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Widespread Panic
Riverside Theatre
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1st Set

01 Tuning
02 From the Cradle >
03 Provin’ Ground
04 A of D >
05 Glory >
06 Old Joe >
07 Pusherman >
08 Jam >
09 Sleepy Monkey >
10 Weak Brain, Narrow Mind >
11 Good People >
12 Dark Bar Jam >
13 Good People >
14 Cream Puff War

2nd Set

01 Tuning
02 Thin Air >
03 Jam >
04 Vacation >
05 Jack >
06 Low Spark of High Heeled Boys >
07 Tie Your Shoes >
08 Low Spark of High Heeled Boys >
09 Jam >
01 Drum Solo >
02 Jam >
03 Arlene >
04 Fire on the Mountain Jam >
05 Stop/Go >
06 Sleeping Man
07 Sharon


08 Postcard >
09 *Flat Foot Flewsy
10 Outro with Theme from Laverne and Shirley

* With Dave Chanting “Sound Man’s Choice” at the Start

Recorded By: Z-Man

Widespread Panic
June 24, 1997
Paolo Soleri Amphitheater
Santa Fe, NM

Set I
01 Intro
02 Driving Song >
03 Junior >
04 Driving Song >
05 C. Brown
06 Papa Legba
07 Galleon >
08 Sandbox >
09 Worry >
10 Four Cornered Room
11 You Got Yours

Set II
12 Intro
13 Glory
14 Makes Sense to Me
15 I’m Not Alone
01 Machine >
02 Barstools & Dreamers
03 Aint No Use >
04 Vacation >
05 Rebirtha >
06 Drums >
07 Mr. Soul

08 Fishwater *

* – w/ Mark Vann (banjo), Vince Herman (washboard), and Drew Emmitt (mandolin) of Leftover Salmon (LoS opened)

Source: (FOB/dfc) Neumann km84i > Denecke PS-2 > sbm-1 > D8 @ 48 KHz
Taped by: Mike Phelps
Transfer by: BobbyHurley

Widespread Panic
Arena, Southern Illinois University,
Carbondale, IL

Set 1: Let’s Get Down To Business, Tall Boy, Rock, Jack, Stop Breakin’ Down Blues, Party At Your Mama’s House, Impossible, Genesis, Give

Set 2: One Arm Steve, Walk On, Thought Sausage, Airplane > Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys > Drums > Drums & Bass > Maggot Brain > Chilly Water, Papa’s Home, Ain’t Life Grand

Encore: Let’s Get The Show On The Road, Climb To Safety

[‘Third Stone From The Sun’ tease by Dave after ‘Drums’]

Source: FOB, Neumann KM140>Lunatec V2>AD2K >Zefiro ZA2>CDwav

Definitely a very hot show. This source smokes the others, IMO. Thanks to Julian for the tape.

Taped By: Chris Olsen. Converted and Seeded by Alan Schwartz.

Order the official WP Archives Multitrack Release of this show


Widespread Panic
Kiefer Lakefront Arena
University of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA

Set I

01. Tuning
02. Sympathy for the Devil >
03. Imitation Leather Shoes
04. Blight >
05. Sleeping Man
06. Little Lilly >
07. North
08. Holden Oversoul >
09. Me & The Devil Blues* >
10. Fishwater*

Set II

01. Tuning
02. Porch Song >
03. Casa Del Grillo
04. Weight Of The World** >
05. Christmas Katie** >
06. I Walk On Guilded Splinters** >
07. Superstition** >
08. Drums*** >
01. Drums & Bass*** >
02. Galleon
03. Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress >
04. Chilly Water****

Encore 1:

05. All Time Low
06. Band On The Run

Encore 2:

07. Red Beans

* with Cecil Daniels on midi-saxophone
** with Dirty Dozen Brass Band
*** with Terrence Higgins on drums
**** with Charlie Pruet on percussion

[Only ‘Band On The Run’, Only ‘Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress’; ‘Sunshine (Go Away Today)’ tease by Dave out of ‘Drums’; ‘The Other One’ jam before ‘Galleon’; The Dirty Dozen Brass Band opened; Last ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ – 07/01/89, 1497 shows]

