The Redheaded F*ckface debuted his new lineup for the upcoming tour at the 10,000 Lakes Festival this weekend:
Trey Anastasio – guitar/vocals
Christina Durfee – backing vocals
Les Hall – keys/guitar
Tony Hall – bass
Jennifer Hartswick – backing vocals
Ray Paczkowski – keys
Skeeto Valdez – drums
I’m sensing a Fleetwood Mac thing here: lotsa chicks. So, allright, we’ve got two guys named Hall and two lovely ladies to join Skeeto, Ray and Big Red. I think this band can only improve from here…especially with Peter gone, who was clearly the weak link. We’ll see for ourselves when the tour kicks into high gear on August 4th at the Bank of America Pavillion in Boston.
And according to Jambands.com, “During his set, the former Phish guitarist debuted a handful of new songs including Spin, Invisible and Tuesday. Fellow festival performer Les Claypool also emerged for a version of Oysterhead’s Oz is Ever Floating.”
Also, here’s a nice review of the 10,000 Lakes Festival from the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
And a handful of PICS are now up on the 10KLF website…The Bad Lieutenant has shaved his beard, folks!
It also appears Trey’s making some new friends outside the band. According to Bruce Springsteen’s message board and another source, Trey went to see Bruce at the Phillips Arena a few nights ago while he was in Atlanta finishing up his recording before the upcoming tour. Before the show, the two men met up with each other and Trey requested “Darkness on the Edge of Town,” which Bruce later played and dedicated to Trey.
Now there are strong rumors swirling that Trey and Bruce exchanged numbers and contact info and a collaboration may be in the works…Stay tuned.