Widespread Panic and Umphrey’s McGee Swap Sit-Ins in Charleston
Widespread Panic and Umphrey’s McGee wrapped up a two night run at the Family Circle Stadium in Charleston, SC last night. The weekend featured headlining shows from Panic preceded by opening sets from Umphrey’s. While the two bands didn’t collaborate on night one, they certainly made up for it on Saturday night as collaborations came early and often. Widespread Panic guitarist John Bell joined UM late in their set for a cover of Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine,” which the two collaborated on at Warren Haynes’ 2010 Christmas Jam.
During Panic’s second set, the band invited members of Umphrey’s on stage for a pair of Funkadelic covers. First, guitarist Jake Cinninger and resident keyboard wizard Joel Cummins joined in for “Maggot Brain.” That jam segued into “Red Hot Mama” which also included UM percussionist Andy Farag. Farag stayed on for the following “Drums” segment before exiting.
Here’s a look at last night’s setlist
Saturday, October 5, 2013, Umphrey’s McGee, Family Circle Stadium, Charleston, SC
Set I: Slacker, Conduit, Linear > 1348, Booth Love, Ain’t No Sunshine (w/ John Bell on guitar & vocals), Puppet String
Saturday, October 5, 2013, Widespread Panic, Family Circle Stadium, Charleston, SC
Set I: All Time Low, Saint Ex, Chilly Water, Wondering, It Ain’t No Use > Pilgrims, Impossible > Pleas > Mr Soul
Set II: Tall Boy > Machine > Barstools & Dreamers^, Maggot Brain* > Red Hot Mama** > Drums*** > Airplane > Protein Drink / Sewing Machine, Me and the Devil Blues, Henry Parsons Died
Encore: End of the Show, Ain’t Life Grand
(^) w/Satisfied rap
(*) w/Jake Cinninger (guitar) and Joel Cummins (keys)
(**) w/Jake Cinninger (guitar), Joel Cummins (keys), Andy Farag (percussion)
(***) w/Andy Farag (percussion)