November 12, 2010

Trey Anastasio Band: TAB at the Tab

Trey Anastasio & TAB
photo: Sam Erickson

The Trey Anastasio Band performed at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA on February 27 this year. A new live album called TAB at the Tab captures about half of the show, focusing on the second set. Two of the songs also made the track listing of the 2008 live album Original Boardwalk Style - Live In Atlantic City. Money, Love and Change and Drifting have been re-arranged to fit the septet (there were 11 players in the expanded 2008 TAB).

Sand and Driftin' are long-time TAB live horses and are delivered with panache, but the gems on this release are the pseudo reggae Windora Bug and the contemplative Show of Life, a track co-written by Anastasio and Steve Pollak ("The Dude of Life"). The Led Zeppelin cover Black Dog sounds a bit tired, with Anastasio guitar playing lacking power to keep up with the howling vocals of Jennifer Hartswick. She must have been listening to the Ann Wilson version to get in the mood.

Trey Anastasio Band:
Trey Anastasio: guitar, vocals
Natalie Cressman: trombone, vocals
Jennifer Hartswick: trumpet, vocals
Russ Lawton: drums
Tony Markellis: bass
Ray Paczkowski: keyboards
Russell Remington: tenor sax, flute

Trey Anastasio: TAB at the Tab

Original Boardwalk Style is released on Rubber Jungle Records. Order the album from trey's online shop or Phish Dry Goods, or download it from LivePhish.com (MP3 | FLAC).

Tracks:
  1. Money, Love and Change
  2. Words to Wanda
  3. Alaska
  4. Valentine
  5. Sand
  6. Windora Bug
  7. Drifting
  8. Goodbye Head
  9. Show of Life
  10. Black Dog
  11. Cayman Review (digital only Live Phish bonus track)
  12. Birdwatcher (iTunes only bonus track)

An audience recording of the full show is still up at bt.etree.org.

Trey Anastasio will do a rare acoustic show with The Scorchio Quintet on November 18 at the Princeton University's historic Richardson Auditorium.

» trey.com

HCTF review of Original Boardwalk Style - Live In Atlantic City.

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