During the days of the Phish hiatus, guitarist Trey Anastasio found himself in a number of interesting musical situations. Among them was the Dave Matthews Band, who Anastasio regularly collaborated with during the early 2000’s. One such performance took place on July 13th, 2005, when Anastasio made his first appearance with the full Dave Matthews Band in four years at the HiFi Buys Amphitheatre in Atlanta, GA. While Trey played frequently with Dave Matthews & Friends in 2003-04, his sit-in with the full band only ups the ante!
The show features Anastasio lending a hand on guitar and vocals for two songs, “Jimi Thing” and “Louisiana Bayou”, closing out the main set with a bang. Until now, the lone video of this collaboration had not surfaced, and the show was untaped. Fortunately, thanks to Moontower Jams, the video was digitized and uploaded to YouTube just yesterday for our enjoyment.
Set aside a half hour and watch this exciting “Jimi Thing > Louisiana Bayou” from the Dave Matthews Band featuring Trey Anastasio, below.