On Thursday, Texas-native trio Khruangbin offered up one of the first performances at the opening day of LOCKN’ 2019 following a weather delay. The band—comprised of guitarist Mark Speer, bassist Laura Lee, and drummer Donald “DJ” Johnson—welcomed Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio for a lengthy sit-in as part of their eight-song performance. The performers are no strangers to each other as Khruangbin offered support at Trey’s Ghosts of the Forest finale at Berkeley, CA’s Greek Theatre.
Khruangbin kicked off their set with “Maria También”, “Dern Kala”, and “August 10” before Speer proclaimed, “Seeing as how it’s a LOCKN’ reunion tonight, we got a special guest that’s going to come onstage with us now. This is very rare and we never do this, but our very good friend Trey Anastasio wants to come up and play some guitar with Khruangbin. Needless to say, we are very honored and surprised, so let’s see how this goes.” Trey was then escorted onstage by Lee and the band dove into an exploratory “Lady and Man”, which was followed up by “The Infamous Bill”, off of their 2018 Con Todo El Mundo release.
Khruangbin and Anastasio moved forward with “Evan Finds The Third Room” and “People Everywhere (Still Alive), allowing Anastasio and Speer a chance to trade off a series of red-hot guitar licks. Trey helped the trio close out their LOCKN’ set with “Bin Bin”, leaving fans in attendance with high hopes for what the rest of the weekend will bring.
Watch full video of Khruangbin’s collaborative performance with Trey Anastasio below:
Khruangbin ft. Trey Anastasio – LOCKN’ – 8-22-2019
Tonight, Friday, August 23rd, Trey will return to LOCKN’ with his Trey Anastasio Band outfit for a special performance, which will feature guitarist Derek Trucks for the entirety of the second set. On Saturday, Trey will return the favor and join Tedeschi Trucks Band for a collaborative set.
Setlist: Khruangbin | LOCKN’ | Arrington, VA | 8/22/2019
Set: Maria También, Dern Kala, August 10, Lady and Man*, The Infamous Bill*, Evan Finds the Third Room*, People Everywhere (Still Alive)*, Bin Bin*
* featuring Trey Anastasio