Without a doubt, two of the best guitarists in the business are Tedeschi Trucks Band‘s Derek Trucks and Phish‘s Trey Anastasio. While Trucks made his long-awaited second sit-in with Phish last year at a flood recovery benefit in New York, he first appeared with the band on July 7th, 1999 at the Blockbuster Pavilion in Charlotte, NC, when the guitarist came out for a two-song encore.

After a great show that opened with “Back On The Train” and a free-flowing, jam-filled second set, the night’s encore saw the band call on Derek Trucks for a pair of blues-based rockers to help close the evening. Trucks lent his slide to the ripping blues of “Possum”, followed by the band transitioning into the Son Seals cover, “Funky Bitch”. Trucks and Anastasio played off of each other to perfection, nailing the unforgettable sit-in with ease.

Listen to a full recording of this 7/7/99 show below.

Phish – Blockbuster Pavilion – Charlotte, NC – 7/7/1999

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Setlist: Phish | Blockbuster Pavilion | Charlotte, NC | 7/7/1999

Set One: Back on the Train, What’s the Use?, Billy Breathes, My Mind’s Got a Mind of its Own > Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley*, Axilla > Rift, Wolfman’s Brother > Maze, Loving Cup

Set Two: Also Sprach Zarathustra > Down with Disease > My Left Toe -> Wading in the Velvet Sea -> My Left Toe > Bug > You Enjoy Myself

Encore: Possum** > Funky Bitch** (Son Seals cover)

* “Sneakin’ Sally” included a “Super Bad” tease from Trey and did not contain a vocal jam.
** The encore featured Derek Trucks on slide guitar.