This past Friday (Nov. 13), Trey Anastasio performed the sixth installment of his livestream residency at New York City’s Beacon Theatre. The show opened with a rendition of “You Enjoy Myself;” Anastasio shared a pro-shot video of the song.
The personnel for this week’s show consisted of The Beacon Jams’ core band: Anastasio, bassist Tony Markellis, keyboardist Ray Paczkowski, drummer Russ Lawton and percussionist Cyro Baptista. In addition, the entire show featured backup vocalists Jennifer Hartswick, Celisse Henderson and Jo Lampert, who appeared during last week’s Ghosts of the Forest performance (Anastasio referred to them as Angels 3). Finally, both pianist Jeff Tanski and the Rescue Squad string quartet (Anja Wood, Rachel Golub, Katie Kresek and Maxim Moston) also joined in for a few tunes.
The aforementioned “You Enjoy Myself” began with just Anastasio, Tanski and the strings on stage, with the rest of the band and backup singers joining as the song went on. At the arrival of the song’s signature funky “drop,” the lyrics were changed to “boy, woman, god, shit,” fitting as the three backup singers sang the lyrics the first time through. The jam featured deft playing by Anastasio, before he and the backup singers participated in a closing vocal jam with some strings underneath.
Read the full recap of the show here. Watch the new pro-shot video below!