Setlists Matching Performer: Russell Remington


This headlining performance was part of the Bear Creek Music Festival that also featured The Funky Meters, MSM&W, The New Mastersounds, Marco Benevento and Dumpstaphunk among many others. Before "Sand" Trey introduced Tony Markellis and told the story of how they met ("I don't know if I've ever told this story" – he's told it dozens of times), and of how Trey, Tony and Russ Lawton wrote "First Tube," "Last Tube" and "Sand" on the first day they ever practiced together.

Before "Burn That Bridge" Trey joked that he wanted to say how genuinely happy he was to be playing here, without sounding like "Hello, Springton!" (from The Simpsons via Spinal Tap). This show marked the debut of "Frost" that Trey noted had been written by himself and Tom Marshall about a week previous.

This show was "A Vermont Flood Relief Benefit with Trey Anastasio Band.” This gig featured the debut of "Snake Head Thumb" (Anastasio/Pollak) and "Winterqueen" (Anastasio/Marshall). Before "Snake Head Thumb" Trey mentioned that the first TAB show (8 Foot Florescent Tubes, 4/17/98, at the old Winooski location) was only the second show ever at Higher Ground, and since they had been playing there for thirteen years the next song would have a "13-year-long jam."

Trey performed "NICU" through "Bathtub Gin" solo acoustic. "Let Me Lie" featured Trey on acoustic with Jen and Natalie on backing vocals. "Heavy Things" through "Hey Ya!" saw Trey on acoustic with full TAB; the balance of the gig was full electric TAB. Trey played "Strange Design" in honor of the end of the tour and for his excitement to be going home to see his daughters the next morning.

Trey performed "Chalk Dust" through "Wilson" solo acoustic. "Heavy Things" and "Liquid Time" featured Trey on acoustic with full TAB; the balance of the show was full electric TAB. Before "Theme," Trey talked about all four members of Phish living in an apartment off Vine near The Viper Room while recording Hoist "in 1989"; the audience corrected him (repeatedly) that this was in 1994, not 1989. After "Theme" Trey expressed further confusion by suggesting that Rift was released in 1996 instead of 1993. "Dragonfly" was played by request "because you guys have been yelling for it all night."

The first set was Trey solo acoustic except "Wading" (Trey acoustic with Jen and Natalie), "Stealing Time" (Trey acoustic with Jen, Natalie, and Russ Remmington), "Hey Ya!" (Trey acoustic with full TAB), and "Push On" (electric TAB).

Trey performed "Farmhouse" through "Strange Design" solo acoustic. "Lawn Boy" featured Trey on acoustic with Russell and Tony; "Let Me Lie" featured Trey on acoustic with Jen and Natalie on backing vocals. "Heavy Things" and "Liquid Time" featured Trey on acoustic with full TAB; the balance of the show was full electric TAB. After "Farmhouse" Trey noted that it was great to be in Denver, where if he wanted any nugs he could just go a few doors down the block and buy some. "Timber (Jerry)" was a Trey debut. Before the Trey debut of "Tube" Trey told the story of the common origin of "Tube" and "Gumbo:" he and Fish were roomates in 1985, where Fish would leave his personal journals around the house; Trey would read them when Fish was away and write songs to them. Before "Gumbo" Trey told of Fishman's wheatgrass obsession and his "wheatgrass enema."

The first set was Trey solo acoustic except “Let Me Lie” through “Wading” (Trey acoustic with Jen and Natalie) “Heavy Things” through “Hey Ya! (Trey acoustic with full TAB), and “Push On” (electric TAB). “Wading” was dedicated to Tom Marshall.

"Sample in a Jar" through "Backwards Down the Number Line" were solo acoustic by Trey. "Hey Ya!" was performed acoustic by Trey with the rest of TAB joining him.

"Backwards Down the Number Line" through "Down with Disease" were performed solo acoustic by Trey. "Heavy Things" through "Let Me Lie" were peformed acoustic by Trey with the rest of TAB joining him.

The first set was Trey solo acoustic excepting “Lawn Boy” (with Russ Remington on tenor sax and Tony on bass), “Liquid Time,” “Heavy Things” and “Hey Ya” (full TAB with Trey on acoustic). The second set and encore was electric TAB. “Wilson” contained “a shout out to the King of Prussia Mall, the greatest mall in the northeast.” “Twenty Years Later” was a TAB debut.

The first set was Trey solo acoustic excepting “Wading” (with Jen and Natalie), “Heavy Things, “Peggy” and “Hey Ya” (full TAB with Trey on acoustic). The second set and encore was electric TAB. “Down with Disease,” “Meatstick,” “My Problem Right There” and the cover of Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind” were all TAB debuts. “Camel Walk” was dedicated to Fishman, included a “going downtown to Morocco” alternate lyric and was noted to be “the shortest version of that song ever.” “Cavern” included the alternate “bitch” / “dung” lyrics. “Jibboo” included a “Streets of Cairo” tease. After “Burn That Bridge” Trey noted the song's co-author, Amanda Green, and the "Hands on a Hard Body" play for which the song was written.

The first set was Trey solo acoustic excepting “Lawn Boy” (with Russ Remington on tenor sax and Tony on bass), “Let Me Lie” and “Hey Ya” (full TAB with Trey on acoustic). The second set and encore was electric TAB. After “PYITE” Trey noted that he liked the room, even better than “the one across the street” (Boston’s House of Blues is directly across the street from Fenway Park). “Strange Design” was dedicated to Trey’s wife, Sue, and eldest daughter, Eliza, who were both in attendance; the song itself was stopped and re-started.  “Carini” and “Shine a Light” were TAB debuts. “Lawn Boy” was dedicated to Kris Kristofferson, Page, and Janis Joplin.

