Today In Jambands.com History (3/1/06) – Trey and Tom, Sound Tribe, Galactic, Little Feat Taxi Ride…
Today we look back to March 1, 2006…
Trey and Tom Trample
Although Trey Anastasio composed the songs on his latest release Shine without the assistance of his longtime songwriting partner Tom Marshall, their collaborative efforts have not ceased. According to a recent post on Marshalls My Space blog, he recently completed a series of writing sessions with Anastasio. Marshall writes, Trey and I went up to a friend’s cabin in the Adirondacks and wrote a series of new songs. It was a great trip — we buckled down and worked our asses off to write and record these  songs. I’m very happy about the resultsIt gives an idea of the isolation we surround ourselves in to make it easier to think of nothing but writingAnd drinkingAnd girlsWait… Anyway, I can’t wait to hear the songs live…played presumably by (70 Volt Parade) and possibly a combination of Mike and the Duo I suppose. His next tour could be very interesting. Trey and I spoke about somehow releasing our two most recent writing sessions — just the raw sessions, recorded entirely by Trey and myself…just like ‘Trampled by Lambs and Pecked by the Dove’ which contained the first versions of many Phish songs.
Spring Sound Tribe
Sound Tribe Sector 9 has confirmed twenty-four spring tour dates. Beginning in early April, the group will route from its current base of operation on the west coast across the country. The STS9 spring tour will open on April 6 at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, CA and wrap up one month later on May 6 at St. Andrew’s Hall in Detroit, MI. Notable gigs include a show at the New Orleans House of Blues on April 15, two nights at the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC on April 21 and 22 and a gig at The Borgata in Atlantic City on April 29.
Little Feat Members Enliven Taxi Ride
We have one final stragglers report from last weekend, originating from Colorado. Great American Taxi gigged at the Trilogy Lounge in Boulder and many of the groups longtime friends and associates joined the band on stage. A trio of Little Feat members appeared with Vince Herman and bandmates: Fred Tackett, Richie Hayward, and Kenny Gradney. Other guests included Bill McKay, Bonnie Paine, Greg Schochet and Bruce Lish. Great American Taxi will play a handful of Colorado shows during March, including a date this Friday at new Denver venue, Red and Jerry’s.
Gov’t Mule, ALO, Umphreys McGee and Bela Fleck to Open for DMB
Earlier this month, the Dave Matthews Band asked its fans to submit five candidates for the high-profile opening spot on its summer tour. As it turns out, a number of bands we regularly cover on Jambands.com are popular with the DMB-faithful and will appear on the groups summer amphitheater tour including G Love & Special Sauce (5/30-6/10), Matisyahu (6/13-14), ALO (6/16-21), Gomez (6/24-28), Umphreys McGee (7/1-5), Govt Mule (7/29-8/5) and Bela Fleck & the Flecktones (8/5-6). Dave Matthews Band will also return to New Yorks Randalls Island, the site of last years Summer Getaway, on August 5 and 6 with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones and Govt Mule among the artists already signed on as support.
In total, the Dave Matthews Bands summer tour will stretch four months and hit markets in all corners of the country. As of now, the group will close out its trek close to home at Charlottesville, VAs John Paul Jones Arena on September 23.
Multiple Guests at Galactic NOLA Lundi Gras
Galactic celebrated the day avant Mardi Gras with three sets of music in its home city of New Orleans. Monday’s extended Tipitina’s Uptown performance featured numerous guest players, including three fifths of moe. as Chuck Garvey added guitar to ‘Mystery Train’ and ‘Blues For Ben,’ Al Schnier stepped up for ‘Baker’s Dozen’ and Vinnie Amico appeared on ‘Look-Ka Py Py.’ On The Meters cover, Galactic and Amico also were joined by Ivan Neville, Mean Willie Green, Kevin O’Day and Adam Deitch. Other guests included John Mooney, Travis McNabb (Better than Ezra), Brian Coogan and Jason Clark. Galactic is off until March 29, the opening date of its Coup de Gras Midwest Tour.