Watch: Phish frontman Trey Anastasio covers Bon Iver’s ‘Towers,’ tells audience about dream he saw Tool with Ezra Koenig

Anastasio turned the track into an acoustic ballad

Phish frontman Trey Anastasio covered Bon Iver’s “Towers” at his show in Justin Vernon’s hometown of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

The performance sees Anastasio turning the track into an acoustic ballad, crooning over elaborate finger picking. Anastasio’s cover of “Towers” puts a For Emma, Forever Ago twist on the lush tune. The frontman also joked that it was “kind of embarrassing coming to someone’s town and playing their song… but I love that song and I love that album.”

JamBase, who recorded the video, detailed how Anastasio also revealed to the crowd that he had a dream where he amd Ezra Koenig attended a Tool concert, which saw Tool dressed as an ’80s hair metal band.

Watch the clip in full below.

Lead photo courtesy of Dan Shinneman.