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LIVE AT THE RYMAN

Widespread Panic
Totally Acoustic Wood Tour
Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 7:30 PM

 

Since their formation in the mid-eighties, Athens, Georgia jam band Widespread Panic have set attendance records and risen to elite status in their genre. The current line-up includes guitarist/singer John Bell, bassist Dave Schools, drummer Todd Nance, percussionist Domingo "Sunny" Ortiz, keyboardist John "JoJo" Hermman and guitarist Jimmy Herring.

Known for never playing the same show twice, the band has a show-to-show ritual of choosing the night's setlist. At the beginning of each tour, a member of the band's road crew makes a master list of all the songs the band performs and laminates it. Each night before the show he marks the last 3 nights' set lists in different colors. The band can see what has been played recently and then decide what songs to play during the first set. They return to the list during setbreak to pick songs for the second set, and likewise, return after the second set for any additional sets if playing more than two, or the encore.