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Photo by Josh Timmermans

Widespread Panic
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison, CO

Set 1 (63 mins)

01 Intro 1
02 Can’t Get High
03 Wet Trombone Blues
04 Henry Parsons Died
05 Who Do You Belong To?
06 Quarter Tank of Gasoline
07 Trashy
08 Makes Sense To Me
09 Mercy Train To Bogart
10 Success Yourself
11 End of the Show*

Set 2

01 Intro 2
02 Postcard
03 Rock
04 Pleas >
05 Honky Red
06 Protein Drink>
07 Sewing Machine
08 Diner >
09 Jamais Vu
10 Airplane >
11 Red Hot Mama >
12 Fishwater
13 Crowd>JB Banter

Encore (18 mins)

14 Blue Indian
15 I’m So Glad >
16 Love Tractor

* w/ JB on mandolin
– ‘Wet Trombone Blues’ LTP 7/06/2013 Grand Targhee (383 shows)
– ‘Quarter Tank of Gasoline’ LTP 10/19/2018 Milwaukee (66 shows)
– ‘Trashy’ first time played (Bloodkin)
– ‘Mercy Train To Bogart’ first time played (Bloodkin)
– ‘Success Yourself’ LTP 7/06/2013 Grand Targhee (383 shows)
– ‘Jamais Vu’ LTP 10/19/2018 Milwaukee (66 shows)
– First time ‘End of the Show’ has closed 1st set
– All Bloodkin originals 1st set
– Entire show with Edie Jackson, ASL interpreter

Schoeps mk22>NOS>KC5>CMC6>Analog>788T (HPF 0) 24/48
Rail behind soundboard. Row 16
dsp: 788t > wavelab5 > cdwave > wavelab5 > flac(7)

Recorded By:Coloartist
Seeded By: Bennett Schwartz

Art by JT Lucchesi

All Originals Setlist 

Photo by Josh Timmermans

Zman’s Source

Widespread Panic
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison, Colorado

1st Set

01 JB Greeting
02 I’m Not Alone >
03 Porch Song >
04 Disco >
05 Rebirtha >
06 Blackout Blues
07 Happy
08 Good People >
09 Dark Bar >
10 Good People >
11 Pigeons

2nd Set

01 Bust It Big >
02 Little Lilly >
03 Jam >
04 Pilgrims >
05 Saint Ex >
06 All Time Low >
07 Jam >
08 Jack >
09 Give
10 Down
11 May Your Glass Be Filled
12 Space Wrangler


01 Thanks
02 Chilly Water

John “JB” Bell – Guitar And Vocals
Jimmy Herring – Guitar
Dave Schools – Bass And Vocals
John “JoJo” Hermann – Keyboards And Vocals
Domingo “Sunny” Ortiz – Percussion
Duane Trucks – Drums

Source: Schoeps CCM4V’S>Lunatec V2>Sound Devices 722 (24/44.1)
BOB/DFC/KFC/ZFC/AARP Clamped To The Rail Above The Soundboard, 6 1/2′ High
DSP: Sound Devices 722>Sound Forge 10.0>CD Wave>flac(16)
ID3 Tagged In Foobar 2000
Recorded By: Z-Man
Seeded By: Z-Man
A Team Dirty South Recording

Print by Jeff Wood

Coloartist’s Source

Widespread Panic
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison, CO

Set 1 (66 mins)

01 Intro 1
02 I’m Not Alone
03 Porch Song >
04 Disco >
05 Rebirtha
06 Blackout Blues
07 Happy
08 Good People >
09 Dark Bar >
10 Good People
11 Pigeons

Set 2 (76 mins)

01 Intro 2
02 Bust It Big
03 Little Lilly >
04 Jam >
05 Pilgrims
06 Saint Ex
07 All Time Low
08 Jack
09 Give
10 Down
11 May Your Glass Be Filled
12 Space Wrangler
13 Crowd

Encore (10 mins)

14 Chilly Water

– slow ‘Porch Song’
– ‘Give’ LTP 4/25/2016 Knoxville (171 shows)
– ‘Down’ LTP 9/17/2014 Lockn’ Festival (293 shows) RIP Todd
– Entire show with Edie Jackson, ASL interpreter

