Page McConnell, Oteil Burbridge, Russell Batiste & Adam Zimmon Join Forces on Crossing Lines, Due in September
Phish keyboardist, Page McConnell is reviving his side-project Vida Blue. Comprised of Oteil Burbridge (bass/Dead & Company,) Russell Batiste (drums/The Meters,) and Adam Zimmon (guitar/Ziggy Marley, Shakira), the foursome has announced the release of the first Vida Blue album in 15 years. Crossing Lines will be available digitally Friday, Sept. 20. There will be a vinyl and CD version of the album releasing in October and can be pre-ordered on Phish Dry Goods. The album’s fist song, “Analog Delay” is available digitally now.
Crossing Lines, produced by McConnell, included the original trio and is joined by new member Zimmon on guitar. McConnell is also responsible for the exclusive cover illustration of the record Vida Blue.
McConnell assembled Vida Blue in 2001 after attending shows by both Burbridge and Batiste, and made their live debut at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom before heading into the studio to record their self-titled studio album. Upon release in June 2002, Vida Blue received high praise from critics.
Vida Blue will support the release of Crossing Lines with a series of live performances in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, and Port Chester, NY. Ticket pre-sales begin Wednesday, July 24. For complete details and ticket availability, visit Page McConnell’s website. Check out the single “Analog Delay” below.