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 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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