Last night, Trey Anastasio began a limited run of solo acoustic shows at intimate venues around the northeast with a performance at Northampton, MA’s Academy of Music. The show featured selections from across the Phish guitarist’s extensive catalogue, including long-forgotten obscurities (like opener “Discern,” which Trey joked was a poor choice for an opener since it’s the “hardest song in his repertoire”) and new songs like Big Boat‘s “More” and “Miss You.” Several of the songs performed were played acoustic for the first time, including “Discern,” “Walfredo,” “All of These Dreams,” “Winterqueen,” “Steam,” “Miss You,” “Tree,” and “More.” The crowd even lent their own musical abilities to the performance, singing the absent vocal parts on tunes like “Limb By Limb” to the amusement of the guitarist.
Trey interacted with the crowd throughout the show, commenting on his song choice, telling stories about the songs’ histories, and bantering with the intimate audience. Thanks to taper Greg Nash, you can listen to the whole performance below (via Chris From Jambuzz):
The solo acoustic run continues tomorrow at Troy Savings Bank Hall in Troy, NY on March 10th, and finally at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH on March 11th. Further information can be found on Trey’s website.
Setlist: Trey Anastasio (Solo Acoustic) | Academy of Music | Northampton, MA | 3/8/17
Discern, Farmhouse, Brian And Robert, Theme From The Bottom, The Horse, Silent In The Morning, Frost, Anything But Me, Limb By Limb, Walfredo, Stealing Time From The Faulty Plan, All Of These Dreams, Winterqueen, Steam, Heavy Things, Summer Of 89, Miss You, Architect, Tree, Water In The Sky, Cavern, Backwards Down The Number Line, More
Encore: Sample In A Jar, Wilson, Bouncing Around The Room
[cover photo via Instagram user @linda_aileen]
[h/t – JamBuzz]