May 27, 2021 Rock & Roll, Entertainment, Sports and Americana
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/27/2021

Offered is a limited edition (750) Vida Blue concert poster by the artist Ames. The poster was created to promote the 2001 Vida Blue shows in Winooski, Vermont and the Roseland Ballroom in New York City. Vida Blue is a "jam band" supergroup, of sorts, founded by Page McConnell of Phish, with Oteil Burbridge (The Allman Brothers Band, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Dead & Company), and Russell Batiste (The Meters). The poster comes from the personal collection of the "Smooth Ride" tour bus company that worked with Phish for a number of years. When Page McConnell sent the poster to the company, he included a signed "Phish" card that says "Dom-Thanks for everything. Enjoy! From Page & Vida Blue." The signed note is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Beckett Authentic. The poster measures 17 x 23 1/2 inches and present with mild edge wear. Near Mint condition.

Smooth Ride Rock & Roll Tour Bus Collection

Each item in the collection is accompanied by a signed letter of authenticity from owner Sandra Placco. Her letters read in part:

Smooth Ride Custom Coach Leasing operated for over 40 years providing tour bus services to rock & roll bands. We began building coaches in our driveway in Red Hook, New York back in 1974. The first tour was with a band called Orleans (their big hit was “Still the One”), and we operated until 2014. We went on to provide tour bus services to dozens and dozens of different acts, including Prince, KISS, Phish, Trey Anastasio, Bob Dylan's “Rolling Thunder Revue”, Janet Jackson, Alice Cooper, TOTO, Bruce Hornsby, Don Henley, Steve Miller, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Neil Young, Weezer, Fall Out Boy, Arcade Fire, to name just a few!

The business originally started as “Land Yacht” and gained the trusted name of “Smooth Ride” in the early 80s. Our reputation grew, and tours just came in as entertainers found that we provided a better way to get from point A to point B. I personally handled the tour booking, tour contracts with the bands and management companies and our company financials. Around 1984, we started working with Florida Coach, who built custom coaches for us, and later we worked with Night Train Coach of Nashville, Tennessee, as well as many other custom coach companies, over the years. We stopped operating in 2014, as I was preparing for retirement. 

2001 Vida Blue Concert Poster with Page McConnell (Phish) Signed Card to His Tour Bus Driver (Beckett Certified)
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Auction closed on Thursday, May 27, 2021.
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