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Garden (State) Variety: The 25 best musical acts from New Jersey

Yardbarker Logo By Matt Sulem of Yardbarker | Slide 2 of 26: Phish is primarily thought of as a band from Vermont, as the legendary jam band formed on the campus of UVM in Burlington in 1983. However, the group’s frontman and guitarist, Trey Anastasio, was raised in Princeton, New Jersey. Coincidentally, Phish keyboardist Page McConnell is also from Jersey (Basking Ridge, specifically), but since no other members of the band come from the Garden State, we decided to give this spot to Anastasio. After all, in addition to being Phish’s frontman, Trey, now 54, is the sole composer of nearly 150 of the band’s songs, he has released 11 solo albums and created additional music with the side projects Trey Anastasio Band, Oysterhead, Surrender to the Air, SerialPod, Bivouac Jaun and Ghosts of the Forest.

Trey Anastasio

Phish is primarily thought of as a band from Vermont, as the legendary jam band formed on the campus of UVM in Burlington in 1983. However, the group’s frontman and guitarist, Trey Anastasio, was raised in Princeton, New Jersey. Coincidentally, Phish keyboardist Page McConnell is also from Jersey (Basking Ridge, specifically), but since no other members of the band come from the Garden State, we decided to give this spot to Anastasio. After all, in addition to being Phish’s frontman, Trey, now 54, is the sole composer of nearly 150 of the band’s songs, he has released 11 solo albums and created additional music with the side projects Trey Anastasio Band, Oysterhead, Surrender to the Air, SerialPod, Bivouac Jaun and Ghosts of the Forest.

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