The former frontman and guitarist for the iconic jam band Phish, Trey Anastasio has been doing well in drug treatment here in the Capital District area. Judge McKeighan has been pretty impressed with how Trey is doing in drug treatment and he is improving, and getting cleaner.
Trey Anastasio was pulled over in Whitehall, N.Y. caught with all kinds of drugs back in 2006. A legendary rock star being pulled over in our area, yes where I live in, had created a lot of controversy in the area left people wondering what the hell was Trey doing in Upstate, N.Y.
The judge dropped felony drug charges down to a misdemeanor, which is great news for him. Anastasio actually enjoys being in the drug treatment program and had some positive things to say about it as well. He just want to get clean with drugs and live a better life. While Trey is on a 3 year probation, the charges could get shorter if he continues to improve.
Trey has been living right here in Saratoga Springs ever since he was caught in 2006 because he’s not allowed to be out of the area during his probation.
Once Trey finishes probation or the court lets him walk free if he improves, don’t expect Trey to live in Saratoga Springs any longer. He’ll probably wind up moving back to New York City where he was living before he was forced to move here.
Trey still makes appearances at local concerts playing guitar with greats such as Dave Matthews at Spac and Phil Lesh at the Glens Falls Civic Center.
While Trey is in the area, don’t expect him to play a gig at Valentine’s or Northern Lights because he’s too famous for those venues. It would be nice if he does play a solo gig at a small intimate venue though, he has a lot of New York fans. He’ll probably do it down the road, I’m sure. Maybe the Egg in Albany will book him, who knows.