Page McConnell & Meter Men Welcome Krasno & Warren Haynes

In what’s become a Jazz Fest tradition of late, last night Page McConnell teamed up with The Meter Men at The Joy Theatre in New Orleans. The quartet finds the Phish keyboardist joined by three of the four original Meters -guitarist Leo Nocentelli, drummer Zigaboo Modeliste and bassist George Porter Jr.. While guitarist Warren Haynes had been previously announced as a special guest for the show, he wasn’t the only performer to get in on a night filled with Meters classics.


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Following a performance from opening act Earphunk, Page and The Meter Men took the stage for a lengthy set. McConnell’s appearance was his first of 2015 since Phish ended a New Year’s Run in Miami on January 3. reports Haynes’ contributed to “He Bite Me,” “Just Kissed My Baby” and “Ain’t No Use.” Lettuce/Soulive guitarist Eric Krasno surprised the crowd by emerging to help Page and The Meter Men close out the set, while saxophonist Khris Royal added to the evening’s “Hey Pocky Way” encore.” Page and Kraz first shared the stage during the 2008 installment of Jazz Fest when the guitarist sat-in on McConnell’s “Most Events Are Planned” at a Russell Batiste & Friends show. McConnell and Warren last performed together at an Allman Brothers show held at NYC’s Beacon Theatre on March 12, 2009.

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On Thursday Modeliste, Porter Jr. and Nocentelli teamed with their The Meters’ band mate Art Neville for a special performance in New Orleans in honor of their USPS Jazz Fest Mailer. Watch footage of the set thanks to Nunu Zumot:

Watch pro-shot footage of Page McConnell & The Meter Men at last year’s Jazz Fest: