Setlists Matching Performer: Russell Batiste, Jr.


This show featured the debuts of Where Did It Go, Real Underground Soul Sound, Phaidon, Analog Delay, Maybe, Weepa, and If I Told You. Dry Spell was a Vida Blue debut and was played for Art Neville, who had passed away a few months earlier.

Mike sat in on bass for the whole show, that was in support of the headliner, Dumpstaphunk.

SET 1: Unknown Instrumental > Unknown Instrumental, Fire On the Bayou [1] > Unknown Song, Cars > Pull Up to the Bumper > Lady Marmalade, Mother Funk Y'all [2], The Hype and The Hoopla [3], It Ain't No Use[1] > Cissy Strut [4], Unknown Instrumental, The World Is So Crazy, Most Events Aren't Planned [5]


Page joined Russell Batiste and Friends for the entire show.  In addition to Page, the core band consisted of Russell Batiste (drums), Kenny Kane (bass), Tom Fitzpatrick (tenor sax), MC (trumpet), 909 (tenor sax), Kako (keyboards), KC Jr Ian (guitar), Rita Batiste (vocals), and Tiffany Jackson (vocals). "Fire on the Bayou" and "It Ain't No Use" feautured Leo Nocentelli and Jason Neville. Leo Nocentelli also appeared on "The Hype and the Hoopla." "Mother Funk Y'all" featured Oteil Burbridge. "Cissy Strut" featured Mike Gordon, Leo Nocentelli and DJ Logic. The instrumental that followed also featured Mike, along with Bernie Worrell. "The World is So Crazy" featured "Willie Soul Singer" and Oteil Burbridge. "Most Events Aren't Planned" featured Eric Krasno.

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This setlist is unknown, as no recordings of this show circulate.

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Page sat in with Russell Batiste and Friends for this concert that served as a benefit for New Orleans musicians affected by Hurricane Katrina.  In addition to Page and Russell, the rest of the band consisted of David Russell Batiste Sr., Adam Deitch, Dave Dreiwitz, Gordon Jones and Chris Jacobs. No setlist is known and recordings do not circulate.

Jazz Mandolin Project (w/ Fishman) opened. Before the start of the show, band namesake Vida Blue appeared on stage and threw some baseballs into the audience. Portions of this show were released on the Live at the Fillmore DVD.

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Jazz Mandolin Project (w/ Fishman) opened. No recordings of this show circulate.

Jazz Mandolin Project (w/ Fishman) opened. "Electra Glide" was performed without The Spam Allstars. This setlist is unconfirmed as recordings of the show do not circulate.

Mike sat in on bass for the encore, Allen Toussaint’s “Get Out of My Life Woman.” Cyro Baptista & Beat the Donkey opened.

"Ochimini" contained "Think (About It)" (Lyn Collins) and "Mothership Connection" (Parliament) quotes. Page performed “Strange Design” solo on an upright, acoustic piano. "Magilla" contained a "Flintstones theme" tease. This show was made available as a LivePhish download.

Jazz Mandolin Project (w/Fishman) opened. Page performed “Strange Design” and “Army of One” solo, on an acoustic, upright piano. “Lawn Boy” featured Page on acoustic, upright piano, Fish on drums and Jamie Masefield on mandolin. “No Quarter” featured all members of Jazz Mandolin Project; Steve Welch sat in on saxophone for “Cars Trucks Buses” and “No Quarter.” This setlist is unconfirmed as recordings of the performance do not circulate.

Jazz Mandolin Project (w/Fishman) opened. Page performed “Tiny Dancer,” “Wading in the Velvet Sea” and “Army of One” solo on an acoustic, upright piano. This setlist is unconfirmed as recordings of the performance do not circulate.

Jazz Mandolin Project (w/Fishman) opened. Page performed “Army of One” and “Lawn Boy” solo on an acoustic, upright piano. Jamie Masefield sat in on mandolin for “No Quarter.” This show was made available as a LivePhish download.

Jazz Mandolin Project (w/Fishman) opened. Page performed “Wading in the Velvet Sea” and “Electra Glide” solo on an acoustic, upright piano. Fish sat in on drums for “Magilla.” This setlist is unconfirmed as recordings of the performance do not circulate.

Jazz Mandolin Project (w/Fishman) opened. This show was originally scheduled for the smaller Tabernacle, and was later moved to the Roxy. Page performed “Army of One” and “Tiny Dancer” solo on an acoustic, upright piano. This show was made available as a LivePhish download.

Jazz Mandolin Project (w/Fishman) opened. Page performed “Strange Design” and “Amoreena” solo on an acoustic, upright piano. “Cars Trucks Buses” featured Fish sitting in on drums. This show was made available as a LivePhish download.

Jazz Mandolin Project (w/Fishman) opened. Page performed “Army of One” solo on an acoustic, upright piano. This setlist is unconfirmed as recordings of the performance do not circulate.

Trainwreck opened. “Getting in Tune” through “Army of One” were performed by Page solo on an acoustic upright piano. This setlist is unconfirmed as recordings of the performance do not circulate.

Trainwreck opened. “Tiny Dancer” through “Army of One” were performed by Page solo on an acoustic upright piano. DJ Le Spam sat in on turntables on and off throughout the show. This setlist is unconfirmed as recordings of the performance do not circulate.

Trainwreck opened, followed by Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe. DJ Le Spam sat in on turntables from “Who’s Laughing Now?” through “No Quarter” as well as “CJ3.” Mike sat in on bass from “Strange Design” through the end of the show; only Page and Mike performed “Strange Design.” “Tiny Dancer” through “Strange Design” featured Page on an acoustic upright piano. In addition to Mike and DJ Le Spam, “CJ3” also featured members of Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe: Karl Denson on saxophone, Brian Jordan on guitar, and Chris Littlefield on trumpet. 

Trainwreck opened. Page performed “Wading in the Velvet Sea” and “Strange Design” solo on an upright acoustic piano. This setlist is unconfirmed as recordings of the performance do not circulate.

Trainwreck opened. Page performed “Mother Nature’s Son,” “Army of One,” and “Strange Design” solo on an upright acoustic piano. "Lawn Boy" was performed as a duet with Trainwreck’s (and Tenacious D’s) Kyle Gass on acoustic guitar and vocals with Page on upright acoustic piano and vocals. 

Page sat in with Papa Grows Funk on keyboards for several songs including Professor Longhair's "Go the the Mardi Gras."

The Slip opened. Following "Russell's Tune," Page wished lighting director Chris Kuroda a happy birthday and Oteil played "Happy Birthday" on bass. The end of "Magilla" featured a "Call to the Post" tease from Oteil.

The Slip opened. This setlist is unconfirmed as recordings of the performance do not circulate.

Mofro opened. Mike sat in on bass in place of Oteil for “Cars Trucks Buses.” For the “Light Up or Leave Me Alone” encore Oteil resumed the bass duties while Mike played guitar.

Robert Randolph and The Family Band opened. Robert Randolph also sat in on slide guitar for “Electra Glide” and “CJ3.” This setlist is unconfirmed as recordings of the performance do not circulate.

Robert Randolph and The Family Band opened. Robert Randolph also sat in on slide guitar for “CJ3” and "Manic Depression." This setlist is unconfirmed as recordings of the performance do not circulate.

SET 1: Yakiniku [1], Cissy Strut[1], Come Together[1]


Mike and Page joined Papa Grows Funk for the PGF original "Yakiniku," The Meters' funk classic "Cissy Strut" and The Beatles' "Come Together."

The New Deal opened. Carl “Geerz” Gerhard sat in on trumpet for the encores. "Magilla" included a "Fishin' Hole" (aka The Andy Griffith Show theme) tease from Oteil.

The New Deal opened. This setlist is unconfirmed as recordings of the performance do not circulate.

The Billionaires opened. This setlist is unconfirmed as recordings of the performance do not circulate.

This free performance was part of the University of Vermont’s annual SpringFest. Project Logic opened. DJ Logic sat in on “Stir It Up” and “Who’s Laughing Now?” During the gig Page made note of that morning’s extremely rare earthquake that registered 5.1 on the Richter scale just 20 miles from Burlington.

Bullfrog, and then Kid Koala opened. Before “Peg,” Page announced that they had a TV tuned into Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve so they would get the countdown right, followed by Oteil teasing “Charge!”. Midnight was celebrated with pyrotechnics and a balloon drop. Page sat out for “America the Beautiful”; Oteil dedicated the song to New York City. “Light Up or Leave Me Alone” featured Trey and Mike, both playing Languedoc guitars.

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This was a private show and rehearsal for the upcoming debut Vida Blue performances.

Page and Oteil Burbridge – in town with (former) Papa Grows Funk drummer Russell Batiste, Jr. recording the self-titled Vida Blue album – sat in during the listed portion of the second set.
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