The Grateful Ball comes to Plymouth, NH, with Tony Markellis (Trey Anastasio Band) + Zach Nugent (formerly of JGB)
In 1998, Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio (a longtime friend and fan) invited Tony to be the foundation of a new band he was forming as a creative outlet during Phish’s downtime. Says Markellis of the outcome, “I can’t remember when I’ve ever had so much fun playing music.”
With the Trey Anastasio Band, Markellis has appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Late Show with David Letterman, Last Call with Carson Daly, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Austin City Limits, as well as the syndicated radio show World Café.
It usually only takes one show to understand why Zach Nugent is one of the most sought after guitarists in the live music scene. Since touring as de-facto Garcia expert with Melvin Seals & JGB, he continues to build his dedicated following, putting together and leading multifaceted groups for special runs and festival appearances.