Listen To Trey Anastasio Band Debut 2 New Originals & Bust Out ‘Sidewalks’ In Las Vegas

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Friday night featured the return of Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio‘s Trey Anastasio Band to the road, as TAB kicked off 2017 Fall Tour with the first of two shows at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas. Highlights from the tour opener included a beautiful tribute to victims of the mass shootings in Vegas, a pair of new originals split in a way dubbed the “Soul Sandwich” and the biggest bust out in Trey Anastasio Band history. Audio of Friday’s show has surfaced allowing us to hear the new songs and more.

Trey, Natalie Cressman, James Casey and Jennifer Hartswick opened with a moving a capella cover of “Over The Rainbow.” Pro-shot video can be viewed here. Next up was a debut of “Set Your Soul Free” featuring both lyrics and music penned by Trey Anastasio. Listen to the rocker, which follows the same path as TAB classics “Cayman Review,” “Speak To Me,” “Curlew’s Call” and “Tuesday”:

Later in the set came a huge surprise, as the Trey Anastasio Band dusted off the long-lost instrumental “Sidewalks Of San Francisco.” TAB hadn’t performed the song since June 4, 2003 – a span of 342 shows. “Sidewalks” featured solos from members of the horn section as well as Trey. Both Natalie Cressman and James Casey had joined the band since the last time the ensemble performed the instrumental. Here’s audio of “Sidewalks Of San Francisco”:

When the Trey Anastasio Band returned for the encore, Anastasio stepped to the mic and bantered with the crowd. “We opened the show with a new song and it was called ‘Set Your Soul Free,’ which is something I wrote like a week ago. I hope you like it, we love playing it. So now we’re going to close the show with a new song, which is an interesting thing to do. So two new songs, they’re both about the subject of soul and probably both in response to everything that’s going on these days. So hopefully this is as positive thing for you as it is for us. It’s called ‘Soul Planet’ and it features a couple of singers on that side of the stage. It’s a ‘soul sandwich’ tonight! You guys are the soul sandwich,” Anastasio said. TAB then lit into “Soul Planet” including James Casey on lead vocals and sweet harmonies from Hartswick, Anastasio and Cressman for the first verses, before Jen took center stage for a few verses. Here’s audio of the Motown-esque “Soul Planet”:

Head here for audio of the entire show thanks to taper sloppyart:

Setlist (via Trey.com)

Set One: Over The Rainbow, Set Your Soul Free, Sometime After Sunset, Sidewalks Of San Francisco, Pigtail, Money Love & Change, Curlew’s Call, Dark & Down, Magilla, Land Of Nod, Alive Again, Bounce

Set Two: Drifting, Simple Twist Up Dave, Sand, Liquid Time, Night Speaks To A Woman, Shine, Everything’s Right, Valentine

Encore: Soul Planet

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