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Phish keyboardist Page McConnell will debut tracks from Vida Blue’s forthcoming ‘Crossing Lines’ album all week long on SiriusXM’s Phish Radio.
Page McConnell shares good news about the future of Vida Blue in a new interview.
Vida Blue featuring Phish keyboardist Page McConnell, Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge, funky METERS drummer Russell Batiste Jr. and Shakira guitarist Adam Zimmon shared a taste of “Weepa” from their forthcoming ‘Crossing Lines’ album.
Vida Blue confirmed their first tour since 2004, which comes in support of the quartet’s forthcoming ‘Crossing Lines’ studio album.
Listen to Vida Blue’s “Analog Delay,” the first single from the band’s forthcoming studio album, ‘Crossing Lines.’
Bassist Oteil Burbridge confirmed Dead & Company will add songs to their repertoire this summer and discussed the return of Vida Blue during an Ask Me Anything session.
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About 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. When both enthusiastically assented, McConnell took the reins and made the arrangements, booking time for the trio at a New Orleans studio.
The trio cut tracks and jammed for a week at Piety Street Recording, a brand-new studio in New Orleans’ Ninth Ward. McConnell subsequently added instrumental overdubs and vocals back home in Vermont.
The uniqueness of Vida Blue lies in the indefinable chemistry that emerged during their recording sessions. “Vida Blue has brought out something new and different in our playing,” he enthuses. “We developed a personality and character as a band. It really does have its own sound and chemistry and energy.
Suwannee Hulaween organizers confirmed the full 2019 lineup for the event.
Wilco, who added runs in St. Paul and Chicago to their fall tour, takes fans inside their legendary loft and around Chicago in the video for ‘Ode To Joy’ track “Everyone Hides”
Ween returns to the Northeast for a pair of December 2019 tour dates.
After opening act Gang Of Youths canceled due to illness, Mumford & Sons donned costumes and performed a set of covers as “The Sun Never Sets On The Cool Kids” on Monday at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix.
John Mayer covered the Grateful Dead with his Dead & Company band mate Bob Weir and Sammy Hagar last night in San Francisco.