The first set was Trey solo acoustic excepting “Wading” (with Jen and Natalie), “Black” (with Jen, Natalie and Ray), “Valentine” and “Devil Went Down to Georgia” (full TAB with Trey on acoustic). The second set and encore was electric TAB. Before “Number Line” Trey noted that the song was written “right down the road from here.” After “Limb By Limb” Trey offered that the line “Tossed with the salad and bailed with the hay” was his all-time favorite Tom Marshall lyric. “Guelah Papyrus,” “Halley’s Comet” and “Ocelot” were all Trey solo debuts. There was a brief P.A. drop-out at the beginning of “Done Done It.” The cover of Gorillaz’ “Clint Eastwood” was a TAB debut. “Windora Bug” contained alternate lyrics about bumblebees and Batman.

The first set was Trey solo acoustic excepting “Water in the Sky” (with Jen and Natalie), “Spin” (with Jen, Natalie and Ray), “Liquid Time” and “Hey Ya” (full TAB with Trey on acoustic). The second set and encore was electric TAB. “Theme,” “Cavern,” “Gumbo”  and the cover of OutKast’s “Hey Ya!” were all TAB debuts. After “Kill Devil Falls” Trey told a story about the old Tree Café venue in Portland and how the back cover photo of Fishman on the vinyl Lawn Boy was taken backstage there.

This single set performance headlined the inaugural Hangout Music Festival that also featured Ben Harper, The Roots, and the Funky Meters. This show featured the debuts of the Trey and Amanda Green original  “Burn That Bridge” and the Trey and Tom Marshall original “Sailboat Man.”

Trey performed “Water in the Sky” through “Wilson” solo acoustic. “Windora Bug” featured an alternate “Trey or a Ray” lyric. Excerpts from this show were released as TAB at the TAB.

“Number Line” and “Wilson” were performed solo acoustic. “I’m Blue I’m Lonesome” and “Beauty of My Dreams” were performed by Trey and the Del McCoury Band; the rest of Trey’s band joined for “Foggy Mountain Special.” “I’m Blue I’m Lonesome” and “Foggy Mountain Special” were TAB debuts.

Trey performed “Joy” (a Trey debut) through “Chalk Dust” solo acoustic.

After “Shine” Trey wished the audience a Happy Valentines Day, and noted that this was the twenty-first anniversary of his first date with his “Freehold sweetie,” his wife, Sue Statesir Anastasio, who was in attendance. Dedicating “Drifting” to Sue, he noted that the song was written about her at their Vermont home. The venue’s fire alarm was tripped during “Sand,” the P.A. was cut and the house lights came on. The horns continued the “Sand” jam led by Trey on wood blocks, eventually giving way to an impromptu “Percussion Parade” through the audience with a detour through the lobby.

Trey dedicated “Mozambique” to Annie, Natalie Cressman’s 93-year-old great grandmother, who was in the audience. Trey also dedicated “Show of Life” to the song’s co-author, Steve Pollak (The Dude of Life), who was also in attendance.

The debut of Trey and Tom Marshall’s “Obstacle of Course” was dedicated to Tom and his daughter, Anna, both of whom were in attendance.

This show was a benefit for the Kristine Anastasio Manning Memorial Fund. This gig featured the debuts of “Liquid Time,” “All That Almost Was,” “The Birdwatcher,” and “Show of Life.” Trey explained that “All That Almost Was” and “Show of Life” were collaborations with the Dude of Life that were written over the course of a sushi lunch on Trey’s iPhone FourTrack app. “At the Gazebo” was dedicated to everyone affected by cancer and the spirit of Kristy.

This single set performance was part of the Langerado Music Festival that also featured moe., Widespread Panic, My Morning Jacket and The New Pornographers, among many others. “Mud City” featured Ivan Neville on keyboards.

This gig was part of the late-night series of the Langerado Music Festival. “Mr. Completely” featured an extended percussion jam.

This show featured the TAB debuts of “Auld Lang Syne” and “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’” (Michael Jackson). “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’” was incomplete. This atypical version of “Jibboo” included a brief vocal jam and a jam featuring only Trey and Ray. After the second set, Trey announced that they were going to be releasing a live album from the recent shows (Original Boardwalk Style) and that before the third set they would be taking photos of the band and the crowd for inclusion in the album art. Trey performed all of the encore songs solo acoustic. The keyword for “Makisupa” was “Whitehall,” referencing Trey’s infamous drug bust that occurred a few weeks earlier in Whitehall, NY.

“The Way I Feel” contained an “Auld Lang Syne” tease and a vocal jam with Trey on Cyro's talk box. During “The Way I Feel,” Cyro took a solo on “the evil nitrous tank,” prompting Trey to advise, “they're not good for anything else; never use them for anything else.” Before “Alumni” Trey told the audience, “Don't forget, bet on 17 and everything will go your way.” Trey sang the “Because I’ve got a degree” lyric from “Alumni” through his megaphone.

This show featured the TAB debut of “Peaches en Regalia.” “Gotta Jibboo” contained “Streets of Cairo” teases.  “Last Tube” culminated in a brief “2001” jam. “Push On” included an “Oye Como Va” tease.

