Trey Anastasio continued to introduce some unexpected Phish songs into his solo band’s setlists at the Chicago Theatre last night. Throughout his current run celebrating the 20th anniversary of TAB with bassist Tony Markellis and drummer Russ Lawton, Anastasio has weaved a number of Phish and Phish-adopted songs into his TAB setlists for the first time, including “Camel Walk,” “Ghost,” “Party Time” and “Julius,” among others.
Last night, Anastasio played the Farmhouse ballad “Dirt” for the first time electric with his solo group. The guitarist actually first performed “Dirt” with the one-off project New York!—featuring Mike Gordon, James Harvey, Pistol Stamen, Tom Lawson and special guest Page McConnell—at Burlington, VT’s Club Toast on May 21, 1997. “Dirt” went on to become a Phish staple and a popular acoustic selection for Anastasio’s solo segments.
An online fundraiser has also been launched for TAB keyboardist Ray Paczkowski’s medical fund. The keyboardist is sitting out this run after being diagnosed with a brain tumor.
The trio will return to the Chicago Theatre this evening.
Here’s a look at last night’s setlist via Phish.net
Friday, April 20, Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL
SET 1: Party Time, Gotta Jibboo, Undermind, Dirt, Night Speaks to a Woman, Ocelot, Burlap Sack and Pumps, Everything’s Right
SET 2: Soul Planet, Aqui Como Alla > Blaze On, Miss You, The Way I Feel, Back on the Train, No Men In No Man’s Land, Sand
E: When the Circus Comes, Tuesday