Trey Anastasio Shares Update From Trip To Tortola
Last September, Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio wrote an essay about the hurricane ravaged island of Tortola, a place he began regularly visiting in 1992, while simultaneously requesting fans make a donation to The Waterwheel Foundation’s Tortola Relief Fund. Anastasio and his wife Sue recently returned to Tortola and shared photos and video of their trip.
Anastasio’s essay revealed he wrote several Phish songs over the years while vacationing on the largest of the Caribbean British Virgin Islands that was severely damaged by Hurricane Irma. Trey has gone so far as to bring a group of people who live on Tortola that he befriended to the U.S. to attend a Phish show.
In addition to establishing Waterwheel’s Tortola Relief Fund, the Trey Anastasio Band also participated in the Concert For Island Relief at Radio City Music Hall in New York City last Saturday that included Dave Matthews, Aaron Neville and Hurray For The Riff Raff.
Trey posted the following message along with a series of photos and a video from his recent trip to Tortola:
Sue and I visited the Leonora Delville (Capoons Bay) and Isabella Morris (Carrot Bay) schools, as well as the Capoon Bay Clinic in Tortola, where we met with some incredible people from the local community. We also ran into our friend Claire, who was at the Phish show in 1999! We wanted to share some photos and a video of the kids running around and singing as we pulled up. The tents you see are the temporary classrooms, set up on the basketball court.
Thank you so much again to everyone who participated in the fundraiser and the Concert for Island Relief!
View the images and video from Trey in Tortola below:
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