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Holly Bowling Featured On Tom Marshall's 'Under The Scales' Podcast April 19, 2017 11:57

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Longtime Phish lyricist Tom Marshall has garnered much attention from the jam community in recent months with his new podcast, Under The Scales.  On the latest episode, Marshall sits down with renowned classical pianist Holly Bowling, who has become a household name in the jam/festival community in recent years for her piano interpretations of Phish and Grateful Dead tunes. According to Marshall, Holly Bowling stops by the studio to educate us musically — my piano has never sounded better!"  
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Specifics discussed in this episode include live interpretations of Phish's "Tweezer," "The Wedge," and "Sleep."  This podcast, which has featured many major names from across the Phish community (including Trey Anastasio), is a must-listen for all Phish enthusiasts.  See below to stream Episode 19 with Holly Bowling today.
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Official Bio: Holly Bowling
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Holly Bowling is a classically trained pianist who began playing piano at the age of five. There’s one major distinction, however, that separates her from other similarly studied musicians. That is Holly’s devotion to the legendary rock band Phish. Having attended over 300 shows by the Burlington-based quartet, she became obsessed by their famous rendition of “Tweezer” from Lake Tahoe on July 31, 2013. It led Holly to transcribe this 37-minute improvisational masterpiece note-for-note and arrange it for solo piano. The process, both painstaking and fulfilling, inspired her to transform other Phish songs and well-known live jams into solo piano interpretations.
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Holly’s breathtaking renditions of Phish classics like “It’s Ice,” “The Squirming Coil” and “Harry Hood” serve not only as a tribute to the modern day kings of jam, but stand on their own as fully developed classical pieces. The past year has seen Holly expand her repertoire into the realm of the Grateful Dead, including an “Eyes of the World” based on the band’s spectacular exploratory June 18, 1974 performance at Freedom Hall. Using classical piano technique to reinterpret these jamband luminaries, Holly’s live performances infuse new with old, tradition with surreal, and creates a concert experience like nothing else in the music world. 
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Watch Holly's interpretation of the "Tahoe Tweezer" here:
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Runaway Gin's Andy Greenberg Featured On 'Under The Scales' Podcast February 20, 2017 22:44

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Just two weeks ago, longtime Phish lyricist Tom Marshall joined Phish tribute act Runaway Gin on stage at The 8x10 in Baltimore for a special rendition of "Brian and Robert."  It certainly seems as if Marshall enjoyed his first Runaway Gin experience, as frontman Andy Greenberg became the newest featured guest on Marshall's podcast Under The Scales.  Greenberg is without question in good company, as Phish's Trey Anastasio was Marshall's featured guest on the past two episodes of the new podcast.  RJ Bee of The Helping Friendly Podcast can also be heard on 'Episode 13' with Marshall and Greenberg.  

  • Runaway GIn recently announced a handful of 2017 spring tour dates (click here).  
  • Click here to watch Tom Marshall perform with Runaway Gin in Baltimore.

Listen to Episode 13 of Under The Scales with Andy Greenberg of Runaway Gin here:

With over 225 shows under their belt, Runaway Gin is the World's most active Phish Tribute Band. They play many Sundays at the Charleston Pour House and tour often.

The members of Runaway Gin are long time Phish fans who have united with the goal of creating musical moments inspired by Phish. The band's song list is constantly growing and their improvisational and communication skills are constantly developing independently and together. Like Phish, Runaway Gin will never play the same show or jam the same way twice making every show a unique experience and every moment pure artistic creation.

Runaway Gin strives to capture the essence of Phish's flagship live style of group improvisation known as "type-2" jamming as well as learning the composed segments of Phish's catalog with impeccable precision. Their success in these areas comes from constant live shows as well as rehearsals. The current moment is always the driving force in a Runaway Gin show giving the quartet a fresh and original sound during jams and shows as a whole.


Trey Anastasio Discusses Languedoc Guitars On 'Under The Scales' February 15, 2017 10:08

 

Longtime Phish lyricist Tom Marshall has garnered much attention from the jam community in recent months with his new podcast, Under The Scales.  This week features easily Marshall's most high profile guest, as he and multi-platinum songwriter/producer Dan Kanter continue their two-part interview with Phish frontman Trey Anastasio to discuss the magic of Paul Languedoc's guitars.    

For those who don't know, Kanter is the musical director and former lead guitarist for Justin Bieber, and has performed and directed countless other top-name pop stars.  This episode serves as the second half of a two part series with Anastasio.  If you missed part one of the interview, we've got you covered (click here).  For more information and all of the latest on Under The Scales, click here

Listen to Episode 12 of Under The Scales with Trey Anastasio here:


Trey Anastasio Featured On Latest Episode Of "Under The Scales" February 06, 2017 15:12

Longtime Phish lyricist Tom Marshall has garnered much attention from the jam community in recent weeks with his new podcast, Under The Scales.  This week features easily Marshall's most high profile guest, as he and multi-platinum songwriter/producer Dan Kanter sit down with Phish frontman Trey Anastasio to discuss inspirations, set lists, guitars, song choices, and even a full run down on Trey's rig.  As one would imagine, this episode sparks all kinds of interesting topics, including the crossover between the pop and jam scenes.  

For those who don't know, Kanter is the musical director and former lead guitarist for Justin Bieber, and has performed and directed countless other top-name pop stars.  This episode serves as part one of a two part series with Anastasio, so make sure to stay tuned for part two, which is scheduled for release in the near future.  For more information and all of the latest on Under The Scales, click here

Listen to Episode 11 of Under The Scales with Trey Anastasio here: