Trey will perform September 3rd at the 35th annual Bumpershoot Festival in Seattle, a four-day festival with "more than 2,500 artists on over 20 stages and venues, representing the best in music, film, comedy, spoken word, dance, visual arts, theatre, performance arts, literary arts, and more.
The newest Mimi Fishman Foundation auction will benefit the Delta Gamma Center for the Visually Impaired. The auction began July 15 and runs through July 25. The auction features a healthy dose of Phish related items, various other jamband signed items and festival packages, as well as items unrelated to music, such as a War of the Worlds poster signed by Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning. Mimi Fishman had glaucoma and was a huge believer of helping out organizations that provided assistance to the visually impaired, especially charities those that focus on children. The Delta Gamma Center is committed to helping infants and young children who are blind or visually impaired reach their full potential by providing individualized education, therapy, and support services to them and their families.
Bonnaroo backstage reportedly included a high-stakes, single-table no limit Texas Hold'em (poker) tournament including Trey, Dave Matthews, Bo Bice (of American Idol), Robert Randolph, John Prine, John Mayer, Warren Haynes, Herbie Hancock, Chris Robinson (of the Black Crowes), Chris Kuroda, and Keller Williams. (Note that 11 at a table is unusually large, even for a tournament.) Keller knocked Trey out early, but he was allowed a buy-back. (As the game entered its third hour, no more buy-backs or re-buys were allowed.) Kuroda eventually won, raking in $400K.
Jambands.com's Rob Turner reports that Trey joined Les Claypool's band at The Variety Playhouse in Atlanta on Tuesday, 7/12/05, starting late in the set for "mainly rhythm accompaniment on 'High Ball with the Devil' (the title track of Les' release with his Holy Mackerel band). After a drum segment featuring Jay Lane and Mike Dillon - Claypool returned with the rest of his band which included Gabby La-La on sitar, electric ukulele, Theremin (and others) and sax ace Skerik who had just performed in the same venue two days previous with Mike Clark and Robert Walter. ... Anastasio [later] rejoined the septet to deliver more aggressive guitar to the set- closing "D's Diner." Trey stuck around for the encore as well, which consisted solely of a newer composition entitled, "Cohibas Esplenditos," during which Gabby La-La delivered an extended Theremin - prompted many smiles on stage and off, and Claypool to move to stage right for a brief Theremin duel..."
Official archivist Kevin Shapiro will host/DJ a fourth LivePhish CD release party at The Canal Room in New York City, Tuesday 7/9/05. Kevin, assisted by James Olness & J.O.E. Lightshow, will share exclusive music and video from the Live Phish Island Tour releases plus vintage tracks, rare video and stills from the Phish Archives. Island Tour CD's and merchandise, including limited edition posters, will be available at the party. In addition, ticket holders are eligible to win some great door prizes, including Island Tour releases, limited edition posters and merchandise. Tickets are on sale now at phisharchiveparty.rlc.net and are only $12.50. (Reported by Jambase)
Jambands reports that, "Phish archivist Kevin Shapiro will appear on longtime Relix/Jambands.com contributor Adam Foley's SIRIUS radio program, Gone Phishin', this is Friday. In celebration of the official LivePhish release of Vermont-quartet's 1998 Island Tour, the Phish gurus will play 60-minutes of highlights from the four-show set."
Unconfirmed, but reported that Trey played at Fishbones, a restaurant in downtown Detroit, on 6/30/05, then walked across the street to the Greektown Casino to play a few songs with Thornetta Davis and the drummer from his "new" band.