Trey and co-writer Amanda Green talk about writing and scoring the music for the current Broadway musical Hands on a Hardbody in this You Tube video. There's also another video recently posted on the New York Times website (4/2/13) with Trey playing guitar along with Allison Case and Jay Armstrong Johnon singing "I'm Gone" from the show.
More information is available on Hands on a Hardbody on its website here and Phish.net's review by Jeremy Goodwin (@J_D_G) here with information and our blog item here, both with information about how to get discount advance and rush "day of show" tickets to the show, now playing on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre at 256 W 47th St.
"Hands on a Hardbody", the Broadway musical with music by Trey and Amanda Green, opens soon with previews beginning February 23rd and a "red carpet" Grand Opening on March 21st.
The show is at the Brook Atkinson Theatre near Times Square at 256 West 47th St., between Broadway and 8th Avenue.
"Hands on a Hardbody" is a musical, based on a 1997 documentary film of the same name about the individual stories of ten hard-luck Texans who participate in a "Survivor"-like radio station contest to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. Two songs from the show, which had an initial production last summer in LaJolla, CA, "Burn that Bridge" and "My Problem Right There", have already been performed by the Trey Anastasio Band and Phish in the past several years. "Burn that Bridge" had its Phish premier at the 12/31/10 New Year's Eve show.
Happy Anniversary to one of the best Bathtub Gins the world has ever seen! Fourteen years ago today, at the UIC Pavillion in Chicago, fans were treated to a nearly 25 minute smoking hot monster! Kicking off the second set, this Bathtub was certainly one of the highlights of an all-around great 1998 show. Clearly, the jams in the Gin merited the distinction of bold status in our jamming charts. I sat roughly where this videographer was so this brings back especially fond memories for me. I particularly like the segment from roughly 7:00min to 8:00min, the lights and sound just seem to work perfectly together. Enjoy!
Trey just wrapped up his quick tour. Sort of. He still has yet to play the legendary Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NY which has the unique distinction of having the last three scheduled appearances changed. Hopefully details of thew new date will be announced soon. In the meantime, enjoy this O-o-h Child from the Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD which Trey also picked to perform on the Jimmy Fallon show. The classic song by the Five Stairsteps was a poignant choice offering the optimistic thoughts that indeed one day "We'll walk in the rays of a beautiful sun.... When the world is much brighter".
Our thoughts are with all of our friends who were in the path of destruction earlier this week.
The first video from 1996-11-11 just surfaced on YouTube. While there is nothing particularly remarkable about this show from Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI, it is worth pointing out that Phish only played there twice. And both dates were November 11th. They returned two years later in 1998 as well. Anyway, it is great to see a few videos and listen in right before the Cow Funk era of 1997 was in full force. This Tweezer which came midway through the second set, is a prime example of Phish setting the table for the era to come.
Coming off of an absolutely incredible soundcheck in Dog Log, Phish opened this Lincoln, NE show with the first of what would be three Tweezer Reprise set openers in 1995.
Late in the second set, the band takes a pause only to check, "1..2" into the mic. They quietly start playing "Beat It" for a few seconds, until Fishman gives the signal to drop into Harry Hood. Trey does a bit of dancing on the stage and a few Beat It teases later, we are well on our way through the song.
The chessboard sits quietly above the band as they enter the next segment of Hood. Nothing fancy, but good old Harry brings us right into "You can feel good."
Overall this is a great show that's definitely worth checking out if you haven't already. Most of the video is available on http://PhishVids.com/1995/10/21 – Hope you all have a great weekend!
"Crosseyed and Painless" opens the second set at the Bill Graham Civic Arena for the final night of a three show run in Phishs' first shows at this venue. In what became one of the most talked about and well received sets of the Summer, this impeccably played Crosseyed was stunning. The knock-your-socks off jamming beautifully segued into several minutes of type-II which was simply majestic. Be sure to watch the remainder of the set including the Crosseyed and Painless Reprise as this is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.