Phish’s ‘Big Boat’ Likely Makes Room for Guest James Casey


By Rachael Welsh

James Casey, saxophonist of the Trey Anastasio Band, is likely to be featured on Phish’s new album “Big Boat,” dropping October 7. Check out an old interview we did with James Casey here.

Sunday afternoon (9/11) during an interview with Ari Fink on SiriusXM’s JamOn, Casey revealed he had recently been in the studio with Phish. “I don’t know if I’m allowed to say that yet,” he laughed.

This raises question as to who else, if anyone, has contributed to the album and what kind of new musical territory the band may be exploring by bringing on guest personnel.

Phish’s most recent studio album, “Fuego,” released in June 2014, included a horn section. This was their first studio album released in five years. “Joy,” released in 2009, did not feature any additional personnel.

The band is red hot off a summer tour and will be back on the road in October.

Keep an eye out for ‘Big Boat’ on October 7 and catch them on the road during their upcoming tour. Until then, jam on.

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