This Day in Music History 9/9/2001: Trey Anastasio of Phish and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Founders John McEuen and Jimmy Ibbotson Performed for Clear Path International
Trey Anastasio was a surprise guest 11 years ago, today when Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Founding Members played a benefit concert for Clear Path International.
What a great night this was! Way back in 2001, Clear Path International was fortunate enough to have John McEuen and Jimmy Ibbotson perform a benefit for us at the old Higher Ground location in Winooski, VT. Halfway through the night, Trey Anastasio of Phish showed up and played with them for the rest of the night.
Sonme of the highlights:
NGDB’s biggest hit Mr. Bojangles
Trey, John and Ibby performing Del McCoury’s Beauty of my Dreams
A beautiful Long, Hard Road which blends perfectly into Darcy Farrow
And a whole bunch of folks coming up on stage one at a time while the three played the Grateful Dead’s Ripple.
I’ll never forget that night and luckily we have high-quality audio. I have picked out a few tunes for the player below.
If you can’t see the player, above, go to this link to listen.