Watch Trey Anastasio & Rachael Price Duet On ‘God Only Knows’ At Newport Folk Festival


Phish frontman Trey Anastasio and Lake Street Dive frontwoman Rachael Price dueted on the Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows” as part of the “If I Had A Song” grand finale at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island on Sunday. Fan-shot video of the complete performance of “God Only Knows” has surfaced.

The Beach Boys originally released “God Only Knows” on their groundbreaking 1966 studio album, Pet Sounds. “God Only Knows” was one of 14 iconic songs performed as part of the “If I Had Song” set, which was held in honor of the late Pete Seeger. Chris Funk of The Decemberists served as musical director and played sleigh bells and other percussive instruments during the Beach Boys cover. Also backing Anastasio and Price were a string section of students from the Berklee School Of Music, former Sleater-Kinney drummer Janet Weiss, Wilco bassist John Stirratt, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band horn section and a keyboardist on Mellotron.

Watch Trey Anastasio & Rachael Price lead “God Only Knows” thanks to fan-shot video from Amy Karibian:

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