Schoeps mk4>DinA>KC5>CMC6>Grace V3 (digital)>788T (HPF 0) 24/48
Rail behind soundboard. Row 16
dsp: 788t > wavelab5 > cdwave > wavelab5 > flac(7)

tagging: Flacs tagged with Foobar2000 Live Show Tagger

Recorded By:Coloartist
Seeded By: Bennett Schwartz

Widespread Panic
Telluride Town Park
Telluride, CO

Set 1 (61 minutes)

01 Intro
02 Jam >
03 Bust It Big >
04 Genesis >
05 Bust It Big
06 Contentment Blues >
07 You Got Yours
08 This Part of Town
09 Old Neighborhood
10 Sell Sell
11 Tail Dragger

Set 2 (84 minutes)

01 Intro
02 B of D
03 Up All Night
04 Airplane  >
05 Jaded Tourist
06 Surprise Valley >
07 Bear’s Gone Fishin’ >
08 Red Hot Mama >
09 Drums >
10 Maggot Brain >
11 Surprise Valley
12 Chainsaw City
13 Crowd

Encore (14 mins)

14 Vacation
15 Postcard

– ‘Bear’s Gone Fishin’ & ‘Postcard’ in memory of Tom “Bear” Guenther, who was a longtime friend of the band and inspiration of the songs
– First time ‘Vacation’ & ‘Postcard’ have been paired in an encore together

Schoeps mk22>NOS>KC5>CMC6>analog>788T (HPF 0) 24/48
FOB/DFC, 7′ high right in front of SBD 
Recorded by Bennett Schwartz
Tracked By Coloartist

Tom “Bear” Guenther

Friends and family of Pace Taylor in attendance tonight.  ©Josh Timmermans | Noble Visions

Zman’s Source

Widespread Panic
St. Augustine Amphitheatre
St. Augustine, Florida

1st Set

01 Time Zones >
02 Who Do You Belong To? >
03 Tall Boy >
04 Jam >
05 Walkin’ >
06 Pigeons
07 Me And The Devil
08 Sundown Betty
09 *Slippin’ Into Darkness >
10 All Time Low

2nd Set

01 Heaven >
02 Ain’t Life Grand
03 Holden Oversoul >
04 Life During Wartime >
05 Papa’s Home >
06 Jam >
07 Drum Solo >
08 Papa’s Home >
09 Jam >
10 Blue Indian
11 Big Wooly Mammoth >
12 North


01 Honky Red >
02 Climb To Safety

[Friends & family of Pace Taylor in attendance; Last 2nd set ‘Heaven’ opener 3/30/95 Orono, Maine]

Source: Schoeps CCM4V’s>Lunatec V2>Sound Devices 722 (24/44)
FOB/DRFC/KFC/ZFC/AARP Section 102, Row K, Seat 113, 7 1/2′ High
Recorded By: Z-Man

Pace Taylor was a 19 year old fan that drowned in the Mississippi River following the Widespread Panic night one show at Mud Island earlier this summer. During this weekend’s run in St Augustine, PanicStream Helping Hands has been assisting with a couple of fundraising events to help the Taylor family’s plan to build a reef through the Coastal Conservation Association, in honor of Pace. He was a freshman at Valdosta State University and many of his friends and family were in attendance at the show. ‘Ain’t Life Grand’ shirts were sold leading up to the show so the ‘Heaven’ > ‘Ain’t Life Grand’ 2nd set opener was the band’s quiet way of showing their respect to the family and remembering JB’s message to the fans following the 2nd night at Mud Island.

“Look out for each other. Take care of each other. So we can live to play another day”

Which ties in to the ‘Climb To Safety’ closer in St Augustine…

“We must grab each others collar, we must rise out of the water
‘Cause you know as well as I do that it’s no fun to die alone”

From Pace’s mother

I wanted to share this exchange with you all because truthfully, I had forgotten about it until today. People have asked us why we would want to expose ourselves to the hurt that may come with seeing WSP so soon after losing Pace. I think the words below explain a little of that. We really feel like the Spread Heads are family and we are looking forward to getting some love this weekend!