Source: Schoeps CMC641 > Oade m248 > AD2K+ (OTS)
Taped by Bill Mixon
Seeded by Damon Monterisi

Widespread Panic
Greek Theatre
Berkeley, CA

Set 1:

01. Pleas
02. Weight Of The World
03. North>
04. Chilly Water
05. Blue Indian
06. Greta>
07. Rock
08. Cream Puff War
09. Pickin’ Up The Pieces*

Set 2:

10. Casa Del Grillo**
11. Me And The Devil Blues**
12. Maggot Brain**
13. Red Hot Mama**>
14. Drums***>
15. Surprise Valley>
16. Vacation
17. Big Wooly Mammoth
18. Henry Parsons Died


19. Old Joe
20. Last Dance

– *w/Cecil Daniels on midi-saxaphone
– **w/Carlos Santana on guitar
– ***w/Carlos Santana on drums
– Thanks to Will Craig for supplying the DATs
Source: B&K 4011(ORTF)>Lunatec V2>Sonic AD2K>DAP1>D8(16/48)
Info: FOB, DFC
Tapers: Dave Friedman, Will Craig
Transfered and seeded by: Rob O’Brien


Photos courtesy of Widespread Panic / Brown Cat

Widespread Panic
Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Pelham, AL

Set I

01. Postcard >
02. Ophelia >
03. Coconut >
04. L.a. >
05. Impossible >
06. Mercy >
07. Worry
08. Dear Mr. Fantasy >
09. Imitation Leather Shoes

Set II

10. Casa Del Grillo
11. Surprise Valley >
12. Down On The Farm
01. Holden Oversoul >
02. All Time Low >
03. Arleen* >
04. Drums** >
05. Astronomy Domine Jam* >
06. All Along The Watchtower* >
07. Fishwater*


08. crowd
09. Down
10. Ain’t Life Grand

* with Dr. Arvin Scott on percussion
** with Dr. Arvin Scott on percussion, Peter Jackson on percussion

[‘Hey Jude’ tease by Dave after ‘Dear Mr. Fantasy’; ‘In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed’ tease during ‘Holden Oversoul’; ‘Ribs And Whiskey’ rap by JB during ‘Arleen’; Last ‘Down On The Farm’ – 04/17/99, 250 shows]

Source: AKG 481 > Oade m248 > mod. SBM-1 > PCM-M1 @ 48.0khz
Location: fob, dfc

Transferred, Edited, & Seeded by D.P. Swint


This show is available as an official WP Archives Multitrack release


Widespread panic
Bayfront Arena
Pensacola, FL.

01. Weight Of The World
02. Heroes
03. Pickin’ Up The Pieces
04. Henry Parsons Died (missing track)
05. Little Kin
06. Travelin’ Light
07. Walkin’
08. Hatfield
09. Love Tractor
10. Havin’ A Ball/Analyze
11. Fishwater

01. Junior
02. Jam
03. Space Wrangler
04. C. Brown
05. Better Off
06. Ain’t No Use
07. Rock
08. Airplane
09. Can’t Get High
10. Porch Song

11. Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys

*****SBD REMASTER*****

Source: SBD/DAT 48khz
Remastered By: Michael Wilker
Remastered @ The Renaissance Center Dickso
UPLOADED BY: CreamPuffPanic

This show available as an official WP Archives Porch Songs Release
Photos courtesy of Widespread Panic / Brown Cat

Widespread Panic
Mud Island Amphitheatre
Memphis, TN

Set I
01. Glory
02. Ain’t Life Grand
03. Disco >
04. Ride Me High >
05. C. Brown
06. Pigeons >
07. One Kind Favor
08. Papa Legba
09. Radio Child

Set II
01. Makes Sense To Me >
02. Dyin’ Man
03. Papa’s Home >
04. Hope In A Hopeless World
01. It Was You >
02. Fishwater >
03. Nobody’s Loss >
04. Space Wrangler >
05. Drums >
06. Stop-Go

07. crowd
08. Gradle >
09. Red Beans
10. City of Dreams

[First ‘One Kind Favor’; Barenaked Ladies opened]

Source: AKG480 > oade pre > sbm-1 > DA-p1
Transfer by: Andy Perri

Widespread Panic
Bayfront Arena
Pensacola, FL
July 16, 1997

Set 1
01: Barstools
02: Tallboy
03: Wonderin >
04: Sleepin Man
05: Hatfield >
06: Galleon >
07: Weak Brain, Narrow Mind
08: Walkin >
09: Love Tractor

Set 2
01: Tuning
02: Proving Ground >
03: Diner >
04: Send Your Mind
05: Conrad
06: Sandbox >
07: Ain’t No Use >
08: Porch Song >
01: Drums >
02: Jam >
03: Maggot Brain *
04: Travelin Light * >
05: Crowd

06: No Sugar Tonight *

* with Warren Haynes on guitar

[First ‘Weak Brain, Narrow Mind’; ‘Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin’ rap during ‘Barstools and Dreamers’; ‘Norwegian Wood’ tease during ‘No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature’; Gov’t Mule opened]

Source: Microtech Geffell M300 > Oade m248 > SV-250
Converted & seeded by Harvey Couch

Widespread Panic
House of Blues
Myrtle Beach, SC

– Set 1 ~

1. Happy >
2. Tall Boy
3. Holden Oversoul >
4. Weight Of The World
5. Aunt Avis >
6. Rock >
7. Travelin’ Light
8. Barstools and Dreamers
9. Conrad the Caterpillar

~ Set 2 ~

1. Papa Legba >
2. Wondering
3. Ride Me High >
4. Chilly Water
5. Airplane
6. Pusher Man >
7. Impossible >
8. Drums >
9. Vacation
10. Dear Mr. Fantasy

~ Encore ~

1. Crowd
2. Gradle >
3. Ain’t Life Grande

Source: AT 4031’s > D7
Taped by Robert Dunbar
Transferred From DAT by Bill Graves

This show is a Boiler in the Basement Installment –
Taped & seeded by Jesse Mc

Widespread Panic
Warfield Theater,
San Francisco, CA

1: Old Joe*, Driving Song > Pilgrims* > Party At Your Mama’s House > Driving Song, Pickin’ Up The Pieces**, Blue Indian*

2: The Waker, Dyin’ Man, Blight > Arleen > Who Do You Belong To?, Christmas Katie > Radio Child

3: Bowlegged Woman***, Genesis***, North, Big Wooly Mammoth > Jam > Drums**** > Jam > Four Cornered Room* > Machine, Little Kin > Cream Puff War

E: Chilly Water*** > One Kind Favor*** > Chilly Water***

* with John Keane on pedal steel
** with Cecil Daniels on midi-saxophone
*** with Jorma Kaukonen on guitar, Merl Saunders on piano
**** with Cecil Daniels on drums

[Soundcheck (with Jorma Kaukonen): ‘Chilly Water’ > ‘One Kind Favor’ > ‘Chilly Water’]

This show available as an official WP Archives Porch Songs Release
Text courtesy of Widespread Panic / Brown Cat

Widespread Panic
Harmony Park Music Garden,
Geneva, MN

1: Henry Parsons Died, Who Do You Belong To?, Jack, The Waker > C. Brown > Tie Your Shoes > Good Morning Little Schoolgirl > 1 x 1 > Conrad

2: Happy > Dyin’ Man, Airplane > Holden Oversoul > Better Off > One Kind Favor > Drums > Four Cornered Room > Heathen > Four Cornered Room, This Part Of Town, Fishwater

E: Old Joe, Red Beans

[‘America The Beautiful’ jam by JoJo after ‘Drums’; Last ‘Heathen’ – 04/07/88, 1685 shows]

Available as a WP Archives Porch Songs release.