“Sand” included a “Streets of Cairo” tease. “Alumni” contained the alternate lyric “I'm gonna take this warrant and slice you in the eye.” Also during “Alumni,” Trey used Cyro's talk box for the “‘Cause I got a degree” lyric.  “Sex Machine” was a TAB debut. At the beginning of the “Percussion Parade” Trey said "Put it together for James Brown right now!" “Push On” included a James Brown-inspired funk jam.  “Sweet Dreams Melinda” included a brief vocal jam which contained a “Macarena” quote from Trey.

During the intro to “Cincinnati” Trey indicated that the song was written for five horns, and that since they were missing the flute player that he would whistle the flute parts. After the extended, multi-part jam out of “Mud City” that included an extended vocal riff on the word “someday,” Trey offered that he ‘had no clue what that song was about.” Trey performed ”The Inlaw Josie Wales,” “Invisible” and “Love That Breaks All Lines” solo acoustic. After “Jibboo” Trey noted that they were over the venue curfew but he wanted to keep playing anyway; they did so, for almost another half hour.

“Dragonfly” contained a “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” jam. Trey sang a line of “Close to the Edge” (Yes) prior to the start of the second set. Trey changed the lyrics to “Mud City” to reference Paulie Walnuts. “Low” and “Push On” contained “Third Stone From the Sun” (Jimi Hendrix) teases from Trey.

“Bar 17,” “Mud City” and “Push On” featured Fernando Castillo on trumpet, Carlos Sosa on saxophone, Raul Vallejo on trombone, Ivan Neville on organ and Russell Remington on saxophone.  “Plasma” also featured Russell Remington. During the set-closing “Mud City,” each of the band members were introduced and took a subsequent solo.

This single set performance was as the opening act for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. This setlist is unconfirmed as recordings of the performance do not circulate.

This show featured the debuts of “If You’re Walking,” “Shadow” and “A Case of Ice and Snow.” “Burlap Sack,” Mr. Completely,” “Plasma,” “Cayman,” and “Simple Twist.” featured Russell Remington on saxophone. During “Heavy Things” Trey pointed out that the real Mary (from the song) was in attendance. “Low” contained a “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” jam.

“Sleep Again” and “Wherever You Find It” were duets featuring Trey on acoustic and Ray on piano. “Invisible,” “Shine” and “Flock of Words” were performed by Trey on acoustic, Ray on piano and Jen and Christina on backing vocals. This show featured the debuts of “Dragonfly,” “Let Me Lie” and “Mud City.” “Mud City” was dedicated to everyone heading down to Jazz Fest. Russell Remington and Dave Grippo sat in for the second set and encore (excepting “Drifting”).

The Hackensaw Boys opened. A pre-recorded version of “70 Volt Parade” was played over the P.A. as the band took the stage. “Invisible” was performed by Trey on acoustic guitar with Jen and Christina on backup vocals. After “Invisible” (and continued after “Chalk Dust”) Trey talked about why he won't play “Fluffhead” on the acoustic guitar, despite it being heavily requested. Trey performed “Chalk Dust” through “Pebbles and Marbles” solo acoustic. “First Tube” included a "Ghostbusters" tease by the horn section. “Rubberneck Lions” and “Can't Stand Losing You” were TAB debuts and featured Stewart Copeland on drums and Raymond on percussion.

The Hackensaw Boys opened. Trey performed “Inlaw Josie Wales” through “LxL” solo acoustic. The keyword for “Makisupa” was “Gooball in my mouth.” During “Last Tube” Trey explained (mid-song) that, though he can’t surf, he has always wanted to, and “Last Tube” is his impression of what it would be like to catch the last wave of the day.

The Hackensaw Boys opened. Trey performed “Pebbles and Marbles” through “Bathtub Gin” solo acoustic. Jerry Harrison sat in on the TAB debut of “Roadrunner” (The Modern Lovers); Trey introduced Jerry as being in “two of the most important bands that came out of this country (Talking Heads and Modern Lovers). “Come Together” (The Beatles) was a TAB debut.

The Hackensaw Boys opened. A pre-recorded version of “70 Volt Parade” was played over the P.A. as the band took the stage. “Bitch” (Rolling Stones) was a TAB debut. After “Sweet Dreams Melinda,” Trey apologized to Mick Jagger for screwing up the words to “Bitch.” “Waves” and “Loving Cup” were performed solo acoustic. “Invisible” was performed with Trey on acoustic and Jennifer and Christina providing backing vocals. After Invisible,” Trey scolded the audience for throwing things at him, not just at this show but over the course of the entire tour. “Iko Iko” (Dixie Cups), “GDTRFB” (Traditional), “Eyes,” and “Casey Jones” (Grateful Dead) all featured guest performances by Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart and were TAB debuts. Prior to “Casey Jones,” Trey claimed he “just taught Tony this song.”

The Hackensaw Boys opened. A pre-recorded version of 70 Volt Parade was played over the P.A. as the band took the stage. Sample through Limb By Limb were performed solo acoustic, excepting Invisible and Sleep Again where he was joined by Jennifer and Christina providing backing vocals. Trey teased Stash in Simple Twist Up Dave.

The Hackensaw Boys opened. This setlist is unconfirmed as recordings of the performance do not circulate. A pre-recorded version of “70 Volt Parade” was played over the P.A. as the band took the stage. Trey performed “The Inlaw Josie Wales” through “Waste” solo acoustic.

Trey performed “Sample” through “Limb By Limb” solo, acoustic. Trey played “Water in the Sky” and “Bouncing” for a deceased fan named Renee whose mother was in attendance. “Crosstown Traffic” was a TAB debut.

A pre-recorded version of “70 Volt Parade” was played over the P.A. as the band took the stage. “Invisible” through “Sample” were performed by Trey solo acoustic, excepting “Invisible” and “Love That Breaks All Lines” which featured Jen and Christina on backing vocals.

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals opened. A pre-recorded version of “70 Volt Parade” was played over the P.A. as the band took the stage. Raymond Weber performed on drums for the entire show in place of Skeeto Valdez. Band introductions followed “Sweet Dreams Melinda.” “Invisible” through “Waste” were performed by Trey solo acoustic, excepting “Invisible” and “Tuesday” which featured Jen and Christina on backing vocals. After “Invisible” Trey told a short story about John Paluska, who was in the audience. The P.A. cut out for several minutes toward the end of the lengthy “Mr. Completely” jam.

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals opened. A pre-recorded version of “70 Volt Parade” was played over the P.A. as the band took the stage. After “46 Days” Trey introduced the band, noting that Jen had played her first concert with Trey on the Orpheum stage, where she was “de-flowered.” “Loving Cup” through “Piper” were performed by Trey solo acoustic, excepting “Invisible” which featured Jen and Christina on backing vocals. After "The Horse" > "Silent" told a story about the songwriting process between he and Tom Marshall, how they will often start with very different interpretations of songs, and how he originally thought Tom's poem was about Trey's dog, Marley. Trey abandoned “Suzy” after one verse in favor of “Piper.”

Yerba Buena opened. This show was simulcast on WXPN. A pre-recorded version of “70 Volt Parade” was played over the P.A. as the band took the stage. “Free” through “Pebbles and Marbles” were performed by Trey solo acoustic. “My Friend” was stopped and re-started for Trey to re-tune one of his strings, and then was abandoned entirely; Trey thanked WXPN for broadcasting the show on the Internet and speculated that since all the critical fans on the Internet would be listening and causing Trey to “mess up,” and perhaps that it was “the Internet” that broke up Phish.

A pre-recorded version of 70 Volt Parade was played over the P.A. as the band took the stage. After Simple Twist Up Dave, Trey talked about some of the many concerts he had seen at the McCarter Theatre (after Lawn Boy, Tom Marshall would tell the story of one such concert from his perspective). Pebbles and Marbles was dedicated to Tom’s daughter, Anna Marshall and performed solo acoustic. Velvet Sea through Character Zero were performed with Trey on acoustic guitar and Tom on vocals. This show featured the TAB debut of Lawn Boy.

This headlining performance was part of the Austin City Limits Music Festival. “Stash” was a TAB debut and was the first performance of the song with horns since Phish’s 7/27/91 gig with the Giant Country Horns.

These sets were part of the third annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. The first set featured Trey conducting the Nashville Chamber Orchestra except where noted; second set was electric TAB. "Prolgue" and "Coming To" were debuts. "Sing a Song" (Earth Wind & Fire) and "Devil Went Down to Georgia" (Charlie Daniels) were TAB debuts. “Flock of Words” featured Trey on acoustic guitar and vocals, Ray on piano and Jen on backing vocals. “The Inlaw Josie Wales” featured Trey on acoustic guitar. “Cincinnati” (intro) and “Discern” (intro) were performed by the TAB horn section only. “Secret Smile" featured Trey on electric guitar and vocals and Ray on piano. “First Tube” featured festival-closing fireworks.

This private performance was a surprise 50th birthday party for snowboard innovator Jake Burton Carpenter. A giant cake was cut during “Happy Birthday.” During “O-o-h Child,” Trey's youngest daughter came on stage and put a Hawaiian lei around his neck. There was a fireworks show between sets. “Night Speaks” included a “One Nation Under a Groove” (Funkadelic) jam. 

This was a headlining performance of the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival. Introducing the song “Cincinnati” Trey noted that: “it’s good to be here, and not in Cincinnati.” Before the second set there was a playful chant for “Ray! Ray! Ray!” who was the last to arrive on stage. Trey performed “The Inlaw Josie Wales” solo, acoustic.

Carlos Santana sat in on a second guitar for “Last Tube,” “The Way I Feel” and the entire second set. Portions of this show including Carlos Santana were officially released on the 2004 DVD Live at The Warfield. The traditional “John the Revelator” and the cover of The Beastie Boys’ “Root Down” were Trey Anastasio debuts. Though it lived in the Phish repertoire from 1990 to 1996, this show also marked the Trey Anastasio debut cover of Duke Ellington’s “Caravan.” "Night Speaks to a Woman" contained a "San-Ho-Zay" jam and "Moving in Stereo" teases from Jennifer Hartswick. "Caravan" included a "Manteca" tease.

Trey performed “The Inlaw Josie Wales,” “Secret Smile” and “Spices” solo, acoustic. The cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Dazed and Confused” was a TAB debut. At the end of the “Sweet and Dandy” encore Trey led the band marching through the crowd.

Warren Haynes sat in on a second guitar for “Gotta Jibboo” and “Sand.” This show featured the TAB debut of The Maytals' “Sweet and Dandy” and the debut of the Anastasio/Marshall original, “Undermind.” "Sand" contained an "Eleanor Rigby" tease.