July 4, 2018
Dear WSP,

My name is Jen Taylor and I am the Mother of the boy who passed away after your concert in Memphis. I don’t have words to fully express to you how I feel about this week. I am completely broken and my world is shattered but at the same time, I am calm because I know my boy was living his life and hearing your tunes in his head as he left us. Pace loved Widespread. His Dad and I raised him on WSP tunes from birth and we shared nights at your concerts from St Augustine to Denver. Pace was one of those little 14 year olds who jiggled and bounced as his parents taught him to appreciate Southern Rock. Music has helped keep our family together in tough times and we often scheduled a concert break during family vacations. Widespread made our lives Grand for sure and we are so appreciative of your talent.

Some folks feel like we should be angry at the concert scene for introducing our son to the shady side of concert events. It’s true, we wish he had skipped the pre parties and simply made his way to the pit to dance his troubles out. Unfortunately, he chose otherwise. But that’s not on you and we wont pack away 20 years of watching him dance in the living room in WSP shirts and hats that were always borrowed from his Daddy. Today, I have a trunk full of his own shirts that have been delivered to my home. I slept in his Green “Aint Life Grand” shirt and I fell asleep with Little Kin in my headphones. We shared this love of the perfect tension felt in your music and I know he is with me each time I tell Alexa to serve you up.

I’m not sure what I wanted to say other than Thank You. Thanks for loving my boy through your music even though he was just one of millions who worship you with their sweat on a Friday night. Thank you for being a part of our family and for spinning the soundtrack that will always define our kid.

Jen (Mama)

JBism following night two at Mud Island

July 7, 2018

Dear Pace’s Family,

I can’t be sure of finding words of comfort, but want to reach out to you (and Pace) with the intention of offering Blessings.

May the Taylor Family, and all those close to Pace, find a place of Peace in their Hearts in the midst of unexpected, unimaginable, but very real and in-this-moment sadness. That is my wish.

The picture of Pace you shared reminded me of my friends, myself, and everyone in a moment of life where enthusiasm for even the simplest things is common. Thank you for the reminder that no matter how much older and crankier we get, we can still try to embody the spirit I witness in that photo.

I hope you can grieve, laugh, and Love in close harmony. That too is my wish.

I truly believe Angels abound and surround Pace and his Family.

Sincerely, John Bell


Photos from the PanicStream Helping Hands Golf Outing earlier in the day by scarlet_bucket

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Zman’s Source

Widespread Panic
Park Theatre
Monte Carlo Hotel And Casino
Las Vegas, NV

1st Set

01 Heroes
02 Love Tractor
03 Tall Boy
04 Last Straw >
05 Cotton Was King
06 Pickin’ Up The Pieces
07 Send Your Mind >
08 Pigeons >
09 Holden Oversoul

2nd Set

10 All Time Low >
11 Jam >
12 Surprise Valley >
13 Papa’s Home >
14 Surprise Valley >
15 Stop Breakin’ Down Blues
16 Thought Sausage
17 St. Ex
18 Drum Solo >
19 Drums And Bass >
20 Radio Child >
21 Vacation >
22 North


23 Blackout Blues >
24 *Ace Of Spades

* Slow Version For Half The Song

Source: Schoeps CCM4V’s>Lunatec V2>Sound Devices 722 (24/44)FOB/DFC/KFC/ZFC/AARP
60′ From Stage, 7 1/2′ High
Recorded By: Z-Man 

Coloartist’s Source

Widespread Panic
The Park Theater
Las Vegas, NV

Set 1 (58 mins)

01 Intro1
02 Heroes
03 Love Tractor
04 Tall Boy
05 The Last Straw >
06 Cotton Was King
07 Pickin’ Up The Pieces
08 Send Your Mind
09 Pigeons
10 Holden Oversoul Set 2 (92 mins)

Set 2 (92 mins)

01 Intro2
02 All Time Low >
03 Surprise Valley >
04 Papa’s Home >
05 Surprise Valley >
06 Stop Breakin’ Down Blues
07 Thought Sausage
08 Saint Ex >
09 Drums >
10 Radio Child
11 Vacation
12 North
13 crowd


