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Published: 2014/07/01

Sam Holt Announces Mikey Houser Tribute Tour

Sam Holt and friends will pay tribute to late Widespread Panic guitarist Mikey Houser with a series of shows billed as Remembering Mikey – Honoring the Music, Memory and Spirit of Michael Houser. The group will perform Houser originals from his posthumous release Sandbox, as well as tracks he penned for Widespread Panic. Holt will also play songs that he wrote for, and that were inspired by, Houser.

Holt, who was Houser’s longtime guitar tech, also took up lead guitar duties in Widespread Panic for a short time following Houser’s death and replacement guitarist George McConnell’s departure. He will be kicking off his tour in Tupelo, MS on September 10 before making stops in Birmingham, Atlanta, Augusta and Chattanooga over the course of the next week. Musicians appearing at the tribute shows include Adam Grace (keys), Ross Parker (bass), Jeremy Ward (drums), Adam Stern (guiar, pedal steel), Tor Pater (guitar, pedal steel) and many more.

Remembering Mikey – Honoring the Music, Memory and Spirit of Michael Houser

September 10 Tupelo, MS—Blue Canoe
September 11 Birmingham, AL—Avondale
September 12 Atlanta, GA—Smith Olde Bar
September 13 Augusta, GA—Sky City
Setpember 14 Chattanooga, TN—TBA


There are 5 comments associated with this post

Dave the slave July 1, 2014, 11:58:43

Mike Houser was the friggin’ best. I would chop off the tip of my penis to bring this man back. Jimmy Herring is no slouch mind you, but I really have no use for the tip of my penis anyways.

nickt1631 July 1, 2014, 12:13:08

Love Sam’s thumb picking style. Miss the old Outformation line up with CR on keys. They always offered up some real tasty jams. This looks like a lot of fun and the Chatt-town show may be calling me. Heard that Sam has moved back to the South, so Colorado can stop hogging his thumb picking.

KB July 1, 2014, 13:59:14

I’m with Dave on this one, Houser was the best. My favorite musician of all timeā€¦miss him on a daily basis.

Doc_sjh July 1, 2014, 14:02:22

Please come to Colorado !! Belly Up, WheelerOpera House, Vilar, 10 Mile Room, Red Rocks, Ogden… Anywhere in Colorado!!

Lingering Lead July 1, 2014, 15:26:17

Houser was an effortless genius with the guitar. I still love WP as much as ever, but it’s not the same as the good ol’ days. Thanks to Sam for honoring his music…... I miss Mikey!!

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