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The Triumphant Return of Trey at ROTHBURY, plus 3/4 Phish Reunion!

Trey Anastasio at ROTHBURY

Photo by Katy Batdorff/
The Grand Rapids Press
(more pics)

Despite a few sit-ins over the last year and a half (see Trey with Phil & Friends and Trey with Robert Randolph for example) we haven't seen much from Trey Anastasio since his auspicious arrest in December of 2006.

But all of that was behind him on Sunday as Trey returned to the stage for a solo acoustic set on July 6th at the inaugural ROTHBURY Festival in Rothbury, Michigan.

Trey's ROTHBURY setlist included about a dozen Phish tunes, a Trey tune, and a GRAB tune. And as an added (though expected) bonus, Mike Gordon sat in for a few songs including two new ones — Backwards Down the Number Line and Alaska — though no official word on whether or not these are intended to be “Phish songs.” According to Trey he taught Mike both these of these songs to five minutes before the show.

You can download the entire Trey ROTHBURY set in lossless flac format on etree (Chris Davis and Col. George's Peluso cemc6/ck4 source | Nakguy's Milab VM-44 Link source) or you can download a lossy mp3 version of Trey's ROTHBURY set from mediafire. And stay tuned to this space for more concert videos from Trey's appearance at ROTHBURY.

UPDATE (July 6, 2008): After Trey's set, Mike had a set just a short distance away, and Trey returned the favor by joining Mike on stage (with a Stratocaster) for a jam and Meat. Then, just when you thought it couldn't get any better, there was a ¾ Phish reunion as Fishman joined Mike and Trey on stage for a cover of the Beatles song She Said, She Said!

Update (August 2nd, 2008): See our post about Trey's solo acoustic show at the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island.

Update (August 7th, 2008): See our post about Trey & Classic TAB at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn.

Update (August 10, 2008): See our post about Trey & Classic TAB at the All Points West Festival in New Jersey.

Update (September 11, 2008): Trey's going on an eight show Fall Tour with Classic TAB band mates Russ Lawton, Tony Markellis and Ray Paczkowski. Search for Trey Anastasio tickets right here on Jamtopia.


Trey Anastasio ROTHBURY Setlist (July 6, 2008)

  1. Get Back on the Train >
  2. Brian and Robert
  3. Water in the Sky
  4. Driver
  5. Inlaw Josie Whales
  6. Farmhouse
  7. Let Me Lie
  8. Sample in a Jar
  9. Banter (joke about being arrested) #
  10. Mountains in the Mist
  11. Sleep Again
  12. Wading in the Velvet Sea
  13. Waste
  14. Backwards Down the Number Line * % (New Song)
  15. Alaska* (New Song)
  16. Chalkdust Torture *
  • * With Mike Gordon on bass
  • # In reference to a town near Rothbury, MI that shares a name with the town where Trey was arrested in New York, Trey said... “I’m happy to be back in Michigan. I woke up in the car on my way here and the sign read Whitehall and it was a very scary moment. I had no idea I was going to wake up 18 months later back in Whitehall, but I’m happy to be here. Most of you probably don’t know what that means, but this song is for the people of Whitehall…”
  • % Upon bringing Mike on stage for the new Trey / Tom songs, Trey said... “if only we could find a drummer and keyboard player. But it’s got to start with the songs, so you can be our test audience.”
  • NOTE: Thanks to Greenhaus Effect for transcribing the banter.

Mike Gordon ROTHBURY Setlist (July 6, 2008)

  1. Another Door
  2. Walls of Time
  3. Time For Loving Is Now
  4. Dig Further Down
  5. Cruel World*
  6. Meat *
  7. She Said, She Said #
  • * With Trey Anastasio on guitar
  • # With Trey Anastasio on guitar and Jon Fishman on drums

Farmhouse: Trey Anastasio at ROTHBURY

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Mountains in the Mist: Trey Anastasio at ROTHBURY

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Waste: Trey Anastasio at ROTHBURY

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Backwards Down the Number Line: Trey & Mike at ROTHBURY

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Alaska: Trey & Mike at ROTHBURY

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Chalkdust Torture: Trey & Mike at ROTHBURY

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Meat: Trey & Mike at ROTHBURY

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Meat (part 2): Trey & Mike at ROTHBURY

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She Said, She Said: Trey, Mike & Fishman at ROTHBURY

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Photos of Trey Anastasio at ROTHBURY

Trey Anastasio at ROTHBURY

Photo by Katy Batdorff/The Grand Rapids Press (used with permission)

Trey Anastasio at ROTHBURY

Photo by Katy Batdorff/The Grand Rapids Press (used with permission)


Photos of Trey Anastasio & Mike Gordon at ROTHBURY

Trey Anastasio and Mike Gordon at ROTHBURY

Photo by Katy Batdorff/The Grand Rapids Press (used with permission)

Trey Anastasio and Mike Gordon at ROTHBURY

Photo by Katy Batdorff/The Grand Rapids Press (used with permission)

Trey Anastasio and Mike Gordon at ROTHBURY

Photo by Katy Batdorff/The Grand Rapids Press (used with permission)

4 Comments so far   

Great pics and videos!

Check out Infobury.com, a message board created by Rothbury Festival fans.

Chat, check out pictures and videos, listen to live recordings and get ready for Rothbury 2009!

happy and healthy!

Sorry, a bit late on that news. Real life was calling… as in, had to give my kid a bath :) Post is updated.

What about the Gordo set with Trey and Fish?

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