Today Phish keyboardist Page McConnell celebrates his 52nd birthday. The year
has already been memorable as Leo celebrated the 30th anniversary of his first performance with
band earlier this month, having made his Phish debut on May 3, 1985. In honor of The Chairman
of the Board’s birthday, we’re presenting McConnell’s 45-minute workshop from the 2007 High
Sierra Music Festival in which he answered fans' questions and played a handful of songs by
himself. It's unlike anything Page has ever done in his career and thankfully there's fantastic
video of the workshop.
McConnell starts off the session with a cover of Elton John's "Tiny Dancer" and runs
Phish classics "Strange Design," "Army Of One" and "Wading In The Velvet Sea" in addition
"Maid Marian" off his solo debut. Page even closes the workshop in fitting fashion - with
his iconic "Squirming Coil" outro solo.
Put aside 45 minutes of your day to check out Page McConnell's High Sierra workshop:
Setlist: Tiny Dancer, Q&A, Strange Design, Maid Marian, Q&A, Army of One, Wading in the
Velvet Sea, The Squirming Coil Jam
[Setlist via Phish.net]
[Published on: 5/17/15]