Horace’s commentary:

We’ve returned once again to 2001…this time for the 8th volume of Porch Songs…and for quite the 4th of July celebration. To be a little off the beaten path and surrounding 10,000 frozen lakes, Minnesota sure does draw the heat from Widespread Panic. With many stellar shows in Minnesota over the years, this 4th of July performance at Harmony Park in Geneva ranks as one of the best.

Settling us into the first set with “Henry Parsons Died” and “ Who Do You Belong To?,” the band is obviously setting us all up for success. “Jack” and “The Waker” then follow and things begin to stretch out a bit. Finding its way out of “C. Brown,” “Tie Your Shoes” locks everyone in for the evening’s ride. Nicely dropping into “Good Morning Little Schoolgirl,” JB and the band continue to do their thing as only they can. “One by One” seems to set up for the set ender until Mikey charges right on into “Conrad” without warning and then it’s another jam down the homestretch to get everyone…band and crowd…to a well-deserved set break.

Coming out for the second set, the expectations for fireworks are running high…due to the first set heat, a mid-week show in a remote area of the U.S…and a July 4th “ready to celebrate by getting down” kind of vibe. Returning right off the bat to the evening’s trademarks…playing with patience and transitioning evenly…we get a “Happy” slamming right into a “Dyin’ Man.” Taking off from there with “Airplane,” the band and crowd both anticipate the jam and ride it hard all the way to “Holden Oversoul.” With another clean transition into “Better Off,” it’s more of the same into “One Kind Favor”…that just gets out there before giving way to the “Drums.”

With the rest of the band returning to the stage, JoJo lays out a nice holiday rendition of “America the Beautiful.” Continuing the weirdness out of “Drums,” Mikey’s tone and JB’s howl give us the keys to that door which opens up into the “Four Cornered Room”…and then the band slides effortlessly into their first performance of “Heathen” since 1988 and almost 1,700 shows. Walking back through “Four Cornered Room” before finding their way to “This Part of Town,” the band ends the second set with a raging “Fishwater” to finish up two amazing sets of Widespread Panic. With a couple of encores to go, they send everyone off to their camp spots with “Old Joe” and some “Red Beans”…and a show tucked away in their bellies that surely left them satisfied.

Mikey’s Last Show
US Cellular Center,
Cedar Rapids, IA

Set 1: One Arm Steve, Pigeons, Airplane > Sleeping Man, Wondering > Rock, This Part Of Town, Papa’s Home > Worry

Set 2: Can’t Get High, Fishwater > Can’t Find My Way Home > Blackout Blues, Christmas Katie* > Jam** > I Walk On Guilded Splinters*** > Drums**** > Bear’s Gone Fishin’ > I’m Not Alone, Makes Sense To Me

Encore: She Caught The Katy**

* with Randall Bramblett on saxophone
** with George McConnell on guitar, Randall Bramblett on saxophone
*** with George McConnell on guitar, Randall Bramblett on saxophone, Stanton Moore on percussion
**** with Stanton Moore on percussion

[Galactic opened]

Walking off the stage a final time.

Photos by Satisfied1013


This show available as an official WP Archives Porch Songs Release
Photos and text courtesy of Widespread Panic / Brown Cat

Widespread Panic
Ranch Bowl,
Omaha, NE

1: Galleon > Do What You Like > Better Off, Radio Child, 1 x 1 > C. Brown > Sandbox > Just Kissed My Baby > Makes Sense To Me
2: Dirty Business, Ain’t Life Grand, L.a. > Tall Boy > Aunt Avis > Tie Your Shoes > Bear’s Gone Fishin’ > Drums > Contentment Blues > Proving Ground
E: Feelin’ Alright

[First ‘Bear’s Gone Fishin”; Played on a sand volleyball court; Instrumental ‘Bear’s Gone Fishin”; ‘Night People’ rap during ‘Just Kissed My Baby’; Soundcheck: ‘Bear’s Gone Fishin”, ‘She Caught The Katy’; Yellowman played on a separate stage inside the bar]

Available as a WP Archives Porch Songs release

Horace’s notes:

Ranch Bowl |Omaha, NE | July 1, 1997

1997 brought us some stellar shows from all corners of the United States…Washington to Florida to Maine to California…but that’s not all… as 1997 now brings us the 10th Porch Song release…with the Ranch Bowl in Omaha, Nebraska on July 1, 1997.  Coming off an amazing spring tour, the boys were in gear and ready to blaze their way across the summer.  Right in the middle of the country in the middle of the year, we find ourselves hanging out in a sandbox in an Omaha venue that no longer exists.

