Though Widespread Panic is on hiatus, its members have yet to taking the opportunity to just chill on the couch, watch ESPN and drink beers.
Since the band wrapped the final night of their Wood Tour, all but Todd Nance — please correct us if we are wrong — have made appearances or have them scheduled. Dave Schools has hit the road with the Mickey Hart Band. John Bell participated in the annual Hannah’s Buddies charity event. Jimmy Herring is off being a friend to Phil Lesh. Sunny Ortiz has an upcoming show with Ike Stubblefield, Count M’Butu, Jeff Sipe and others at the Georgia Theatre. And John “JoJo” Hermann has his Missing Cats with the markedly talented lyricist, Sherman Ewing.
Primarily touring in the part of the country that is friendliest to their brand, on this night the duo stopped in at Atlanta’s Smith’s Olde Bar to play to a lightly filled house, providing an intimate, and at times, somewhat surreal experience for fans that had never seen Hermann off of the grand stage that Panic built.
It is always interesting to see musicians who have “hit it big” come and play in a small club, a more natural environ for most. With no gigantic light rigs, rows of yellow shirts and all of the pomp and circumstance that surrounds a large show experience, an artist is left with the tool that he knows best… his instrument.
Setlist (Courtesy or Z-Man)
I: Larry Brown Amen, Marissa, Rose Parade, Any Moment, ?, Smilinâ€™ Assasin, 1/2 Way To The Top, How We Go From Here, Smokinâ€™ Factory, Donâ€™t Look Down, ?, Wagon Wheel, Vinyl Persuasion
II: *Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand, *Bayou Lena, *?, *Stag-O-Lee, Lazy, Body In The River, Hiwire, My Hide Away, ?, ?, ?, Dead And Gone, ?
Encore: Goinâ€™ Home Soon > Red Beans Cookinâ€™
NOTES: * Jojo Solo – John â€œJojoâ€ Hermann â€“ Keyboards And Vocals – Sherman Ewing â€“ Acoustic Guitar And Vocals
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