This years Trey Anastasio Bands winter tour has already come and gone, but not without a lot of left over smiles due to the fond memories that Trey and his band mates always bring to the crowd.
Every show this year, (I was told by friends who went to a variety of them) was on fire. Trey’s purely blissful energy on stage with TAB can only be explained as contagious. It would be impossible to not leave the venue with out a huge smile of your own.
Another thing we love about TAB is how much Trey makes sure he puts the spotlight on his fellow band mates. He makes sure to introduce them every time and whenever another member is getting their chance in the spot light with some sort of solo, Trey looks on at them smiling like a proud papa.
Natalie Cressman, the youngest band member and trombonist, also sings back up and also showed off her solo chops a few times this tour with a beautiful spanish language song called 1977, which is a cover by Ana Tijoux; a Chilean rap artist. Natalie blew the roof off when she sang this at the Orlando show I was at. It was a pretty sultry performance as well. Beautiful Natalie had the men’s jaws dropped in the front row from what I could see. She’s mesmerizing and so very talented.
Unlike Phish shows, Trey Band plays a lot of the same songs on tour, but that doesn’t mean that every night is a set list repeat and, like any jam band, there is plenty of improvisation going on as well.