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Link Jazz Mandolin Project, Thursday, 01/29/1998
The Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA

Set 1: Chapeau, Tuang Guru, Contois, Good and Plenty, The Country Open

Set 2: Flux, Ballad for Trio, Clip, Fixin' to Die[1], Barber's Hint, Boodha, Stockholm Smokepipe

Encore: Nimbus

[1] With Col. Bruce Hampton

Notes: Col. Bruce Hampton sat in on "Fixin' to Die."

Musicians: Jon Fishman, Jamie Masefield, Chris Dahlgren, Col. Bruce Hampton (Guest)

                 

Link Sneaker's Jazz Band, Tuesday, 02/10/1998
Sneaker's Bar-n-Grill, Winooski, VT

Set 1: Tell It Like It Is, Lament, Jump Monk, Secret Smile, Moose the Mooche

Set 2: Blues For Alice, You Don't Know What Love Is, Caravan, Little Sister's Boogie

Encore: Minor Annoyance, Softly As in a Morning Sunrise

Notes: This lineup of the Sneakers Jazz Band included James Harvey on trombone, Dave Grippo on alto sax, John Rivers on acoustic bass, Jeff Salisbury on drums, and Trey on guitar for whole show except the encores, when Paul Asbell played Trey’s guitar.

Musicians: Trey Anastasio, Dave Grippo, James Harvey, Jeff Salisbury

 

Link Béla Fleck and The Flecktones, Saturday, 02/14/1998
The Flynn Theatre, Burlington, VT

Notes: Mike and Fish joined the Flecktones for their encore. Mike and Victor Wooten engaged in a bass duet. Fish also hammed it up on a percussion machine, and everyone else stopped to let him jam. No additional setlist details are known and recordings do not circulate.

Musicians: Bela Fleck, Jeff Coffin, Victor Wooten, Roy "Future Man" Wooten, Jon Fishman (Guest), Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

Link 8 Foot Fluorescent Tubes, Friday, 04/17/1998
Higher Ground, Winooski, VT

Set 1: First Tube[1], Sand[1], Mozambique[1], Mr. Meat Man, Naturally To Blame > Wighat, Silicone Fairy[1], Last Tube[1] > Higher Ground

Set 2: Tore Up, Magilla, Sunny, Stir It Up, Crossroads, Come On (Part One), Soul Power Jam > Pass the Peas, Drums

[1] Debut.

Notes: This performance included costumed dancers, theatrics that included people being hoisted by cables, artists displaying various props (including Mike Gordon placing Cactus props on stage), and innovative lighting that featured large florescent tubes. The second set was a looser jam session and included guest appearances from Dave Grippo on saxophones, James Harvey on trombone, Bobby Hackney on vocals, and Fish on drums. This show marked the debut of “First Tube,” “Sand,” “Mozambique,” and “Last Tube.” While not billed as a Trey Anastasio performance, with Russ and Tony it represents the public debut of the core TAB touring ensemble.  

Musicians: Trey Anastasio, Jon Fishman, Dave Grippo, James Harvey, Heloise Williams, Russ Lawton, Tony Markellis, Tom Lawson

 

Link Max Creek, Saturday, 04/18/1998
Club Toast, Burlington, VT

Set 1: Love Makes You Lose Your Mind > Big Boat, Dark Water, Back Street Woman, Hard Love, Wild Side > Something is Forming, Boogie On Reggae Woman[1] > You’re the Only One[1], Jones[2] > Who Do You Love?[1] > Tangled Up in Blue[3]

Encore: One Way Out[3]

[1] With Mike.
[2] With Mike; included a poetry reading by Frank Messina.
[3] With Mike and Eamon Cronin.

Notes: Mike sat in on an additional bass for “Boogie On Reggae Woman” through the end of the show. "Jones" featured a poetry reading by Frank Messina. Eamon Cronin provided additional vocals on “Tangled Up In Blue” and “One Way Out.”

Musicians: Scott Murawski, Mark Mercier, Scott Allshouse, John Rider, Rob Fried, Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

Link J. Willis Pratt and Weird Bionic, Sunday, 04/19/1998
Club Toast, Burlington, VT

Notes: Fish sat in on drums for a portion of the second set. The setlist for this show is unknown and recordings do not circulate.

Musicians: J. Willis Pratt, Jon Fishman (Guest)

 

Link Trey Anastasio and Mike Gordon, Sunday, 11/01/1998
The Dead Goat Saloon, Salt Lake City, UT

Set 1: Driver, Albuquerque, Cortez the Killer[1], Bittersweet Motel[1], Jam[1] -> Teach Your Children[1], Will the Circle Be Unbroken?[2]

[1] Joseph Sirotnak on additional guitar and vocals.
[2] Aborted.

Notes: On the night off between Phish’s Halloween performance of The Velvet Underground’s Loaded in Las Vegas and their performance of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon within “Harpua” in Salt Lake City, Trey and Mike performed at an open mic night. The jam before “Teach Your Children” included teases of “Summertime” and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” Joseph Sirotnak performed on guitar and additional vocals from “Cortez the Killer” through “Teach Your Children” and his friend ‘Ken’ added guitar and vocals to “Stir it Up.” An attempt to close with “Will the Circle Be Unbroken?” was aborted when the performers couldn’t remember enough of the words.

Musicians: Trey Anastasio, Mike Gordon

 

Link Dark Star Orchestra, Tuesday, 11/10/1998
Martyrs', Chicago, IL

Set 1: Wang Dang Doodle > My Brother Esau, Peggy-O, Little Red Rooster, Brown Eyed Women, Lost Sailor > Saint of Circumstance > Deal

Set 2: Help on the Way > Slipknot! > Franklin’s Tower, Estimated Prophet[1] > Eyes of the World[1] > Drums[1] > St. Stephen[1] > Throwing Stones[1] > Not Fade Away[1]

Encore: Revolution 1[1], Blow Away[1], Terrapin Station[1], Playing in the Band[1]

[1] Fish on a second drum kit.

Notes: This show was a reprise of the Grateful Dead’s performance on October 31, 1983. Fish sat in on a second drum set from “Estimated Prophet” through the end of the show. 

Musicians: Jon Fishman (Guest)

 

Link viperHouse, Thursday, 11/19/1998
Ziggy's, Winston-Salem, NC

Notes: Trey sat in on guitar for the second set. It was at this show that Trey met viperHouse keyboardist Ray Paczkowski, who would join TAB. Phish had performed earlier in the evening at the Lawrence Joel Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum, where viperHouse’s Heloise Williams provided additional vocals during the “You Enjoy Myself” vocal jam. There is no known setlist or circulating recording.

Musicians: Heloise Williams, Ray Paczkowski, Brett Hughes, Trey Anastasio (Guest)

 

Link Big Frog, Friday, 12/04/1998
Shinjuku Loft, Kabuki-Cho, Tokyo, Japan

Notes: While vacationing in Japan, Fish sat in with Big Frog for an undetermined number of songs. There is no known setlist or circulating recording.

Musicians: Jon Fishman (Guest)

 

Link Strangefolk, Monday, 12/07/1998
Club Toast, Burlington, VT

Set 1: Lines and Circles[1] > Strange Ranger Jam[1] > Heartblood Jam[1] > Lines and Circles[1]

[1] With Mike.

Notes: Mike sat in with Strangefolk for the second set "Lines and Circles" sandwich.

Musicians: Reid Genauer, Mike Gordon (Guest)

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