Happy 49th Birthday Trey Anastasio | Big Red On Fire

Today marks Phish front man Trey Anastasio's 49th birthday. Big Red has had an incredible year as Phish is on top of their game, he was nominated for a Tony Award after a musical he scored made it to Broadway and he released his first studio album in six years.

To celebrate, we've compiled a handful of videos showing Anastasio in top form. We start with this clip of Anastasio's "St. Stephen" solo from a June 30, 2006 guest spot with Phil Lesh and Friends:

Next, watch Anastasio lead his band mates through arguably the best version of "You Enjoy Myself" of all-time from December 9, 1995 in Albany, NY:

Recently, an upgraded version of Phish's June 23, 1989 performance at The Paradise in Boston, MA surfaced on YouTube and throughout the hour-long clip Anastasio plays with a mix of speed, passion and heart that would soon make him a star:

Here we see Trey tear into "Reba" at the band's legendary October 31, 1994 performance in Glens Falls, NY. Some fans consider this the best "Reba," see if you agree:

Finally, Anastasio had a field day with the monstrous "Tahoe Tweezer" Phish laid down this summer. Check out his handiwork on the final 12 minutes of the wonderful jam:

 

[Published on: 9/30/13]

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