photo by Peter Wallace (via TAB on Facebook)
Trey Anastasio led his solo band in a two-night stand at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail, CO, on Monday and Tuesday, wrapping up the group’s short Colorado run that began with two shows in Denver this past weekend.
The surprise of night one in Vail came near the tail-end of the first set, when Anastasio and company offered their first performance of “Olivia” since June 7, 2003 (the short-lived TAB tune was debuted less than a year before that date). Monday’s setlist also featured the Phish staple “No Men in No Man’s Land” and “Ocelot,” plus an encore-closing “Blaze On.”
TAB returned to the amphitheater stage last night, and the group debuted another cut from Anastasio’s Ghosts of the Forest project, “The Green Truth” in the second set (the album and tour also featured a few TAB members, vocalist Jennifer Hartswick, bassist Tony Markellis and keyboardist Ray Paczkowski). As JamBase notes, Anastasio also took some time during Tuesday’s encore to offer a solo acoustic rendition of his song “Summer of ’89,” explaining to the audience that it was the 25th wedding anniversary for him and his wife, Sue, for whom the guitarist wrote the song. Anastasio also pointed out that Markellis actually played the couple’s wedding as part of the Unknown Blues Band.
Check out both setlists below. Next up for Anastasio and his band is a performance at next week’s LOCKN’ Festival in Virginia, where Anastasio will also team up with Tedeschi Trucks Band for a set.
Trey Anastasio Band
Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater – Vail, CO
Set I: Speak To Me, Pigtail, Sidewalks Of San Francisco, Night Speaks To A Woman, Magilla, Sometime After Sunset, Last Tube, A Life Beyond The Dream, Alaska, Shine
Set II: Sightless Escape, Burlap Sack & Pumps, 46 Days, Valentine, The Green Truth*, Drifting, Simple Twist Up Dave, Heavy Things, Rise Up/Come Together, Mr. Completely
Enc: Clint Eastwood, Summer Of ’89^, Push On ‘Til The Day
Notes: * TAB debut
^ solo acoustic
Set I: Gotta Jibboo, Alive Again, Cayman Review, Burn That Bridge, No Men In No Man’s Land, Flying Machines, Everything’s Right, Olivia*, Sand
Set II: Mozambique, Money, Love and Change, Liquid Time, Camel Walk, Ocelot, Set Your Soul Free, Dark and Down, Tuesday, First Tube
Enc: Bounce, Blaze On
Notes: * last played 6/7/03