Trey Anastasio Band Makes The Fillmore Philadelphia Debut
The busiest year for the Trey Anastasio Band in recent memory continued on Thursday night as TAB kicked off the second leg of their 2017 tour. Anastasio led the eight-piece on a mix of solo classics, more recent material and a handful of choice covers during TAB’s first ever performance at The Fillmore Philadelphia.
The Trey Anastasio Band began the second leg of tour the way they did the first one, with “Sand.” Up next was “Sometime After Sunset,” one of just two songs off the band’s latest LP Paper Wheels. Trombonist Natalie Cressman was showcased on “Mozambique” ahead of the Phish instrumental “Magilla.” Anastasio shined on “Gotta Jibboo” and then led his mates through staples “Pigtail,” “Curlew’s Call” and “Cayman Review.” It was then back to the Phish repertoire for a horn-driven “Ocelot” before TAB ended the first set with “Valentine” and “Tuesday.”
Thursday’s second set started with “Drifting” and one of the improvisational highlights of the evening, “Night Speaks To A Woman.” Last night’s closing stanza also included TAB’s second ever rendition of Leon Russell’s “Delta Lady” and another cover debuted earlier this year, Portugal. The Man’s “Feel It Still.” Anastasio showed off his instrumental prowess on “Simple Twist Up Dave” and “Last Tube,” while the set came to a close with a double dose of Jennifer Hartswick-led covers (“Clint Eastwood” and “Black Dog”).
When TAB returned to the stage for the encore, Trey and the members of the group’s horn section sang an a capella “The Parting Glass” before the whole band got in on “Heavy Things” and “Push On Til The Day” to end the evening. Next up for the Trey Anastasio Band is two sets at DelFest on Friday.
Watch a series of fan-shot videos from Thursday’s TAB show:
Set One: Sand, Sometime After Sunset, Mozambique, Magilla, Gotta Jibboo, Pigtail, Curlew’s Call, Cayman Review, Ocelot, Valentine, Tuesday
Set Two: Drifting, Night Speaks To A Woman, Delta Lady, Simple Twist Up Dave, The Song, Feel It Still, 49 Bye-Byes, Last Tube, Architect, Clint Eastwood, Black Dog
Encore: The Parting Glass, Heavy Things, Push On Til The Day