Widespread Panic Kicks Off Wood Tour in Richmond
Widespread Panic kicked off the second edition of their Wood Tour last night at The National in Richmond, VA. Along with John Bell and Jimmy Herring arming themselves with acoustic guitars, bassist (and Richmond native) Dave Schools employed a four-string acoustic bass while JoJo Hermann leaned on his pump organ and lighter keyboard arrangements.
Kicking off the ten-song first set with a fitting rendition of “Let’s Get The Show On The Road,” Panic moved through cuts such as “Wondering,” “Who Do You Belong To?,” “Pickin’ Up The Pieces” and “Tall Boy,” among others.
The first true surprise of the show came in the second set following a stanza of older tunes “Holden Oversoul,” “Can’t Get High,” “Mercy” and “Jack,” when the band treated the enthusiastic crowd to a cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Time Waits For No One.” “Driving Song” also included “I’m Not Alone” from the group’s 1991 self-titled effort. The show closed with a two-song encore of “Journey Through the Past” and the classic “Pilgrims.”
The Wood Tour continues tonight once again at The National in Richmond, VA.
Here’s a look at the setlist as it appears in our Box Scores section:
The National, Richmond, VA
Set I: Let’s Get The Show On The Road, Wondering, From The Cradle, Who Do You Belong To?, Pickin’ Up The Pieces, Weak Brain Narrow Mind, Tickle The Truth, Clinic Cynic, Expiration Day, Tall Boy
Set II: Holden Oversoul > Can’t Get High, Mercy > Jack, Time Waits for No One, Fishing, Driving Song > I’m Not Alone > Driving Song, Heaven, Stop Breaking Down Blues
Enc: Journey Through The Past, Pilgrims