Trey Anastasio and Mike Gordon reunited in 2005 amidst the Phish hiatus for the Christmas Pre-Jam in Asheville, North Carolina. They were joined by Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann, and together, were named SerialPod. The three took the stage at The Orange Peel on December 16th, and again the next night for an extended set at the Asheville Civic Center as part of the official Christmas Jam festivities.

The trio worked through Phish and Dead originals, as well as some classic covers of “Angel” by Jimi Hendrix and “Sweet Thing” by Van Morrison. New Orleans keys master Ivan Neville joined in for the latter part of the jams, closing the set with a “Waves”, “Angel”, and “Loose Lucy” extended jam. The eight-song set lasted nearly an hour and a half with no breaks, though came off as an obvious debut of the three musicians playing together.

Watch multi-cam footage from this concert below:

SerialPod – 12/17/2005 [Full-Show Video]

[Video: Frank Musillami]

Setlist: SerialPod | Christmas Jam | Asheville, NC | 12/17/05

Jam > Cumberland Blues > Chalk Dust Torture -> On a Plain > Wave the Ocean > Sweet Thing -> Jam[1] > Waves[1] -> Jam[1] -> Angel[1] > Loose Lucy[1]

[1] Ivan Neville on keyboards

[Originally published 12/17/16]