Trey’s Got Some New Folks in the Band

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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!

**UPDATE**

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.

  • 10klf_hippie

    Was at the festival and Tray came out with band and practiced on Sunday around 4pm before Claypool was due up. The crowd in front of him was minimal and that was awesome to be there for that. They practiced some of there new tunes. Don’t remember what song it was but they did it with Les Hall doing the guitar first, then had him jump on the keys. It was sweet. They are tight and sound really good. They were out there unannounced so the stage manager gave him the sign to wrap it up and they kept playing. It was nice. So they cut the volumn and they still finished the song. That was cool to. Great stuff though.

  • 10klf_hippie

    Was at the festival and Tray came out with band and practiced on Sunday around 4pm before Claypool was due up. The crowd in front of him was minimal and that was awesome to be there for that. They practiced some of there new tunes. Don’t remember what song it was but they did it with Les Hall doing the guitar first, then had him jump on the keys. It was sweet. They are tight and sound really good. They were out there unannounced so the stage manager gave him the sign to wrap it up and they kept playing. It was nice. So they cut the volumn and they still finished the song. That was cool to. Great stuff though.

  • jordan

    I was also at 10KLF this past weekend. I was waiting to see if Trey could pull it off on stage without the complete memebers of Phish to back him up. Although I did not see them practice earlier that day, I did of course make it to the show. The first set was pretty boring. You could tell that Trey was really trying to seperate himself from the usual Phish sound. However, after the break – the second set was sick, Absolutely amazing! His new band members really pulled it together. I say that anyone that can keep up with Trey and still make the jam sound great is extremely talented. I met them at the airport the next day – and his new drummer as well as the new guitarist were very happy to hear that it sounded good – and said they had a lot of fun. I could tell they had fun and that Trey was really stoked about his new start.

  • jordan

    I was also at 10KLF this past weekend. I was waiting to see if Trey could pull it off on stage without the complete memebers of Phish to back him up. Although I did not see them practice earlier that day, I did of course make it to the show. The first set was pretty boring. You could tell that Trey was really trying to seperate himself from the usual Phish sound. However, after the break – the second set was sick, Absolutely amazing! His new band members really pulled it together. I say that anyone that can keep up with Trey and still make the jam sound great is extremely talented. I met them at the airport the next day – and his new drummer as well as the new guitarist were very happy to hear that it sounded good – and said they had a lot of fun. I could tell they had fun and that Trey was really stoked about his new start.