Trey Anastasio has announced that he will be webcast the April 13th, 2019 Ghosts of the Forest performance at New York City’s United Palace Theatre for free on Monday, April 20th, 2020 via his Facebook page and LivePhish. Read our initial review of the performance here.

Along with the archival webcast announcement, Trey shared some reflections about the 2019 project and our current situation as fans continue to face a global health crisis. As Anastasio notes,

Hi everyone! I can’t believe it’s been a year since the Ghosts of the Forest tour. What an amazing experience that was. I miss playing music with my buddies Celisse [Henderson], Jen [Hartswick], Ray [Paczkowski], Fish [Jon Fishman] and Tony [Markellis]. Thank you so much to everyone who came out and took that huge leap of faith to see an entire night of brand-new music. This never could have happened without all of you, the most remarkable, open minded group of people ever to attend a concert in the history of music. I just can’t even believe it when I think back on it. 

You can watch the live re-broadcast of Ghosts of the Forest at New York’s United Palace below at 8:00 p.m ET on Monday, April 20th and read along with our initial review here.

Ghosts of the Forest – 4/13/19 – NYC – Live Re-Broadcast

In addition to the general gratitude toward fans for greeting this new, different project with open arms, Trey reflected on one particular Ghosts of the Forest song, “Stumble Into Flight”, and its eerie relevance to the world’s current predicament. The Phish guitarist shared a montage of photos and clips from the  2019 tour set to the song in question.

Read Trey’s thoughts and watch the “Stumble Into Flight” video below:

While I was reminiscing about the tour, I was thinking about the song “Stumble into Flight” that was recorded during the Ghosts of the Forest sessions. The lyrics feel eerily relevant right now and I wanted to share the studio version. “Pebbles in the pitcher make the water rise” refers to the Aesop’s fable “The Crow and the Pitcher”. A thirsty crow finds a pitcher with water at the bottom, beyond the reach of its beak. He can’t push it over, so he drops in pebbles one by one until the water rises to the top of the pitcher, allowing him to drink. Necessity is the mother of Invention. Thoughtfulness is better than brute force.

Where there’s a will there’s a way.

Maybe I’m overly optimistic, naive, or ignorant about history, but I believe that we’re going to find solutions to our seemingly insurmountable problems, and that some kind of positive shift in social consciousness is waiting for us on the other side of all of this. It feels like we’re on the precipice of a forward-thinking social upheaval. A course correction based on kindness, community, ingenuity, unity.

I believe this.

Ghosts of the Forest – “Stumble Into Flight” Video

Trey Anastasio has been doing his best to make the most of his quarantine. Over the past few weeksm he’s released a slew of new songs from his NYC apartment (including “The Silver Light”, “My World Is My Home“, “Are You There Colleen?”“Lonely Trip”“Shaking Someone’s Outstretched Hand”“I Never Left Home”“Lotus”“When The Words Go Away”“Timeless”“I Never Needed You Like This Before”“The Greater Good”, and “Lost In The Pack”) and put out a new Phish record, Sigma Oasis.