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Widespread Panic
Panic en la Playa
Hard Rock Hotel
Riviera Maya,MX
03/02/2017

Set 1 (85 mins)

01 Intro 1
02 Sewing Machine
03 Conrad
04 Space Wrangler
05 Travelin’ Light
06 Dirty Side Down
07 Walkin’ (For Your Love)
08 Steven’s Cat
09 Sell Sell*
10 Use Me**
11 Red Hot Mama***

Set 2 (104 mins)

01 Intro 2
02 Henry Parsons Died****
03 Can’t Get High****
04 Surprise Valley >
05 Ride Me High >
06 Surprise Valley >
07 Airplane >
08 You Should Be Glad,
09 Time Is Free*****
10 Time Waits For No One >
11 Drums >
12 Contentment Blues >
13 Chilly Water
14 Crowd

Encore

15 Blue Indian,
16 Life During Wartime
* w/ George Porter Jr (bass); Karl Denson (saxophone); Erik Krasno (guitar)
** w/ George Porter Jr (bass); Karl Denson (flute & vocals); Erik Krasno (guitar); Ivan Neville (keys & vocals)
*** w/ George Porter Jr (bass); Karl Denson (sax & vocals); Erik Krasno (guitar); Ivan Neville (keys & vocals)
**** w/ Danny Hutchens (vocals); Eric Carter (guitar)
***** w/ Col Bruce Hampton (Ret.) (guitar & vocals)

[‘Dirty Side Down’ LTP 7/02/14 Las Vegas (182 shows); ‘Time Waits For No One’ LTP 4/05/14 Los Angeles (202 shows); Erik Krasno’s first sit-in with WP]

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Clamped on front rail of soundboard 7′ high
Recorded by Bennett Schwartz

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2015-03-27a

Widespread Panic
The Joint @ The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Las Vegas, NV
03/27/2015

Set 1: (68 mins)

01 intro 1
02 Sell, Sell >
03 And It Stoned Me
04 Give
05 Can’t Get High,
06 Cotton Was King
07 Disco >
08 Diner >
09 Rock
10 Ain’t Life Grand*

Set 2: (70 mins)

01 intro 2
02 Junior >
03 Stop Breakin’ Down Blues >
04 Party At Your Mama’s House (That Thang) >
05 Bear’s Gone Fishin’ >
06 Papa’s Home >
07 Drumz >
08 Angels On High^,
09 Life During Wartime^**
10 crowd

Encore: (20 mins)

“This one goes out to the girl with the Robert Plant hair. See you up there.”  -DAS

11 Pickin’ Up The Pieces^,
12 Vampire Blues^,
13 Chainsaw City^**

* JB on tiny guitar
^ w/ Karl Denson on sax
**Carrot Top on percussion

Schoeps MK22>NOS>KC5>CMC6>analog>788T (HPF 0) 24/48
OTS, DFC, Section behind SBD – 8′ high
Recorded by Bennett Schwartz

 

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Karen Friedman

From Shannon Kiss on behalf of us:

No one loves music more than you … Well, when it came to Widespread Panic, Karen gave all of us a run for our money in that department. From the moment they pulled her in, she was a bright part of each night, dedicated with setlist book in hand, connecting people, opening her home, sharing whatever she had to give and laughing and dancing her way through all of it. There just aren’t any words to explain or describe the void that we’re all feeling right now. A part of us is gone – a huge part of us, because we all shared so many great moments that Karen was a part of. We’re all connected to each other, and she runs thru all of us and the road we’ve taken together for 2 decades. With bright smile, twinkling eyes, big hugs, extra waters, stickers, jokes, space, love… From Europe to NY, Atlanta and Oak Mtn, she’s been there. She’s always been there, so to try to understand her not being there feels impossible. To try to understand Dave’s loss right now is unfathomable. But, all who know her know that she’d want nothing more than for us to celebrate her life through music, laughter and each other. She built a life and family and found love through music – the music of Widespread Panic. Now, she’s lucky to be with all of those in this family on the other side. And, she’s bringing us together again in this moment in ways we haven’t been before…..still running through us and keeping that connection tight. No one – not anyone loves music more than she did. We love and miss you greatly, Karen!

2015-03-27b

 

Today is March 27, 2015. Was this a significant date for me? Not really. But it has taken on a whole new meaning.  Earlier tonight, I was pulling into a parking spot near Fenway Park in Boston, as I was on my way to a music show.  I was on the guest list to record Blackberry Smoke, an Atlanta band I am very fond of. I see lots of shows in the course of a week, month, and year. So this was what you may think of as an ordinary evening for me. That changed as I received a phone call from Stacey Ochs Fraley. “You heard the news”? My answer was no, what happened to who?  The fact that I am horrible with Facebook as everyone will attest, had me in the dark on this one.   She tried to choke back the tears. I heard the words Karen Friedman and my heart skipped. It sank into the depths of my gut. NO! It can’t be! It had to be a mistake. Denial was not helping me. She explained what she had heard.  I was instantly numb. I had lost a taper friend who died in a horrible train crash north of New York City last month. And now, more terrible news of losing another very good friend. And then the phone calls and texts kept coming. I called Chris, my wife. She is so much more on top of keeping up with friends, especially on Face Book.  She had not heard as she was on her way home from work. She had basically the same reaction as I had, disbelief.
I went into my show in somewhat of a daze. I taped the 2 opening bands and then Blackberry Smoke. The crowd was energized and frenetic. I was not, as I was in another world. I was so far removed from my show. I traded a few texts with Dave. As lost as I seemed, I thought, how is he functioning and comprehending what is going on? A couple people suggested I write something about Karen. Usually about now I am processing my show so I can expeditiously upload it. Well, tonight, I am trading that process to remember Karen.
I have known Karen close to 20 years, and Dave at least 15. I was friends before they were a couple and truly loved them as good friends. I was with them in Las Vegas at the first Vegoose when he proposed to her in October 2005. She was SO happy! Sam Boyd Stadium could have crumbled around us and it would not have phased her happiness. I would be remiss if I did not mention this. Matthew Farrelli was with us along with 30 other in our little group.  He may not remember that day quite so well. He could not put to words together to save his life. I tried talking to him and it was fruitless. I went over to Dave and Karen and said, “What the hell did you do to him”? His answer was quick and to the point. “He asked me to take him as far out there as I could, without going over the edge”. I said, congratulations, you succeeded.
Well, Chris and I along with so many friends saw Dave and Karen unite in marriage. With all the familiar faces, it almost felt like we were at a Widespread Panic show, except overdressed! It was truly a blast as far as weddings go.  Karen loved her Widespread Panic and Black Crowes. She was very knowledgeable when it came to music. We could always compare notes for all the shows we attended together and express our opinions.(And yes, she used to keep notes scrawled on her little notepad) The shows in the backyard of the Fox Brothers where we ate glorious BBQ and heard great tunes were more great times!
I had so many happy moments, laughs, travels, music and stories to last a lifetime. You see, most anytime I was with Karen, it was usually at a show. A can’t miss opportunity for fun and excitement! Dave and Karen were always great traveling companions. We traveled together to see Charles and Ashley get married back in 2010. We have traveled back from Orange Beach, Alabama. Karen had the ability to walk into a room, and the room would brighten up just from her presence. She was never at a loss for words, always contributing to the conversation. In New Orleans for the Halloween run in 2002, she was hanging all 3 nights with me. She made the mistake of complaining about the song, Henry Parsons Died. She said she was sick of how many times she had heard it. From that night on, whenever I
was at a show where Panic played it, she got a phone call from me. Even if the show was being streamed, she would hear from me! I was in Oakland last Saturday 3/21/2015. I was fully expecting Panic to play it and I was going to call Karen! That would have been my last phone call to Karen, only they never played it. Now whenever it is played, I will look up into the heavens and know you will be listening to it with Mikey!
I have a ton of admiration for a common friend or ours, Shannon Kiss. She went through a similar circumstance years ago when she lost her best friend and husband Wayne Sawyer. Dave, she has been a rock! She is once person I can say that could be a huge help to you. Sorry Shannon about putting you on the block, but you are a pillar of strength. We can all learn from your experience and knowledge.
So, no post show eats. No post show torrent. No post show stream to listen to. This was the 3/27/2015 post show!  I know it is cliche, but life is short. Life is fragile. Take the time to love one another and embrace each other. You never know what tomorrow may bring. Karen, we all love you and miss you! Dave, we all love you and please know we are all here for you to lean on. That’s what friends and family are for. It is our right and privlidge to support you! Karen, Rest in Peace, but still get up and boogie in heaven!
Heaven (David Byrne)
Everyone’s tryin’ to get to the bar
The name of the bar, the bar is called Heaven
In Heaven the band plays our favorite song
They play it one more time they play it all night long
Oh! Heaven. It is a place
A place where nothing, nothing ever happens
And there is a party. Everyone is there.
Everybody gonna leave at exactly the same time.
Its hard to imagine that nothin’ at all
Could be so exciting, could be this much fun.
Oh! Heaven. It is a place
A place where nothing, nothing ever happens
And when the kiss is over, we’ll start again.
It won’t feel any different. In fact it’s exactly the same.
Its hard to imagine that nothin’ at all
Could be so exciting, or this much fun
Oh! Heaven. It is a place
A place where nothing, nothing ever happens
Oh! Heaven. It is a place
A place where nothing, nothing ever happens
Love and Soulshine,
Z-Man
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Widespread Panic
The Joint
Las Vegas, NV
07/03/2014

