Trey Anastasio: Tiny Desk Concert The Phish star was in town to put on a huge show, but the songs here feel more personal than that. Watch Anastasio perform "Sleep Again," "Summer of '89" and "Backwards Down the Number Line."

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Trey Anastasio: Tiny Desk Concert

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He came so humble, holding his acoustic guitar and wearing his heart on his sleeve. Trey Anastasio isn't new to NPR: Concerts of his have even included "All Things Reconsidered," a variation on the All Things Considered theme.

Anastasio was in town to perform a concert with his big band of brass and brawn, but this selection of Phish and solo tunes felt more personal. "Summer of '89" is about his wife, Sue, while "Backwards Down the Number Line" reflects on his bandmates and friends. He opened this set with "Sleep Again," a song that looks to a better and brighter future. It's a treat to catch such an intimate glimpse of someone often seen in arenas, steeped in collaboration.

Set List

  • " Sleep Again"
  • " Summer Of '89"
  • " Backwards Down The Number Line"

Credits

Producers: Bob Boilen, Maggie Starbard; Audio Engineer: Kevin Wait; Videographers: Susan Hale Thomas, Maggie Starbard; Assistant Producer: Claire Eggers; photo by Susan Hale Thomas/NPR

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