On Thursday night, 4/20 in New York City, Phish received a Jammy Award for "Best Archival Release" for http://stores.musictoday.com/store/product.asp?band_id=840&dept_id=5116&..., which was released in December and is widely regarded as one of Phish's finest live performances. The Jammy culminates months of acclaim for the 3-disc set, including rave reviews from Entertainment Weekly, Blender, Newsweek. Phish's New Year's Eve 1995 performance was named one of the "Greatest Concerts of the '90s" by Rolling Stone.
This is the band's sixth Jammy award in as many years, having previously been recognized for: "Live Set of the Year" for 12/31/99, Big Cypress, FL; "Studio Album of the Year" for Farmhouse; "Live Performance of the Year" for 7/11/00, Deer Creek; "Best Archival Release" for Live Phish 11; "Tour of the Year" for their 2003 summer tour; and "DVD Release of the Year" for Phish IT.
Phish bassist Mike Gordon won a Jammy award for "Studio Album of the Year" for http://stores.musictoday.com/store/product.asp?band_id=840&dept_id=3983&..., his collaboration with guitar virtuoso Leo Kottke, and was on hand to accept both Phish's Jammy and his own.
In addition to Phish and Mike's awards, Trey's early 2005 guest appearance with moe. was also recognized as moe. took the Jammy for "Best Live Performance" for their 2/10/05 NYC Tsunami Relief Benefit featuring Trey, Sam Bush, John Medeski, Jen Hartswick and Ray Paczkowski. The award-winning show raised over $150,000.