One of the last events held at the former location of Higher Ground in Winooski, VT before
the venue moved to South Burlington was an "Easter Jam" on April 11, 2004 that was
scheduled to be headlined by the Dave Grippo Band. Many rumors circulated before the show
about what the performance would entail and by the end of that fateful night those in
attendance had witnessed an impromptu Trey Anastasio Band performance and even saw
a tune played by just the four members of Phish at the small club.
We're excited to see that after 10 years a soundboard recording of the TAB/Phish parts of the show
has come into circulation. The sound on the recording is phenomenal and it's well worth
the download. For a taste of the recording, stream the "Higher Ground" (Stevie Wonder)
finale featuring members of TAB, Phish, Seth Yacovone, Jamie Masefield and more which ends
with a dedication from
Take a listen to Phish's performance of "Chalk Dust Torture" from the Easter Jam:
A stream of the entire recording can be found here.
Check out the tracklist of the recording:
1) Push On Till The Day
3) Small Axe*
4) Last Tube$
2) Sultans of Swing$
5) Chalkdust Torture%
6) Flock of Words&
8) Higher Ground^@
* with Page McConnell
$ with Jon Fishman
# Mike joins and Sand begins with Trey Band AND Phish... eventually
Trey Band members filter off stage and Phish finishes.
^ With Page McConnell, Mike Gordon, and Jon Fishman
% Phish, no members of TAB
& No Andy and Dave
@ Stevie Wonder cover w/ Phish, members of TAB, Seth Yacovone, Jamie Masefield & more
Thanks to Jason Sobel and all involved in getting this recording out to the masses.
[Hat Tip - Parker Harrington]