PBS Releases MOODOO with Page McConnell
Porter Batiste Stoltz= will release MOODOO this fall. The trios first-ever live release captures a November 2, 2007 gig at Burlington, VT’s Club Metronome that featured special guest Page McConnell on several songs. McConnell first recorded with George Porter. Jr and Russell Batiste as part of the Gyptians, a supergroup featured on the 1999 benefit CD Get You A Healin’. McConnell has since formed Vida Blue with Batiste and appeared with PBS on the mainstage at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.McConnell will join PBS on the road for a handful of shows this fall, including stops in Troy, NY (9/24), Providence, RI (9/25), New York (9/26) and South Burlington, VT (9/27). In addition to a number of Meters, PBS and Porter originals, MOODOO also features McConnell on a cover of Curtis Mayfields Check Out Your Mind and a medley of the Meters Funky Miracle, Sly Stones Sing A Simple Song and Bob Dylans Rainy Day Women #12 & 35.