Vida Blue

Vida Blue

In 2001, during Phish's hiatus, Page McConnell recruited a Hall of Fame-caliber rhythm section - Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers Band, Aquarium Rescue Unit) and drummer Russell Batiste (the Meters) - for this atmospheric jazz - and funk-flavored project. On their self-titled debut album, Vida Blue explores both textures and grooves.

The seeds for Vida Blue were sewn when McConnell attended shows by the Allman Brothers Band and the Meters in April 2001. McConnell honed in on the playing of Burbridge and Batiste, and the wheels began turning.... more