Trey Anastasio unveiled two new songs, Burn That Bridge and Sailboat Man, with his Classic TAB ensemble at last weekend’s Hangout Festival. Sailboat Man was written by Anastasio with longtime writing partner Tom Marshall especially for the event, while Burn That Bridge marks the debut of Trey’s songwriting partnership with songwriter/performer Amanda Green.
Green cut her teeth on the cabaret circuit before moving to Nashville to write and perform country music. The daughter of a Broadway actress (Phyllis Newman) and a famed Broadway lyricist/playwright (Adolph Green), Amanda embraced her theatrical roots writing the lyrics for the musical stage adaptation of High Fidelity in 2006 and multiple other musicals. In 2003, Green put out a CD called Put a Little Love in Your Mouth that garnered praise from the likes of Stephen Sondheim who sent her a fan letter.
Now, Amanda Green enters a completely different dimension of the music industry as the latest songwriting partner for fellow Manhattan resident Trey Anastasio. The pair have penned a few more songs that Anastasio plans to debut this summer with his other band, Phish. You can also expect to hear a number of new Anastasio/Marshall tunes on Phish Summer Tour.
READ ON for a brief history of Trey’s non-Tom songwriting partners and for more on the songs Classic TAB debuted at the Hangout Festival…