Peaches for Tsunami Victims
Last night, five guys with the moniker moe. played host at New York’s Tsunami Relief Concert. Held at Roseland Ballroom, the sold out show featured a mix of special guests and unique covers, including appearances by Trey Anastasio, John Medeski, Sam Bush and Ray Paczkowski. Unannounced guest Jennifer Hartswick also lent her vocal talents to several songs, including Trey Anastasio Band’s ‘Night Speaks to Woman’ and Stevie Wonder’s ‘Boogie on Reggae Woman.’ After opening with a guest free-version of ‘Rebubula,’ moe. welcomed Medeski and Bush to the stage for a run through its own ‘Mexico’ and ‘Plane Crash.’ Bush then offered a brief solo interlude, including a spirited take on Little Feat’s ‘Sailing Shoes.’ Anastasio made his first appearance during a set closing version of Robert Johnson’s ‘Crossroads’
Without smothering his hosts, Antastasio took the reins second set, offering several choice solos during the classic moe. segue ‘Spine of a Dog’ into ‘Buster.’ Anastasio also offered solo, acoustic renditions of Phish staples ‘Chalkdust Torture’ and ‘Wilson.’ Each of the evening’s guests returned to the stage for a 34-minute take on ‘Meat.’ For an encore, Anastasio returned with moe, and played on Frank Zappa’s ‘Peaches en Regalia’ and JJ Cale’s ‘After Midnight’ (aongs he last played with Phish on 9/24/99 and 12/31/99 respectively).