“Never miss a Sunday show” is a saying concert goers live by, but it had a little extra weight at Atlanta’s Terminal WestTerminal West Sunday night April 29th. The Trey Anastasio Trio ended their spring tour run with a show dubbed “Sustain” a performance dedicated to Trey’s friend Chris Cottrell who passed away in January. The 600 Person venue was taken through a wide range of emotions all night. We cried, danced, and cheered as Big Red and company played their hearts out.
First set started with Blaze On as the theme of life and death was immediately shown with the lyrics “You got one life, Blaze On” carrying much more meaning than usual. Party Time had the crowd smiling and dancing along for the second song. The set continued with the properly themed Heavy Things and the highlight from set one Everything’s Right which had an epic type 2 jam attached to it where Trey was using loops to really fill the space as he crushed his solo. Camelwalk and Ghost kept the funk train rolling before we got our first “Trey Banter” in which he told the crowd that after shows most of the time he watches comedian Mitch Hedberg videos. Back on the Train and Sand closed out the first set.
Second set began with the familiar First Tube and set up for the best jam of the night No Men in No Man’s Land. It was absolutely incredible to see how much space Trey can fill even in a trio set up. Soaring solos on top of the rhythm power house of bassist Tony Markellis and drummer Russ Lawton made this version of No Men in No Man’s Land truly special. Prince Caspian, Twist, and Gotta Jibboo kept the second set rolling nicely and once they were finished the first bust out of the night Windora Bug happened which Trey took as a request from someone in the crowd. 46 Days continued the second set which was short but powerful. Show of Life brought back the emotions and as it ended Trey spoke again of his friend Chris Cottrell and played Push on Till The Day which was wrote about Trey’s days with Chris. The set ended and the band came back out to encored with a song Trey dedicated to his Sister and Chris Miss You. The show ended with a Soul Planet that had a monster jam attached to it that left everyone smiling after the heavy emotional show.
Catch the trio this summer July 5th in Virginia, July 6th in New York, and July 7th at Levitate Music and Arts Festival.