Trey Anastasio, the lead singer of Phish and an Upper West Sider, was out and about in Central Park on Sunday, and Bobby Panza snapped some shots of him.
Bobby’s a big Phish fan and says Anastasio has been making music in his apartment during the pandemic and posting some of it on Instagram.
Anastasio was near the Naumberg Bandshell and Summerstage on Sunday.
He may have been there to warm up for a Summerstage concert on September 17 at 8 p.m. It’s called NYC Jubilee Jubilee: Songs and Stories Benefiting Free Programs in Parks and is a free digital benefit concert “featuring Sting, Norah Jones, Trey Anastasio, Rufus Wainwright, Rosanne Cash, Emily King, PJ Morton and more.” Check out summerstage.org for further details.
Bobby thinks he may have been doing a recording there.
“All I know at this time is he was recording something in the park with a production crew. It’s possible some people noticed and watched but they were in a secluded part of the park. This appeared to be a recording for future release and they tried to keep it DL. My guess is he was recording some new material privately for release during the pandemic, something he’s been doing a lot of from his UWS apartment.”