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Published: 2017/09/18

Mike Gordon, Page McConnell, Grace Potter and More Join Trey Anastasio in Burlington

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Photo by Adam Klein

Mike Gordon, Page McConnell, Grace Potter and Dave “The Truth” Grippo all sat in with Trey Anastasio Band at Burlington, VT’s Waterfront Park on Sunday night. The performance was the climax of Potter’s seventh-annual Grand Point North festival.

At the end of Anastasio’s show, McConnell emerged for a take on a set-closing “First Tube,” a song that lives in both the Phish and TAB catalogs. Then, at the start of the Phish guitarist’s encore, Gordon and Potter joined Anastasio for an acoustic rendition of “Water in the Sky.” (Potter also revealed she was pregnant onstage during her show on Saturday.)

Finally, at the end of the night, longtime Phish and TAB collaborator Grippo emerged for an encore run through “Push on ‘Til the Day.” Grippo was a steady member of TAB from 2001 to 2004 and rejoined the band for a few select shows from 2005-2007; he has not shared the stage with Anastasio since their Langerado show on March 9, 2007. Anastasio, who is now based in New York, last played Vermont in 2011 and has not performed in Burlington proper since Phish sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” at UVM in 2004.

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