BY RUBY GORDON//
On Friday, October 1st, Trey Anastasio will perform at The Anthem alongside his eponymous band.
Trey Anastasio is no stranger to the stage. Beginning his prolific career as the lead singer of Phish and forging a successful solo career, Anastasio has explored genres, with an affinity for the blues, American rock, experimental composition, and free jazz. Known for emotional bass lines and howling guitar riffs, Anastasio creates the kind of music that elicits the influences of Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews, Blues Traveler, and the Grateful Dead.
While Anastasio’s records exude his distinct energy in music, he has a distinct talent for performing live in front of an audience. His time with Phish was notable for its extensive improvisation. There is an aspect of honesty to performing live; each note is heard one time only, and there is no way to rewind. Anastasio leans into the authenticity of an audience and uses it to enhance his set.
Nearly forty years have passed since guitarist and singer-songwriter Trey Anastasio released his first album, The White Tape, with his then-band, Phish. Since then, Anastasio has composed 152 Phish songs, 11 solo albums, and even written the score for Broadway musical Hands on a Hardbody.
Trey Anastasio and his band will be performing the best of their songs at The Anthem on October 1st, along with a focus on their newest album, Burn it Down, released in 2020. Doors open at 6:30pm and the show starts at 8:00pm.