© Pete Merriman

Last night was one of those nights when you’re watching from the couch on the West Coast, checking Twitter sporadically and thinking to yourself, “why do I NOT live in New York City?!”

Trey Anastasio from Phish strolled over to the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre to see his friends Soule Monde, featuring keyboardist Ray Paczkowski and drummer Russ Lawton, a duo prominently part of Trey’s normal rhythm section in his Trey Anastasio Band solo projects, and proceeded to join them for 90 minutes of pure funk/jazz and tons of improv around a set of Soule Monde songs with Cyro Baptista even joining in for the fun. Wow.

Scotty B at JamBase was in attendance and brought back a great review from the show. He was also able to get some clips and it just looked so incredible from the couch. Dying that I couldn’t be there.

Here’s the setlist from JamBase:

Soule Monde with Trey Anastasio @ Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre, NYC 1.10.19

Set: Slide B, Miss Miriam, Rocket Juice, The Story, Mimi, Whassat, Bernard, Take My Hand, Elsie’s River, Allah Uya, Tango
Encore: Influence

Check out some videos that have surfaced below — can’t believe LazyLightning was also there! I know what I’ll be watching all day! 🙌🏻

Soule Monde w/Trey Anastasio – Slide B – 1/10/19

Soule Monde w/Trey Anastasio – Bernard – 1/10/19

Soule Monde w/Trey Anastasio – Influence – 1/10/19

Incredible stuff right there.