Happy Birthday Trey
Today, we salute our hero on his birthday. Red is 45 today and there is no sign of him slowing down anytime soon. Having put aside his problems and successfully repaired his family, and his band, Trey seems happier than he has in years. In recent interviews he has appeared to be full of energy, undoubtedly glowing with his goofy smile. This man holds God-like status among many people and through his music he has changed the lives of so many people, myself included. So Happy Birthday Trey, nothing makes us happier to see you back on your feet, shredding the ‘doc to the tunes we love.
To celebrate Trey’s birth, here are some standout jams to stream/download (click song names to download).
“Jam #1” – Trey with Herbie Hancock 2004.10.19 The Barn, Burlington, VT
“Jam #2” – Trey with Herbie Hancock 2004.10.19 The Barn, Burlington, VT
“Jam #3” – Trey with Herbie Hancock 2004.10.19 The Barn, Burlington, VT
Now for the icing on the cake. If you haven’t heard this, it might as well be your birthday. In January of 2005, Trey went in to East Iris Studio in Nashville Tennessee to begin working on his new album Bar 17. Out of this session came the “Hendrix Jam”, a rare gem that seems to fly completely under the radar. Check it out.
“Hendrix Jam” 2005.1.xx East Iris Studios, Nashville,TN
Because we’re celebrating it can’t hurt to throw in one more gem. In 1999, on Trey’s first solo tour, he made a stop in Indianapolis at the Murat Theater. Exhibiting his new sound, apart from Phish, Trey treated the crowd with a great night of music, featuring some great covers. The first set is acoustic, the second electric.
Check out the “Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)” from 5.4.99.
Set I: Dirt, Dogs Stole Things, Mist, Snowflakes In The Sand, The Inlaw Josie Wales, Talk, Bathtub Gin, Kissed By Mist, Back On The Train, Wading in the Velvet Sea, Chalkdust Torture
Set II: Will It Go Round In Circles, First Tube, Ooh Child, Bell Bottom Blues, Heavy Things, Windora Bug, Somanatin, Andre the Giant, I Can See Clearly Now, Sand> Drums, Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Encore: Row Jimmy, Last Tube, Come On Baby Lets Go Downtown