Reed Mathis To Perform Phish ‘Gamehendge’ Set For Livestream Tonight
Reed Mathis was one of the first musicians to start livestreaming from home when the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak led to orders of shelter in place. Mathis, who has been covering Trey Anastasio songs hours after the Phish guitarist premieres them, will focus on an older Anastasio project tonight, as he’s planning on performing The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday, aka Gamehendge, for his Quarantine Medicinal Jams series of livestreams via his Facebook page and the new JamBase Livestreams Calendar at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT.
The Tulsa, Oklahoma native revealed the news during a discussion with JamBase CEO David Onigman that came as an introduction to Wednesday’s Gimme Shelter In Place video. Mathis will put his own spin on Gamehendge with songs from the suite that “feels resonant” to him. Reed recruited JamBase co-founder Andy Gadiel and longtime contributor Benjy Eisen to record spoken word portions that will be interspersed with his performances.
Watch Reed’s chat with DaveO below (the Gamehendge discussion starts around the 13-minute mark):
Reed’s Gimme Shelter In Place contribution was a version of the Grateful Dead’s “He’s Gone” performed with Cochrane McMillan. Mathis and McMillan recorded their take on the GD classic while at JamBase’s San Francisco headquarters to film a version of “Deal” that was included in JamBase’s Songs Of Their Own video series celebrating 50 years of the Grateful Dead in 2015. Check out Reed and Cochrane’s “He’s Gone” below: