Without a doubt, the funk outfit Vulfpeck has been on fire in recent days as they continue their tour following their second Red Rocks performance supporting Trey Anastasio Band last Wednesday. The group has been seeing sit-ins galore at a great number of their stops, inviting legendary musicians such as Lettuce’s Adam Deitch and Phish’s Trey Anastasio to join them during their two-night Colorado run. Once the Brooklyn-based funk ensemble hit California, the fresh faces kept coming, with Louis Cole joining the group in Los Angeles. During their Tuesday night show in San Francisco at The Fillmore, Vulfpeck and friends — specifically, frequent collaborators Antwaun Stanley, Cory Wong, and Joey Dosik, who have joined the core group on this tour — had another surprise guest in store for fans: The Meters’ legendary drummer Zigaboo Modeliste.
Modeliste joined Vulfpeck for a number of songs in the middle of the group’s performance. After being introduced, The Meters’ drummer who has called the Bay Area home now for many years came out for The Meters’ own hit, “Cissy Strut.” From there, Antwaun Stanley led vocals on Vulfpeck’s “1612” and Bill Withers’ “Use Me” while Modeliste remained behind the kit and was regularly featured on both songs. You can check out fan-shot videos of Vulfpeck’s collaboration with Zigaboo Modeliste below, courtesy of Ted Silverman. You can also check out a video that the band posted to their official Facebook page, which shows what the collaboration looked like from the stage. Check these videos out below.
Setlist: Vulfpeck | The Fillmore | San Francisco, CA | 6/6/2017
Set: Intro, Fugue State, Cory Wong, Chepe, My First Car, Cissy Strut*, 1612*, Use Me Up (Bill Withers)*, Funky Duck, Aunt Leslie, Wait For The Moment, Bitter Sport, Back Pocket, Beastly, Christmas In L.A., Deantown
* with Zigaboo Modeliste on drums