Trey Anastasio Talks Ghosts Of The Forest Album & Tour
Phish frontman Trey Anastasio will bring his Ghosts Of The Forest project on the road next month. Anastasio talked about the album he made in honor of his late friend Chris Cottrell that will be released on April 12 during the group’s inaugural tour.
Cottrell, Trey’s friend since childhood, died of cancer in January of 2018. “He was my tether to childhood and to a life before Phish happened,” Anastasio told Rolling Stone’s Patrick Doyle. The guitarist went about paying tribute to CCott by creating an album of songs he feels would have been right up his buddy’s alley. Rolling Stone describes the music as “psychedelic guitar liftoffs, ambitious arrangements and extremely personal lyrics.”
“I went through a period of deep self-doubt after recording it,” the New Jersey native said. “I didn’t want to put it out. Maybe I was scared.” Ghosts Of The Forest features Trey, Phish drummer Jon Fishman, Broadway star Celisse and longtime Trey Anastasio Band members Jennifer Hartswick, Tony Markellis and Ray Paczkowski. Anastasio enlisted production designer Abigail Holmes (Stop Making Sense, Phish, The Cure, Janet Jackson) for the tour.
The first seven dates of the tour are sold out. “The amount of trust that [fans are] exhibiting in me just makes me want to cry,” Trey added. Tickets for the L.A. show on April 19 are on sale now via Ticketmaster as are tickets for Berkeley on April 20.