Trey Anastasio Moves To Piano in Princeton
Last night Trey Anastasio performed a set of music with the Scorchio String Quartet in his boyhood home of Princeton, NJ. The single set show at Richardson Auditorium saw Anastasio on acoustic guitar for much of the night before moving to piano for versions of “Bar 17,” “Gone” and “Wolfman’s Brother.” He explained that the idea for his piano effort originated after he saw Neil Young do the same at the 1998 Bridge School Benefit. The string section participated throughout the night except of a version of “Strange Design,” in which Anastasio’s longtime Princeton pal Tom Marshall joined in on vocals (before the song Anastasio indicated that he wrote “Glide” just yards away from the theater). The encore opened with “Julia Don’t Lie,” a song from Hands on a Hard Body the musical he is currently writing with Amanda Green which is based on the 1997 documentary film of the same name and tracks the story of 24 contestants competing in an endurance/sleep deprivation contest in order to win a brand new Nissan Hardbody truck, in which the last person standing with his or her hand on the truck wins the vehicle.
Trey Anastasio w/ Scorchio String Quartet
Richardson Auditorium Princeton, NJ
Love Is Freedom, Water In The Sky, Summer of ‘89, Divided Sky, Greyhound Rising, Bar 17*, Gone*, Brian and Robert, Stash, Flock of Words, Strange Design^, Wolfman’s Brother*
E:Julie Don’t Lie, Let Me Lie
Notes: *with Trey on Piano ^with Tom Marshall, no strings