The Anastasio/Marshall originals “Cincinnati,” “Secret Smile,” and “Spices” were all debuts; Led Zeppelin’s “Black Dog” was a TAB debut. Trey performed “Secret Smile” and “Spices” solo, acoustic. Mike appeared on stage with his Segway during “Push On ‘Til the Day” and performed in place of Tony on bass for “Black Dog.”

Night Speaks to a Woman included a section where Trey "conducted" the audience. This show featured the TAB debut of Magilla. Simple Twist Up Dave and Small Axe from this show are included on Trey’s live Plasma CD. Trey performed The Inlaw Josie Wales and Ray Dawn Balloon solo acoustic.

Happy Birthday was sung and then played for road manager Brad Sands. Other Halloween recognition included an on-stage jack-o-lantern, and Jennifer Hartswick sporting an amazing wig! Windora Bug included a Stash tease. Tops Off found Trey whipping off his shirt and whirling it around his head; the remainder of the show saw all band members fully clothed.

This gig was originally scheduled to take place at Utica’s Memorial Auditorium, and then was later rescheduled for the Stanley Performing Arts Center. This show featured the TAB debut of “Perhaps.” Throughout the evening plaster had been falling from the balcony; after “Mr. Completely,” Brad Sands made a brief appearance on stage, after which Trey announced that due to concerns about the balcony bouncing that the rest of the show would be performed acoustic. Before the encore, a member of the audience shouted “Free Bird!” While Trey declined to play the request, he offered two related stories: the first was about Trey and Fish on vacation in Greece and encountering a bunch of punks playing “Free Bird” on their boom-box; the second related how Phish had offered their a cappella rendition of “Free Bird” for a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute album, but that it had been turned down. Trey then played “Pebbles and Marbles” solo, acoustic.

This gig was originally scheduled to take place at Portland’s Cumberland County Civic Center, and was later rescheduled for the smaller Portland Expo. This show marked the debut of “Travelling Song.” “Drifting” was preceded by the horn introduction to “Discern.” “Curlew’s Call” and “When” from this gig are included on Trey’s live CD, Plasma.

Spearhead’s Radioactive and Michael Franti joined Trey’s band for “Small Axe.” Page sat in on keyboards for “First Tube” in place of Ray. This show marked the debuts of “Javier Cinakowski,” “Chapeau Mauvais,” “Curlew’s Call” and the TAB debut of Cyro Baptista's "Forro for All." A portion of the proceeds from this show was designated to benefit Burlington City Arts.

The “Night Speaks to a Woman” from this show appears on Trey’s live CD, Plasma. Trey performed "Ray Dawn Balloon" and "Thunderhead" acoustic. The band ended the second set by forming a conga line marching off stage; they came back on stage for the encore in the same manner and reprised the ending of “Simple Twist Up Dave.”

The second set-closing “Sand” from this gig appears on Trey’s live CD, Plasma. Trey performed “Bathtub Gin” and “Chalk Dust Torture” solo, acoustic. Trey also played "Ray Dawn Balloon" acoustic.

This in-studio performance was a taping for Last Call with Carson Daly; the show first aired on June 24, 2002. “Alive Again” was played in it’s entirety; a small portion of “Push On ‘Til the Day” was played as they cut to commercial break, and they played the intro to “Money, Love and Change” as the ending show credits rolled.

“At the Gazebo” featured the Vermont Youth Orchestra String Quartet. During the break before the encore maracas and tambourines were passed out to the audience and a set of stairs was placed in front of the stage. During “Alive Again” approximately forty guests – including members of Cyro Baptista’s Beat The Donkey ensemble, Brazilian dancers and other assorted percussionists and pranksters – joined Trey’s band in what can perhaps best be described as a strange combination of two infamous Phish antics: the 10/22/96 MSG “Freakapaug” and the 5/27/94 “Shake your Macaroni” Possum. After the ending refrain and amid an audience-aided percussion jam, Trey led the entire entourage down the stairs in front of the stage, through the audience and onto 51st Street where a drum circle ensued, blocking midtown traffic for nearly half an hour.

Fish – introduced as “Johnny B. Funk” – sat in on a second drum kit for the entire show.

“The Inlaw Josie Wales,” “Flock of Words” and “At the Gazebo” featured the Vermont Youth Orchestra String Quartet. James Harvey sat in on a second trombone for “Mozambique.” "Ray Dawn Balloon" was performed by Trey (on acoustic) accompanied by only Tony and Cyro.

“Mike’s Groove” (both of which were TAB debuts) featured Mike on bass; “Mike’s Song” included a horn introduction, a trampolines segment, as well as an extended duet with Mike and Trey before the beginning of “Weekapaug.”

This show was originally scheduled to have taken place at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY, and then was later rescheduled for Albany’s smaller Palace Theatre. “Push On” included a “Lively Up Yourself” jam before “Windora Bug.” “Last Tube” featured band intros, and Trey running laps around the stage and performing the “Meatstick” dance.

The performance of Mozambique from this show appears on Trey’s live CD Plasma.  Trey teased The Sound of Music during and after Mozambique.

The rendition of “Plasma” from this gig appears on Trey’s live CD of the same name. Trey performed "Ray Dawn Balloon" acoustic.

