In celebration of their 10th anniversary as a band, Consider the Source has released a free compilation of music spanning the trio’s career, drawing from the band’s five studio albums, including their most recent release, World War Trio.This news comes in concert with a lengthy batch of tour dates that will find Consider the Source hitting a good portion of the country, save the West Coast. The tour runs throughout the rest of the month and into March and April, finally wrapping up in May with several festival appearances. Notable dates include an evening with The Werks and Big Something at Atlanta’s Terminal West on March 18 as well as a run of Colorado and Midwest dates with Dopapod March 31-April 7.To download your free CTS compilation album visit the band’s website here. Ticketing information for CTS’ upcoming tour can be found here.Consider The Source Tour Dates2/25 Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant St w/ Deaf Scene2/26 Wilkes-Barre, PA @ River Street Jazz Cafe w/ Catullus2/27 New Haven, CT @ Pacific Standard Tavern w/ The Mushroom Cloud3/3 Harrisburg, PA @ The Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Co. w/ Jonathan Scales3/4 Washington, DC @ Gypsy Sally’s w/ Telesma, Deaf Scene3/5 Raleigh, NC @ The Pour House w/ Marbin3/6 Greenvile. SC @ Gottrocks w/ Four 143/9 Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse at The International3/10 Charlotte, NC @ The Rabbit Hole w/ Teratorn, Plato’s3/11 Asheville, NC @ Asheville Music Hall w/ Bulgogi, Rims and Keys3/12 West Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern, w/ Trees on Mars3/13 Wilmington, NC @ The Whiskey3/16 Charleston, SC @ Charleston Pour House3/17 Gainesville, FL @ The Jam3/18 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West w/ The Werks, BIG Something3/19 Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall3/20 Dunedin, FL @ Dunedin Brewery3/23 New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa3/24 Houston, TX @ Last Concert Cafe3/25 Kerrville, TX @ Head for the Hills Festival3/26 Denton, TX @ Harvest House3/31 Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Theater w/ Dopapod4/2 Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre w/ Ozric Tentacles4/5 Milwaukee, WI @ The Miramar Theatre w/ Dopapod4/6 St Louis, MO @ The Old Rock House w/ Dopapod4/7 Bloomington, IN @ Bluebird w/ Dopapod4/8 Cosmic Charlie’s @ Lexington, KY4/13 Cambridge, MA @Middle East w/ Project/Object4/14 Portland, ME @ Portland House of Music4/15 Newmarket, NH @ The Stone Church4/16 Bridgeport, CT @ The Acoustic4/22 Providence, RI @ The Spot Underground w/ Little Known Alien4/23 Hartford, CT @ Black Eyed Sally’s4/29 Ardmore, PA @ Ardmore Music Hall4/30 Brooklyn, NY @ The Hall MP5/4 Chicago, IL @ Reggies Rock Club w/ Stick Men5/5 Chicago, IL @ Reggies Rock Club w/ Stick Men5/6 Indianapolis, IN @ The Mousetrap5/7 Berkeley Springs, WV @ Sleepy Creek SpringDig5/13 Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo Iron Works5/14 Pataskala, OH @ Alchemy Rising Music & Arts Festival5/27 Greenfield, MA @ StrangeCreek Campout
With one show under their belt, Phish has already started things off with a bang this summer, kicking things off last night with a bust-out-heavy show at the Xcel Center in St. Paul, MN. With fans anticipating new material from the album they recorded in Nashville this spring with producer Bob Ezrin, the band surprised fans by skipping the newer material, instead choosing to play a series of rarely-played covers, such as The Beatles “Dear Prudence”, Velvet Underground‘s “I Found A Reason,” and traditional bluegrass song “Daniel Saw The Stone.”However, the real surprise of the night was the debut of Phish’s new and improved, LED-based light rig. We gave you a sneak peak at the rig from Phish’s rehearsal earlier in the week, and last night we got to see their new production in all of its glory. With swirling, synced up visuals, moving monitors, and a whole new canvas for lighting designer Chris Kuroda to work with, we can only imagine the fireworks that will come as the band and their team get used to the new setup.Check out some videos of the new light rig below!End of “Simple” -> “I Found A Reason”, courtesy of YouTube user madpickn:“Mike’s Song” + “Weekapaug Groove”, courtesy of youtube user madpicken:“Bouncing Around The Room” (complete with a huge crowd singalong!), courtesy of YouTube user lifeboyfourtwenty:“Dear Prudence,” courtesy of lifeboyfourtwenty:“Horn”, courtesy of YouTube user 777jones:“Walls of the Cave,” courtesy of YouTube user 777jones:“Ghost,” courtesy of YouTube user 777jones:
For more than 25 years, Vince Herman, along with Drew Emmitt and some mighty fine pickers and grinners, have been making joyful sounds together as Leftover Salmon. In that time the gregarious and free wheeling nature of Herman’s larger than life personality have made him and his band beloved staples of the music circuit. After losing original banjo player Mark Vann to cancer, Herman and the band took a lengthy hiatus before five string master Andy Thorn reignited the fire still inside them.Riding a spectacular return to form, the finest (and only) Polyethnic Cajun Slamgrass band in the land has been making records and fans across the country with their high energy performances. With their annual Thanksgiving concerts in Denver coming up next week, our own Rex Thomson caught up with the Mayor of the High Sierra Music Festival himself, Vince Herman, for a chat bout musical ambitions, his political aspirations and the honor it is to help pass the torch to the next generation of roots players, including his own sons.Live For Live Music: To get some perspective, let us start at the beginning. Did you grow up in a musical household?Vince Herman: Yeah, I was the youngest of seven siblings, so I grew up with varying music influences. All the way from Motown to The Beatles and the British invasion. Pittsburgh was a big polka town so there was lots of that at family weddings and stuff like that. I kinda, on my own, started following that, all the way, all the way down.L4LM: Around what age were you when you found bluegrass?VH: I was in the eight grade and I was at the Smokey City Folk Festival and I saw a bunch of old guys standing around in a circle playing old time-y music. I thought “Wow! That is pretty good stuff!” You get to play tunes and have that kinda fun and you get to meet a whole bunch of people. To have a way of interacting with strangers that immediately forms a community.That’s what attracted me to it. I’d been playing guitar since I was like two or something like that. But it was when I saw the social context that I got really fired up about playing music.L4LM: As you were exploring the world of bluegrass and music in general, did you have a teacher or mentor who helped you find your way?VH: No, not really. When I first took lessons the guy who taught them was really an accordion player who happened to have a couple of guitar instruction manuals lying around the studio. That was like third through seventh grade. I started teaching at a little studio when I was in ninth grade.That was a good job. I kinda picked up music when I was growing up by tracking down players and musical situations. In my high school years I was pretty much alone. I had a few good folks in the neighborhood like Bob Gavyk who wrote a few tunes that we are playing right now, but not a lot of that in those years.Really, though, it was when I got to college that I got into bluegrass and that old time-y thing. I went to school in Morgantown, West Virginia and there was a guy Ginny Farsetta. He was a mentor on the bluegrass stuff and my introduction to calypso and that sort of thing.Also in college I was a regular attendee at the Augusta Heritage Festival down in Elkins, West Virginia. That is a six week festival and they would feature a different kind of music each week. One week it would be bluegrass music, then Irish, Cajun, blues… all of it.That’s where I was first introduced to calypso music really, with Dewey Balfa, Canray Fontenot and those kinds of cats. I was lucky where I was in the situation where I got to hang with a lot of old masters. West Virginia is full of Smithsonian level old-time fiddlers and guys like that.Getting to hang with them and the calypso folks who came through Augusta who came through was really fundamental in developing my ear for American roots music, I think.Here is Leftover Salmon performing a fun but chilly version of their tune “Western Skies” for a very appreciative crowd at WinterWonderGrass Tahoe earlier this year:L4LM: Your band, Leftover Salmon, is known for the wild mix of styles and genres present in your song book. Is there anything genre you consider off limits, that just doesn’t fit with your sound?VH: There must be something, but not yet. It’s all music. It’s all just aspects of humanity, man. I welcome all forms of expression. Some of it I will spend a little more time with than others, but I enjoy all kinds of tunes.L4LM: It has been over twenty five years since the founding of Leftover Salmon and safe to say you have learned a few things along the way. Do you have any wisdom you want to share with the world?VH: Hang out with old people. Yeah man…try and find old masters of any type and listen to what they have to say. And dig into old records and stuff when you can’t find any of them. For me the best way to learn is to hang out with older people and see what they have to say.I’m really lucky to have this chance to make music. When you do it for a living there is a danger of forgetting what pure joy it is when you get caught up in the travel, the hotels and the shitty road food. You need to be reminded, from time to time, how lucky we are to express our humanity for a living.That is what I advise people to do. Seek and enjoy the beauty of it all.L4LM: You are a bit of a larger-than-life figure on the music scene. Your cries of “Festivaaal!” and the perma-grin on your face make you seem like the happiest guy on Earth. Are you really having that much fun?VH: Yeah man! Like I said…I know we’re damn lucky to do this. Community is what this is all about for me. Especially at festivals. I feel this critical mass of joyful humanity and it just takes over me.L4LM: Thanks to your spirit you have been declared “Mayor For Life” at the High Sierra Music Festival. That is a pretty awesome responsibility. What do you see as you job description?VH: It is kinda like the coming Donald Trump presidency. He ain’t gonna do much stuff himself, he is gonna make Mike Pence do all the hard stuff. I just heard he doesn’t even want to live in the White House.I’ve pretty much turned over the administrative stuff to other folks.L4LM: One last question about High Sierra. You played a rollicking Sunday set backing up festival favorite