Archive for TAB Winter tour 2010

Backwards Down The Number Line: Welcome To Now Turns 1

Today we celebrate the one year anniversary of Welcome To Now! Founded on March 25th, 2009, WTN has been there over the past year along with all you freaks out there, sharing in the groove and digging the wonderful music taking place all across this great land. In honor of this special day, let’s look back at the 10 biggest musical moments of the past year in Jam:

1. PHISH RETURNS

Phish @ Hamtpon - 3/07/09

Phish returned to the stage in 2009, with a more than triumphant year of playing. The reunion began with a historic 3 show run at Hampton Coliseum in March. Things just got better as the year went on for The Phish – the band released a new album, ‘Joy’, and hit the road for a big 2-leg summer tour, Halloween at Festival 8 in Indio, CA, an East Coast fall tour, and New Years in Miami. All in all, 2009 was a great year to be a Phish-head!

Hampton Fluffhead

2. PHIL AND BOBBY GO FURTHUR (JOHN K. LEAVES DSO)

Lesh, Weir, and Kadlecik - Dec. 09'

Phil Lesh and Bob Weir shocked deadheads everywhere in August of 09′ when they announced their newest post-Jerry Dead project: Furthur. Unexpected to all, Phil and Bobby called on John Kadlecik, aka ‘Faux Jerry’, aka ‘The Ghost of Jerry’, DSOs long-time axe-man, to join the band. The new project laid to rest indefinitely both Phil Lesh and Friends and Ratdog, and dealt a major blow to DSO, leaving them without a front man. In the 6 months the band has been together, they’ve played a big coming out 3-show run in Oakland, a brief Northeast December tour, New Year’s run in San Fran, and a smoking Winter tour of the East Coast and Midwest. Coming up in 2010, the band will hit the stage for a Memorial Day Festival and a mini-tour of the Northeast in late June and early July.

Furthur NYE 2009 Poster

Furthur NYE 2009 Poster

3. THE DEAD REUNITE FOR TOUR

The Dead - Spring 09'

Months before Furthur, the Core Four reunited for the first time in over 5 years for a one-off Spring Tour across the US. The boys were joined by Warren Haynes on lead guitar and vocals, and Jeff Chimenti of Ratdog on the keys. Check out a few tour highlights below for download!

The Dead 09 Logo

Download Tour Opener – 4/12/09 Greensboro, NC
Download Madison Square Garden, 4/25/09
Download 5/2/09 – Final show at the Spectrum
Download The Dead at Shoreline – 5/10/09

4. BISCO TAKES FANS HIGHER WITH BIG NOKIA NYE RUN

Bisco - Fall Tour 2009

The Disco Biscuits closed out a fantastic year of playing with their second Annual  5 show run at the Nokia Theater in New York City. By all accounts and from personal experience, this string of shows was top-notch and a real exclamation point on the year for the band. Check out choice downloads, videos, and news from 2009 in the Bisco Archive.

Bisco NYE Run 09 Flyer

5. PHISH FESTIVAL 8 & ROLLING STONES MUSICAL COSTUME

Phish - 10/31/09 Set 1

Phish re-launched two traditions on Halloween weekend 2009 with their first festival of Phish 3.0 along with a highly anticipated Halloween musical costume set – The Rolling Stones’ ‘Exile on Main Street’. Breaking new ground, the band also performed an intimate and picturesque acoustic set at Noon on Sunday, with complimentary donuts and coffee for phans. Truly a magical weekend, and it’s now going to be seen like never before in a full length 3D film being released April 30th. Check out this crisp video/audio stream of the Sunday acoustic set here!

