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Porter Batiste Stoltz ft. Kyle Hollingsworth @ Boulder Theater

Kyle will join Porter Batiste Stoltz | photo by Tim Hurley- for the Grateful Web

Known for creating some of the funkiest music on the scene, Porter Batiste Stoltz is comprised of three outstanding individual musicians who together always put the music – no, the groove – first.  George Porter Jr., Russell Batiste Jr., and Brian Stoltz are part of the rich history that is New Orleans' musical ancestry and this March, PBS will be bringing their NOLA funk show to Boulder Theater.  Master keys player Kyle Hollingsworth (The String Cheese Incident) will be joining PBS so the funk grows on.

Porter Batiste Stoltz are celebrating the success of their first-ever live release MOODOO, which hit streets in the fall of 2008.  Offbeat Magazine named MOODOO one of their Top 10 albums of 2008 and Creative Loafing calls the tunes "fresh and full of energy."  The album features special guest keyboardist Page McConnell (Phish) sitting in on select songs.  The recording offers highlights from an epic November 2, 2007 gig at Burlington, Vermont's Club Metronome, where McConnell joined PBS on stage for part of their performance. Documentation of the evening had been highly sought after by fan communities, yet there had been no known recordings of the show – until its release.

Radio 1190's Krewe de Louisianne presents
PORTER BATISTE STOLTZ ft. KYLE HOLLINGSWORTH
Wednesday, March 18
doors 8:00pm, show 9:00pm

Boulder Theater
2032 14th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
303.786.7030
www.bouldertheater.com

PBS featuring Page McConnell + PORTER, BATISTE, STOLTZ

photos by Phil Emma- for the Grateful Web

Page McConnell will join George Porter Jr., Russell Batiste Jr., and Brian Stoltz (PBS) for a handful of dates starting this Wednesday.  Page and Russell have a musical history - playing together in Vida Blue, a band that Page formed in 2001. Most recently, Page performed with PBS at the 2008 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

PORTER, BATISTE, STOLTZ featuring PAGE MCCONNELL

September 24 Revolution Hall Troy, NY
September 25 Lupo's Providence, RI
September 26 BB Kings New York, NY
September 27 Higher Ground Burlington, VT

Tickets are on sale now for all shows. Click here for more information.

Porter Batiste Stoltz w/ Special Guest Page McConnell to Release 'MOODOO'

photo courtesy of Madison House- for the Grateful Web

George Porter Jr., Russell Batiste Jr., and Brian Stoltz are part of the rich history that is New Orleans' musical ancestry. Today, Porter Batiste Stoltz announce the hard hitting trio's first-ever live release MOODOO, featuring special guest keyboardist Page McConnell (Phish) sitting in on select songs.

The recording offers highlights from an epic November 2, 2007 gig at Burlington, Vermont's Club Metronome, where McConnell joined PBS on stage for part of their performance. Documentation of the evening has been highly sought after by fan communities, yet there have been no known recordings of the show - until now. 

MOODOO, which will be available at retail stores and online beginning September 30, documents an evening ripe with musical mojo.  What else could happen when New Orleans' funk royalty blends utterly with one of Vermont's finest? Page McConnell and Russell Batiste have a musical history - playing together in Vida Blue, a band that Page formed in 2001. Most recently, Page also performed with PBS at the 2008 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on the Acura Stage (main).

In conjunction with the release of MOODOO, Porter Batiste Stoltz featuring Page McConnell will perform select shows this fall.  Confirmed dates include:

September 24  Revolution Hall Troy, NY
September 25  Lupo's Providence, RI
September 26  BB Kings New York, NY
September 27  Higher Ground Burlington, VT

Tickets are on sale now.  Visit www.doyoumoodoo.com for more information.

MOODOO album details are as follows:
George Porter Jr. - bass guitar, vocals
Russell Batiste Jr. - drums, vocals
Brian Stoltz - guitar, vocals

Featuring special guest:
Page McConnell - keyboards

Recorded live at Club Metronome in Burlington, VT on Friday, November 2nd, 2007

Track Listing

1.  Ausnacious  (PBS original from 'Expanding The Funkin' Universe')
2.  Comin' At Ya  (PBS original from 'Expanding The Funkin' Universe')
3.  I Get High*  (George Porter, Jr. original from 'It's Life')
4.  All We Wanna Do*  (PBS original from 'Expanding The Funkin' Universe')
5.  Message From PBS*  (Meters)
6.  introductions
7.  Check Out Your Mind*  (Curtis Mayfield)
8.  Funky Miracle > Sing A Simple Song > Rainy Day Women*  (Meters/Sly Stone/Bob Dylan)
9.  Out In The Country  (Meters original, but this arrangement by George Porter, Jr. appears on his album, 'It's Life')

* w/ Page McConnell