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Vida Blue — consisting of Phish keyboardist Page McConnell, Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge and funky METERS drummer Russell Batiste Jr. — confirmed a pair of Spring 2020 concerts.
Vida Blue dusts off their cover of John Lennon’s “Jealous Guy” at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York.
Vida Blue debuts “Checking Out” from their 2019 album ‘Crossing Lines’ at The Fillmore in Philadelphia.
Release Day Picks this week highlights new albums by Vida Blue, Brittany Howard, Hiss Golden Messenger, Marco Benevento, Robbie Robertson, Zac Brown Band, Molly Sarlé, M83 and Neal Francis.
Vida Blue featuring Phish keyboardist Page McConnell, Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge, funky Meters drummer Russell Batiste and Shakira guitarist Adam Zimmon kicked off a short run at the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. and mixed classics, debuts and covers.
Phish keyboardist Page McConnell will debut tracks from Vida Blue’s forthcoming ‘Crossing Lines’ album all week long on SiriusXM’s Phish Radio.
About Russell Batiste
Russell Batiste and the Orchestra from Da Hood is Russell’s own project and he is currently working on a second CD. The core band is eight members strong but at different times the group may grow to include as many as twelve or more. All the music is written and arranged by Russell, including all of the intricate horn parts. The band plays all types of music including straight ahead and smooth jazz, funk, reggae, rock and even a cajun flavored waltz dedicated to his grandfather who hails from Cajun country!
Listen to the Summer 2000 version of The Allman Brothers Band playing a 34-minute “Mountain Jam.”
An interview with God Street Wine guitarist Lo Faber examines the band’s past, present and future as well as his solo album, ‘Bottomland.’
Grateful Dead tribute act Dark Star Orchestra will focus on the Northeast ahead of Dark Star Jubilee for the second leg of their Spring Tour 2020.
Stream “Dance Of The Clairvoyants,” the lead single off Pearl Jam’s upcoming new album, ‘Gigaton.’
Phil Lesh, David Crosby, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, John Mayer and more are part of the LOCKN’ festival 2020 lineup.