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Trey's Solo Run By The Numbers (And The Video)


Photo: Patrick Jordan @treyanstasio

The three solo and acoustic shows that Trey Anastasio performed last week were indeed a rarity.  Thanks to a handy spreadsheet put together by @bizarchive, let's break down exactly how these fit in with the rest of his solo ouvre.

52: number of complete or partial solo and acoustic sets publicly performed by Trey since February 15, 1999.  This includes at least 12 in-studio television or radio sets.

166: different songs over the course of those sets performed in the acoustic setting.

65: differrent songs performed over the course of the 3 2017 shows in Northampton, Troy and Portsmouth.

20: songs debuted in the acoustic format during this run.  Among them...

3: 80's era Phish songs never performed in this setting -- Fee, The Lizards, Sleeping Monkey

2: 90's era Phish songs never performed in this setting -- Maze, Walfredo

3: 2.0 era Phish songs never performed in this setting -- 46 Days, All Of These Dreams, Discern

4: songs from Phish's 2016 release Big Boat -- Breath & Burning, Miss You, More, Tide Turns

4: other 3.0 era Phish songs -- Wingsuit, Winterqueen, Shade, Steam

1: Oysterhead song -- Rubberneck Lions

2: Covers -- Paul Simon's "American Tune" (previously performed on Dave Matthews & Friends tour), David Bowie's "Rock N Roll Suicide" (from Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars)

1: Never performed by Trey publicly --Tree

All this was coupled with priceless stories and recollections from when these songs were written, performed or just other things seemingly from the top of Trey's head.  Check out full video of all three shows to see and hear all of these incredible moments.

Video courtesy of Josiah Babcock.  All setlists via phish.net.

TREY ANASTASIOSATURDAY 03/11/2017

PORTSMOUTH MUSIC HALL

Portsmouth , NH

SET 1: Wingsuit [1], Fee [1], NICU [2], Steam [2], Breath and Burning [1], Back on the Train [2], Dog Faced Boy [2], My Friend, My Friend [2], Dirt [2], 46 Days [1], American Tune [1], Sleep Again [2], Two Versions of Me [2], Sleeping Monkey [1], Bathtub Gin [2], Maze [1], Gumbo [2], Ghost [2], Joy [2], Shine a Light [2]

ENCORE: Bouncing Around the Room [2], Wilson [2]

ENCORE 2: More [2]

[1] Trey solo acoustic; first acoustic performance by Trey.
[2] Trey solo acoustic.

This entire show was performed by Trey solo acoustic and featured the first acoustic performances of "Wingsuit," "Fee," "Breath and Burning," "46 Days," "American Tune," "Sleeping Monkey," and Maze." "American Tune" had not been performed by any member of Phish since Trey's performance with Dave Matthews & Friends on January 16, 2004.

TREY ANASTASIOFRIDAY 03/10/2017

TROY SAVINGS BANK MUSIC HALL

Troy , NY

SET 1: Strange Design [1], Blaze On [1], Mountains in the Mist [1], The Wedge [1], Shade [2], Backwards Down the Number Line [1], Twenty Years Later [1], Tide Turns [2], Rubberneck Lions [2], The Inlaw Josie Wales [1], Free [1], Kill Devil Falls [1], Wolfman's Brother [1], The Line [1], The Lizards [2], Guelah Papyrus [1], Wading in the Velvet Sea [1], Lawn Boy [1], Summer of '89 [1], Carini [1] > Chalk Dust Torture [1]

ENCORE: Rock 'n' Roll Suicide [2], More [1]

[1] Trey solo acoustic.
[2] Trey solo acoustic; first acoustic performance by Trey.

This entire show was performed by Trey solo acoustic and featured the first acoustic performances of "Shade," "Tide Turns," Rubberneck Lions," "The Lizards," and "Rock 'n' Roll Suicide." Rubberneck Lions" had not been played by any member of Phish since Trey's performance in Oysterhead on June 16, 2006. Trey dedicated "Wading" to Tom Marshall and "Summer of '89" to his wife Sue, both of who were in the audience.

TREY ANASTASIOWEDNESDAY 03/08/2017

ACADEMY OF MUSIC THEATRE

Northampton , MA

SET 1: Discern [1], Farmhouse [2], Brian and Robert [2], Theme From the Bottom [2], The Horse [2] > Silent in the Morning [2], Frost [2], Anything But Me [2], Limb By Limb [2], Walfredo [1], Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan [2], All of These Dreams [1], Winterqueen [1], Steam [1], Heavy Things [2], Summer of '89 [2],Miss You [1], Architect [2], Tree [3], Water in the Sky [2], Cavern [2] > Backwards Down the Number Line [2], More [1]

ENCORE: Sample in a Jar [2], Wilson [2], Bouncing Around the Room [2]

[1] Trey solo acoustic; first acoustic performance by Trey.
[2] Trey solo acoustic.
[3] Debut; Trey solo acoustic.

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