“Wilson” was a Trey Anastasio debut, was incomplete, and, along with "Chalk Dust," was performed by Trey solo, acoustic. Trey also played "Ray Dawn Balloon" acoustic. “Alive Again” contained a “Stash” tease. The performance of “Every Story Ends in Stone” appears on Trey’s live CD, Plasma, as do sections of "Money, Love and Change" and "Mr. Completely" that appear under the title “Inner Tube.”

Spearhead (setlist), and then Los Lobos (setlist) opened; Trey sat in with both bands. Michael Franti provided lead vocals for “Small Axe.” “I Want to Take You Higher” featured Michael Franti, Steve Berlin, David Hidalgo, and Conrad Lozano and others from Spearhead and Los Lobos. Page capped off the evening of guest appearances, replacing Ray on keyboards for “First Tube” and “Bug.”

This gig was part of the Mountain Aire Music Festival that also included Les Claypool’s Flying Frog Brigade, Elvis Costello and the Imposters, Galactic, Particle, John Prine, Robert Randolph, and The Derek Trucks Band. “Cayman Review” featured Derek Trucks on guitar; “Night Speaks to a Woman” featured Derek Trucks on guitar and Les Claypool on bass. “In the Wee Wee Hours” featured the forty-four-piece Extra Action Marching Band.

Spearhead opened and Spearhead’s Michael Franti added lead vocals on Small Axe. The show featured the debut of Discern.

This gig featured the debut of “Night Speaks to a Woman” and "Thunderhead." "Thunderhead" featured Trey on acoustic guitar. Trey performed “Ray Dawn Balloon” solo, acoustic.

SET 1: Alive Again


Trey and his band were the musical guests on the Late Show with David Letterman. Dave briefly interviewed Trey after the performance.

This was a taping session for the nationally syndicated radio program Live at the World Café. “Money, Love and Change” was played by request for show host David Dye.

Big Joe Burrell and The Unknown Blues Band opened the show: Big Joe Burrell on vocals and sax, Tony Markellis on bass, Paul Asbell on guitar, Chas Eller on keyboards, Russ Lawton on drums; The Unknown Horns Section (Jennifer Hartswick on trumpet, Andy Moroz on trombone, Dave “The Truth” Grippo on alto sax and Russ Remington on tenor sax) performed on their final song.

“Mountains in the Mist” and “Bathtub Gin” were duets with Mike on electric bass and Trey on acoustic guitar. “Back on the Train” was a duet with both Mike and Trey on acoustic guitars.

Carl “Gears” Gerhard performed on trumpet for the entire show. Before the show started, Trey introduced Carl and noted that this gig was exactly ten years to the day since the last time the entire Giant Country Horns had performed together; the actual last performance of the GCH with Phish was July 27, 1991. The “Jam” in the second set was based on the theme that emerged out of the jam in “Jibboo.” Trey performed “Ray Dawn Balloon” and “Driver” solo, acoustic.

Happy Birthday was dedicated to lighting director Chris Kuroda. At a shade over 48 minutes, this Mr. Completely jam represented almost double the previously longest TAB jam to date.

John Medeski performed on keyboards for the entire show, in addition to regular TAB keyboardist Ray Paczkowski. Trey joined in as the third keyboardist for “Sand.” 

Soundcheck: Push on ‘Til the Day, Tube Top Flop, Simple Twist Up Dave, Money Love and Change, At the Barbeque, Nothing But an ‘E’ Thing, Sidewalks of San Francisco

SET 1: Push On 'Til the Day, Tube Top Flop, Acting the Devil, Small Axe, Simple Twist Up Dave, Nothing But an 'E' Thing, Cayman Review, Last Tube

SET 2: Moesha > Quantegy, Burlap Sack and Pumps [1], Money, Love and Change, Flock of Words, Mr. Completely, At the Gazebo, Drifting

ENCORE: First Tube


John Medeski performed on keyboards for the entire show; regular TAB keyboardist Ray Paczkowski did not perform at this gig. During “Last Tube,” Trey thanked the audience, calling Alpine Valley “the best place to play in the whole world.” “Burlap Sack and Pumps” contained an extended (~five minute) jam with just Trey and John Medeski.

Trey performed “Ray Dawn Balloon” and “Bathtub Gin” solo acoustic. “Moesha” contained the following added lyrics: “Moesha me down, Moesha me up, Moesha me Avalanche, Moesha me cup, Moesha me rocks, Moesha me red, Moesha me live, Moesha me dead, Moesha me straight, Moesha me gay, Moesha me Jerry, Moesha me Trey.”

During “Samson Variation” Trey playfully chided Andy Moroz, who had to run back to the band room to get his music for the song; Trey suggested that the audience focus in on the trombone part to make sure it is perfect. This gig featured the debut of “Plasma,” that Trey said was written backstage that very day.

After “Money, Love and Change” Trey offered his thanks to the audience “for supporting the important cause of new music” and supporting their performance of an almost entirely new repertoire. Tony started “Push On ‘Til the Day” by playing “Sand” instead.

Trey dedicated “Last Tube” to the surfers catching the “last tube” of the day. This show marked the debut of “When.”

This one-set show, opening for The Aquarium Rescue Unit, concluded the summer "Horns Tour." It featured the Giant Country Horns on Suzy through Stash, Avenu Malkenu, Possum, Landlady, Mike's, Weekapaug, and the encore. Suzy contained a Sailor's Hornpipe tease from Trey. During I Didn't Know, Fish was introduced as Willard Scott. Possum contained Charlie Chan and Oom Pa Pa signals.

