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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:54:12 PSTJimmy Herring circa 1994In the spring of 1994 the Grateful Dead were still touring, I got married and began my graduate studies at DePaul University. Working full-time in the printing and publications department of my alma mater and going to school full time left me with little time for live music or much of a social life.But in the summer of 1994, all I had to do was work full time... and take some of my precious earned vacation time to see some music.After 25 years of actively seeking out live musical experiences, the summer of 1994 stands out as a highlight. In particular, the ten day period of July 14 - 24, 1994 stands out as one of the most ambitious musical experiences of my life.Thursday 7/14/94 - work 9 - 5, Widespread Panic, The Vic (Aquarium Rescue Unit opened)Friday 7/15/94 - work 9 - 5Saturday 7/16/94 drive 5.5 hours to Ames, IA - Widespread Panic, People's Bar and GrillSunday 7/17/94 - drive back to ChicagoMonday 7/18/94 - work 9 - 5, 3 hour drive to the Riverbend Campground outside of Noblesville, IN.Tuesday 7/19/94 - Grateful Dead, Deer Creek AmpitheatreWednesday 7/20/94 - Grateful Dead, Deer Creek AmpitheatreThursday 7/21/94 - Grateful Dead, Deer Creek AmpitheatreFriday 7/22/94 - drive back to Chicago, celebrate birthday at Martyrs'Saturday 7/23/94 - Grateful Dead, Soldier Field, ChicagoSunday 7/24/94 - Grateful Dead, Soldier Field, Chicago5 Dead shows, 2 Panic shows and 3 full days of work in 11 days.But you are here to hear about Widespread Panic.That July 14th show at the Vic was originally scheduled for a larger venue, the newly opened Skyline Stage on Navy pier. But Peter Frampton used his own PA a couple of weeks earlier which led to the venue not allowing Widespread to use their PA.... I'll add that this change in venue happened after the band and crew had arrived in the early morning of July 14 to set the stage.Several dozen people were turned away at the door of the Vic because of overcrowding and the air conditioning failed before the band even hit the stage.The Aquarium Rescue Unit (without Col. Bruce but with Kofi Burbridge on keys and flute and Paul Henson on vocals) opened for Panic. I wonder if Jimmy Herring ever had a sense of deja vu when sharing the stage with Widespread Panic? Or perhaps being in the Aquarium Rescue Unit was like LIVING in deja vu!I featured the final two songs and the encore of Panic's one set show back in PaniCast #4....PaniCast #4 - Sweating to July 14, 1994 The Vic Theatre, Chicago.This week I bring you the opening of the first set up through the drum break in Papa's Home.I've also added a couple of great radio studio performances from 1993 and some silly interviews...July 14, 1994The Vic TheatreChicago, IL(set one opener)Heroes >Weight of the World,PilgrimsPorch SongMay 3, 1993KTCZ 97.1 StudiosMinneapolis, MNInterviewWonderingJuly 14, 1994 continuesLittle Kin,It Ain't No Use >Travelin' LightMay 10, 1993WDET 101.9 FMDetroit, MIInterviewHenry Parsons DiedJuly 14, 1994 continuesJunior,Stop-Go >Papa's HomeJuly 14, 1994 Aquarium Rescue Unit (opening for Widespread Panic)Vic TheatreChicago, ILFixin' to Die(calling out to 'Garrie' during the song... same Garrie?)Jimmy Herring on guitarOteil Burbridge on bass/vocalsApartment Q258 on drumsKofi Burbridge on keys/flutePaul Henson on vocalsLISTENER'S GUIDE:7/14/94Listen how Weight of the World starts with Dave melodically driving the song forward until Mikey takes control and leads into the third verse. This allows DAS to switch to a percussive slap bass technique, nearly teasing 'We Want the Funk....' at one point.The Pilgrims intro is so mellow, almost like they backing into the song. Feeling confident and conversational in the way they are playing.... - and so we listen, and if it's real good, and we shake.And then Houser takes a solo and the heat is on!Check out the jam that begins about 5 and a half minutes into Ain't No Use.... soaring, triumphant, lovely.And again around the 5 and a half minute mark in Papa's[...]
Sun, 18 Jan 2015 09:25:06 PSTGood evening Ladies and Gents! It is hard to believe it has been SIX YEARS since we stopped doing these little nuggets of goodness...For this next first time out of the gate I am including some tasty treats from the start of spring tour 1999.The band is feeling firey right of the gate in Philly - in particular, listen for JBs vocal embellishments during the second chorus of Let's Get Down to Business.The quintessential Pleas > Chilly from Salem features a lazy jammy intro to Pleas that was indicative of how the band would get things going in Spring '99.Get excited about 1999, because I am going to be featuring a few more tracks from this under-appreciated Spring Tour in future weeks!I finish everything off with a couple of selections from the Stockholm Syndrome tour of 2004 at the Gothic in Denver Colorado. Stockholm Syndrome is a side project of David Schools featuring Jerry Joseph on guitar and vocals, Eric McFadden on lead guitar, Wally Ingram on drums and Danny Dziuk on keys. Their version of North is driving and includes a ZZ Top tease while their funky version of Coudn't Get it Right features a Down on the Farm tease.And finally, please tell your friends and neighbors we are back. Believe it or not these 'casts take a good bit of time to produce and it would be a waste if people weren't sharing this wonderful music.And finally a BIG THANK YOU to all of the tapers and fans who make these recordings and this wonderful project called the Everyday Companion possible.Peace, TedApril 10, 1999Electric FactoryPhiladelphia, PA(set one opener)Let's Get Down to Business,Pigeons,B of D >Rebirtha >Red Hot Mama >Diner >Greta >Goin' Out WestApril 9, 1999Salem, VA(set 2 opener)Pleas >Chilly Water >Dyin' Man >Chilly WaterStockholm SyndromeAugust 6, 2004Gothic TheaterEnglewood, CONorth >Couldn't Get it RightSource Info:4/10/99Source: Schoeps MK4 > Reutelhuber > DA-P1 @ 48 kHzLocation: FOB / DFC / ORTF / 6ftTaped by Jim Finn. Clone courtesy of Carter Lyle. Transferred by BobbyHurley.4/9/99Source: (fob/dfc) Schoeps mk4 (ortf @ 6.5 ft.) > Reutelhuber > DA-P1 @ 48 kHzTaped by: Jim Finn (clone courtesy of Carter Lyle)Transfer by: BobbyHurleyStockholm Syndrome8/6/04Taped and transferred by Todd RamsdenSource: FOB, 3' LoC, Drink rail: Audix m1290 > Lunatec V3 (optical out) > Nomad JB3DOWNLOAD the cast here(right click to save to hard drive):Everyday Companion Podcast #70Click here to subscribe through iTunes. [...]
Sat, 24 Oct 2009 23:29:49 PDTThis 'cast continues to explore the influences of Widespread Panic's music.Michael Stanley's second solo album, Friends and Legends, is featured prominently this time around. The band Stanley was playing with on this album was a who's who of mid-seventies rock; Dan Fogelberg, Richie Furay, David Sanborn, Bill Szymczyk, and Joe Walsh (AND his band Barnstorm). J. Geils even got in on the act by producing the saxophone tracks. It also was produced in my current stomping grounds of Colorado... Let's Get the Show on the Road is one of my favorite Panic covers and Funky is the Drummer is a crazy jam/rap that JB has slipped into a couple of times.I really had alot of fun putting this one together - turn it up and invite the friends over... and tear the roof of the sucker!Let's Get the Show on the RoadMichael Stanleyfrom the album "Friends and Legends"She Caught the KatyAlbert Kingfrom the album "Lovejoy"Funky is the DrummerMichael Stanleyfrom the album "Friends and Legends"Give up the Funk (Tear the Roof of the Sucker)Parliamentfrom the album "Mothership Connection"Wang Dang DoodleKoko Taylorfrom the album "The Earthshaker"Can't Find My Way HomeBlind Faithfrom the album "Blind Faith"Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and BurningHot Tunafrom the album "First Pull Up, The Pull Down"Knocking 'round the ZooJames Taylor and the Original Flying Machinefrom the album "James Taylor and the Original Flying Machine"Shouldn't Have Took More than You GaveDave Masonfrom the album "Alone Together"TipitinaProfessor Longhairfrom the album "New Orleans Piano"John's OtherHot Tunafrom the album "First Pull Up, The Pull Down"Just Like a WomanBob Dylanfrom the album "Blonde on Blonde"SpoonfulWillie Dixonfrom the album "I am the Blues"GladTrafficfrom the album " John Barleycorn Must Die"Let's Get it OnMarvin Gayefrom the album "Let's Get it On"DOWNLOAD the cast here(right click to save to hard drive):Everyday Companion Podcast #69Click here to subscribe through iTunes. [...]
Sat, 26 Sep 2009 08:00:44 PDTHi, yes, it's me again.Should I address the fact I haven't done a broadcast in a long, long, long time?Let's see if I can pick up where I left off.One open item:I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the archive project that has been started by Horace Moore and the band (and Chris Rabold). This is a worthy project and one that every one of you should be helping support by purchasing the releases. September 8, 1997 is an amazing show and should will be one of the greatest Spreadhead stocking stuffers in recent memory.The archive project is depending on us, the fans, for it's success. By supporting the project through your purchase of an archive recording you are ensuring that MORE MORE MORE archives are released in the future. And who knows, perhaps the next release will be the one you've been wishing for!Now let's get down to businessDuring the time you last heard from me I was bitten by a musical bug - the vinyl bug. Last October I found a working turntable and about 20 albums. Today I've got 4 working turntables and a whole bunch of vinyl....As I was flipping through stacks of worn sleeves in the bins of Albums on the Hill and Twist and Shout I found myself meditating on how vinyl was heavily influential on generations of musicians. Rediscovering how the long format of an LP made each side of an album an event. Ruminating on how the ultimate expression of a musical artist's mastery (or indulgence) was the 'concept album.'The experience of listening to a vinyl album requires an immersion in the experience:Interpreting album art,removing the disc from the sleeve,placing it on the spindle,gently resting the needle down,hear the familiar crackle of dust and vinyl,the anticipation of the fist sounds of the first song....Take a moment to think about the last time you pressed a single button to listen to your music.Widespread is well known for their covers versions of songs... Songs that the band members would have experienced for the first time on vinyl.SO why not a "Panic Covers and Influences" podcast taken directly from the vinyl sources?!?Without further ado I present to you various covers and influences recorded directly from albums in my collection...Savor > JingoSantanafrom the album "Santana"Are You Ready for the Country?Neil Youngfrom the album "Journey Through the Past (soundtrack)"SuperstitionStevie Wonderfrom the album "Talking Book"Starship Trooper 1. Life Seeker 2. Disillusion 3. WürmYesfrom the album "The Yes Album"Space Truckin'Deep Purplefrom the album "Machine Head"PrettyLove Tractorfrom the album "Athens, GA. - Inside/Out (soundtrack)"For What It's Worth > Mr. SoulBuffalo Springfield from the album "Journey Through the Past (soundtrack)"All Along the WatchtowerBob Dylan from the album "Bob Dylan at Budokan"I WishStevie Wonderfrom the album "Songs in the Key of Life"Bowlegged Woman, Knock-Kneed ManHot Tunafrom the album "Hoppkorv"Dirty BusinessNew Riders of the Purple Sagefrom the album "New Riders of the Purple Sage"DOWNLOAD the cast here(right click to save to hard drive):Everyday Companion Podcast #68Click here to subscribe through iTunes. [...]
Sun, 07 Dec 2008 09:53:09 PSTTake a listen to how easily the band slides into Party at Your Mama's House after Rebirtha this week. The band had obviously worked on PAYMH over the course of the previous 6 months and this is a fine example of how the song had matured at his point in their career. JB then proceeds to completely blow the lyrics to Can't Find My Way Home, but I still enjoy the power the band is able to bring - JB follows this up with a solo acoustic version of Gradle, which we come back to at the end of the cast.A backwards Porch > Take Out pairing helps us dive headlong into a Driving sandwich featuring an epic Hope in a Hopeless World. Yes, epic.The Breathing Slow features JoJo (I think) saying "See you later" and Dave laughing maniacally before they hit the stride of that jam - I remember listening to this show once in the middle of the night and having that section of music give me the chills. I edited out the Mercy > Nobody's Fault and I urge you to seek this show out and listen to it as well as the first set... well worth the effort.Walk On > Chilly - does it get any more quintessential than that??And we finish the aforementioned Gradle - JB solo acoustic, pouring his emotions into the rendition.Make sure to check out the Flash player for streaming the 'cast - you have to let the entire 'cast preload before playing, but it should be worth the wait. Any how, let me know what you think...Many thanks to Steve Bullock for his help with that player.November 9, 1997Ann Arbor, MIRebirtha >Party at Your Mama's House >Help Me SomebodyEncore #1: Can't Find My Way HomeApril 21, 1996Boalsburg, PAPorch Song >The Take Out >Tall Boy >Driving Song >Hope in a Hopeless World >Driving Song >Breathing SlowWalk On >Chilly WaterNovember 9, 1997Ann Arbor, MIEncore #2:John Bell solo acousticGradleDOWNLOAD the cast here(right click to save to hard drive):Everyday Companion Podcast #67Click here to subscribe through iTunes. [...]
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Sun, 04 Nov 2007 07:07:53 PSTSunday morning, 10:45 a.m., Oct. 14, 2007, Boulder, COIt is drizzling and overcast and we are sitting in the basement watching Pee Wee's Playhouse. I got home last night around 2 a.m. just as the rain started falling. Jackson is proudly pretending with a new toy and Lisa is writing out a shopping list.Lost in a recipe, searching for an ingredient in the corner of her memory, she's twirling her hair. She glances up, reading the proclamation on the screen, "Fiesta!"My ears are still ringing from last night's onslaught in Loveland. My neck is sore, my eyes are tired and my dogs are barking. The sore neck is the direct result of dancing like an absolute maniac for the last two nights. It feels good to let my head roll from shoulder to shoulder.Yesterday morning, at about this time of the day, we were celebrating Jackson's soccer team's first win ever. There is nothing more exciting in the entire world than watching a gang of eight year old boys finally figure out how to pass a ball to one another. Better than being a first-hand witness to the Colorado Rockies winning a 13 inning nail biter in a rare tie breaking wild card game. More satisfying than successfully buying, selling and moving from one house to another. More visually pleasing than picking out paint colors for a new kitchen.And, yes, more exciting than seeing Widespread Panic realize their potential. You heard that right. Widespread Panic have found their groove again and life is very, very good.Let's get right to heart of the matter. I feel truly blessed to have so many people in my life who are caring and compassionate and not afraid to have a good time. So many great people around me who will put up with my antics, patiently allowing me enough space to stumble, but not fall.These same friends were the ones who heard me complain loudly about being extremely disappointed the band was playing a hockey arena in Loveland, CO. Outlet malls, Hooters and Harley Davidson stores betray the truth about the area of Loveland near the venue. Like a viking trying to lure real estate prospectors to "Green"land, the spread of strip development in Loveland is equally deceptive. It is a corruption of both parts of the alliterative compound word."I'm not going," I would say. My good people would nod and smile. They knew I was protesting too much. They knew I would be there and that I was just being a whiner.That doesn't mean I didn't try to get tickets the morning they went on sale. I tried and FAILED. That's right, shut out online. I think I ordered in the afternoon thinking that the venue wouldn't sell out. I told myself, "See that proves it! Besides it'll be such a long drive from the house." What a freaking martyr I was being!Of course as game time approached my heart pulled my head into line. The switch in my attitude came around the time I had to encourage a very insecure soccer player that his team mates were counting on him.I have a rule that I follow superstitiously; always buy a ticket and don't take anything for granted. But when tickets sell out quickly I am extremely lucky to have a couple of friends within the Panic organization who will help me out with tickets to a show. I reluctantly call on my write-in candidate for 2008, Garrie Vereen and the minster of the speakers, Chris Rabold who happily oblige.So after finding some road buddies to share the drive from Boulder I was set. Laura, Sandy, Diane and I met at Sandy's house for a little tapas and then we're driving north out of Boulder toward the venue. Upon entry to the parking lot we were greeted by a flier and a parking attendant[...]
Thu, 25 Oct 2007 07:39:02 PDTPanicStream user Col. Braddock asked for a request that I will not be playing, at least not this week. It occurred to me that his suggestion would make much better fodder for a future themed cast.... but there were some songs from the same show featuring the same guest that would be worth a listen. As I revisited the famous Jorma performance from 2000 I also ran across a relatively recent download of Vic Chesnutt and became inspired. Guests and covers of songs by friends.So away I went, finding a killer FM broadcast that I was not acquainted with featuring some priceless interview tom-foolery by the band. Delving into shows from 1994 I was reminded of one of my favorite Chilly Water performances featuring a 15 year old Derek Trucks on guitar.A very pleasant surprise awaited me when the Everyday Companion pointed me to a benefit show featuring Jimmy Dale Gilmore, Randall Bramblett and Artimus Pyle of Lynyrd Synyrd. The interplay between Houser and Bramblett during Porch Song is nothing short of brilliant.Anyhow, I am rambling - ENJOY - this is one of those 'casts that features something for everybody so turn it up loud.And remember; "I'm John Herman, and I play keyboards."Vic ChesnuttFebruary 16, 1997Muffathalle, Munich, GermanyBlight(authored by David Schools/Michael Houser/Todd Nance/Vic Chesnutt in a little band named brute.)April 8, 1995102.7 WNEW New York, NYInterview ("I'm John Herman")Can't Get High (Bloodkin cover)Ain't Life GrandLet's Get Down to Business (Vic Chesnutt cover)July 4, 2000WarfieldSan Francisco, CAwith Jorma KoukonenBowlegged WomanGenesisOctober 11, 1998Nashville ArenaNashville, TNPorch Song > (with Jimmy Dale Gilmore, Randall Bramblett)Drums(with Artimus Pyle from Lynyrd Synyrd and Jeff Reilly from Randall Bramblett Band)July 21, 1994Stop Go >Entering a Blackhole Backwards >Chilly Water** 15 year old Derek Trucks on Guitar(with 'Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin' jam)DOWNLOAD the cast here (right click to save to hard drive):Everyday Companion Podcast #57Click here to subscribe through iTunes. [...]
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Sun, 09 Sep 2007 11:14:32 PDTThis 'Cast consists of 100% listener requests -and I must say you folks have good taste!We start things off with a little snippet of an interview from 1993 in Minneapolis."Well, 'No' is a big word..."We then bounce forward to 1999 in JB's hometown of Cleveland. Pay attention - 19 minutes into the 'cast JoJo hooks up with the drummers and starts incessantly teasing a Big Chief jam. Dave follows suit, the horns get in synch and soon we have a giant Big Chief marching around the venue. That's a request of an anonymous listener!Then we have a special treat - a Barstools rap from July of 1986, six months before it appears in the setlists as a song!That Barstools rap segues into Coconuts, but I decided to switch things up and play the Coconuts encore of that Cleveland 1999 date.Then another treat - Cardboard Box. Thanks Chris Whitestone for the request. A rare Mikey instrumental... really love the tension that is built mid-way through that song. It seemed to fit perfectly as a segue into our next selection.Low Spark > Dream Song > Low Spark - this is the encore from a show in May of 1998 in Santa Barbara, CA. It takes some serious kahonas to slow things down and play Dream Song during an encore and this one does not disappoint. Thanks to Stuart Chandler for the request.No matter what some people say, Dream Song is one of my favorite encore songs. I find it gives me a physical and mental breather. Perhaps even a little head space to reflect. In any case I believe JB when he sings, "You know you can, because you've lived so many lives before, in your dreams."And finally another anonymous request. I am a sucker for Let's Get the Show on the Road but when paired with Tie Your Shoes I am an ALL-DAY sucker... wow!Thanks for listening, tell your friends about us and keep sending those requests - if I've got it and it is from before 2002 I will do my best to play it for you.May 3, 1993 KTCZ 97.1FM Studios, Minneapolis, MNInterviewJuly 23, 1999 Nautica Stage, Cleveland, OHwith the Dirty Dozen Brass BandChristmas Katie >Big Chief JamJuly 14, 1986 Uptown Lounge, Athens, GAAiko jam >Barstools RapJuly 23, 1999 Nautica Stage, Cleveland, OHwith the Dirty Dozen Brass BandCoconutsOctober 20, 1986 Uptown Lounge, Athens, GACardboard BoxMay 30, 1998 County Bowl, Santa Barbara, CALow Spark of High Heeled Boys >Dream Song >Low Spark of High Heeled BoysApril 27, 1999 Moran Theatre, Jacksonville, FLLet's Get the Show on the Road >Tie Your Shoes >Mr. SoulDOWNLOAD the cast here (right click to save to hard drive):Everyday Companion Podcast #54Click here to subscribe through iTunes. [...]
Fri, 31 Aug 2007 12:46:03 PDTWHEW! That took some time...I hope you are all still waiting patiently - I promise the next few weeks will be worth the wait!I turn around and May has turned to September. What happened to our summer?As an ode to our lost summer I put together some selections from August in Panic History for your enjoyment. I literally went through the archives and pulled an August performance from each of the years we had on the hard drives through 1999. We are missing some critical August performances from 87, 88 and 91 but the examples we have here are good ones.Bird Song features Kelly Jo Davis on vocals. Normally I am not a big fan of Bird Song as performed by Widespread, but this version shines - JB's vocal play with Kelly Jo is subtle and Houser's playing is unhinged.The 1989 selection from the Wetlands is pure five piece Panic - And I've always had a soft spot in my heart for it. It happens to be the very first live performance by the band I ever heard on tape or otherwise.What can you say about a 1990 Holden Oversoul other than tempo, tempo, tempo! Some serious funky Panic happening mid-way through this one.Sunny is feeling it after It Ain't No Use and JB is feeling it during Last Straw... Todd is firing on all cylinders, Dave and Houser intertwine nicely and JoJo finds some interesting fills during this awesome matrix recording of a HORDE performance from 1992.Flat Foot Flewzy from a Oak Mountain HORDE date in 1993 featuring John Popper on harmonica may be the highlight of this broadcast... Really sick - partly because Popper refused to give up the lead and Dave's vocal antics. "Holy shit" is right.Pilgrims is from the encore of a show in Lubbock. JB says something way in the background (before Dave yells, "Lubbock") that I can't make out. Something about tractors... if anyone can make out what he is saying, please share. Plus listen to what Garrie is talking about at the end there.... you could take your ticket across the street to a bar and drink all night for free?! I'd be willing to bet that bar lost money that night!Can't Find My Way Home was the encore of the second night of a two show run at the Vic in Chicago. "Thank you, good night!""I'm gonna cut myself and forget about her!"Although the Last Dance from Germany has a missed cue part way through it is well played - plus hearing Dave count to four in German is worth including it, don't you think?"Eins, zwei, drei, vier!"I hope you enjoyed this week's cast - TELL YOUR FRIENDS WE'RE BACK!Thanks.Intro Garrie Banter fromFebruary 21, 1992, September 6, 1992, April 9, 1993, April 20, 1993, and October 27, 1993.August 18, 1986 Athens, GABird SongAugust 5, 1989 New York, NYDisco >Jam (with Tie Your Shoes tease) >Driving Song >B of DAugust 16, 1990Seattle, WAHolden OversoulAugust 8, 1992Charlotte, NCIt Ain't No Use >Last Straw >Tie Your Shoes >WorryAugust 15, 1993Pelham, ALFlat Foot Flewzy (w/ John Popper on Harmonica)August 4, 1994Lubbock, TXPilgrimsAugust 5, 1995Chicago, ILWest Virginia >Can't Find My Way HomeAugust 16, 1999Bielefeld, GermanyEnd of the ShowLast DanceWe would love to hear from you, so please click 'Comment' below and let us know what you think or if there is something you' like to hear.DOWNLOAD the cast here (right click to save to hard drive):Everyday Companion Podcast #53Click here to subscribe through iTunes. [...]
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Fri, 15 Jun 2007 13:12:35 PDTWell it is official - Lisa and I have purchased a home in Boulder and will be moving this month. We currently have our lovely home on the market in Longmont - we've poured alot of love and sweat into this place. Check it out here.Meanwhile, on Sunday night while Lisa was working to get the house ready she sliced her left index finger. Nearly took the tip clean off... here's what it looked like 24 hours after the incident. [puke]As we've been packing and moving and painting we've been facing our past in a very concrete way. Our history is right in front of us as we load those boxes and cover over old paint. As we sweat, fret and work ourselves so hard we draw blood, we are reminded of why we moved to this place and to this state. It all goes back to one weekend in 1996 when we visited a friend in Boulder and also saw Widespread Panic at Red Rocks.Lisa, Maureen and I flew out to Denver from Chicago the morning of May 31st and rented a car. I remember driving up I-70 into the foothills of the Rockies getting excited to finally see the fabled venue. As we turned south on US 6 we saw a young and lonely looking guy hanging out at the first entrance. We stopped and introduced ourselves. It was Daniel Gold. That first entrance is never open for concerts and so we proceeded into the venue and parked past the trading post but near the East entrance to the venue. And happened to park next to Gabby who had been on a mountain bike riding trip in Utah. We sat in the shade of the rocks and drank Sammy Smith's and Budweisers. We met up with Danny and Leigh and Chris and Trudi and Gardy and had a wonderful show. After the show Maureen hooked up with Mike Remmers to catch a ride to the next show in Utah. He bounded down the seats at Red Rocks like an excited mountain dog. What a great guy he was.This trip was the seed, the catalyst for our life's journey to Colorado. We've made a home here and spread out our roots. So it is on the occasion of moving from our first home in Colorado that we look back and remember that day 11 years ago....May 31, 1996Red RocksPleasPigeonsTall boyDriving Song >Walkin' (for your love) >Jam >Driving Song >Holden Oversoul >Jam >You Got YoursAin't Life GrandWe would love to hear from you, so please click 'Comment' below and let us know what you think or if there is something you' like to hear.DOWNLOAD the cast here (right click to save to hard drive):Everyday Companion Podcast #52Click here to subscribe through iTunes. [...]
Tue, 05 Jun 2007 09:43:28 PDTPodcast #51 is the first of our second year doing this - and when I say 'our' I mean 'my.'
Sat, 19 May 2007 08:52:17 PDTThis week we celebrate our one year anniversary of the Podcast... hard to believe, really. Thanks for listening each week and allowing me to spin a few selections for you.
Sat, 12 May 2007 09:32:38 PDTLast week we featured tracks from the end of spring tour 1997, this week we'll bring it back to present day Widespread Panic. By many accounts the band played some amazing stuff on Spring tour and seemed to gain confidence as the tour developed. This week we're bringing you some highlights from a few of the final shows of this spring tour.
