Trey Anastasio Band Busts Out ‘Olivia’ In Vail
Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio brought the Trey Anastasio Band to Vail on Monday for the first of two concerts at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail, Colorado. TAB had a big surprise in store for fans, as they dusted off the instrumental “Olivia” for the first time in over 16 years.
After two nights at Denver’s new Mission Ballroom over the weekend, Trey’s band kicked off Monday’s show with a run of staples “Gotta Jibboo,” “Alive Again” and “Cayman Review.” TAB then played “Burn That Bridge” from the Hands On A Hardbody repertoire and their rendition of the Phish favorite “No Men In No Man’s Land.” Up next was the first bust out of the night: the return of “Flying Machines.” The song off 2015’s Paper Wheels was last played on November 13, 2015.
It was after “Everything’s Right” that the Trey Anastasio Band lit into “Olivia” for the first time since June 7, 2003. “Olivia” was co-composed by Anastasio and percussionist Cyro Baptista and a studio version appears on Trey’s 2007 album, The Horseshoe Curve. Originally debuted by TAB on June 21, 2002, the song was a staple of the group’s next two tours and then disappeared … until last night. “Sand” followed “Olivia” and ended the set.
Monday’s second set got off the ground with TAB stalwarts “Mozambique,” “Money Love & Change” and “Liquid Time.” Horn-driven renditions of Phish repertoire gems “Camel Walk” and “Ocelot” led into a run of “Set Your Soul Free,” “Dark & Down” and “Tuesday.” TAB closed out the frame with “First Tube.” Last night’s encore started with the first TAB “Bounce” since November 3, 2017 and concluded with “Blaze On.” The group returns to the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater to conclude the brief tour of Colorado tonight.
Listen to last night’s “Olivia” taped by Chris King:
Set One: Gotta Jibboo, Alive Again, Cayman Review, Burn That Bridge, No Men In No Man’s Land, Flying Machines, Everything’s Right, Olivia, Sand
Set Two: Mozambique, Money Love & Change, Liquid Time, Camel Walk, Ocelot, Set Your Soul Free, Dark & Down, Tuesday, First Tube
Encore: Bounce, Blaze On