6. ABB BACK WITH A VENGEANCE: BEACON, MOUNTAIN JAM, AND MORE

ABB Beacon Marquis 2009

After canceling their annual Beacon run in 2008 due to Greg Allman’s battle with Hepatitis C, the band returned in 2009 with a guest-filled 40th anniversary run at the Beacon Theater. The run included guest stops from a star-studded cast including Clapton, Lesh, Weir, Helm, Scaggs, Anastasio, and McConnell. The band kept trucking in 09′ with spring and summer festival appearances including Wanee and Mountain Jam as well as big summer and fall tours. The band just wrapped up a fantastic 9 show run at the United Palace in New York city, is sounding better than ever, and has more shows plotted for 2010 already. Check out setlist, vids, and a review of the final night at the United Palace here.

Haynes, Trucks, and Clapton - Beacon 2009

7. PHIL LESH CELEBRATES 70TH BIRTHDAY WITH SPECIAL PHRIENDS

Lesh, Robinson, Weir, Greene, and Kadlecik - 3/12/10

On March 12th 2010, Phil Lesh celebrated his 70th birthday (technically 3/14/10) with a big bash at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA. The evening featured a fun 3 set format complete with an opening acoustic set and 2 raucous electric sets featuring special guests from throughout Phil’s solo career including John Molo, Chris Robinson, Jackie Greene, and Steve Molitz. Give it a listen here:

Download Link ~ Stream Link

8. PHISH DOES BONNAROO, JAMS WITH BRUCE

Phish at 'Roo 2009 - First Tube

Breaking with long-standing tradition, Phish played their first mainstream festival with 2 separate appearances (an extended late night set and a 2 set show) at 2009’s Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, TN. The band realized a long time dream and provided the festival’s highlight with a big collaboration with Bruce Springstreen, who also headlined the festival in 09′. The boss and the boys treated fans to a fun cover/bust-out of ‘Mustang Sally’, as well as performances of Bruce’s own songs ‘Glory Days’, and ‘Bobby Jean’. To re-live this special moment, check out this smoking video of Glory Days:

9. STRING CHEESE REUNITE FOR BIG ROTHBURY GIG

SCI @ Rothbury 2009

The String Cheese Incident reunited for a special one-off show at 2009’s Rothbury music festival. The band put on a massive spectacle of a show enhanced with massive light and art installations. The show went off with flying colors, so much so that the band has decided to tour further in 2010, with gigs at Red Rocks and beyond already announced and more in the works. To get a taste of the Cheese to come, buy the Soundboard of the Rothbury show here.

SCI at Red Rocks

10. TREY BRINGS BACK CLASSIC TAB

Markelis, Lawton, Anastasio, and Paczkowski

Markelis, Lawton, Anastasio, and Paczkowski

Having brought back the core four of his Classic Tab Band – Russ Lawton, Tony Markelis, Ray Paczkowski, and, of course, Big Red himself – in the Fall of 2008, Anastasio hit the road with a bigger-and-better Classic TAB band a few months ago in the Winter of 2010. For the tour, Trey added to the core four with a 3-piece horn section featuring TAB vets Jeffier Hartswick and Russell Reminton along with new-comer cutie Natalie Cressman. The tour was a massive success and featured some of the most enthused and passionate guitar work from Trey since Phish’s 2009 return. Check out lots of downloads, setslits, vids, and more in the TAB Winter Tour archive, enjoy!

And remember folks, WELCOME TO NOW!

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TAB in Chicago – 2/19/10

Trey brought his Classic TAB band to Chicago last night for a long and jam-packed show at The Riviera Theater. The first set concluded with a 4 show Trey solo acoustic segment as he has been doing over the past week of the tour. This time, Trey dusted off Phish staples Brian and Robert, Driver, Sample In A Jar, and Wilson for the acoustic treatment. The second set was straightforward heavy-duty Trey Band ragin’ fun with jam-favorites Dragonfly, Night Speaks, Sand, Mr. Completely, and Last Tube making appearances along with a cover of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Black Dog’ to end the set. Setlist, downloads, and pics below, enjoy!

