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Trey Anastasio Band

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September 13, 2010

The septet Trey Anastasio tours with between Phish gigs are about as chops-heavy as his regular band, as this Atlanta gig shows. Anastasio's guitar rips (natch), and the horn section adds nice R&B color. But the reggae-fied "Windora Bug" is stoned and drooling, and it's unclear why Anastasio is moonlighting in a role so similar to his main one. He hands off vocals to trumpeter Jennifer Hartswick for a cover of Led Zep's "Black Dog" — a small surprise on a collection that could use more.

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