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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

Last Update: 2014-10-27

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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