TAB - 2/19/10

Trey Anastasio and Classic TAB
2/19/2010
The Riviera Theater
Chicago, IL

Set I: Shine, Cayman Review, Push On Til the Day, Sweet Dreams Melinda, Mozambique, Alive Again, Gotta Jibboo, Small Axe, All That Almost Was, Alaska, Valentine, Tuesday, Brian and Robert@, Driver@, Sample in a Jar@, Wilson@

Set II: Dragonfly, Night Speaks To A Woman, Sand, Let Me Lie, Mr. Completely, Plasma, Birdwatcher, The Way I Feel, Last Tube, Black Dog

Encore: Sultans of Swing, First Tube

@ – Solo Acoustic

Torrent (FLAC) Download

MP3 Download Part 1 ~ MP3 Download Part 2

More Great Pics Here

Tony, Trey, and Russ -2/19/10

TAB tour continues tonight at The State Theatre in Minneapolis before making stops this week in Missouri, Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia. The tour concludes next Sunday, Feb. 28th at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, TN. Catch em’ while you can!

Valentine’s Day Threesome

For Valentine’s day this year, let’s all enjoy a menage a trois of jammy goodness. Trey and Classic TAB lit up the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, while Furthur channeled the ghosts of 5/8/77 in a special Barton Hall performance, and at the same time way out in Colorado – Gov’t Mule raged on a mountain in Aspen. Quite the evening all across this funky land, enjoy setlists, pics, downloads, and streams below from all three shows!

Trey and the Dectet

Trey Anastasio and Classic TAB
02/14/2010
Count Basie Theater
Red Bank, NJ

Set I: Valentine, Cayman Review, Shine, Drifting, Curlew’s Call, Tube Top Flop, Obstacle Of Course, Night Speaks To A Woman, Goodbye Head -> Gotta Jibboo, Tuesday

Set II: Sand*, Push On Til the Day, Mr. Completely**, The Way I Feel, Money Love and Change, Sweet and Dandy***, Last Tube

Encore: Sultans of Swing, Band Intros, First Tube

* – Fire alarms goes off during Sand jam. Trey leads horns in chorus line around the venue, keeping the Sand jam going. The band then jumps into Push On when the show resumes. Sand is unfinished.
** – Sand Teases/Jam
***- Toots and Maytals Cover. Requested by Tony.

TAB 2/14 Torrent
TAB 2/14 Downoad

Curlew’s Call:

Jibboo Jam (sick!):

Fire Alarm -> Acoustic Sand parade:

Push On Til’ The Day:

Mr. Completely:

First Tube:

Furthur - 2/14/10 The Other One

Furthur
2/14/2010
Barton Hall
Ithaca, NY

Set I: Midnight Hour -> They Love Each Other, Beat It On Down The Line, Tennessee Jed, Peggy-O (Phil), Looks Like Rain, Sugaree, Good Lovin’

Set II: Uncle John’s Band -> Peaceful Valley -> Ashes & Glass, Unbroken Chain -> Morning Dew -> The Other One -> China Cat Sunflower -> Standing On The Moon -> I Know You Rider

Encore: Donor Rap, Samson & Delilah

Stream Link
Download Link

They Love Each Other:

Good Lovin’:

Morning Dew:

Samson and Delilah:

The Mule

Gov’t Mule
2/14/2010
Belly Up
Aspen, CO

Set I: Hammer & Nails, Patchwork Quilt, Banks Of the Deep End, Time To Confess, Devil Likes It Slow, Rocking Horse, Bus Stop, Slackjaw Jezebel

Set II: Soulshine, Effigy -> Drums, Lay Your Burden Down -> Smokestack Lightning -> Lay Your Burden Down, Bad Little Doggie, Any Open Window

Encore: Forevermore, I’ll Be The One -> Blue Sky Jam -> I’ll Be The One

***Download coming asap***

TAB at HOB Boston – 2/12/10

Trey Anastasio and Classic TAB
2/12/10
House of Blues
Boston, MA

Set 1
Shine
Cayman Review
Push On Til’ The Day
What’s Done is Done
The Birdwatcher
Mozambique
Night Speaks to a Woman
Alaska
Let Me Lie
Plasma
Tuesday

Set 2
Drifting
All That Almost Was
Sand
Goodbye Head
Gotta Jibboo
Small Axe
Valentine
Money, Love, and Change
Show of Life
Dragonfly

Encore
Sultans of Swing
First Tube

Download – Torrent
Download – MP3s

Follow YEMBlog Twitter or HiddenTrack for updates from Boston and throughout the tour

Push On Til The Day:

Trey Anastasio and Classic TAB – 2/08/10 – Charlottesville, VA

Trey’s Classic TAB Winter Tour 2010 tour kicked off last night with an intimate show at the Jefferson Theater in Charlotesville. The show was billed as a benefit for the Kristine Anastasio Manning Memorial Fund in celebration of what would have been the 47th birthday of Trey’s sister, Kristine. The show boasted an eclectic setlist, with selections spanning Anastasio’s solo career to date, plus a few new tunes. All reviews in thus far are positive, check out HiddenTrack’s review of the show here and some great pics from Tom Daly here.

Trey from the front row - 2/08/10

Trey Anastasio and Classic TAB
2/08/10
Jefferson Theater
Charlottesville, VA

Set 1: Shine, Cayman Review, Tuesday, Liquid Time*, Drifting, Let Me Lie,  All That Almost Was*#, Alaska, Mozambique, A Case of Ice And Snow, Last Tube

Set 2: Curlew’s Call, Sand, Valentine, Goodbye Head, Mr. Completely, Windora Bug, Night Speaks to a Woman, Push on ‘Til the Day

Encore: Small Axe, Birdwatcher* Show of Life*#, At the Gazebo@, First Tube

* – Debut
# – Co-written w/ The Dude of Life
@ – Dedicated to Kristine (Trey’s Sister)

Download – Torrent (FLAC)

Download – MP3

Video of ‘Liquid Time’ debut:

First Tube:

Trey Anastasio Band (Classic TAB) Tour Preview

The first Phish-related action of the year kicks of tomorrow as Trey Anastasio takes his so-called ‘Classic TAB’ band out on tour for a month of shows across the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, Midwest, and Southeast. As you may remember, Trey re-united the original 4-piece Trey Anastasio Band (Trey, Russ Lawton (Drums), Tony Markellis (Bass), and Ray Paczkowski (Keys)) in the Fall 0f 2008 for an 8-show run. This time around, Trey will add to the 4-man core with a tight 3-piece horn section featuring Russell Remington (Tenor Sax/Flute), Jennifer Hartswick (Trumpet) and newcomer Natalie Cressman (Trombone), who replaces her father, Jeff Cressman.

TAB - 10/18/08

This highly anticipated tour is sure to feature material from throughout Trey’s solo career, Trey Band/Phish classics like ‘Sand’,’First Tube’, ‘Gotta Jibboo’, and ‘Backwards Down The Number Line’, as well as a wide selection of choice covers. Check out this Hidden Track article that takes a look at some classic Trey tunes that may be brought out on this tour. Also, give this recent interview a read where Trey talks about the upcoming tour.

TAB - 8/07/08 - Brooklyn, NY

TAB - 8/07/08 - Brooklyn, NY

TREY ANASTASIO AND CLASSIC TAB – WINTER TOUR 2010
02/08/10 Mon Jefferson Theater Charlottesville, VA
02/09/10 Tue 9:30 Club Washington, DC
02/11/10 Thu Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
02/12/10 Fri House of Blues Boston, MA
02/13/10 Sat Oakdale Theatre (Formerly Chevrolet Theatre) Wallingford, CT
02/14/10 Sun Count Basie Theatre Red Bank, NJ
02/16/10 Tue Terminal 5 New York, NY
02/18/10 Thu Pabst Theater Milwaukee, WI
02/19/10 Fri The Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL
02/20/10 Sat State Theatre Minneapolis, MN
02/21/10 Sun Uptown Theater Kansas City, MO
02/23/10 Tue The Pageant St. Louis, MO
02/25/10 Thu Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
02/26/10 Fri The Fillmore Charlotte, NC
02/27/10 Sat The Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
02/28/10 Sun Tennessee Theatre Knoxville, TN

