P-B-S & McConnell Album/Dates


George Porter Jr., Russell Batiste Jr., and Brian Stoltz are part of the rich history that is New Orleans' musical ancestry. Today, Porter-Batiste-Stoltz announce the hard hitting trio's first-ever live release MOODOO, featuring special guest keyboardist Page McConnell (Phish) sitting in on select songs.

The recording offers highlights from an epic November 2, 2007 gig at Burlington, Vermont's Club Metronome, where McConnell joined PBS on stage for part of their performance. Documentation of the evening has been highly sought after by fan communities, yet there have been no known recordings of the show - until now.

MOODOO, which will be available at retail stores and online beginning September 30, documents an evening ripe with musical mojo. What else could happen when New Orleans' funk royalty blends utterly with one of Vermont's finest? Page McConnell and Russell Batiste have a musical history - playing together in Vida Blue, a band that Page formed in 2001. Most recently, Page also performed with PBS at the 2008 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on the Acura Stage (main).

In conjunction with the release of MOODOO, Porter-Batiste-Stoltz featuring Page McConnell will perform select shows this fall. Confirmed dates include:

09.24 Revolution Hall Troy, NY
09.25 Lupo's Providence, RI
09.26 BB Kings New York, NY
09.27 Higher Ground Burlington, VT

Tickets are on sale now. Visit www.doyoumoodoo.com for more information.

MOODOO album details are as follows:
George Porter Jr. - bass guitar, vocals
Russell Batiste Jr. - drums, vocals
Brian Stoltz - guitar, vocals
Featuring special guest:
Page McConnell - keyboards
Recorded live at Club Metronome in Burlington, VT on Friday, November 2, 2007

Track Listing
1. Ausnacious (PBS original from Expanding The Funkin' Universe)
2. Comin' At Ya (PBS original from Expanding The Funkin' Universe)
3. I Get High* (George Porter, Jr. original from It's Life)
4. All We Wanna Do* (PBS original from Expanding The Funkin' Universe)
5. Message From PBS* (Meters)
6. Introductions
7. Check Out Your Mind* (Curtis Mayfield)
8. Funky Miracle > Sing A Simple Song > Rainy Day Women* (Meters/Sly Stone/Bob Dylan)
9. Out In The Country (Meters original, but this arrangement by George Porter, Jr. appears on his album, It's Life)
* w/ Page McConnell


[Published on: 8/18/08]

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Joshc104 Mon 8/18/2008 08:38AM
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12 & 35 WHaT !!!

Joshc104 starstarstarstarstar Mon 8/18/2008 08:38AM
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NC dates soon to come !!!

Chaloupka starstarstarstarstar Mon 8/18/2008 09:26AM
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This looks fantastic! Wish I could catch one of those shows . . .

Deucesturf Mon 8/18/2008 09:50AM
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whaaa whaaat! of course only four dates and half of them during the week. have a great time to those that can make this

SpeckledcupCAKE starstarstarstarstar Mon 8/18/2008 10:48AM
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I live and breath MOODOO!! Get a free download. The video is farmish...


rlm starstarstarstarstar Mon 8/18/2008 01:32PM
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I was there!!!!! Left Ratdog show/ Memorial Hall early to get in. MET PAGE!!!!!!! One of the greatest music nights-PBS/ Page--- Ratdog/Gordo!!!!!Page was super kind walking around set break saying hello to everybody. Saw Mr. Porter with Mickey Hart's Band- Great Funky Bass and voice/ Kind man.How 'bout Pitts./Cleveland Area. Fingers Crossed!!!

gamecat starstarstar Mon 8/18/2008 02:55PM
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They got to get Page to join PBS on Jamcruise!

Really funky stuff right here.

Muddy900 starstarstarstarstar Mon 8/18/2008 03:20PM
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Gettin' funkier all the time. These shows are gonna be sweet, I might have to hit all 4. Did anyone actually go to www.doyoumoodoo.com and check it out? They have a free tune up there and a STOOPID video that's just cracking me up.

dreadyknowsbest starstarstarstarstar Mon 8/18/2008 05:53PM
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TheGreenKynd starstarstarstarstar Mon 8/18/2008 08:40PM
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hey dready i think Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and The Talking Heads are playing Mexico City on Dec. 31 2008, sorry guy.

TheGreenKynd Mon 8/18/2008 08:41PM
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in addition this is nice news. PBS is funky as can be. George Porter Jr is the man.

Kemosloppy Tue 8/19/2008 01:59PM
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GlassWorks -

12 & 35 is part of the Dylan song PBS w/ Page plays - "Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35" its at the end of track 8.

ryangetz starstarstarstar Wed 8/20/2008 11:44AM
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This looks sick!

PBS is amazing, let alone with Page??!?!

Cant wait. When is the tour hitting Denver?!