Trey Anastasio Band Covers The Five Stairsteps’ O-o-h Child on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Tonight

Tonight, Trey Anastasio and TAB made their debut on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The show, which starts at 12:35AM ET/PT, will go on despite the ravages of Hurricane Sandy that hit the East Coast hard the previous evening. Unlike Monday’s show, Fallon was able to round up an audience for tonight and tweeted the name of the song TAB will perform…


Tonight @ Band performs a really special version of “O-o-h Child” by Five Starships. Don’t miss it.
@jimmyfallon
jimmy fallon

The Trey Anastasio Band covered O-o-h Child at their first show under the moniker on February 15, 1999 and have performed the tune a total of 37 times. O-o-h Child made The Five Stairsteps (Fallon got the band’s name wrong) a one-hit-wonder peaking at #8 on the Billboard Top 100 in 1970.

TAB member Jennifer Hartswick tweeted from backstage that the band would play “a song dedicated to everyone on the east coast”


Back stage at @ ready to play a song dedicated to everyone on the east coast.
@Jhartswick
Jennifer Hartswick

Meanwhile, drummer Questlove, a member of Fallon house band The Roots, liked what he saw from TAB drummer Russ Lawton and percussionist Cyro Baptista…


its always magic when @ comes to @. but him his percussionist & drummer ARE KILLIN!!!!!! #pocketfordays
@questlove
Questo of The Roots

Watch Trey Anastasio Band perform O-o-h Child…

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6 thoughts on “Trey Anastasio Band Covers The Five Stairsteps’ O-o-h Child on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Tonight

  1. Trey Reply

    there was no crowd tonight… actually the band and I provided the laugh track for the entire show. hope you all enjoyed :) stay safe!

    • Jose brando Reply

      Trey: Thanks for everything you do. Your music has been the soundtrack to my life for almost 20 years running, and now my kids run around the house dancing like crazy to ‘Sparkle’. I hope this fantastical journey never has to end.

  2. Bbears Reply

    oo-oh child, nice guitar.

  3. Dan Broderick Reply

    Trey, I’m 67 and my son turned me on to you and Phish several years ago. I have become such a big Phan. My ipod is full of Phish and TAB w/ DL’s from Live PHish. We traveled to Portsmouth for the 2 shows this year. Had a blast. I bought Traveler and I love it. I represent a new Phan group-’Old Phat Guys Phor Phish and TAB” memberships being accepted. Rock on my man.

  4. pauly7917 Reply

    is Tony standing?

  5. Kyle Reply

    Drove all the way to port chester from burlington vt at 2pm when we got the word we were devasted only 30 mins from town but whats most important that everyone stays safe and scotty hope everything is going ok for you in the city. Had a feeling Trey would cover this tonight. THANK YOU. I hope it made everyone that was able to watch feel a lil better!

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