Widespread Panic Brings Legendary ‘Mountain Jam’ To Vegas [Audio]

first_imgSetlist: Widespread Panic at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, NV – 7/11/16Set 1: One Arm Steve, Machine > Barstools & Dreamers, The Last Straw > Mountain Jam > Let’s Get The Show On The Road, Steven’s Cat, Weight of the World*, Tail Dragger*, High Time We Went*Set 2: Pigeons, Solid Rock, Sell Sell, Porch Song > Low Spark of High Heeled Boys**, Big Wooly Mammoth** > Drums^ > Cease Fire > Blue Indian, Protein Drink / Sewing MachineEncore: Expiration Day, Climb To SafetyNotes:* w/ Dirty Dozen Brass Band** w/ Gregory Davis, Trumpet; Efrem Towns, Trumpet^ Duane only[H/T JamBase] Widespread Panic rocked their three-night run at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel Casino in Las Vegas over the weekend, with full support from Dirty Dozen Brass Band at all three shows. The phrase “Never Miss A Sunday Show” rang true, especially for this historical WSP performance.Four songs into their set led to an explosive surprise for the loyal fanbase. While executing their 1991 tune “The Last Straw,” Jimmy Herring used his guitar to signal a subtle segue toward what turned into a ten-minute version of The Allman Brothers Band classic “Mountain Jam.” While the Panic has played a full “Mountain Jam” before, it hadn’t been done since 1988, a full 2,744 shows ago. This marks the band’s biggest bust out in their 30-year career.The song choice, whether planned in advance or not, comes close to home for members of Widespread Panic. With Jimmy Herring having played with ABB in the summer of 2000, remaining a frequent collaborator since, and with drummer Duane Trucks, nephew of original ABB drummer Butch Trucks, brother to guitarist Derek Trucks, and another frequent inhabitant of the ABB drum kit, there was enough blood on the stage to resonate with fans of either southern rock band. While the Allman Brothers’ version of the song went on for sometimes up to an hour, this ten minute bust out will surely be remembered in WSP history for years to come.Enjoy the audio of “The Last Straw” > “Mountain Jam” in the clip below, courtesy of taper Todd Hodulik via PanicStream:last_img read more

Charity begins at home as Dudley redevelops

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Pittsburgh reaches agreement with Big East to leave for ACC in 2013

first_img Published on July 18, 2012 at 8:07 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_iseman Two days after Syracuse reached an agreement with the Big East to leave the conference one year early, Pittsburgh agreed to similar terms with the league.The Big East announced in a press release Wednesday that the league members will vote in accordance with the conference’s bylaws to end the Panthers’ membership with the conference effective July 1, 2013. Pittsburgh will pay $7.5 million to the league, which includes the $5 million exit fee, as well as an additional $2.5 million to terminate the membership earlier than the required 27-month exit period.In the past year, the Big East has expanded to include eight teams from coast-to-coast to make up for the losses of SU, Pittsburgh and West Virginia. TCU also left the conference for the Big 12 without ever playing a single game as a member of the Big East.Big East interim commissioner Joe Bailey said in the release that Pitt’s departure allows the league to continue to move forward.“This is another step for the Big East to take toward a very exciting future,” Bailey said. “With the addition of our eight new members, the Big East will be incredibly strong and vibrant.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse and Pittsburgh announced their intentions to head to the Atlantic Coast Conference at the same time last September, but their departure dates remained uncertain until this week.Pittsburgh filed a lawsuit against the Big East in May after West Virginia sued the conference and agreed to a settlement to leave for the Big 12 in 2012. The Orange, though, chose to avoid litigation and reached an agreement with the conference Monday.Either way, both are heading to the ACC early and will be members of the conference in 2013.“We have appreciated and enjoyed our membership in the Big East and wish them much success in the future,” Pittsburgh athletic director Steve Pederson said in the release. “We are anxious to compete in our final season in the Big East and look forward to an exciting future in the Atlantic Coast Conference.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more