Last month Trey Anastasio was in Washington, D.C. to play two nights at the 930 Club as part of his Trey Anastasio Band tour, and like most musicians making a run through town, he had a chance to stop by the NPR offices to record a Tiny Desk Concert.
Anastasio was in town to perform a concert with his big band of brass and brawn, but this selection of Phish and solo tunes felt more personal. “Summer Of ’89” is about his wife Sue, while “Backwards Down The Number Line” reflects on his bandmates and friends. He opened this set with “Sleep Again,” a song that looks to a better and brighter future. It’s a treat to catch such an intimate glimpse of someone often seen in arenas, steeped in collaboration.
Check it out below: