Vida Blue (band)
|Genres||Jazz, funk, electronica|
|Years active||2001-2004, 2018-Present|
|Associated acts||Phish, Dead & Company, Allman Brothers Band, Oteil and the Peacemakers, Aquarium Rescue Unit, The Meters|
Russell Batiste, Jr.
A screamo band from Iowa City, Iowa had been using the same name through part of 2001. The band subsequently changed their name to Ten Grand after they sold the rights to the band name to McConnell for $10,000.
The band originated in 2001 when McConnell attended shows by both The Allman Brothers Band and The Meters, and approached both Burbridge and Batiste about the Vida Blue project, which they were interested in. McConnell then booked time to record in New Orleans's Piety Street Recording Studio, later adding instrumental overdubs in Vermont. The resulting self-titled album, Vida Blue, was released in the summer of 2002 on Elektra Records.
On February 1, 2018 it was announced that the group was beginning work on a new studio album. On July 23, the new album, titled Crossing Lines, was officially announced with a release date of September 20th, 2019. The band shared their first single, "Analog Delay" on all major streaming services.
- Vida Blue (June 25, 2002, Elektra)
- The Illustrated Band (October 14, 2003, Sanctuary)
- Crossing Lines (September 20, 2019, ATO Records)
- Live at the Fillmore w/ the Spam Allstars (November 30, 2004)
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