Three members of The Original Meters – guitarist Leo Nocentelli, drummer Zigaboo Modeliste and bassist George Porter Jr. – have taken to performing under “The Meter Men” moniker with guest keyboardists last year. One of those keyboardists was Page McConnell of Phish who joined The Meter Men for a quick run at the end of October and beginning of November. Page and The Meter Men have scheduled a number of gigs over the next few months, the first of which took place on Saturday night at the Gasparilla Music Festival in Tampa, Florida.
The quartet stuck to material from The Meters’ repertoire as they did at their 2012 performances. Here’s a look at the setlist from The Meter Men with Page McConnell’s Gasparilla set…
Set: Intro > Jam > Funky Miracle, Look-Ka Py Py > Just Kissed My Baby, Sophisticated Cissy > Cissy Strut > Cardova > You’ve Got to Change (You’ve Got to Reform) > Stay Away, Fire On the Bayou > Funkify Your Life > Your Mama Don’t Dance, Hey Pocky A-Way
Encore: Ain’t No Use
[Setlist via Audience Recording]
A video of the group performing Hey Pocky A-Way to close their set has surfaced…
Next up for The Meter Men with Page McConnell is a March 22nd show at NYC’s Grand Ballroom.