Friday, 19 August 2011

The Barn

The Barn is a recording studio on the property of Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio, located in the Green Mountains near Burlington, Vermont.

The door of the outhouse on the south side of the barn serves as the cover of Phish's Farmhouse album.
Actual location of the Barn is a secret among Phish Phans.

Reconstructed between 1996 and 1998 from an existing structure, the Alan Irish Barn, The Barn has been used by Phish to record several albums and has hosted all of Anastasio's projects since 1998. In addition, several other artists have recorded or performed at The Barn, including Béla Fleck, John Patitucci, DJ Logic, Toots & the Maytals, Tony Levin, Umphrey's McGee, The Slip, John Medeski, Jerry Douglas, Patty LaBelle, Leo Kottke and Addison Groove Project.

The Barn now serves as the home to the Seven Below Arts Initiative, a non-profit organization formed to advance arts education in Vermont. Following Anastasio's sold-out benefit shows at Webster Hall in New York City, The Barn was modified from a commercial recording facility into an artistic studio, providing housing and studio space to artists participating in the Seven Below residency program. Seven Below has been working with Burlington City Arts to facilitate arts education activities to under-served populations since 2007.
In 2009, Anastasio placed his Vermont home up for sale, which is a completely different location from The Barn