Released: Oct 2012
Label: Ato Records
When Trey Anastasio isn't playing with either Phish or The New York Philharmonic, he's putting out solo records, of which Traveler is the ninth. Anastasio's own personal brand of radio-friendly prog rock, featuring superb keyboards and lyrics about the meaning of existence found through bike riding, evokes Phil Collins-era Genesis. He also recalls Talking Heads, circa Fear of Music and Remain in Light, on "The Land of Nod"; and "Pigtail" is as fun as anything by The Steve Miller Band.