A New Orleans Suspect Joins Widespread Panic at JazzFest
Widespread Panic returned to New Orleans yesterday for their eighth appearance at the Jazz & Heritage Festival Fairgrounds. The band turned in a two-and-a-half-hour set on the festival’s massive Acura Stage as storm clouds hovered above. The performance was one of the longest of any of this year’s Fairgrounds performers.
The band opened with a run from “Climb To Safety” into “Rebirtha.” Later, they offered a jam from “Dirty Side Down” into “Hatfield” and turned in a massive segue from “Goin’ Out West” into a drum segment, “Little Lilly,” “Walkin’ (For Your Love)” and “Holden Oversoul.” During “Stop Breakin’ Down Blues,” New Orleans Suspects keyboardist C. R. Gruver joined the band on stage.
Widespread Panic will close their spring tour with a two-night stand in Nashville, TN this weekend.
Here’s a look at yesterday’s setlist via PanicStream.com
Climb To Safety > Rebirtha, Blackout Blues, Dirty Side Down > Hatfield, Pickin’ Up The Pieces, Hope In A Hopeless World, Angels On High, Goin’ Out West > Drums > Little Lilly > Walkin’ (For Your Love) > Holden Oversoul, Christmas Katie > Imitation Leather Shoes, Blue Indian, Party At Your Mama’s House > Stop Breakin’ Down Blues* , Dear Mr Fantasy, You Should Be Glad, Postcard
*C. R. Gruver on Keys