14 Blackout Blues
15 Ace of Spades

‘Heroes’ David Bowie version LTP 2/12/2016 Richmond (98 shows)
’Ace of Spades’ LTP 12/29/2015 Atlanta (107 shows)

Schoeps mk4>DinA>KC5>CMC6>analog>788T (HPF 0) 24/48
Back of floor FOB/DFC 75″ back, 8′ high
Recorded by Bennett Schwartz

Photo by scarlet_bucket

Coloartist’s Source

Widespread Panic
The Riverside Theater
Milwaukee, WI

Set 1 (74 mins)

01 Intro 1
02 You Wreck Me^
03 Weight of the World
04 Machine >
05 Barstools & Dreamers^^ >
06 Machine
07 Travelin’ Light
08 Visiting Day
09 Big Wooly Mammoth
10 Aunt Avis
11 B of D
12 Action Man

Set 2 (87 mins)

01 Intro 2
02 Old Neighborhood
03 Makes Sense To Me
04 You Should Be Glad
05 Waitin’ For The Bus >
06 Jesus Just Left Chicago
07 Mercy >
08 Jam >
09 Bust It Big >
10 Drums >
11 Rock
12 Protein Drink >
13 Sewing Machine

Encore (12 mins)
14 crowd
15 Honky Red
16 Ain’t Life Grand*

^ FTP in honor of Tom Petty (Happy Birthday!)
^^ w/ Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again rap    
* w/ JB on mandolin

Schoeps mk4>DinA>KC5>CMC6>analog>788T (HPF 0) 24/48
4th row of seats, FOB/DFC, 8′ high
Recorded by Bennett Schwartz

Photo by scarlet_bucket

Zman’s Source

Widespread Panic
Riverside Theatre
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1st Set

01 Greeting
02 You Wreck Me
03 Weight Of The World
04 Machine >
05 Barstools And Dreamers >
06 Thank You Fa Lettin’ Me Be Mice Elf >
07 Barstools And Dreamers >
08 Machine Reprise >
09 Travelin’ Light
10 Visiting Day >
11 Big Wooly Mammoth
12 Aunt Avis
13 B Of D >
14 Action Man

2nd Set

15 Old Neighborhood >
16 Makes Sense To Me
17 You Should Be Glad
18 Waitin’ On The Bus >
19 Jesus Just Left Chicago
20 Mercy >
21 Jam >
22 Bust It Big >
23 Drum Solo >
24 Rock
25 Protein Drink >
26 Sewing Machine


27 Honky Red
28 Ain’t Life Grand

Source: Schoeps CCM4V’s>Lunatec V2>Benchmark AD2K> Sound Devices 722 (24/44)
4th Row, Between Seats 1 & 2, 7′ High
Recorded By: Z-Man

Video by Fred Ramadan

Photo by scarlet_bucket

Coloartist’s Source

Widespread Panic
St. Augustine Amphitheater
St. Augustine, FL

Set 1 (69 mins)

01 Intro
02 Climb To Safety
03 Tall Boy
04 1×1 >
05 Impossible   >
06 Proving Ground
07 Pigeons
08 Pickin’ Up The Pieces >
09 Solid Rock
10 Chainsaw City

Set 2 (88 mins)

01 Intro
02 And It Stoned Me
03 Greta >
04 Guilded Jam>
05 Sell Sell
06 Stop Go
07 Walkin’ (For Your Love),
08 Rock
09 Papa’s Home >
10 Drums >
11 Papa’s Home
12 Imitation Leather Shoes
13 Can’t Find My Way Home
14 crowd

Encore (10 mins)

15 Bowlegged Woman


[‘Stop-Go’ LTP 10/23/2016 Milwaukee; ‘Stop-Go’ with ‘Three Little Birds’ rap]

Schoeps ccm41>DinA>KC5>CMC6>analog>788T (HPF 0) 24/48Section 102 ,
Row K center in front of board, 8′ high
Recorded by Bennett Schwartz

Photo by scarlet_bucket

Zman’s Source

Widespread Panic
St. Augustine, Florida

1st Set

01 JB Greeting/Jam >
02 Climb To Safety
03 Tall Boy
04 One By One >
05 Impossible >
06 Provin’ Ground
07 Pigeons
08 Pickin’ Up The Pieces >
09 Solid Rock >
10 Chainsaw City

