On December 15, Phish frontman Trey Anastasio was arrested in Whitehall, New York and was charged with misdemeanor drug possession, driving while under the influence of drugs and aggravated unlicensed operation. Anastasio eventually was allowed to participate in and completed the Washington County Felony Drug Court which he considers the best thing that ever happened to him. The Post-Star reports Anastasio spoke for nearly 25 minutes and congratulated those who completed the program today. The guitarist revealed he still attends Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in his current hometown of New York City and additionally helps others by serving as a sponsor.
New Trey Anastasio doc takes deeply personal look at Phish frontman
Trey Anastasio of Phish opens up in 'Between Me And My Mind'
It's an incredible time to be a Phish fan. The average person maybe had a friend in college who never shut up about the rock-jazz-funk-jam band that occasionally plays bluegrass and sings barbershop tunes, but also blasts off into avant-garde ambient soundscapes. In the past 12 months, Phish, led by guitarist-singer Trey Anastasio, debuted a new album's worth of songs on Halloween, tweaking their usual "musical costume. It included Phish drummer Jon Fishman and members of his Trey Anastasio Band playing contemplative, moving songs that largely ditch Phish's silly side for more serious themes. A lot has happened in Trey's life in the last decade.
Is 'The Shining' on Netflix? Bravo Crossover Alert! She's Back! Between Me And My Mind , a documentary about Trey Anastasio —singer, songwriter, and guitarist for the band Phish— is now available to purchase on digital formats after a brief theatrical run this summer.
He was Anastasio—who saw his first Dead concert at 15, in May at the Hartford Civic Center in Connecticut—quickly accepted the invitation, then withdrew from all of his other musical work, including Phish and his Trey Anastasio Band. I stood there for five days, watching people dancing. Bill is the heartbeat—Mickey, too.