List of Phish tribute albums
Since 2000, various artists have recorded a number of tribute albums dedicated to the rock band Phish. Like Phish's music, the albums cover a wide range of genres including reggae, bluegrass, classical music, and more. The first Phish tribute album - Sharin' in the Groove - was a double album created by a non-profit group of fans called The Mockingbird Foundation, who also published The Phish Companion. The album features a number of high profile musicians performing Phish songs, including Jimmy Buffett, The Wailers, Dave Matthews, Arlo Guthrie, Hot Tuna, Tom Tom Club, and members of Pavement and Los Lobos. The members of Phish officially endorsed this album, which also featured an album release concert at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco led by Merl Saunders.
In 2002, members of the Birmingham, Alabama bluegrass group Rollin' in the Hay collaborated with a number of other bluegrass musicians to release Gone Phishin: A Bluegrass Tribute to Phish, featuring all instrumental versions of Phish classics. The album was a success, and a sequel followed later in the year with a song list that included more obscure Phish songs.
In 2004, Phish became one of over a hundred bands to have their songs interpreted by a string quartet (joining the ranks of Tool, Radiohead, and U2). Another bluegrass tribute (this time with vocals) by a group of Nashville-based musicians was released later in the year.
The latest tribute album to come out is Dub Like An Antelope - Legends of Reggae Celebrate Phish, which was released on November 30, 2009.
Phish tributes discography
- Sharin' in the Groove: Celebrating the Music of Phish (2000)
- Gone Phishin: A Bluegrass Tribute to Phish (2000)
- Still Phishin: A Bluegrass Tribute to Phish 2 (2002)
- JamGrass (Progressive Bluegrass Jams on a Band Called Phish) (2004)
- The String Quartet Tribute to Phish (2004)
- High Neighbors: Dub Tribute to Phish (2006)
- Dub Like An Antelope - Legends of Reggae Celebrate Phish (2009)