singer-songwriter Steve Poltz. I don’t know if I have ever seen a musician laugh as hard as you were during as show. Is it always like that when you two get together?VH: Most of that set was absolutely improvised and off the cuff. He is one funny guy! That set was one of the most satisfying musical experiences ever for me. I’d never gotten to see Steve do a live show. I’ve heard a bunch of recordings, but that was my first in person experience.That was as entertaining for me as it was for anyone in the audience, I tell you that.L4LM: Sharing the stage and sharing knowledge seems to be a habit for you. I’ve interviewed folks from bands like Elephant Revival, Shook Twins and Fruition, and every time your name is mentioned as someone who taught them about the music that has preceded you all. Is the mentor role something you now seek out?VH: Man, those Elephant Revival cats just lived in my neighborhood. I guess that is just what happens when you are the old man on the block. It is an honor that they say stuff like that but I am probably just as inspired by them as they are of me.That is what a music community is. People inspiring each other back and forth. That is what music and life is, and I am so glad to be a part of it.Vince and Leftover Salmon welcomed Jon Stickley and Lyndsay Pruett to the stage at the Suwannee Roots Revival for a fun take on “Oh Me Oh My”.L4LM: Your son Silas is tearing up the mandolin with the excellent band Gipsy Moon. Do you see this as talent being passed down or were you sneaking tiny instruments into his crib when no one was looking?VH: No, no. He always had access to instruments but I didn’t push it on him. And when he did play with them I didn’t push them to play them right, or to play chords or anything like that.He would pick them up and strum them and screw around on them so when he decided that he wanted to learn to really play them he was already physically comfortable with them. When he applied mind to that physicality he just nailed it. He also had a great teacher, John Rindell, a terrific jazz player and a great educator.Rather than handicap the kid with my perception I turned him over to John and he taught him quite well. Silas has a ton of influences, growing up and going to Rocky Grass Festival. Folks like Sara Jarosz, Dominique Leslie and that whole younger generation of the bluegrass kids. He certainly found his own voice.I am real psyched that over the holidays I am gonna play some gigs with him as The Herman Clan. It is gonna be Silas Herman, Colin Herman and myself of course, Vince Herman. It is really fun. As you can imagine playing music with your kids is about as much fun as you can have.L4LM: How much pride is there in seeing your sons up there wowing the crowds just like their dear old dad?VH: Great. I guess this is how it is supposed to be: the continuity of the generations.L4LM: Even though the next generation is already up and running, you aren’t planning on stopping your own music anytime soon are you? There is still a lot of music to make and folks lined up to learn from you.VH: Well, you know I am willing to play music as long as it takes to wait for my political career to get going.L4LM: Well, the bar for political qualifications has been dramatically lowered recently.VH: Yeah, the need for everyone getting more motivated to take personal responsibility for the direction of the country couldn’t be more clear right now. There are a lot of lives to live. I have spent a lot of time in this one and I am interested in checking out a few more of them before I check out of this one. But I think I will always be making music.L4LM: Since we determined already that you are sort of a guru when it comes to roots music you seem like the perfect person to ask for musical recommendations. Are there any acts you are into right now you’d like to share?VH: Well, definitely Gipsy Moon. Check them out as soon as you can. I was just turned onto a band out of Colorado called Intuit that is really good. I have been digging some new reggae stuff. Lucinda Williams new record, The Ghost Of Highway 20, is awesome. Eric Deutsch‘s new record Outlaw Jazz is pretty good too.I’ve been digging a Roland White reissue called I Wasn’t Born To Rock & Roll sounds great. The Royal Southern Brotherhood is doing some really good stuff. I have been doing some stuff with David Nelson. He hurt his shoulder and I have been helping out so I have learned a LOT of David Nelson’s material the last couple weeks and his stuff is incredible.L4LM: You’re once again hosting a special run of Thanksgiving week shows in Denver. Do you look at these shows as a good deed, a chance to help people work off their turkey gut?VH: You know, Thanksgiving has always been a big community thing for us. There’s that word again, community. Everyone is back home for the holidays…you bring family together. A big music gathering is a good part of that, bring everyone together and make them happy.We’re doing a special one this year. We’ve got Los Lobos playing on the bill on Saturday at The Filmore and on Friday night we are doing a Neil Young set at Ophelia’s with a particular focus on the Harvest record. You know…Harvest, Thanksgiving…makes sense.L4LM: Well, thank you for not only taking time for this chat but also for helping ensure the next generation of roots musicians has a man they can turn to to share the wit and wisdom of your many years.VH: Thank you It was and is my pleasure!Let’s squeeze in one more song from Leftover Salmon’s two nights at the Suwannee Roots Revival with their rootsy take on the T-Rex classic “Bang A Gong” below:
