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February: 01 | 05 | 17 | 21 | 24
May: 04 | 20
September: 30
November: 16 | 18
December: 01 | 03

Link Frenchman's Hill Band, Tuesday, 02/01/2000
Lovango Cay, St, John, U.S. Virgin Islands

Set 1: Jam[1], Dear Mr. Fantasy Jam[1], Easy Wind[1], Tennessee Waltz[1], Black Magic Woman[1], Annabelle[1], Bertha[1], Jam[1]

[1] Trey on guitar.

Notes: The date and venue of this sit-in are not verified, nor frankly is the name of the band with whom Trey sat in, Frenchman's Hill Band. A recording circulates labelled February 2000. If the location of Lovango Cay is correct, this was in all likelyhood a private party. This set features the only known performances by Trey of Traffic's "Dear Mr. Fantasy," the Grateful Dead's "Easy Wind," Fleetwood Mac's "Black Magic Woman" and Gillian Welsh's "Annabelle."

Musicians: Trey Anastasio (Guest)


Link Trey Anastasio, Saturday, 02/05/2000
Carnegie Hall, New York, NY

Set 1: Farmhouse[1], The Inlaw Josie Wales[1], House Where Nobody Lives[2]

[1] Trey solo acoustic.
[2] Trey on acoustic with David Byrne on accordion.

Notes: For the second consecutive year Trey played an acoustic set at this benefit for the Tibet House. Trey announced that he had finally settled on the name of the tune we now know as “The Inlaw Josie Wales” which along with “Farmhouse” was performed solo, acoustic. Trey’s debut cover of Tom Waits’ “House Where Nobody Lives” featured David Byrne on accordion. Collaborations continued throughout the evening, with Trey adding both acoustic and electric guitars for an instrumental piece with Nawang Khechog and R. Carlos Nakai, then acoustic guitar with Rufus Wainwright, Patti Smith and others on “When Will I Be Loved?” Trey joined Philip Glass on the debut of “Third Street” that was announced as a new original that he and Glass had co-written earlier that week. Before the show finale, Patti Smith said: “I’d like to thank all of you Phish fans” to the cheers of the balcony. The show closed with Patti Smith leading her original “People Have the Power” that included Trey on electric guitar, David Byrne, Patti Smith, Angelique Kidjo, Virginia Rodrigues, and Rufus Wainwright. 

Musicians: Trey Anastasio, David Byrne (Guest)


Link The Dude of Life Band, Thursday, 02/17/2000
Higher Ground, Winooski, VT

Set 1: Francella[1], Self[1], Pete Rose[1], Dahlia[1]

[1] With Trey.

Notes: The listed songs featured Trey on guitar.

Musicians: Steve Pollak ("The Dude of Life"), Dan Archer, Aaron Hersey, Phil Abair, Trey Anastasio (Guest)


Link Primus, Monday, 02/21/2000
Patrick Gymnasium, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Set 1: Fizzle Fry, In the Flesh, Anti Pop, Sgt. Baker, Greet the Sacred Cow, Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers[1] > Communication Breakdown[1] > Dueling Banjos > Toys Go Winding Down > Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers, Jerry Was a Racecar Driver, My Name is Mud, Final Voyage of the Liquid Sky, Lacquer Head, Crazy Train > Harold of the Rocks > Tommy the Cat > Awakening > Tommy the Cat, Hello Skinny > Pork Soda, Electric Uncle Sam

Encore: Too Many Puppies > Hello Skinny > Too Many Puppies

[1] With Trey.

Notes: Trey was introduced as “Eddie Van Anastasio” before joining the action on guitar for “Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers” and “Communication Breakdown.”

Musicians: Brian Mantia, Larry Lalonde, Les Claypool, Trey Anastasio (Guest)


Link Trey Anastasio, B.B. King and The Roots, Thursday, 02/24/2000
Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA

Set 1: Jam, Rock Me Baby, Jam, Rock Me Baby, Jam

Notes: Trey joined B.B. King and The Roots as part of the filming of IMAX’s All Access: Front Row. Backstage. Live!. Trey also played a segment of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and teased “Happy Birthday” during a break in the filming.

Musicians: Trey Anastasio, B.B. King, The Roots


Link Oysterhead, Thursday, 05/04/2000
Saenger Theater, New Orleans, LA

Set 1: I Am Oysterhead[1], Mr. Oysterhead[1], Jam > Rubberneck Lions[1], Owner of the World[2], Blue Ginger[1], Happiness in My Pants[1] > Wildwood Weed[1] > Happiness in My Pants[1], Sinkin' Down[1], Pseudo Suicide[1]

Encore: Immigrant Song[1], The Israelites[1], All Day and All of the Night[1], House of the Rising Sun[1]

[1] Oysterhead debut.
[2] Oysterhead debut; dedicated to Fishman.

Notes: This debut Oysterhead performance was part of the “Superfly Presents” annual series that runs concurrent the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. “Owner of the World” was dedicated to Fish, who ran on stage and bowed. “Pseudo Suicide” included lyrical quotes from Primus’ “Jerry Was a Race Car Driver” and Phish’s “Reba.” All three musicians were wearing white jumpsuits. As this was the first public performance of Oysterhead, all songs are Oysterhead debuts.