Held on a sand volleyball court, this Ranch Bowl experience begins with everyone aboard for the Galleon opener and ready for the first of many seamless segues…with the band taking us right on into Do What You Like and then Better Off.  Toward the end of this opening set, we get the obviously appropriate Sandbox followed by a great Just Kissed My Baby. Loaded with inspirational playing and vocals, this first set was certainly a precursor of more good things to come.

Leading off the second set, we get all into it right of the bat with a Dirty Business that was just that.  After finding their spot into Ain’t Life Grand…from L.a. on, the boys find magical ways to tie the loose ends together and move as one til the end of the set.  Along the way, we find jams from Tall Boy into Aunt Avis and then into Tie Your Shoesthat really hit a high mark before the band effortlessly slips into the first ever instrumental Bear’s Gone Fishing.  Coming out of the drums finds everyone content to just jump into the middle of the river…if there was only one to jump into! After two incendiary sets, the “fairly rare by then” encore, Feelin’ Alright caps off a perfect night of Panic in the heartland.

Keep in mind that when listening to these Porch Song releases, what you’re really hearing is a recording of what came through the house speakers the night of the show…so there is no post-show engineering opportunity to dial in each instrument and vocal to perfection as there is with the Widespread Panic Multitrack Releases. What you’ll also find on these Porch Song recordings is the occasional digital noise or static resulting from the onstage recording process and/or the ravages of tape degradation. In this 10th release, we’re stuck with a small spot or two in Sandbox and Tallboy, but as always, we’ve preserved what we could, doctored up what we’ve been able to…and, in this ongoing process, refuse to let a random blemish prevent the spreading of this amazing music.  So, sit back, settle in and let this band take you on another incredible journey.



This show available as an official WP Archives Porch Songs Release
Photos courtesy of Widespread Panic / Brown Cat

Widespread Panic
Paolo Soleri,
Santa Fe, NM

Set I
1. Surprise Valley >
2. Tall Boy,
3. Chilly Water >
4. Sometimes >
5. Chilly Water,
6. Casa Del Grillo >
7. The Waker >
8. Arleen >
9. Climb To Safety >
10. Imitation Leather Shoes

Set II
11. Stop Breakin’ Down Blues >
12. Party At Your Mama’s House >
13. Wondering >
1. Rebirtha >
2. Henry Parsons Died,
3. Sharon >
4. Drums >
5. Mr. Soul >
6. The Last Straw >
7. Cream Puff War

8. Nobody’s Loss >
9. Give

[A cocker spaniel ran onto stage by Dave during ‘Sometimes’]

seeded by Michelle De Lima

Src: B&K4022s>EAA-PSP2>SPM1>M1>TascamCDW700>EAC>SHN

This show available as an official WP Archives Porch Songs Release
Photos courtesy of Widespread Panic / Brown Cat

Widespread Panic
Two Rivers Auditorium,
Grand Junction, CO

1: Glory > Fishwater, L.a. > Weight Of The World, The Last Straw > Stop-Go > Dirty Business > Stop-Go > Pigeons > Bowlegged Woman

2: Tall Boy > Hatfield > Radio Child, Pilgrims > Blight > B of D, Airplane > Jam > Drums > Pusherman > Conrad

E: Postcard > Stag-O-Lee

Widespread Panic
Snow King Center
Jackson, WY

Set I
01. Little Kin
02. Hope In A Hopeless World >
03. Wondering
04. Gradle >
05. Barstools and Dreamers
06. B of D
07. Genesis >
08. Junior >
09. Vacation >
10. Blackout Blues

Set II
11. 1 x 1 >
12. Love Tractor
13. Sandbox
01. Chunk of Coal
02. C. Brown
03. Airplane >
04. Papa’s Home >
05. Tie Your Shoes >
06. Drums >
07. Papa’s Home >
08. Travelin Light

09. crowd
10. Chainsaw City*

*w/Jerry Joseph

Source: AKG 461
Transferred by J.Kollath



Widespread Panic
House of Blues,
N. Myrtle Beach, SC

1: Heroes > Junior > Party At Your Mama’s House > You Got Yours > Christmas Katie > Let It Rock > Use Me > Jack > Henry Parsons Died

2: Papa Legba > Tall Boy > Don’t Be Denied, Holden Oversoul > Chilly Water > Drums > Four Cornered Room > Raise The Roof > Chilly Water, All Time Low

E1: Porch Song > End Of The Show

E2: Bowlegged Woman

[‘Cars’ jam after ‘You Got Yours’; ‘Blues For Allah’ jam before ‘Jack’; ‘The Other One’ jam during ‘Henry Parsons Died’; “China/Rider Transition” and ‘Time Is Free’ teases after ‘Tall Boy’; ‘Norwegian Wood’ tease by JoJo before ‘Don’t Be Denied’]

Widespread Panic
Roy Wilkins Center Auditorium
St. Paul, MN.

Set One
01. Send Your Mind
02. Disco
03. Heroes
04. Impossible
05. Ride Me High
06. Wondering
07. Genesis*
08. B of D*
09. Goin’ Out West*

Set Two
10. Greta
11. Stop-N-Go
12. Radio Child
01. Pilgrims
02. Blackout Blues*
03. Happy*
04. Papa’s Home*
05. Four Cornered Room*
06. Drums
07. Papa’s Home
08. Fishwater

09. End Of The Show*
10. Hope In A Hopeless World*

*w/ David Blackmon on Fiddle

SBD/REMASTERED, Transfered, Tracked & Seeded By:
Michael Wilker

Widespread Panic
Municipal Auditorium
New Orleans, LA

1: Red Beans > Chilly Water > Henry Parsons Died > B of D > Chilly Water, Barstools and Dreamers, Hatfield, One Arm Steve, Conrad
2: All Time Low > Blight > Papa’s Home > Tall Boy > Papa’s Home > Drums > Greta > Sharon > Cream Puff War
E1: Driving Song > Wish You Were Here > Driving Song > Breathing Slow
E2: Blackout Blues

[Jazzfest; Galactic opened; Last ‘Sharon’ – 06/11/88, 1441 shows]

Source: B&K 4021>EAA>DA-P1
Taped & transferred by Steve Brothers


Widespread Panic
May 1, 1999
Municipal Auditorium
New Orleans, LA
JazzFest Evening Show

Set 1 1 (68:12)
01: Red Beans 5:31
02: Chilly Water > 6:35
03: Henry Parsons Died > 8:17
04: B of D > 3:07
05: Chilly Water 4:58
06: Barstools and Dreamers 10:20
07: Hatfield > 17:29
08: One Arm Steve 3:16
09: Conrad 8:35Set 2 (78:18)01: Tuning 0:33
02: All Time Low > 4:05
03: Blight > 9:48
04: Papa’s Home > 14:37
05: Tall Boy > 5:13
06: Papa’s Home > 6:54
07: Drums > 13:38
08: Greta > 8:45
09: Sharon > 7:38
10: Cream Puff War 7:02

Encore 1:

01: Tuning 0:37
02: Driving Song > 4:53
03: Wish You Were Here > 5:00
04: Driving Song > 3:33
05: Breathing Slow 5:26

Encore 2

06: Blackout Blues 7:27

source: Schoeps ccm4’s > Sonosax sx-m2 > HHB Portadat (@48khz, FOB)
taped by Brian Levine

transfer: Sony R-300 > sek’d prodif plus > wavelab > cdwav > flac level 8
resampled and fades added in wavelab, tracked in cdwav
short level decrease during Red Beans.  It’s on the DAT, left as is.
Converted and seeded by Damon Monterisi