Set 1: (69 minutes)

01 Intro 1
02 Tickle The Truth
03 Walkin’ (For Your Love)
04 Space Wrangler
05 Driving Song >
06 Ride Me High >
07 Driving Song,
08 Chunk of Coal
09 Tail Dragger
10 Who Do You Belong To?
11 Junior
12 Blackout Blues

Set 2: (101 minutes)

01 Intro 2
02 Let’s Get Down To Business
03 One Arm Steve
04 Pilgrims
05 Hope In A Hopeless World
06 Rebirtha
07 Diner >
08 Hatfield
09 Conrad The Caterpiller
10 Angels On High*
11 Let’s Get The Show On The Road**
12 Red Hot Mama*
13 Crowd

Encore: (15 minutes)

14 Trouble,
15 Up All Night
16 Love Tractor

* with Karl Denson on saxophone
** with Karl Denson on flute

Schoeps mk22>NOS>KC5>CMC6>analog>788T (HPF 0) 24/48
Front row center Taperssection, Directly behind board, stand @ 8′

Recorded by Bennett Schwartz
Thank you Widespread Panic & Crew

Photos by Andy Tennille

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Widespread Panic
Asheville Civic Center
Asheville, North Carolina
11/8/2013

1st Set

01 Greeting
02 Ain’t Life Grand
03 Rebirtha >
04 Better Off Jam >
05 Walkin’ >
06 Tickle The Truth >
07 Good Morning Little Schoolgirl >
08 One-Arm Steve >
09 Jam >
10 St. Ex >
11 Space Wrangler >
12 Chunk Of Coal

2nd Set

01 Tuning
02 Little Kin >
03 Sometimes
04 Time Waits
05 *Stag-O-Lee
06 *#Slippin’ Into Darkness
07 Machine >
08 Barstools And Dreaners >
09 I Walk On Guilded Splinters >
10 Bust It Big >
11 Conrad The Caterpillar

Encore:

01 Tuning
02 Dream Song >
03 The Take Out >
04 Porch Song

* With Karl Denson On Saxophone
# With Steve Lopez On Percussion

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Recorded By: Z-Man

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highsierra1

Widespread Panic
High Sierra Music Festival
Grandstand Stage
Quincy, CA
Friday July 2, 2010

Set One:
01. Climb To Safety
02. Papa Legba >
03. Goodpeople >
04. The Take Out >
05. Porch Song
06. Papa Johnny Road
07. Shut Up And Drive
08. Blue Indian
09. Jaded Tourist
10. B of D >
11. Worry

Set Two:
12. Radio Child >
13. Holden Oversoul >
14. Solid Rock >
15. Dirty Side Down
16. Bowlegged Woman*
17. Light Is Light Water^
18. Surprise Valley >
19. I’m Not Alone
20. Ride Me High$ >
21. Drums# >
22. Surprise Valley# >
23. Give

24. encore
25. Heaven

* with Eric MaFadden on guitar
^ with Jerry Joseph on guitar and vocals & Wally Ingram on percussion
$ with Karl Denson on sax
# with Wally Ingram on percussion

Friday headliner
20th Annual High Sierra Music Festival

Source: Schoeps MK41V> CMC6> UNL2> HDP2 – 24/96 FOB DFC
By: Steve S.