2nd Set

01 JB Greeting
02 Stone Me >
03 Greta >
04 Jam >
05 Sell Sell Sell >
06 Stop/Go >
06 Three Little Birds >
08 Stop/Go >
09 Walkin’ >
10 Rock
11 Papa’s Home >
12 Drum Solo >
13 Papa’s Home >
14 Imitation Leather Shoes >
15 Can’t Find My Way Home


01 Bowl Legged Woman And A Knock-Kneed Man

Source: Schoeps CCM4V’s>Lunatec V2>Benchmark AD2K>Sound Devices 722 (24/44)FOB/DFC/KFC/ZFC/AARP Section 102, Row L, Between Seats 114 & 115, 7′ High
Recorded By: Z-Man
Thank You Bennett For The Clamp Space.

Photo by scarlet_bucket

Photo by Josh Timmermans

Zman’s Source

Widespread Panic
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison, Colorado

1st Set

01 A Of D >
02 Tall Boy >
03 Shut Up And Drive >
04 You Got Yours
05 Galleon >
06 Airplane >
07 Take-Off Jam >
08 Rebirtha >
09 Mountain Jam Jam >
10 Wonderin’ >
11 Good People >
12 North

2nd Set

01 Greta >
02 All Time Low
03 Can’t Get High
04 Conrad The Caterpillar
05 St. Ex >
06 Drivin’ Song >
07 Papa’s Home >
08 Goin’ Out West >
09 Pilgrims >
10 Drivin’ Song >
11 Last Dance >
12 E On A G >
13 Last Dance


01 Jack
02 I’m So Glad
03 Can’t Find My Way Home.

Source: Schoeps CCM4V’s> Lunatec V2> Benchmark AD2K> Sound Devices 722 (24/44)
BOB/OTS/DFC/KFC/ZFC/AARP Clamped To The Rail Behind The Soundboard 6′ High
Recorded By: Z-Man Recording Assistant: Riley Stearns

This Recording Is Dedicated To The Memory Of My Good Friend Tracy Frank, Who Left Us This Past Week.
Rest In Peace Tracy. Fare Thee Well, Fare Thee Well, I Love You More Than Words Can Tell…

Photo by Jeremy Williams

Coloartist’s Source

Widespread Panic
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison, CO

Set 1 (70 mins)
01 Intro 1
02 A of D
03 Tall Boy
04 Shut Up And Drive >
05 You Got Yours
06 Galleon
07 Airplane >
08 Rebirtha >
09 Wondering
10 Good People
11 North

Set 2 (84 mins)
01 Intro 2
02 Greta >
03 All Time Low
04 Can’t Get High
05 Conrad
06 Saint Ex
07 Driving Song >
08 Papa’s Home >
09 Goin’ Out West >
10 Pilgrims >
11 Driving Song
12 Last Dance >
13 E on a G >
14 Last Dance
15 Crowd

Encore (21 mins)
16 Jack
17 I’m So Glad
18 Can’t Find My Way Home

Notes: [‘Galleon’ LTP 7/20/01 Portsmouth (1089 shows); ‘Mountain Jam’ tease out of ‘Rebirtha’; ‘E on a G’ LTP 11/16/01 Charlotte (1049 shows); Band returned for encore wearing Col Bruce tribute Grease shirts; ‘I’m So Glad’ LTP 7/08/03 Columbus (952 shows, 2nd all time) RIP Col Bruce; Entire show with Edie Jackson, ASL interpreter]

Schoeps mk4>DinA>KC5>CMC6>analog>788T (HPF 0) 24/48
row 16 dead center, 7′ high
Recorded by Bennett Schwartz

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Photos by Andy Tennille

Widespread Panic


Red Rocks Amphitheater

Morrison CO

Set 1

01.The Take Out >
02.Porch Song
03.Street Dogs For Breakfast
04.Sleeping Man
05.Can’t Get High >
06.Who Do You Belong To ?
07.All Time Low >
09.B of D >
10.One Arm Steve >
11.JAM >
12.Use Me

Set 2

01.Let’s Get The Show On The Road >
02.Up All Night
03.Sell Sell Sell
04.Chainsaw City
05.Degenerate* >
06.JAM >
07.Driving Song >
08.I’m Not Alone >
09.Driving Song >
10.Breathing Slow >
11.Drumz >
12.Drumz JAM^ >
13.Jack >
14.Impossible >
15.Imitation Leather Shoes
17.Lean On Me** >
19.Stop Breakin’ Down Blues
^ The Fish (tribute to Yes bassist Chris Squire)
* LTP 10.24.14 (Milwaukee)
** LTP 12.31.14 (Charlotte) 
Source:Schoeps mk41v (dina)>kcy aki> M222> NT222>Sonosax SX-M2>744t 24/96
Location:OTS DFC 5ft
Taped By: Chris King


Widespread Panic
The Joint @ The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Las Vegas, NV

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



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!



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,


Widespread Panic
All My Friends
Celebrating The Songs And Voice Of Gregg Allman
Fox Theatre
Atlanta, Georgia

01 Introduction
02 Just Ain’t Easy
03 Wasted Words*

* With Derek Trucks On Guitar

Entire Setlist

Warren Haynes: Come and Go Blues
Derek Trucks: End of the Line
Tedeschi / Trucks: Stand Back
Devon Allman & Robert Randolph: Can’t Lose What You Never Had w/ Jimmy Hall box
Sam Moore: Please Call Home
Keb Mo: Just Another Rider
Brantley Gilbert: Just Before The Bullets Fly
Dr John: Let There Be A Lesson
Pat Monahan (Train): Queen of Hearts
John Hiatt: One Way Out
Taj Mahal & Gregg Allman: Statesboro Blues

Widespread Panic: Just Ain’t Easy, Wasted Words w/ Derek Trucks
Trace Adkins: I’m No Angel Trouble No More
Vince Gill: Multi-Colored Lady
Eric Church & Jack Pearson: ‘Ain’t Wasting Time No More
Jackson Browne: These Days Melissa
Vince Gill, Zac Brown: Midnight Rider
ABB: Dreams Whipping Post

Encore: Will the circle be unbroken

Source: Tascam App>I Phone V
FOB/DLFC Row V, 5′ High
Recorded By: Anonymous

Widespread Panic
The Landmark Theatre
Syracuse, NY

Set 1: (69 mins)

01 intro
02 Tall Boy
03 Pigeons
04 Who Do You Belong To?
05 True To My Nature
06 The Last Straw >
07 You Got Yours
08 You Should Be Glad
09 Sleeping Man
10 Trouble
11 Holden Oversoul

Set 2: (90 mins)

01 intro
02 Up All Night,
03 North,
04 Jam >
05 Help Me,
06 Better Off,
07 Crazy,
08 Flicker >
09 Jack >
10 Papa’s Home >
11 I’m Not Alone,
12 Radio Child >
13 Imitation Leather Shoes
14 crowd

Encore: (10 mins)

15 1 x 1 >
16 Knocking ‘Round the Zoo

Schoeps mk22>Nos>KC5>CMC6>analog>788T (HPF 0) 24/48
Recorded by Bennett Schwartz

This stream is dedicated to the memory of Brian Lee
SkuzzMonkey ~ RaumWrangler
Many of the full length WSP concert videos on YouTube were uploaded by Brian


 neil-vic-noborderHappy birthday Neil Young and Vic Chesnutt 

Widespread Panic
November 12th, 2013
Modell Performing Arts Center
Baltimore, MD

Set 1:
01. Intro
02. Heroes
03. Diner >
04. Little Lilly >
05. Cotton Was King
06. Down
07. Proving Ground
08. Aunt Avis >
09. Goin’ Out West >
10. Ribs and Whiskey

Set 2:
01. Last Dance
02. Tortured Artist
03. Sleepy Monkey
04. All Time Low >
05. St. Louis
06. Shut Up and Drive
07. Hatfield >
08. Impossible >
09. Pleas
10. Use Me*

11. Degenerate
12. Are You Ready For The Country?*

Notes: * with Ron Holloway on Saxophone

Source: mk4 > kc5 > cmc6 > m248 > mme > hdp2 (24/96)
Taped and transferred by Todd