Jeff Holdsworth was a founding member of the rock band Phish. He was their first leader, singing lead vocals and playing guitar. He co-founded the band with Trey Anastasio, who would go on to assume the role of bandleader in years to come. His work can be heard in songs such as "Possum" and "Camel Walk."
Holdsworth graduated from the University of Vermont in May 1986, and quit the band shortly thereafter, somewhat disillusioned with the new musical direction they were taking. He became a born-again Christian, and completely disappeared from the music world.
On December 1, 2003, at the Pepsi Arena in Albany, New York, one night before the band's 20th Anniversary concert, Holdsworth appeared onstage for the first time in 17 years, performing several of his originals and a few covers. He was placed front and center, acting as the band leader for about 30 minutes.
Holdsworth currently resides with his wife in Canada and is a Technical Sales Engineer for RF Electrical Sales.
Can 60,000 people keep it down to a dull roar? ; Whatever. Even lacking hit songs, the wildly popular jam band Phish has concert promoters capping attendance at next weekend's big show in Limestone.
Jul 27, 2003; RAY ROUTHIER Staff Writer Portland Press Herald (Maine) 07-27-2003 Can 60,000 people keep it down to a dull roar? ; Whatever....