Phish Lyricist Tom Marshall Launches ‘Under The Scales’ Podcast Series

By Scott Bernstein Nov 7, 2016 8:19 am PST

Late last week Phish lyricist Tom Marshall appeared on the latest installment of the Helping Friendly Podcast and revealed he was creating his own podcast. Today Marshall’s podcast dubbed Under The Scales has been launched with the first three episodes available for streaming.

Up first is a prologue in which Tom talks about how his friendship and working relationship with Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio started. He also discusses the motivation behind the launch of Under The Scales:

Marshall aims to feature members of the Phish community that have a story to tell be it musicians, fans, behind-the-scenes crew members and employees and more. An episode titled The Songwriting Weekend focuses on Marshall’s own experiences writing with Trey. He goes into detail on a songwriting weekend in 1997, where Trey and Tom wrote a bunch of songs that became Phish standards.

The final installment of Under The Scales posted today features a chat with “rail rider” Derek Gregory, who is a familiar figure at the front of the crowd at many of the concerts Phish plays. Marshall aims to figure out the hows and whys of “riding the rail”:
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