Sat, 05 May 2007 12:31:40 PDTThis week marks the tenth anniversary of the end of the infamous Spring Tour 1997. I had the good fortune of seeing six of these shows and look back on this time in my life with fondness and more than a little nostalgia. Along with classic shows at the Vic and Aragon in Chicago, I braved more than a little sleepiness to attend the end of the tour stop in St. Paul, MN. This taught me an important lesson; if there is nothing stopping you but a lack of sleep, GO!Alot of ground has been covered from this time period (April - May 1997) in our podcasts this past year so I tried to steer away from the more obvious highlights from some of the classic shows - but I couldn't resist the Jingo Jam from 4/27/97! Sections of music like the Sleepy Monkey, Tie Your Shoes combo from 5/8/97, the Stop Go > Wondering from 4/27/97, B of D > Goin Out West from 5/10/97 and many others should be sought out and listened to. Do yourself a favor and find any show from April and May 1997 and I dare you to find a dog in the bunch. The band was in fine form and each and every one is played with effortless high energy.Here's how it goes down this week:April 27, 1997Burlington, VTJingo Jam >Space WranglerMay 3, 1997Pelham, ALJust Kissed My Baby (with Night People rap)May 7, 1997Louisville, KYBowlegged WomanWalk OnMay 9, 1997Chicago, ILLittle KinAin't No UseMay 8, 1997Chicago, ILShe Caught the KatyWe would love to hear from you, so please click 'Comment' below and let us know what you think or if there is something you' like to hear.DOWNLOAD the cast here (right click to save to hard drive):Everyday Companion Podcast #48Click here to subscribe through iTunes. [...]
Thu, 26 Apr 2007 20:35:56 PDTBy Request - remembering good times with some old friends.
Thu, 19 Apr 2007 23:29:41 PDTEarth Day is upon us and I strongly suggest each of you pick up the following double disk of live music goodness - Music for the Planet. In collaboration with bands such as Widespread Panic, Phish, The Grateful Dead and thirteen others Nugs.net has produced this exclusive compliation to benefit Rock the Earth, a non-profit environmental advocacy group.Do something for yourself, get some great music and help secure a sustainable future for us all - pick up the CD here.Did you know it's April 20th today?!I figured I would go back and find what I had from performances on April 20th and present some highlights. April 20, 1990 makes the cut here for intro music with Snorkle Search. This is a free-form jam that was named by Larry Acquaviva, a former roadie who took extensive notes during shows. We've kept this piece of 'Larry's Code' in the database as a tribute to Larry's contribution to the project, which is extensive. I also had highlights from 4/20/1993 but frankly they just weren't very good...So here's how this week's cast goes down:Intro musicApril 20, 1990Murfreesboro, TNSnorkle Search (free-form jam named by Larry Acquaviva, roadie for Widespread Panic)April 20, 2002Raleigh, NCRainy Day Women #12 & 35April 20, 2001Knoxville, TNPusherman >Rebirtha >PushermanApril 20, 1996Buckhannon, WVDirty Business >Love Tractor >Dirty BusinessApril 20, 1997Washington, D.C.And It Stoned MeApril 14, 2007Huntsville, ALElectric Funeral Jam >Flat Foot FlewzyMake sure to click COMMENT below to let us know what you think -DOWNLOAD the cast here (right click to save to hard drive):Everyday Companion Podcast #46Click here to subscribe through iTunes. [...]
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Sat, 31 Mar 2007 12:08:41 PDTphoto by Curtis George, from Houston, 3/23/07This week we feature some brand new material from Spring tour and then some ten year old material from San Francisco.Since everyone has great access to recent material through LiveWidespreadPanic.com as well as sites like PanicStream.com and DigitalPanic.org I try to steer away from featuring too much new stuff - Being able to pick up a soundboard of the show within days of it happening is to me an offer none of you should refuse....SO, make sure to pick up some of tasty soundboards of the recent action at LiveWidespreadPanic.com.I am very excited to see the band bringing out some new originals this spring, and among them I find Shoes On Tight to be my favorite. I also enjoyed listening to the Guilded Splinters (and the jam that followed) from Kansas City. Finally, this past week marked the tenth anniversary of some epic Panic, including a two night run at the Warfield in San Francisco, so I am featuring some tracks from one of those shows.So here's the selection this week:March 25, 2007Nokia TheatreGrand Prairie, TXShoes on TightMarch 27, 2007Uptown TheaterKansas City, KS(I Walk on) Guilded SplintersMarch 29, 1997Warfield TheaterSan Francisco, CAGimmeRadio ChildStop-Go >ConradGalleonHope in a Hopeless World >Cream Puff WarMake sure to click COMMENT below to let us know what you think -DOWNLOAD the cast here (right click to save to hard drive):Everyday Companion Podcast #44Click here to subscribe through iTunes. [...]
Sat, 24 Mar 2007 20:45:58 PDTFor little Gabriel.
Fri, 16 Mar 2007 23:35:31 PDTMarch 27, 1997
Sat, 10 Mar 2007 21:18:31 PSTInspired by the Ain't Life Grand album performance from the first set of a Red Rocks show in 2001 and the epic first Surprise Valley played at Red Rocks in 1999 we've put together this week's cast. We took the songlist for 'Til the Medicine Takes and found the 1st time played for each song - despite the sources' quality varying wildly we've tried to make this as seamless as possible. I hope you all enjoy this, it sure was fun to pull together! Here's the scoop.
Wed, 21 Mar 2007 07:26:29 PDTWell folks, we've got a treat for you this week. Discovering a previously unlabelled jam is actually a song is a rare reminder that anything is possible when you are dealing with a band who has played over 2,000 shows over the course of 20+ years.
Wed, 07 Mar 2007 07:29:10 PSTA listener wrote in asking to hear selections from the Stone Balloon or Hammerjacks - unfortunately I only had one of the two in the archive, the Stone Balloon.This classic college bar no longer exists, except in the hearts of it's former patrons.While I was looking for this show on disks and drives I ran across a show from a few days earlier at the Imperial Room, Concord Resort Hotel in Kiamesha Lake, NY. The location itself sounded interesting so I checked it out. The venue is one of the old classic 'Catskills' hotels in it's hey day. It has since fallen into disrepair. Imperial Room at the Concord ResortIt sounds like there are maybe 50 people at this show - you can hear banter between band members at the start of Maggot Brain and JB thanking some one, presumably a crowd member, for a beer; "Probably be warm by the time you got up here. Cheers." In any case, this is another one of those examples of the band playing to 10 as if they are 10,000, if I may once again misquote Col. Bruce. The Let's Get the Show on the Road is started by JB before the feedback has died down at the end of Chilly Water, and I am guessing he is playing ONE MORE before the club shuts them down. You may need to TURN UP the Let's the Show on the Road - it is pretty quiet.And finally there are a few selections from a classic and still vibrant venue, Ziggy's in Winston-Salem. Todd is ON FIRE for these two songs and the jam between the two songs remind me of Blight.... ENJOY!Intro MusicNovember 8, 2001Happy ChildMarch 16, 1994Stone Balloon, Newark, DEWondering >Proving GroundMarch 14, 1994Imperial Room, Concord Resort Hotel, Kiamesha, NYRaise the RoofMaggot Brain >Jam >Chilly Water >Let's Get the Show on the Road (JB solo)November 3, 1992Ziggy's, Winston-Salem, NCIt Ain't No Use >Jam >Better OffMake sure to click COMMENT below to let us know what you think -DOWNLOAD the cast here:Everyday Companion Podcast #38Click here to subscribe through iTunes. [...]
