WATCH TAB PERFORM "I'M BLUE, I'M LONESOME"
AT DELFEST WITH DEL MCCOURY AND TRAVELIN' MCCOURYS
Over Memorial Day Weekend the Trey Anastasio Band made two festival appearances: one at the
Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe, IL and the other at DelFest in Cumberland, MD.
For TAB's DelFest performance, they welcomed the festival's host, Del McCoury, as well as
Ronnie McCoury, Rob McCoury and Jason Carter for takes on "I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome" and
"Beauty Of My Dreams." Later in the evening, the younger McCoury's and Carter returned for
"Heavy Things" and "Black Dog."
Anastasio has a long history with DelFest host Del McCoury, whom the Phish front man
counts as an influence. As Trey explained at the festival, he was introduced to Del’s
music from Aquarium Rescue Unit mandolinist Matt Mundy during a tour Phish did with ARU in
the early ’90s. Phish started covering Del’s "Beauty Of My Dreams" in 1997 and then
brought the Del McCoury Band to their Camp Oswego festival in 1999. Not only did the Del
McCoury Band perform on one of the side stages at Camp Oswego, they also sat in for four
songs with Phish during the first set of the July 18, 1999 show at the Oswego County
Airport. Del and his boys also guested with Phish at the June 22, 2000 show in Antioch,
Tennessee. Even TAB has a history with the Del McCoury Band as the bluegrass legend’s band
sat in on three songs at Trey’s February 25, 2010 show.
Recently, incredible professionally-shot footage of TAB and their guests performing "I'm
Blue, I'm Lonesome" has popped up on YouTube. Take a look:
UPDATE 6/11 10 a.m. PT: The video has been taken down. We'll keep our eyes out for
it to resurface. In the meantime, here's fan-shot video of "I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome":
[Hat Tip: @FeeTheProdigy]