With Trey Anastasio, Mike Gordon and Jon Fishman’s solo schedules filling up, there have been increasing murmurs in the jam community about the return of Vida Blue, Page McConnell’s band with Oteil Burbridge and Russell Batiste.
Today, Vida Blue fans are one step closer to a reunion. Former collaborators the Spam Allstars (who not only toured with Vida Blue, but released a studio album and a DVD with the trio) posted a message on Facebook stating that they were “looking forward to getting into the studio again with [the Vida Blue] crew.”
Read Spam Allstars’ shout out to Vida Blue below:
14 years ago we had the honor to record and perform with Page McConnell’s Vida Blue with Russell Batiste & Oteil Burbridge. Today Spam Allstars are looking forward to getting into the studio again with this crew!! Stay tuned….
McConnell regularly collaborated with the members of the Spam-Allstars from 2003-2004 and has performed with the group on occasion since. Vida Blue has remained on hiatus since 2004, though McConnell has toured with Batiste and PBS since.