This show featured the Giant Country Horns on Suzy, Cavern, Avenu, Buried Alive through Funky Bitch, Tweezer, and Lizards through Melt. The Horns were introduced after Landlady. Stash was dedicated to a fan. YEM included a Chameleon tease by the Horns and Manteca quotes in the vocal jam. Sweet Adeline was performed without microphones. After Lizards, the band sang Happy Birthday to Chris Kuroda and played a short Happy Birthday jam with the horns. Tweezer Reprise started as Tweezer. In between Frankenstein and Melt, the Horns introduced the members of Phish. Page teased HYHU when Fish was introduced. Melt included a Munsters theme tease from Trey. The Aquarium Rescue Unit was the opening act.

This show featured the Giant Country Horns from Suzy through AC/DC Bag, Cavern through Golgi, and Poor Heart through the encore. Trey called Page "Chaz" prior to his solo in My Sweet One. Sweet Adeline was performed without microphones. The Antelope intro included Jean Pierre teases, Magilla contained an Anything Goes tease from Carl Gearhart, and Weekapaug included a Superstition tease. Gumbo included Horn introductions.

Soundcheck: Poor Heart (x2), Gimme Three Steps, Jazz Jam, Dinner and a Movie Intro (x3), Sesame Street Theme -> Jam -> Superstition, Caravan, Poor Heart -> Funky Bitch -> I’m Bad I'm Nationwide

SET 1: Golgi Apparatus > Chalk Dust Torture, The Squirming Coil > Buried Alive[1] > Split Open and Melt[1], Bathtub Gin[1], The Landlady[1], Cavern[1], Tela, You Enjoy Myself

SET 2: Possum, Guelah Papyrus, David Bowie[1], Jesus Just Left Chicago[1], My Sweet One[1] > Bouncing Around the Room[1], Funky Bitch[1], I Didn't Know, Frankenstein[1], Suzy Greenberg[1]

ENCORE: Contact[1] > Big Black Furry Creature from Mars[1]


This show featured the Giant Country Horns on Buried Alive through Cavern, YEM, Bowie through Funky Bitch, and Frankenstein through BBFCFM. The Horns were introduced after Landlady. YEM included a Chameleon tease by the Horns. The intro to Bowie included teases of The Asse Festival, Call to the Post, Merrily We Roll Along, William Tell Overture, and Entrance of the Gladiators. Bowie later contained Wipe Out teases from Mike. BBFCFM featured I Love Lucy and Brady Bunch theme teases.

This show featured the Giant Country Horns from Suzy through Weekapaug, Cavern through Tweezer, and Dinner through Caravan. Gumbo also featured Fish on trombone and Horn introductions.

This show featured the Giant Country Horns on all songs except Guelah, Poor Heart, Hydrogen, I Didn't Know, Runaway Jim, Sloth, Esther, and Fee. During I Didn't Know, Fish was introduced as "The Sultan of Swat, Henrietta." Lawn Boy featured Carl Gerhard, who was introduced as "Lawn Boy," on trumpet. Gumbo, Touch Me, and Suzy also featured “Steve-O from New Orleans” on washboard, or, as Trey referred to it, “whatever the hell you call that thing.” Weekapaug included a Bonanza theme tease and Suzy contained an And the Cradle Will Rock... quote from Trey. The Radiators and TR3 were the opening acts.

This show featured the Giant Country Horns on Suzy through Bathtub, Bowie, Dinner and a Movie through Stash, Avenu Malkenu, YEM, and Possum. The Horns were introduced after Landlady, which featured Rene Lopez on percussion. During the introductions, Page teased Call to the Post and "Charge!" Carl Gerhard whistled with the band during Reba. Chalk Dust contained a brief Buried Alive tease from Trey. The Bowie intro contained an Alone Again (Naturally) tease and quote and YEM included a Chameleon tease by the Horns. The YEM vocal jam was based on burgers. Possum contained Charlie Chan and Oom Pa Pa signals and Dixie and Buried Alive teases from Trey. Spin Doctors and The Authority were the opening acts. This show is available as an archival release on LivePhish.com.

This show featured the Giant Country Horns for all songs except Fee, Coil, I Didn't Know, My Sweet One, and Runaway Jim. The Bowie included Bouncing and Jeopardy! theme teases. YEM included Frankenstein teases as well as a Chameleon tease by the Horns. Gumbo featured Fish on trombone and Touch Me featured Fish on cowbell. Gumbo and BBFCFM included Giant Country Horn intros. After Touch Me, Page announced that they would be debuting the Esther animated film at the setbreak. I Didn’t Know featured Mimi Fishman on vacuum.  Magilla contained an Up on the House Top tease from Carl Gerhard. Tweezer featured impromptu rapping. BBFCFM included theme from Leave It to Beaver and William Tell Overture teases during the Horn introductions and a quick tease of the I Love Lucy theme. Lawn Boy featured Gerhard, who was introduced as "Lawn Boy," on trumpet. Runaway Jim was sung as “Runaway Yim.” This show is available as an archival release on LivePhish.com.

This show featured the Giant Country Horns from Suzy through Weekapaug, Poor Heart through Landlady, Possum, and Alumni. After Guelah, the crowd was told by the promoter that they were dancing too much, prompting Trey to offer a date with Fish to the fan who danced best on their chair! Trey introduced the Horns during I Didn't Know. Trey teased Dave's Energy Guide and Mainstreet in Weekapaug. Possum contained an Alone Again (Naturally) tease from Trey.