Wed, 07 Mar 2007 07:31:48 PSTThanks again to everyone for the comments and suggestions on the cast, I'll do my best to get to Busted and Longer Look out ther for you next time around.One of the people who has been listening and recently contacted me was Corey Diamond, a Canadian Panic fan that I traded tapes with in the 90's and ended up meeting in 1997. He requested a WICKED Papa's Home from 1993. I searched through all of my various forms of media (DAT, CD, FLAC, SHN and Analog tapes) and found that the only version of this show that I have is on Analog. I've been meaning to pull a few gems from the analog collection to share with you all so I figured this was as good a time as any. So all o fthe selections from this show are from old analogs that I could not find a digital version for. A digital version may in fact exist, but I don't have it...By the way, if anyone recognizes the song that JoJo is TEASING at the end of this Papa's Home I would really appreciate it if you could help me identify that song. I feel like a total moron because I just can't place it!In any case here is the playlist:brute. (if you don't know brute., follow this link to learn more)January 18, 1995 Georgia TheatreGood Morning Mr. Hard OnGeorge WallaceSeptember 25, 1993 Township Auditorium, Columbia, SCPapa's Home (with Funky is the Drummer rap, and ?? jam by JoJo)March 12, 1997Hong Kong Cafe, Vail, COJB sitting in with Bobby Sheehan and High Plains DrifterMe and the Devil (with Four Cornered Room tease)April 4, 1992Zephyr Club, Salt Lake City , UTFlat Foot FlewzyMake sure to click COMMENT below to let us know what you think -DOWNLOAD the cast here:Everyday Companion Podcast #38Click here to subscribe through iTunes. [...]
Wed, 07 Mar 2007 07:33:07 PSTJuly 26, 1997
Wed, 07 Mar 2007 07:34:01 PSTAnother week another Cast...
Wed, 07 Mar 2007 07:35:31 PSTJB is in Orlando to perform at the Hannah's Buddies event and the home office is announcing that the band will play in Athens at the end of the month...
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Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:58:32 PDTTed and Lisa (and Daniel Gold)in Ben, Ned and Sasha's room12/31/96(photo by Dave Bredal)Ned Stein has just posted a great review of these shows on his blog - as always his review is well informed and entertaining to read. He also has a review of 12/30/06 up there for all of you missing the festivities in good ole A T L.Just behind the Orchestra Pit 12/31/96(photo by Thomas G. Smith)I hope you have enjoyed this YEAR'S offering of the Everyday Companion PaniCasts. I've had alot of fun bringing them to you - and am looking forward to bringing you MORE MORE MORE in 2007. May your family share laughter and your glasses be filled!Houser and Nance 12/31/96(photo by Thomas G. Smith)Make sure to click COMMENT below to let us know what you think -DOWNLOAD the cast here:Everyday Companion Podcast #33Vic Chesnutt and John Keane withWidespread Panic 12/31/96(photo by Thomas G. Smith)Click here to subscribe through iTunes. [...]
Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:49:30 PDTWe're brewing up another blizzard here in Colorado, but in Atlanta it is 60 degrees. This NYE Special is dedicated to those who have been before and cannot make it to the New Year's festivies this year (like me). For those of you who were planning on it but physically could not leave Denver International Airport, for you I dedicate part 2!
Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:47:57 PDTHappy Holidays eveyone!
Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:46:51 PDTTrips to the midwest, family visiting from out of town...
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Tue, 21 Nov 2006 13:12:11 PSTMidwest midweek midlife crisis madness!This week we feature highlights from the band's recent journey through the western upper midwest - Ames > Sioux Falls, SD > Omaha. There is so much to bring to you this week that I am experimenting with a 2 hour cast - hopefully this works for everyone - we will see, thanks for your patience.Here's what you will hear this week:10/24/06 C.Y. Stephens Auditorium Ames, IAFishwaterLet's Get the Show on the RoadWalk On10/25/06 Husby Performing Arts Center, Sioux Falls, SDPigeonsGreta >Riders on the storm tease >Nobody's Fault But Mine10/26/06 Omaha Music Hall, Omaha, NEHAPPY BIRTHDAY GARRIEPapa Legba >Disco >One Armed Steve >Imitation Leather ShoesHolden OversoulTime is FreeVampire Blues >Knocking Around the ZooI ended up driving by myself from the plains of Colorado through Nebraska to Des Moines. I left before dawn and had already been on the road for about two hours when the sun finally rose directly in front of the hood of my Honda, floating for a second like an interstellar hood ornament. The flats of Colorado and Nebraska gave way to the gentle river formed hills of western Iowa. I had the fortune of being able to stay with family in Des Moines which gave me the opportunity to take my nephew Nolan to the Ames show. Nolan StraussWe drove up a little early so we could eat some dinner at People's Bar and Grill. This notorious venue was visited by Widespread twice in the early ninties, including one stop in 1994 to play for 100 people or so. The food was okay - I had a burger that was decent barfare but the salad was limp and there was NO SOAP in the men's bathroom - inexcusable. I think People's may have seen better days unfortunately.It was chilly outside, with a crisp breeze and overcast skies. Despite the chill the Iowa fans had set up a pretty decent shakedown in the lot, with food, beverages, shirts, stickers - I even saw some used books! After a celebratory Sammy Smith's Oatmeal stout, a tradition of mine that goes back fifteen years, I was ready to start the musical chapter of my tour.This was a reserved show and I was able to secure a sixth row ticket that was nearly centered in this funky cement auditorium. There was something about this place that reminded me of an elegant post-modern silo. I ended up in the same row as Bobby Hanson... a guy that Lisa and I met at a Grateful Dead show in 1995 and then ran into at various random midwest jam band events. It was good to see him although I bone-headedly forgot who he was. Sorry Bobby.Show time and the band worked out some standards like Can't Get High and Better Off. And man was it LOUD! I felt the playing for this set was a little ten[...]
Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:35:58 PDTOctober 31, 1994
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Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:32:53 PDTI've been obsessively downloading and listening to as much of the recent Jimmy Herring Widespread as I can possibly get my hands on. The recent House of Blues run in Orlando looked like a series of smokers and from what I've been able to hear the setlists don't lie!
Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:31:45 PDTThis week's Cast features music from a classic show in New Orleans and some recent heat with Jimmy Herring.
Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:30:46 PDTJimmy. Herring.
Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:36:22 PDTOn June 18, 1998 JoJo Herman sat down with an unidentified French reporter and answered a few questions. This week's cast will feature sections of that interview as well as selections from the show that night. Here's how it will go down:
Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:28:38 PDT9/14/06 Radio City Music Hall
Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:27:43 PDT'Where's Wayne?'
Sat, 02 Sep 2006 22:41:39 PDTWhat a world of wonders we live in...
Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:26:24 PDTCity of New Orleans Special(aka the GREAT cover song review)This is by no means a true 'best of' New Orleans - but enjoy some selections from the Crescent City.July 28, 1994 House of Blues, New Orleans, LAI Walk on Guilded SplintersNovermber 22, 1993 Tipitina's, New Orleans, LAJust Kissed My BabyOctober 28, 2000 Kiefer Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, LAJunco Partner >Mardi Gras in New OrleansLawyers, Guns and MoneyRed Hot Mama >SharonTroubleSoul KitchenI found a great interview where JoJo talks about this version of Junco > Mardi Gras HEREThe 10/28/00 show fetaures some great Panic moments. JB's flub of Junco Partner leads to a spirited Mardi Gras jam; yet another example of how the band's philosophy of improvisation and allowing songs to be in the moment can create some unexpected magic. The bust outs of Lawyers Guns and Money, Trouble and Soul Kitchen almost overshadow the fine Red Hot Mama > Sharon. I find myself thinking of this show when I think of New Orleans - probably because of the Mardi Gras jam.May the spirit of the music of New Orleans and, more importantly, the entire gulf coast live forever. Painting of 10/28/00 by Scramble CampbellGet the cast here:Everyday Companion Podcast #17Click here to subscribe through the iTunes Podcast Directory. [...]
Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:24:50 PDTAugust 12, 2006Chicago TheatreBarstools and Dreamers (with a sick rap by JB)August 12, 2006OutformationHouse of Blues, ChicagoPost-Panic PartyEdgewaterCenter Stage (with John Keane)Tennessee Before Daylight (with John Keane)Smoke and Burn (Burned Faceless)Go Completely Out!The scoop on this CAST:What a huge time I had in Chicago! Amazing venue, great company and beautiful weather.I had the good fortune of being able to take the REST of my family (Mom, Dad and sister Katie) to the Friday night show. All four members of my immediate family seeing a show with me in a single summer - now that is an acccomplishment!I think everyone had a wonderful time and it was a great way to start a solid weekend of music and friends. It was a pleasure to see each parent leave the theatre with a smile on their face! Thanks mom and dad for everything and for putting up with my antics fo the past 37 years!The Barstools we feature this week is freaking crazy -The PA was acting up to start the second set and it kicked back in just in time for the band to turn the corner into Barstools. JB must've been feeding off the nervous energy created during those tense minutes to start the set and gave the crowd a treat. The Thank You Falletten Me Be Mice Elf rap is great but then his 'Baby only knows...' rap is one for the books:'Just watch that baby. Basically the first thought he got is like'WHOA! WHOA! WHAT THE FUCK!!And how long we gotta do it? Did I get it right, like 80 years?'And that baby said 'OOOOOH! OOOOOH'Then we feature several selections from the Outformation show that night just across the river at the House of Blues. A portion of this features John Keane on pedal steel. This show also had a palpable energy - I heard more than one person say they saw two of their top shows in one night!Check out Outformation's summer/fall dates here - they are opening for Widespread in Charrlottesville!http://foryouroutformation.com/tourdates.htmlIt was so great to see so many old friends again. Thanks to Dennis and Val and Tom and Ashley for letting me tag along on the pilgrimmage to Wishbone on Sunday. Thanks to Leigh and Jen for letting me invade your space in the 6th row on Saturday night. Thanks to Chris for the BBQ on Saturday and for showing me the late night on Sunday night.And it was great to meet so many new friends as well -to the nine year old who saw his[...]
Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:23:47 PDTServing up some of the proverbial heat from the Best Little City in the West....
Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:21:06 PDTI've no words this week, only music.
Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:19:54 PDTPodcast Lucky #13Earth shattering news today from the Widespread Panic organization;George McConnell has left the bandJimmy Herring has been hiredThis week's playlist4/17/93 Jam9/9/00 Give Me Back My Wig9/15/98 Time is Free2/3/01 Protein Drink > Sewing MachineThis week's podcast starts off with a highlight featuring Jimmy Herring, Jeff Sipe and Matt Mundy.This is a Jam out of drums and I think this may be the only time the band has ended a show with a Jam.4/17/93 Football Field, Guilford College, Greensboro, NCWe then go to Lyons, CO for a special performance of Give Me Back My Wig featuring Col. Bruce Hampton, Drew Emmitt and Jeff Sipe on September 9, 2000.This version of Time is Free features a Thought Sausage rap by JB. It comes from a performance by Stained Souls at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, GA on September 15, 1998.And we finish off this unintentional 'guest special' with a performance of Protein Drink > Sewing Machine performed by brute. at 40 Watt in Athens, GA on February 3, 2001.Download the cast here (right click to download file):Everyday Companion Podcast #13Click here to subscribe through the iTunes Podcast Directory. [...]
Thu, 03 Aug 2006 15:13:46 PDTWe passed 25,000 total downloads on Monday of this week!
Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:19:00 PDTI am still pretty whooped from last weekend but there's nothing like listening to some old favorites to get your blood pumping again. This week we focus on March 1995.
Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:17:54 PDTJuly 22 is my birthday and this year I will have the treat of attending a Widespread Panic concert at Winter Park, CO on my birthday! I am hoping for good weather and safe travels.This episode is an hour long special featuring various moments from shows I attended over the years. These aren't necessarily the 'best version ever' or anything - each was selected because I have a fond memory associated with each show. We'll kick everything off with the song that really 'grabbed my legs' and began my fascination and musical relationship with Widespread Panic.Ted circa 1971July 22, 1992 Chicago, ILStop-GoLisa and I attended this show at Mississippi Nights in St Louis. We had sold our tickets for what would end up being the final Grateful Dead show which occurred on the same evening in Chicago. After the chaos of Deer Creek and the hassle of St Louis, our Grateful Dead touring days were already over. Fortunately a new adventure in our lives was under way even if we weren't aware of it yet. This Ain't No Use is pretty crazy and I remember being on the floor three people back from Dave just overwhelmed by the intensity of this song.July 9, 1995 St. Louis, MOAin't No UseOn a whim Lisa, Maureen and I drove in the hot and humid midwestern heat for what seemed like 10,000 miles from Chicago to Ames, Iowa to see the band in a little bar. We woke up early, drove all day and saw a show that night. This was a very memorable trip including the discovery that the oil cap for the car's engine had been left off for about 200 miles. Where do you find an oil cap in the middle of a corn field? Plus the venue was serving giant 36 oz beers on special for $2. We did NOT wake up early the next morning.July 16, 1994 Ames, IAEarlyI drove up to Minneapolis with Dennis Dahl to see this final show of the spring tour. We slept on the floor of his friend's home office and couldn't find anything to eat anywhere near the venue - I think we had seafood quesadillas at an upscale brew pub or something. In any case, every time I here this song it brings back the emotions I experienced on spring tour 1997 - sweet, strong, tight, welcoming and powerful.May 10, 1997 Minneapolis, MNGenesisIn one 36 hour stretch I bou[...]
Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:16:47 PDTIt's summer, the band is playing near (or not so near) your home town, so get on out there and see them!
Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:15:40 PDTNovember 23, 1998Pleas > Chilly Water, Aunt AvisMay 15, 1993Wondering, Walkin' (for your love)Broadcasting out of Pittsburg WYEP has always been run independently and in 1998 on the home stretch of their fall tour, Widespread Panic dropped by for a 60 minute performance. It is interesting to note that the band did not have a gig in Pittsburg and instead chose to perform for free on this independent radio station's airwaves. WYEP is listener supported and provides many of the in-studio performances online for free.WERS broadcasts from Boston at Oberlin College and in 1993 the band rolled through the studio on their spring tour before playing a gig that night at the Avalon. This relatively rare all-acoustic performance by the band is marked by some playful banter from JB and JoJo and playful false starts.Please consider donating to one of these (or to your local) independent radio stations this year. These radio stations provide access to music and perspectives you will not get on Clear Channel, Entertainment Tonight or other 'mainstream' monopolozied media outlets. You can click on the logos above for each station to go to their membership pages.Get the cast here:Everyday Companion Podcast #9 [...]
Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:14:11 PDTMud Island 1997 - On the Humid, Hot, Flooding MississippiMy brother flew down from Alaska to spend a couple weeks with me and Lisa in Chicago and during that time Panic was playing in Memphis so of course we had to drive down. As a fifteen year old kid living in Palmer, AK Daniel had never seen Widespread and he was staying with me at the height of my touring career with the band. I think I saw 32 shows that year... something like that.In any case, my brother and I had a great time at these shows driving together in the car, checking out Graceland and grooving to the Panic. This trip ranks as one of the most memorable I've had in my storied (if only in my own mind) career as a fan.This past weekend was the 2006 Widespread Panic Red Rocks run and the situation has changed. I have a house and a kid and a 'real' job and my brother is now the one that is out on tour. He drove from Oregon to go to Waukarusa and Bonnaroo partly in support of the Ice Cream Man. Ice Cream Man is a guy/organization that distributes FREE ICE CREAM a festivals around the country and takes pictures of everything and posts those pics to his website Ice Cream Man.comOn his way back from Bonnaroo he visited Lisa, Jackson and I. He was planning on attending the Friday Panic show at the Rocks. Saturday morning thought better of leaving in the face of being able to see another show by the accomplished band at the esteemed venue and stuck around. Sunday he woke up at 8:30 and was on the road by 9:15 for the 18 hour drive back to Oregon so he could teach on Monday morning! STUD.In any case, this podcast is a long distance dedication to my amazing younger brother - I am proud to call you my brother even if you think I'm a "nerd!"Mud Island, Memphis, TN July 19, 1997Jack, Rebirtha into ArleneEncore:Junior* into End of the Show*** with Warren Haynes** with Danny and Eric from Bloodkin and Warren HaynesGet the cast here:Everyday Companion Podcast #8 [...]
Wed, 28 Jun 2006 08:36:49 PDTStill feeling pretty tired from the three day fiesta called Widespread Panic at Red Rocks. Had an absolutely amazing time seeing the boys and dancing with old friends. Thanks to EVERYONE who made this weekend so special. And thanks to everyone for the compliments of the Podcast! We've got well over 300 subscribers now and many MANY more listening directly from the Blog. We've also been in the Top 100 Most Popular Music Podcasts on iTunes for over a week now.
Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:13:04 PDTThis episode features the first Pilgrims ever played as well as the funky Strictly Volunteer Jam (where JB is singing about his 'sneaky sister.'
Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:12:03 PDTListen to this podcast with your sweety - it's chock full of Panic-y goodness!
Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:10:29 PDTGreat things can happen on a particular date -
Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:09:10 PDTAnd a final BONUS Red Rocks Special!
Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:08:20 PDTPlay this on a Sunday morning and be happy!
Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:07:21 PDTJune 25, 2000 Red Rocks
Fri, 16 Mar 2007 19:59:39 PDT'Never miss a Sunday show'June 25, 2000 Red RocksBear's Gone Fishing > Ride Me High > HatfieldI've seen every WSP show they've headlined at Red Rocks and this show ranks as one of the most memorable.Despite JB's obvious lyrical flub during Bear's Gone Fishing the band takes the nervous energy of that miscue and finds inspiration. They slither through the second half of the song with gusto and fly into the jam after Ride Me High with reckless abandon.The rain that developed during that jam out of Ride Me High seemed to summon Hatfield's spirit - And what transpired during that first set has since gone down in WSP lore as one of 'those' moments when it is hard to discern between the band, the song, the audience, the weather and the venue. 'Blue start rolling between the clouds, feeling of wonder, some water drying up, some water just sinking into the skin'JB, Hatfield 6/25/2000Charles Hatfield's Business CardGet the cast here:EC Red Rocks Numero TresOr listen NOW using this player: [...]
Fri, 16 Mar 2007 19:57:16 PDTWidespread Panic appears for the first time at Red Rocks.
Wed, 31 May 2006 10:39:29 PDTIt's been just over two weeks since the first Cast was published and we have just over 150 subcribers! I know that others are listening without subscribing as well -
Fri, 16 Mar 2007 19:51:03 PDTWe mark the tenth anniversary of Widespread Panic's first headliner performance at Red Rocks with a series of 'highlights' from their appearances. We start with May 31, 1996 - I recommend this show due to the sheer passion of the performance. Each member of the band has their moment and everyone shines. We've chosen to feature the start to the second set. Disco > Diner > I'm Not AloneKeep in mind that Schools was wearing a cast on his right hand due to a backstage injury."'Thank You once again Leftover Salmon for joining us on this Rock and Roll, Bluegrass, Disco affair" - JB before DiscoGet the cast here:EC Red Rocks Numero UnoOr listen NOW using this player:Thanks for listening!Join us next time for more highlights from Red Rocks. [...]
Fri, 16 Mar 2007 19:49:17 PDTTURN THIS UP LOUD -
Fri, 16 Mar 2007 19:47:07 PDTThis edition includes:
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Fri, 16 Mar 2007 19:37:46 PDTThe real reason I started this blog was to start podcasting some great Live Widespread Panic -
Wed, 19 Jul 2006 13:48:09 PDTWell, I am finally joining the world of BLOG - we'll see if I actually use this tool!