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Published: 2012/08/15

Lost Phish Friend Richard "Nancy" Wright Opens Up on

Nancy today. Photo by Jesse Jarnow

For the July/August issue of Relix, contributing editor Jesse Jarnow traveled to Vermont to talk with Richard Wright, an early Phish friend and collaborator known to many fans as Nancy. Jarnow spent time with the reclusive songwriter and musician, who is best remembered in Phish circles as the author of “Halley’s Comet” and “I Didn’t Know.” In an exclusive interview, Jarnow discusses Wright’s long association with the members of Phish as well as his own demons and inspirations. As Jarnow finds, Wright’s story is also the story of the “old, weird Phish” that developed far away from the mainstream music industry in 1980s Vermont.

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There are 5 comments associated with this post

Eric August 20, 2012, 12:22:08

Why is this so creepy to me?

Rob S. August 15, 2012, 18:44:55

Dear Relix/Jambands – I’d pay $3-5 to read 10 of these articles online. FYI

milesoleo August 15, 2012, 19:47:00

wonderful article!! here is the original Halley’s if you have never heard it… it is indeed awesome.

steve August 16, 2012, 09:08:15

I dont know why I actually pay for the magazine subscription since just about EVERY article gets reprinted online for free. The only thing I get thats not online is the sampler cd… while it is good and all, I could easily sample the bands on youtube or anyone of the many music streaming sites.

SlowSoloJo August 16, 2012, 16:26:29

Way to take down the man Steve. Why pay for the cow if you get the milk free…or is it pay for the milk if you get the cow for free…if only there were a place to go to help me figure this out.

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