The Vegoose festival will be September 29 and 30 from noon to 10:30 pm and will feature, among others, Trey, Dave Matthews & Friends, Jack Johnson, Widespread Panic, Phil Lesh & Friends, The Meters, The Flaming Lips, String Cheese Incident, Primus, Ween, The Shins, moe., Spoon, Gov't Mule, Digable Planets, North Mississippi Allstars, and Michael Franti & Spearhead.
Trey's one of many celebs guesting on Herbie Hancock's new album, Possibilities (Vector Recordings), which (along the lines of Carlos Santana's Supernatural and Ray Charles' Genius Loves Company) also features Santana, Paul Simon, Sting, Annie Lennox, John Mayer, Christina Aguilera, Jonny Lang, Damien Rice, Joss Stone, and Raul Midon. Check out this video of Trey and Herbie in the studio. The album will be released at Starbucks Company-operated locations and traditional retail stores by Hancock Music, Vector Recordings and Starbucks Hear Music beginning 8/30/05.
Trey.com reports that the lineup for this summer's Trey tour will be "Tony Hall (bass-New Orleans, LA), Les Hall (keys, guitar, synths - Cola, SC), Skeeto Valdez (drums - Detroit, MI), Ray Paczkowski (keys - Burlington, VT), Jennifer Hartswick (vocals - Burlington, VT) and Christina Durfee (vocals - Burlington, VT). ... made their public debut on April 1, 2005 at The Higher Ground in South Burlington, VT performing a sold-out benefit concert for the Vermont Land Trust."
Trey continues his remarkable support of charities with the Seven Below Fund.
Vermonthband RAQ (who have IT) will hold an Amy's Farm-like free festival -- a two-day party of camping and music in the spirit of a festival on a magnificent farm -- August 19-20 in New Woodstock, NY, including Jazz Mandolin Project (presumably with Fishman), DJ Logic, Arianna Claire and Friends, The Joint Chiefs, Trusty, and Optical Dillusion.
Martin & Co. guitars will soon offer the DC Trey Anastasio Signature Edition acoustic guitar, with a Dreadnought body, curved Venetian cutaway, solid tonewoods, rare Italian alpine spruce top, East Indian rosewood sides, and a three-piece back with "wings" of East Indian rosewood and a center wedge of beautifully flamed Hawaiian koa. Trey.com reports, "A 1-11/16" (at the nut) low profile genuine mahogany neck provides playing comfort. Distinctive appointments include a flamed Hawaiian koa headplate with eye-catching headstock and fingerboard inlays. It's a practical guitar that looks and plays as good as it sounds, and it is offered in two configurations: either with Fishman's acclaimed onboard Ellipse Blend System that delivers superb live and recorded sound, or for the more traditional player, without the onboard electronics package."