On The Verge
Vorzca (Relix Revisited)
With Ray Paczkowski on the road with Trey Anastasio we revisit this August 2006 profile of his band Vorcza
If you’ve caught Trey Anastasio outside of Phish in the past five years, chances are you’ve seen Ray Paczkowski. Since enrolling at Middlebury College in the 1990s, the bearded organist has been a fixture on Vermont’s live music circuit, first cutting his teeth in the popular club band Viperhouse and, later, serving as first chair in Anastasio’s rotating solo group. After a stint as a milkman, in 2001 Paczkowski scored a gig in the guitarist’s horn-driven ensemble, soon after securing spots alongside Anastasio in Dave Matthews and Friends, 70 Volt Parade and his current unnamed touring band. But, left to his own devices, Paczkowski prefers more jazz-driven experimental territory, as evidenced by his current trio, Vorcza. Along with drummer Gabriel Jarrett and bassist/trombonist Robinson Morse, Paczkowski offers a quirky blend of jazz, funk and world-beat, fashioning Vorcza into a close cousin of Sun Ra. The group’s most recent release, Corner of the Morning, grounds the trio’s improvisation in a series of fresh vocal cuts, proving that, sometimes, sidemen truly have the most to say.
In honor of Umphrey’s McGee’s return to Summer Camp this weekend, we present the group’s Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger performing this version of “The Pequod” from UM’s Anchor Drops.
Dame shares a song from her new EP Preventions of Heartbreak.
Golden Bloom stopped by Relix to perform a tune from their latest EP No Day Like Today.
The Chapin Sisters share an tune from their new album A Date With the Everly Brothers.
Minneapolis-based Night Moves share a song from their record, Colored Emotions, live at Relix.
Cloud Cult share a song from their latest album live at Relix.
The Giving Tree Band enjoy a spring day on the Relix rooftop, while performing a classic Grateful Dead tune.
Canadian singer-songwriter Hayden performs a duet with his sister-in-law Lou Canon. The song appears on Us Alone his first record on Broken Social Scene’s Arts & Crafts Productions.
The Milk Carton Kids share the first song from their new album, The Ash & Clay.
Here is the new video from Serbian guitar ace Ana Popovic. “Object Of Obsession” appears on her latest album Can You Stand The Heat.
- Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger "The Pequod"
- Trey Anastasio with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center
- More Visions of the Hangout Music Festival 2013 (A Gallery)
- A Blowout for the So So Glos
- Portugal. The Man "Atomic Man" (Official Video)
- Prince "Fixurlifeup" (Official Video)
- Alex Bleeker & The Freaks: How Far Away
- Interlocken Festival to Feature Neil Young, Furthur, String Cheese Incident, Black Crowes, Zac Brown and More
- Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers "Friend of The Devil" at the Beacon
- The Salvation of Page McConnell (Relix Revisited)
- Interlocken Adds Widespread Panic and John Fogerty, Furthur to Play Workingman’s Dead
- Warren Haynes and Joe Bonamassa "If Heartaches Were Nickels"
- The Final Ingredient in Dogfish Head’s Grateful Dead Tribute Ale Is…
- Stone Gossard Readies His Moonlander
- Trey Anastasio Band at The Hangout (Video Stream)
- Doctor’s Orders: So what should we call the Super Ball IX Newspaper?
- John Kadlecik Posts Statement on Bob Weir’s Collapse
- "I Wanne Be In moe.": The Latest Volunteers
- Bob Weir Escorted Off Stage During Furthur Show
- Furthur Cancels BottleRock Show as Bob Weir Is Out Of Commision
- Vote for Your Favorite "I Wanne Be In moe." Contestant
- Doctor’s Orders: What’s Your Favorite Furthur Song? (Win Copy of Relix Signed by Phil and Bobby)
- On The Verge Poll