Neville, Ford Celebrate Widespread Panic Day
As previously reported, the City and County of Denver, CO declared last Friday Widespread Panic Day in honor of the groups 32 sold out shows at Morrisons famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Meanwhile, within the city limits, Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom was preparing for the Rocky Mountain Power Jam, which featured Jerry Joseph, Ivan Neville, Col. Bruce Hampton, former Black Crowes guitarist Marc Ford, Dexter Groves Steve Drizos and Bobby Lee Rogers & the Codetalkers. Before their gig, both Neville and Ford stopped by Red Rocks to play on a run from Vampire Blues into 10 Makes Sense To Me and Slippin’ Into Darkness, respectively.
A night later, longtime Panic-associate Eric McFadden stopped by the venue after performing with his band in Utah to sit in with Widespread on a cover of Talking Heads Life During Wartime.’ Finally, last night hometown hero DJ Harry jammed with the group on an improvisational segment that segued out of his mid-show DJ set. Widespread Panic will appear at Kansas City, MOs Uptown Theater on July 1.