This past weekend, Boca Raton, FL’s Funky Biscuit hosted the seventh annual BiscuitFest, which featured Blues Traveler’s John Popper, Kung Fu, bassist Oteil Burbridge, DJ Logic, saxophonist Ron Holloway, Yes Darling—the new project from Hayley Jane and Ryan Montbleau—and more, and the celebration was filled with a number of sit ins throughout.
On Friday night, Kung Fu offered two sets of Steely Dan tunes, which featured Holloway joining on “Black Friday” and “Monkey in Your Soul” and DJ Logic helping out on the finale, “Do It Again.” Listen to that performance here.
Saturday night was kicked off with Yes Darling before Kung Fu returned to the stage, once again welcoming guests. This time, Holloway, Jane and Montbleau joined in on Bill Withers’ “Kissing My Love,” while Popper sat in for Kung Fu’s own “Scorpion.” Listen to Kung Fu’s set here.
Next up on Saturday was the John Popper/DJ Logic duo, which was morphed into a trio with the addition of Burbridge on bass. The musicians also welcomed a number of the festival’s acts to the stage, including Holloway and Kung Fu drummer Adrian Tramontano, who helped kick off the set with Blues Traveler’s hit “Runaround.” Also included in the improvisation-heavy set were Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” featuring Montbleau and Sublime’s “What I Got,” which saw Burbridge move to drums and included a trio of Kung Fu members—bassist Chris DeAngelis, guitarist Tim Palmieri and keyboardist Beau Sasser. Later in the set, Jane returned for some extended improv, with Burbridge back on bass. Listen to that collaborative performance here.
BiscuitFest closed out on Sunday with music from Albert Castiglia and Matt Schofield Band, with Castiglia welcoming Holloway and Schofield playing with Popper, Holloway, Jane and vocalist Christine Tambakis during their respective sets.