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redrocks2010

Widespread Panic
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison, Colorado
6/25/2010

1st Set

01 Greeting
02 Airplane >
03 Take Off Jam >
04 Vacation >
05 Pigeons
01 Cotton Was King >
02 Climb To Safety >
03 Greta >
04 *Tie Your Shoes >
05 *Red Hot Mama >
06 *Tie Your Shoes >
07 Low Spark/Blight Jam >
08 Porch Song

2nd Set:

09 Tuning
10 Conrad The Caterpillar
11 Solid Rock
01 Good People >
02 Dark Bar Rap >
03 Good People >
04 Flicker >
05 Jam >
06 Shut Up And Drive >
07 Cream Puff War >
08 Mini Drum Solo >
09 Fishwater >
10 Mini Drum Solo >
11 Fishwater
12 Blue Indian >
13 Holden Oversoul

Encore:

14 Crowd
15 Let’s Get The Show On The Road >
16 Ain’t Life Grand

* With Karl Denson On Saxaphone

Source: Schoeps CCM4V’S(din)>Sound Devices 722 (24/48)
Recorded By: Z-Man

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navy-pier

Widespread Panic
Navy Pier
San Diego, CA
6/13/2001

Set 1:
1. Sometimes
2. One Arm Steve
3. Pleas >
4. The Waker >
5. Arleen >
6. Driving Song >
7. Genesis >
8. Driving Song
9. Climb To Safety

Set 2:
1. Papa’s Home
2. All Time Low
3. Coconut
4. Stop Breakin’ Down Blues
5. Vacation >
6. Drums > *
1. Drums (cont’d) > *
2. Weak Brain, Narrow Mind *
3. Greta >
4. Travelin’ Light

Encore:
5. Old Joe
6. Chunk Of Coal

[notes: * – w/ Karl Denson on saxophone]

source: AUD (Neumann ak40 > LC3 > KM100 > AD-1000) > ? > CDR

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Widespread Panic
10/28/00
Kiefer Lakefront Arena, University of New Orleans,
New Orleans, LA

1: Disco > Pleas > Blackout Blues, Junco Partner > Mardi Gras In New Orleans, Surprise Valley > Hatfield > Henry Parsons Died, Lawyers, Guns, And Money

2: Red Hot Mama* > Sharon*, Big Wooly Mammoth > Give > Pilgrims > Drums** > Ride Me High > Conrad, Travelin’ Light

E: Trouble, Soul Kitchen

* with Andy Cleaves on trumpet, Karl Denson on saxophone
** with Charlie Pruet on percussion

[Only ‘Mardi Gras In New Orleans’, Only ‘Soul Kitchen’; Dave on stand-up for ‘Trouble’; ‘Turn On Your Love Light’ tease before ‘Give’; ‘A Love Supreme’, ‘Third Stone From The Sun’, and ‘5:15’ teases by Dave before ‘Ride Me High’; Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe opened; Last ‘Lawyers, Guns, And Money’ – 10/31/93, 798 shows; Last ‘Trouble’ – 03/11/89, 1518 shows]

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Widespread Panic
10/28/01
Kiefer Lakefront Arena,
University of New Orleans,
New Orleans, LA

Set 1:

1. Disco >
2. Love Tractor
3. Walkin’ (For Your Love) >
4. Don’t Be Denied
5. Blight >
6. Machine >
7. Barstools and Dreamers
8. Proving Ground >
9. Worry >
10.Proving Ground

Set 2:

1. Old Neighborhood,
2. Sandbox >
3. Conrad
4. Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys* >
5. Use Me* >
6. Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys* >
1. Drums** >
2. Jam***
3. Bear’s Gone Fishin’*** >
4. Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys***
5. Driving Song >
6. Big Wooly Mammoth

Encore:

7. End Of The Show,
8. Give

* with Col. Bruce Hampton on guitar, Karl Denson on saxophone
** with Bently Rhodes on percussion, Dr. Arvin Scott on percussion, Karl Denson on percussion
*** with Bently Rhodes on percussion, Dr. Arvin Scott on percussion

[First ‘Old Neighborhood’; ‘Time Waits’ and ‘Satisfied’ raps during ‘Barstools and Dreamers’; ‘The Other One’ jam after ‘Drums’; ‘Amazing Grace’ rap by JB during ‘Big Wooly Mammoth’; The Codetalkers opened]

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Widespread Panic
The Joint
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Las Vegas, NV
10/23/2010

1st Set

01 Greeting/Tuning
02 Henry Parsons Died
03 Heroes >
04 Rock
05 Jaded Tourist
06 Low Spark of High Heeled Boys* >
07 Arleen* >
08 Low Spark of High Heeled Boys*
09 Little Lilly >
10 Party At Your Mama’s House >
11 Stop Breakin’ Down Blues
12 Space Wrangler

2nd Set

01 Intro
02 Pigeons
03 Pleas >
04 Jack >
05 Climb To Safety**
06 Shut Up and Drive
07 All Time Low >
08 Worry
09 Travelin’ Man >
10 You Should Be Glad >
11 Papa’s Home*** >
12 Drum*** >
13 Jam***>
14 Papa’s Home***
15 Tall Boy
16 Crowd

Encore:

17 Waitin’ For The Bus**** >
18 Jesus Just Left Chicago****>
19 Life During Wartime****

* with Karl Denson on saxophone
** with Carrot Top on percussion
*** with Wally Ingram on percussion
**** with Warren Haynes on guitar

[Gov’t Mule opened]

Source:Schoeps MK22>kwon-NOS>KC5>CMC6>V3>KindKables XLR-mini XLR>744T
Recorded by Bennett Schwartz

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Widespread Panic
2000-08-20
River Run
Keystone, CO

Set I
01. Let’s Get Down To Business >
02. Imitation Leather Shoes >
03. The Waker
04. Rock >
05. Pigeons
06. Casa Del Grillo
07. Bear’s Gone Fishin’
08. Blue Indian >
09. Tall Boy

Set II
01. Thought Sausage
02. Ain’t Life Grand >
03. Henry Parsons Died
04. West Virginia
05. Sheik*
06. Christmas Katie* >
07. Arleen* >
08. Drums**
01. Low Rider >
02. Climb To Safety
03. Space Wrangler

Encore 1:
04. Pickin’ Up The Pieces***

Encore 2:
05. Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys**** >
06. All Time Low

* with Dirty Dozen Brass Band
** with Eric Bolivar on percussion, Eric Draper on percussion, Stanley Jordan on guitar, Terrence Higgins on drums/percussion
*** with Karl Denson on flute, Stanley Jordan on guitar
**** with Andy Cleaves on trumpet, Eric Draper on percussion, Karl Denson on saxophone

[‘Jam’ after ‘Arleen’ was Dave, Stanley Jordan, and the drummers; Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band opened; Last ‘Shiek’ – 10/31/96, 421 shows]

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Taped by Don Hess & Nate Fisher
Transferred & Remastered by Jamie Syrek

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Widespread Panic
The Joint
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Las Vegas, NV
7/15/2011

Set 1

01 intro 1
02 Little Kin >
03 Action Man
04 Saint Ex
05 Ain’t No Use >
06 C Brown
07 B of D
08 Dyin’ Man
09 Machine >
10 Barstools & Dreamers >
11 Travelin’ Man >
12 You Should Be Glad

Set 2

01 intro2
02 Impossible >
03 Pleas >
04 Bust It Big >
05 Ribs & Whiskey >
06 Party At Your Mama’s House >
07 Second Skin^ >
08 Goin’ Out West (slow)^
09 Drumz >
10 Entering A Black Hole Backwards^^ >
11 Chilly Water >
12 Sympathy For The Devil*/** >
13 Chilly Water
14 crowd

Encore

15 Old Joe,
16 Walkin’ (for your love)
17 Give

Notes
^ Karl Denson on sax,
^^ LTP 11.18.09,
*LTP 7.08.08,
** Steve Lopez on Maracas

Source:Schoeps MK22
Recorded by Bennett Schwartz

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lawrence-joel

Widespread Panic
11/06/2002
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Winston-Salem, NC

Set 1:
01 Intro
02 All Time Low
03 It Ain’t No Use
04 She Caught The Katy
05 Diner
06 Blue Indian
07 Dyin’ Man
08 Down
09 Daisy Mae

Set 2:
01 Chilly Water >
02 Travelin’ Light >
03 Chilly Water
04 Space Wrangler
05 Get In Get Out*
01 Pusherman* >
02 Drums** >
03 Little Lilly >
04 Papa’s Home >
05 Blackout Blues

Encore:
06 I’m Not Alone >
07 Cream Puff War

* with Chris Littlefield on trumpet, Karl Denson on saxophone, Mike Dillon on percussion, Zak Najor on percussion
** with Mike Dillon on percussion, Zak Najor on percussion, Schools joins half way thru

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe opened

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