling tix I see…crazy. No DC date and I heard he stiffed at 9:30 last time. Sean is playing fest this year and HOB late nit.

  6. kayatosh Says:

    just spent some quality time with the Book. good stuff.

  7. plord Says:

    Wolavers Alta Gracia Coffee Porter.


  8. RoosterPizza Says:

    plord, have you had their Black IPA? Actually, it’s by Otter Creek, which is owned by Long Trail, but you get the point. If you get the chance, it’s tough to beat for a six pack price.

  9. plord Says:

    I’ll look for the Black IPA; this was a random selection from the corner market 🙂

  10. dyda Says:

    hey, how about that? a little beatles love from orchestral trey. good to see josie wales is still hanging around. love that tune & will be glad to finally get to see it live

    has he done goodbye head in symphony before? i don’t think so but i’m not 100% on that. nice to see the repertoire expanding

    suit & tie. no question about that

    good idea, i think i just might dose…

  11. ThePigSong Says:

    Tanks outside the symphony kangfirm. Thing I got a decent pull of the two sets. I’ll check back either mañana or after mixing some drinks.

  12. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    just got wrapped up in some amazing organ videos by this young lady. rips through some very intricate compositions. and oh, by the way, she’s blind.

  13. halcyon Says:

    Listening to this right now while watching some ball, and flipping through the book. Fishman’s jazz drumming is sooo good on this.

    Jazz Mandolin Project
    February 3rd, 1998
    Stubb’s BBQ (Inside)
    Austin, TX

    Source: Unknown
    Location: Floor, rear center under balcony
    Transfer: Cass0 -> Tascam CD-A750-> MOTU2408-> DP7.22

    Taped by Unknown
    Transferred by M.K. 2-1-2012

    SET I:
    d01t01 – Blues In The CLoset
    d01t02 – Tuang Guru
    d01t03 – BoodHa
    d01t04 – Good And Plenty
    d01t05 – Contois *
    d01t06 – The Phoenicians
    d01t07 – Nimbus

    SET II:
    d02t01 – Flux
    d02t02 – Ballad For Trio
    d02t03 – Chapeau
    d02t04 – Clip
    d02t05 – Country Open %
    d02t06 – Mandoneon
    d02t07 – E: Barber’s Hint #

    * Tape Flip- edited best as I could.
    % Fades out due to song being cut- fade in to band speech to crowd.
    # Sounds like PA subs were turned off during encore- loses bass.

    Jamie Masefield – mandolin
    Chris Dahlgren – upright bass
    Jon Fishman – drums

  14. sumodie Says:

    Trey & Atlanta Symphony Orchestra: Thu, Feb 09, 2012
    Atlanta Symphony Hall, Atlanta, GA

    Set 1: First Tube, Water in the Sky[1], Divided Sky[1], Brian and Robert[1], Goodbye Head, Guyute[2], Let Me Lie, Stash[1]

    Set 2: Time Turns Elastic, If I Could[1], You Enjoy Myself

    Encore: Golden Slumbers, The Inlaw Josie Wales[1]

    [1] Trey on acoustic.
    [2] Trey first on acoustic, then electric guitar.

    Notes: This performance featured Trey performing with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Scott Dunn conducting with orchestration by Don Hart.

  15. garretc Says:

    Acoustic Stash, eh? Nice, that song is hard enough as is on electric, acoustic even more so…

  16. ThePigSong Says:

    uploading one of the sets to soundcloud.

  17. sumodie Says:

    how was the show? so bummed I can’t hit one of these dates

  18. sumodie Says:

    Grateful Dead: 14-DVD Box Set

  19. rendog Says:

    If they put Egypt or a new show I’d be all over. I have a lot of those individually.

  20. rendog Says:

    Listening to the 09 gorge jam. Still some of the best 3.0 but poor recording

  21. Uncle Chuy Says:

    What? Nothing from ’91?

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