Road Recovery Goes Phish'n with Trey Anastasio!
Singer/Songwriter Participates in Road Recovery's Master Class Series
Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - Schuylerville, NY – population: 1,372: Road Recovery teen participants, entertainment industry supporters and Road Recovery staff caravanned 180 miles from NYC to a meeting room above Dwell, the home of KOBO pure soy candles where proprietor Louis Hotchkiss graciously hosted Road Recovery's Master Class with Phish frontman - Trey Anastasio.
| Sharing a funny tale about himself, Trey's laughter captivates|
everyone's attention during his Road Recovery Master Class
Like the fluency of his signature jams, Trey Anastasio led Road Recovery Master Class participants through a three hour journey seamlessly weaving an interactive discussion of personnel accounts of his childhood, the inner creative evolution of Phish, life on the road, of music's power to unite people, fames fleeting lining, and humbly shared his shortcomings as a man, father, and celebrity. Trey concluded his discussion by unveiling a NEW untitled song that incorporated many of the sentiments expressed during his round circle Master Class.
| Trey performs NEW music during his Master Class|
Trey dismantled any awkwardness between himself and the Road Recovery crew of strangers by instantly seeking information about the teens' experiences, citing connections and similarities to his own life. Trey's openness and interest in hearing from the group of teens led to a lively discussion about life and the commonalities that forever unite us all in our human condition.
After everything was said and done, Trey connected with everyone by picking up his guitar and jamming with Road Recovery teen guitarist - Ryan Aussem. Everyone witnessed how two perfect strangers communicated clearly and effortlessly through the language of music. The room erupted into freestyle dancing, singing and handclapping accompaniments by Road Recovery teens, staff and supporters.
| Trey and Road Recovery teen guitarist, Ryan Aussem jam|
"Trey Anastasio is an amazing person to sit down and talk to in so many ways. I feel like I've known him all my life! He is an inspiration to me in both music and recovery. Trey's musicianship is an extension of who he is as a person and the combination of speaking and playing with him is what touched me the most. His playing was phenomenal and he was so supportive of my playing. I will never forget that jam and his words of wisdom." –Ryan Aussem, guitarist/singer, age: 19, sober: 3 years
| Feelin the love and each others heat.|
Road Recovery teens, supporters and staff surround Trey
"Road Recovery is a beacon of light in a dark and confusing world. Addiction is so tricky and insidious and community is the cure. Road Recovery is all about community, a great organization with amazing programs. I'm so happy to be sober and grateful to be in the company of people getting the point early!" -Trey Anastasio, singer, songwriter, Phish
Road Recovery wishes to thank Bob Kravitz and Dr. Scott Bienenfeld whose efforts made Trey Anastasio's Road Recovery Master Class possible.