Musicians: Trey Anastasio, Les Claypool, Stewart Copeland


Link Kid Rock, Saturday, 05/20/2000
Studio 8H, NBC Studios, New York, NY

Set 1: Only God Knows Why[1]

[1] With Trey.

Notes: Kid Rock was the musical guest for Saturday Night Live. Trey added a second rhythm guitar for this acoustic performance. Phish played next door at Radio City Music Hall the following two evenings.

Musicians: Kid Rock, Trey Anastasio (Guest)


Link Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade, Saturday, 09/30/2000
House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV

Set 1: Thela Hun Ginjeet, Shattering Song -> Riders on the Storm -> Shattering Song, Hendershot, Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Riddles -> Jerry Was a Race Car Driver -> Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver -> Riddles

Set 2: Pigs on the Wing (Part I), Dogs, Pigs (Three Different Ones), Sheep, Pigs on the Wing (Part II)

Encore: Owner of the World[1] -> Smoke on the Water[1] -> Owner of the World[1], Tomorrow Never Knows[2]

[1] Performed by Oysterhead.
[2] With Trey and Stewart Copeland.

Notes: Oysterhead (Trey, Stewart Copeland, and Les Claypool) performed the “Owner of the World” sandwich while the combined Frog Brigade and Oysterhead performed “Tomorrow Never Knows.” Phish had played earlier in the evening at Thomas & Mack Center. This was also a combined celebration, as both Les and Trey share a September 30th birthday.

Musicians: Les Claypool, Skerik, Jay Lane, Jeff Chimenti, Todd Huth, Trey Anastasio (Guest), Stewart Copeland (Guest)


Link Vermont Jazz All-Stars, Thursday, 11/16/2000
Tuttle Middle School Auditorium, South Burlington, VT

Set 1: Now's The Time[1], Big Joe's Blues Medley[1], A Night in Tunisia[1]

Set 2: The Chicken[1], Billie's Bounce[1], Everyday I Have the Blues[1]

[1] With Trey.

Notes:   The songs were performed in two mini-sets for the Tuttle Middle School audience where Dave Grippo is the music teacher. This incarnation of the Vermont Jazz All-Stars included Trey on guitar, Big Joe Burrell on tenor sax, Kenny Goldfield on drums, Dave Grippo on alto sax, Bruce Sklar on keys, and Stacey Starkweather on bass.  

Musicians: Trey Anastasio, Dave Grippo, Stacy Starkweather, Big Joe Burrell, Bruce Sklar, Kenny "Sweet Sugar G" Goldfield


Link Amfibian, Saturday, 11/18/2000
Higher Ground, Winooski, VT

Set 1: Flare, Appreciate, In Love with this World, Dirt, Elevate Me Later, Unless You Wanted Me To > To Be Real, Face in the Crowd

Set 2: Back to Mesopotamia, Brian and Robert, Onion, The Wedge[1] > If I Can't Turn to You[1], Drunk By Noon

Encore: Olivia’s Pool

[1] Trey on guitar.

Notes: Trey sat in on guitar – an all-white Fender Stratocaster in place of one of his signature Languedoc guitars – for “The Wedge” and the Chris Harford original “If I Can’t Turn To You.”

Musicians: Tom Marshall, Scott Metzger, Andrew Southern, Matt Kohut, Pete Cottone, JP Wasicko, Trey Anastasio (Guest)


Link Medeski, Martin & Wood, Friday, 12/01/2000
Palace Theatre, Albany, NY

Set 1: Jam > Sun Sleigh > The Dropper > > Shacklyn Knights > Seven Deadlies

Set 2: Big Time > Third Stone From the Sun, Partido Alto[1] > We Are Rolling[1] > Start/Stop[1] > Dracula[1] > Chubb Sub[1]

Encore: Swamp Road[1]

[1] With Trey, Cyro Baptista and Oren Bloedow.

Notes: Trey (introduced as "Trey 'Family Man' Anastasio") played guitar from “Partido Alto” through the end of the show. Guitarist Oren Bloedow and percussionist Cyro Baptista were also guests for the entire show. It was at this gig where Trey and Cyro met; Cyro would later join the Trey Anastasio touring ensemble.

Musicians: Billy Martin, Chris Wood, John Medeski, Trey Anastasio (Guest), Cyro Baptista (Guest), Oren Bloedow (Guest)


Link The Dude of Life, Sunday, 12/03/2000
Unknown Venue, New Rochelle, NY

Set 1: Beware of the Dog[1], Come On Up to My Room[1]

[1] With Trey and Fish.

Notes: Trey and Fish joined the Dude of Life for performances of “Beware of the Dog” and “Come On Up to My Room” during the Dude’s wedding reception.

Musicians: Steve Pollak ("The Dude of Life"), Trey Anastasio (Guest), Jon Fishman (Guest)

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