Trey's show last night (8/9/05, the 10th anniversary of Jerry Garcia's death) including an acoustic version of the Grateful Dead's Ripple, which he dedicated to Jerry. Other past nods to the Dead have been with Phish, primarily including a Terrapin Station encore in 1998 and an encore featuring Bob Weir in 2000.
Comments in a new Trey interview include, "Drugs are the tip of the iceberg of an unhealthy situation. There’s no other way to look at it."
The Rex Foundation has announced (thus making official rumors about) an event to mark 10 years since the passing of Jerry Garcia. To be held 9/24/05, and presented by the Jerry Garcia Estate, the event will be called "Comes a Time - A Celebration of the Music and Spirit of Jerry Garcia", will be held at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA, and will feature Trey Anastasio, Hmza el Din, Mickey Hart, Warren Haynes, Jimmy Herring, Bruce Hornsby, Gloria Jones, Bill Kreutzmann, Jackie LaBranch, Donna Jean McKay, David Nelson, Sandy Rothman, Melvin Seals, The String Cheese Incident members Jason Hann, Michael Kang, Keith Moseley, and Billy Nershi, Bob Weir and Ratdog members Kenny Brooks, Jeff Chimenti, Mark Karan, Jay Lane and Robin Sylvester. General Admission tickets are $50, available as of August 14th through GDTS TOO - http://www.gdtstoo.com / Hotline (415) 457-6388 and TicketMaster - http://www.ticketmaster.com. Premium seating for higher donations levels of $150 and $250 are also available [8/13/05 update: those options are sold out] through the Rex Foundation and GTDS TOO.Update, 9/26/05: Robert Minkin photos of the rehearsal.
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."