Scott Pemberton‘s sound is much like the vibe of his native Portland, OR: freaky, fun and just the right amount of weird. The guitarist — who categorizes his music with the moniker “Timber Rock” — applies his own lens and creative stamp to the sounds of the Pacific Northwest, the region he has always called home. The region’s deep jazz, rock, grunge, and blues roots, as well as the flavor of west coast funk are all clearly apparent in his music, often all in a single song.Live For Live Music is excited to debut the new video for Pemberton’s “Elbow Grease”. The video, filmed predominantly at Scott’s usual Portland haunts, also includes live footage captured at shows across the country. The video was directed by Benjah Brown in association with www.10minw.com.According to Pemberton, “Playing in front of a live audience is the best. There’s a give and take that happens. Our audiences are so ready to jump in with us. I feel like it’s a team effort. People bring energy and we feed off of it. It elevates the music. For me, it’s like a Labrador with a tennis ball or something, and I feel like that with all the guys in the band–Jack “The Stabilizer” Johnson (bass), Sam Berrett (drums), Rudy Slizewski (steel pans/percussion). The songs can be substantially different from each other every night. That keeps us all on our toes and keep our ears open, and from getting boring and mundane.”The response to Scott’s music has made him an emerging talent on the festival circuit, placed him at #1 in Portland’s pop charts and #4 on Bilboard‘s “Tastemakers” chart, and garnered him several glowing reviews from the press. In the aftermath of Safeway Water Front Blues Festival, The Oregonian raved, “At a festival FULL of guitarists, none played like Pemberton or was as fun to watch.”Pemberton and his guitar have been inseparable since the musician was in his teens, and he quickly established himself as an integral part of Portland’s musical fabric, sitting in on studio sessions, becoming a fixture at jazz and rock clubs, and teaching guitar at local colleges from an early age. His funky guitar work has led to collaborations with legendary drummers such as Motown’s Mel Brown and Bernard Purdie, a.k.a. “the world’s most recorded drummer.”Perhaps more remarkable than Pemberton’s ascent in popularity, however, is his story of redemption: His musical vision and artistic drive were renewed an reinvigorated after a near-death experience in a serious bike accident. Scott rediscovered his gift and his love affair with his instrument during the rehab process, and the experience has shaped his trajectory ever since.
Update 2: The full Dead & Company summer tour schedule has been revealed! Check it out here.Update 1: The FB Event and Live Nation links have since been taken down, but it appears that Dead & Company’s tour announcement is imminent as they just posted the following:Dead & Company closed the book earlier this year with promising whispers of a return in 2017. While John Mayer has recently confirmed more concentration on his solo career, revealing a new album with the trio and plans to tour, he has proven in the past that there is always room for more. It seems as though the pop and blues star will rejoin with fellow Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzman, as well as Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti, in 2017.According to this newly surfaced Facebook event, Dead & Co. will perform the Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio on June 28th. This listing on Live Nation confirms the date, with pre-sale starting in just eight days. The website also explains that general on-sale starts on Friday, December 9th at 10AM. We have a feeling that their full announcement is approaching quicker than expected.[H/T JamBase]
Yesterday, Summer Camp Music Festival added The Disco Biscuits, Gov’t Mule, Yonder Mountain String Band, Everyone Orchestra, Waka Flocka Flame, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Larry Keel, and Family Groove Company to their huge lineup. Today, the lineup explodes with the additions of Pretty Lights Live Band, Gramatik, Railroad Earth, Turkuaz, GTA, HeRobust, Andy Frasco, Mungion, Naughty Professor, BIG Something, Hip Abduction, Jaw Gems, Too Many Zoos, The Way Down Wanderers, and so, so many more.The festival will return to Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL over Memorial Day weekend, May 26-28. The Summer Camp Music Festival will feature over 100 artists on eight stages including three days of moe. and 3 days of Umphrey’s McGee. These newly announced acts will join previously announced acts like Trey Anastasio Band, Primus, Run The Jewels, Mike Gordon, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Destructo, EOTO, The Floozies, Ganja White Night, Hippie Sabotage, Keller Williams’ KWahtro, Manic Focus, Spafford, Nahko and Medicine For The People, Aqueous, Rezz, Organ Freeman, Slander, Tommy Trush and The Wood Brothers.On top of all the live music, festival-goers have access to on-site camping, late night shows, musician workshops, a non-profit village, unique arts & craft vendors and tons of great food and beer.See below for the full announcement!