More tour and ticket info at Trey.com

To get a taste of what we’re in store for, check out this show from Trey’s Fall Tour 2008 from Lupo’s in Providence, RI:

10/21/08 Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, RI
Set I: Come On Baby Lets Go Downtown*, Last Tube, Tube Top Flop, Sweet Dreams Melinda, Cayman Review, Ooh Child**, Alaska, Backwards Down the Number Line, Gone, Sand

Set II: Push On Til the Day, Gotta Jibboo, Drifting, Simple Twist Up Dave, Water in the Sky@, Brian and Robert@, Back On The Train@, A Case Of Ice And Snow, Tuesday

Encore: First Tube#

* – Last Played 6/21/2002 (156 Shows)
** – Last Played 9/18/2004 (131 Shows)
@ – Solo Acoustic
# – Bill Kreutzmann replaced Russ Lawton (Russ played percussion), Oteil Burbridge replaced Tony Markellis & Scott Murawski on additional guitar

DOWNLOAD LINK – 10/21/08

In honor of the Classic TAB tour, check out this video from Bonnaroo 2001 of Trey’s big ‘Dectet’ band performing ‘Push On Til The Day’. The Band’s Bonnaroo performance goes down in history as one of Trey Band’s finest as well as one of the all-time best Bonnaroo performances to date. Enjoy!

Post #200 (!), February Preview, and WTN Updates

Today marks post number 200 for Welcome To Now! Great things are in store for this spring and summer, so stay tuned, and enjoy!

FEBRUARY PREVIEW

Things always cool down a bit in the world of Jam during the month of January as bands take some time off to rest up and recover from their respective winter and new year’s runs. However, it’s February and there’s a ton of music that will be going on all across the country. Stay turned this month for coverage of:

Furthur, Winter Tour 2010, Feb. 5th – March 8th

Trey Anastasio Band, February Tour 2010, Feb. 8th – Feb. 28th

The Disco Biscuits, Winter and Spring Tours 2010, Jan 28th – April 25th

Gov’t Mule, Winter 2010 Tour, Jan 20th – Feb. 20th

WELCOME TO NOW UPDATES

A couple upgrades to Welcome To Now:

1. Embedded Streaming Entire Shows, Featured Tracks, and Mix Tapes (Live!)

2. Welcome To Now Music Archive (Under Development – Coming Soon!)

To celebrate the upgrades, enjoy this 1st Welcome To Now mix:

PHISH ~ MIAMI JAMS
12/30-12/31/09 Compilation

TRACK 1: 12/31/09 Set 3 – Fluffhead (w/ “Sarah”)
TRACK 2: 12/30/09 Set 2 – Boogie On Reggae Woman>
TRACK 3: 12/30/09 Set 2 – Run Like an Antelope
TRACK 4: 12/31/09 Set 2 – Piper
TRACK 5: 12/30/09 Set 2 – The Curtain (With)
TRACK 6: 12/31/09 Set 2 – Ghost
TRACK 7: 12/30/09 Set 1 – David Bowie
TRACK 8: 12/31/09 Set 1 – Bathtub Gin
TRACK 9: 12/30/09 Set 2 – Back on the Train
TRACK 10: 12/31/09 Set 3 – You Enjoy Myself

And We’re Back!

Hey y’all,

As I’m sure all WTN readers out there are all too aware, we all need a hiatus sometimes. Well, Welcome To Now is no different. But we’re back, rested and fired up for Welcome To Now 2.0. Coming soon, we’ll be looking back at some of the amazing music that has transpired over the past few months, and looking forward to live coverage of upcoming Winter/Spring tours from Trey Anastasio Band, Furthur, The Allman Brothers Band, The Disco Biscuits, and many more.

So strap in, welcome to now, and let’s get this show (back) on the road!