No known setlist


It is believed that the band only performed one song at the BMI New Music Awards, and that it may have been a cappella.

This single-set show was part of the New Music Seminar and featured the Giant Country Horns. Landlady and Stash contained Hot House (Tadd Dameron) teases from Trey. After Weekapaug, Trey introduced the Giant Country Horns. During the introductions, Page teased "Charge!" Caravan included Manteca teases. Trey humorously botched the lyrics to Cavern, leading to some funny stage banter. The Ellen James Society and Yothu Yindi were the opening acts.

This show featured The Giant Country Horns for all of the second set, all of the third set except for Esther, Chalk Dust, and Hood, and for the encore. The show began with a humorous announcement from Trey that he felt “overdressed” during National Nudist Week. My Sweet One included a tease of the Bonanza theme and Magilla included a Flintstones theme tease. I Didn't Know, in which Fish was introduced as "Hank," and Touch Me featured Fish on trombone. Possum included Charlie Chan and Oom Pa Pa signals as well as a Dave’s Energy Guide tease, while Weekapaug included more DEG teases. Trey introduced the Giant Country Horns at the end of Antelope and during BBFCFM. There was a long wait during HYHU for Fish, who was apparently in the bathroom. Hood included full-band Jeopardy! theme teases. This show ran much longer than scheduled (at one point, when Trey noted that they should wind up the show, a fan urged the band to “fuck the clock”), prompting Trey to beg the crowd to leave in a timely and orderly fashion after the encore.

This show featured The Giant Country Horns on Suzy, Alumni, Avenu, Melt through Frankenstein, Divided Sky, Flat Fee, Lizards, Stash, If I Only Had a Brain, YEM, and Landlady. Melt contained Charlie Chan and Oom Pa Pa signals. During the pause in Letter to Jimmy Page, Trey introduced the Horns. Trey flubbed the slow, middle section of Divided Sky and humorously remarked that it was “the jazz version.” Stash contained a Buried Alive tease from Trey. Brain was preceded by Happy Birthday teases and was dedicated to "Erica;" YEM subsequently included a brief reprise of the tease from Trey as well as a Chameleon tease by the Horns. The YEM vocal jam featured Chain Gang (Otis Redding) quotes from Fish.

This show, officially released as Live Phish 19, featured The Giant Country Horns for all songs except Reba, Rocky Top, Golgi, The Squirming Coil, My Sweet One, Hydrogen, both HYHUs, Oh Kee Pa, Adeline, and Fee. It also marked the first Phish performance of Moose the Mooche, which contained a tease of Rhythm-A-Ning from Trey. Trey also teased the Woody Woodpecker theme before Golgi. Prior to Touch Me, Fish was introduced as the Lizard Queen. Touch Me featured Fish on trombone. Sweet Adeline was performed without microphones.

This free show featured The Giant Country Horns for all songs except Oh Kee Pa, My Sweet One, both TMWSIYs, and both HYHUs. This show also marked the Phish debut of Touch Me. Frankenstein was played for the first time since December 3, 1989 (217 shows) and Flat Fee was played for the first time since September 13, 1988 (347 shows). Fish was introduced before Touch Me as Henrietta and, several seconds later, the Lizard Queen.

Stash through Suzy featured Dave Grippo on saxophone and Rocky Top through Antelope featured Grippo and Russ Remington on saxophone. There are no known recordings of this show.

Mockingbird included a Jeopardy! theme tease from Page. The intro to Antelope featured Old McDonald Had a Farm and Yakety Sax (the Benny Hill Show theme) teases. No Dogs Allowed was played for the first time since July 23, 1988 (132 shows) and was dedicated to Dave. I Didn't Know through Antelope featured Dave Grippo and Russ Remington on saxophone. I Didn't Know also featured Fish on trombone. SOAM had to be started a second time after the lights went out before the a cappella segment of the first attempt. Hood contained an Odd Couple theme tease from the horns. Swing Low was played for the first time since June 19, 1988 (149 shows). This was the first known performance of In a Hole, which included a tease of the Close Encounters of the Third Kind theme.

No known setlist


During the summer of '89, the members of Phish as well as Russell Remington and others performed a weekly series of performances of jazz standards under the moniker "The Johnny B. Fishman Jazz Ensemble." This is the only specific known date and was first reported by phish.com. There is no known recording or setlist.

I Didn't Know featured Carl Gerhard on trumpet; this was his first known appearance with Phish. Mr. P.C., which included a Spider-Man theme tease, featured Carl Gerhard and Russ Remington on horns. Some recordings circulate with Timber in the second set and an encore including Peaches, Funky Bitch, and Donna Lee; this is actually filler from the October 29, 1988 show.

Suzy and BBFCFM included Sailor's Hornpipe teases from Trey. Page, Mike, and Fish noodled around with the Hood intro while Trey conducted the costume contest. A fan dressed as Harry Hood won! Bobby Brown sat in on harmonica for Curtis Loew, Richard Wright provided vocals for Halley’s, and Russ Remington sat in on saxophone from Timber through Funky Bitch. Terrapin and I Didn't Know featured Fish on trombone. Wilson was unfinished. This show included the first known performance of Foam and the first known Phish performances of Time Loves a Hero and Donna Lee. Page and Fish teased Terrapin Station before Terrapin.
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