“They’re probably some of the first guitar solos I ever learned”: Trey Anastasio tackles Steely Dan classics in searing Songwriters Hall of Fame performance

Trey Anastasio performs onstage during the 2024 Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Gala at New York Marriott Marquis Hotel on June 13, 2024 in New York City
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Steely Dan were recently inducted into the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame. To mark the occasion, Phish's Trey Anastasio covered two of their all-time classic tracks at the induction ceremony, which took place at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel on June 13. 

In an eight-minute performance, Anastasio captured the essence of Steely Dan as he led the house band through a medley that included 1976’s Kid Charlemagne and 1972's Reelin’ in the Years.

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Janelle Borg

Janelle is a staff writer at GuitarWorld.com. After a long stint in classical music, Janelle discovered the joys of playing guitar in dingy venues at the age of 13 and has never looked back. Janelle has written extensively about the intersection of music and technology, and how this is shaping the future of the music industry. She also had the pleasure of interviewing Dream Wife, K.Flay, Yīn Yīn, and Black Honey, among others. When she's not writing, you'll find her creating layers of delicious audio lasagna with her art-rock/psych-punk band ĠENN.