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Performances Song History

Further On Up the Road

Music/Lyrics: Joe Medwick Veasey and Don D. Robey

Vocals: Trey

Original Artist: Bobby “Blue” Bland

Original Album: Blues Consolidated (1961)

Historian: lumpblockclod

Phish, along with Russ Lawton, Tony Markellis and Dave Grippo, performed this song during the encore of one of the final shows of the first Trey Anastasio solo tour on 5/17/99 at Burlington's Flynn Theatre. First released by Bobby “Blue” Bland in 1960 (as “Farther Down The Road”), the song has become a blues standard over the years and has been performed by many artists including T-Bone Walker, Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton. It is possible Trey felt the song better suited to a power trio as it hasn’t been played since by Phish or any of Trey’s other bands.

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