Trey Anastasio Band, 2/27/11


Trey Anastasio Band
The Riviera Theatre
Chicago, IL
February 27, 2011

Trey Anastasio took his full band — Russ Lawton (drums) Tony Markellis  (bass), Ray Paczkowski  (keyboards), Jennifer Hartswick (trumpet, vocals), Russell Remington (saxophones, flute), Natalie Cressman (trombone, vocals) — into Chicago’s Riviera Theatre on a recent Sunday night for offerings both acoustic, electric, and a mixture thereof. Boasting the same Classic TAB lineup that Anastasio took on the road in 2009, it seems as though he has found a chemistry with these six highly skilled cast of players. 

Though the electric set featured mainly TAB numbers, there is something special about hearing the orchestration of the tunes, complete with female presence and a full-band sound that Phish cannot produce for the obvious reasons of lack of instruments and women. 

Photographer and Chicago resident Chad Smith of was on the scene to capture the gig through his lens. 

Setlist (courtesy of John Fairbairn)

Set 1(acoustic)
Backwards Down The Numberline, Theme From The Bottom, Farmhouse, Gumbo, Kill Devil Falls, Halley’s Comet, Dirt, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan
The Wedge, Let Me Lie*, Water in the Sky* | Wading in the Velvet Sea*, Heavy Things%, Liquid Time%, Hey Ya!%, Push On ‘Til the Day#

Set 2(electric)
Gotta Jibboo, Ocelot, Valentine, My Problem Right There, Cayman Review, Burlap Sack and Pumps, Clint Eastwood, Money, Love and Change, Small Axe, The Devil Went Down to Georgia, Night Speaks to a Woman, Ether Sunday, First Tube

Encore: Sultans of Swing
* Trey acoustic w/ Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman
% Trey acoustic w/ full TAB
# Electric TAB
Notes: "Wading in the Velvet Sea" was dedicated to Tom Marshall.

To download the audience recording of this show, please click HERE

To download the soundboard recording of this show from LivePhish, please click HERE

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