Soulive’s residency at the Brooklyn Bowl — lovingly referred to as Bowlive —wrapped up over the weekend. Part of what makes the extended Brooklyn Bowl residency so special is Soulive’s ability to tap such a diverse range of guests across the event’s duration, only highlighting the influence that Eric Krasno, Neal Evans, and Alan Evans hold and their diverse musical range. On Friday night, young guitar master Marcus King, NOLA royalty George Porter Jr. of The Meters, and Lettuce’s Shady Horns (Eric “Benny” Bloom and Ryan Zoidis) joined Soulive at the Brooklyn Bowl, delivering a performance that exuded the southern, down-home vibe for which both Porter and King are known.Eric Krasno Band Adds Phish Late Night Show With Brandon “Taz” Niederauer BandOne highlight from their June 16 Bowlive performance was the group’s rendition of the Allman Brothers Band’s classic jam vehicle “Whipping Post.” With vocals led by South Carolina’s soulful Marcus King — a musician who had made his Bowlive debut the night before as a surprise ahead of his official performance on Friday — and Krasno’s and King’s intertwining with the song’s dual leads, it’s definitely worth a listen. You can check out pro-shot video of this special moment from Bowlive below, courtesy of Brooklyn Bowl. [Photo: Andrew O’Brien][H/T Jambase]
Last night, Bruce Springsteen opened the debut performance of his highly anticipated Springsteen on Broadway residency with a heartfelt tribute to his friend Tom Petty, who had passed away one day prior at age 66.As audience members reported to the New York Daily News, the two-hour show began on a poignant note as Springsteen, dressed in black jeans and a black t-shirt, dedicated the show to his friend Tom Petty and sent out prayers to the late singer’s family and to his bandmates from Heartbreakers. The singer and bandleader, who has been lauded similarly to Petty for his romanticized musical tellings of the tales of outcasts, misfits, and rebels, also took to Twitter to say a few words about his fallen friend” “Down here on E Street, we’re devastated and heartbroken over the death of Tom Petty. Our hearts go out to his family and bandmates. I’ve always felt a deep kinship with his music. A great songwriter and performer, whenever we saw each other, it was like running into a long lost brother. Our world will be a sadder place without him.”The performance saw Springsteen open with “Growin’ Up,” the second track from his debut LP, 1973’s Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J., and close with the iconic title track to 1975’s Born to Run. The 15-song set focused primarily on classics (including “Dancing in the Dark,” “Thunder Road,” “Born in the U.S.A.”), with a few deeper cuts sprinkled in (“Long Walk Home,” “Land of Hope and Dreams”). Springsteen has gone on record stating that the setlist will remain the same throughout his extended run of intimate NYC theater shows, which extends into February of 2018.You can check out a full list of dates via Bruce’s website, although getting tickets may prove tougher than than, as every show is currently sold out, with tickets being sold on the secondary market for several hundred dollars each, despite the best efforts of the performer.Springsteen on Broadway Set List1. “Growin’ Up”2. “My Hometown”3. “My Father’s House”4. “The Wish”5. “Thunder Road”6. “The Promised Land”7. “Born in the U.S.A.”8. “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out”9. “Tougher Than the Rest”10. “Brilliant Disguise”11. “The Ghost of Tom Joad”12. “Long Walk Home”13. “Dancing in the Dark”14. “Land of Hope and Dreams”15. “Born to Run” [h/t – New York Daily News][Cover photo via Billboard]
Load remaining images The 3-night run continued last night at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver, with a final show at Boulder Theater on Saturday night. SCI bandmate Michael Kang, TAB’s Jennifer Hartswick, The Motet horns, and more will join the group tonight, with some other special guests expected. For more information, check out Kyle’s tour dates here.Check out the photo gallery from Conrad Meyer Photography. Coming on the heels of his most recent solo release, fittingly titled 50, The String Cheese Incident keyboard wizard and brewmeister Kyle Hollingsworth brought his band up to Fort Collins, CO’s Aggie Theatre to begin a three-night celebration for his 50th birthday this past Thursday night.Hot Buttered Rum joined the party with a solid support set, which included a sit-in from the birthday boy on “Cherry Lake”, from the San Francisco-based bluegrass’s 2016 album The Kite & The Key, Pt. 3 – which Hollingsworth also produced. The quartet also performed a cover of The Beatles‘ 1965 track “I’ve Just Seen A Face,” which was well-received by the Aggie faithful, and got them plenty warmed up for the main event.Hot Buttered Rum “Cherry Lake” w/ Kyle Hollingsworth:Kyle never lets his fans down. He has a knack for writing well-crafted songs that delve into both the funk and singer-songwriter realms, all while taking the listener on a joy ride. His latest effort, 50, is a fine example of that. With a backing band consisting of long-time KHB member Dan Schwindt on guitar, and bringing along sensational vocalist Paige Sandusky, the band delivers a multi-headed beast of a performance. “Finding Our Way” from the new album tells a story about a young boy from Baltimore that heads out to the Rocky Mountains, meets up with some other traveling souls and forms a band….have we heard this one before? The harmonies between Hollingsworth and Sandusky throughout the evening were on point, especially on this tune.Kyle Hollingsworth Band – “Finding Our Way”The second set was a display of funk, disco, and straight grooves, but not before the band and crowd sang the SCI quinquagenarian a proper “Happy Birthday” as the clock struck midnight. The laid-back number “The Way It Goes” from the keyboardist’s 2009 album, Then There’s Now, brought out plenty of smiles in the Aggie. But when the band burst into a cover of Chaka Khan‘s “Ain’t Nobody”, with Sandusky taking the lead on vocals, things ramped up a few notches. There wasn’t a body in attendance that wasn’t getting down and singing along to the Queen of Funk’s classic 1984 cut. The rest of the evening was a straight dance party befitting of the birthday celebration.
Widespread Panic marked their return to the Wanee Music Festival with a pair of lengthy headlining sets that were packed with massive jams, special guests, and fierce energy. After back to back opening sets from the legendary Phil Lesh, Widespread Panic laid out their case for Wanee MVPs with two days of firework laden shows that saw near hour-long unbroken jams, welcoming guests like Luther Dickinson, Marcus King, and Jason Crosby. Panic’s love of the picturesque Spirit Of Suwannee Park has inspired historical performances in the past and it looks like the inspirational energy of the venue is still in full effect.Check out some of our favorite highlights below, also available on our YouTube channel.“Chilly Water” “Good People-Love Tractor”“I’m Not Alone-Big Wooly Mammoth-Radio Child”“Rebirtha-Blackout Blues-Second Skin”“Holden Oversoul-Who Do You Belong To”“1 X 1-Cotton Was King” Setlist: Widespread Panic | Wanee Music Festival | Live Oak, FL | 4/20/18Set: Tail Dragger, Chilly Water, One Arm Steve, Holden Oversoul, Who Do You Belong To?, Shut Up and Drive, 1 x 1, Cotton Was King, Driving Song > Disco > Porch Song > Drums > Jam > Greta > Space Wrangler > Driving Song > Blight, North, Action ManEncore: Smokestack Lightning*, Climb To Safety* – w/ Luther Dickinson on guitarSetlist: Widespread Panic | Wanee Music Festival | Live Oak, FL | 4/21/18Set: Pigeons, Good People, Love Tractor, I’m Not Alone, Big Wooly Mammoth, Radio Child, Rebirtha > Blackout Blues > Second Skin*, Pilgrims, Bowlegged Woman**, One Kind Favor**, Fishwater***, Lake of Fire*, Ain’t Life Grand*Encore: Expiration Day, Papa’s Home, Mr. Soul* Jason Crosby on fiddle** Marcus King on guitar*** Jason Crosby on keysIf you haven’t already, check out our highlight videos from Phil Lesh and Marcus King, Dumpstaphunk’s Red Hot Chili Peppers set, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, and Roosevelt Collier. More to come!