Oak Mountain 2001 - Night 3
Oak Mountain 2001 – Night 3 is a live album by Athens, Georgias Widespread Panic. This album features a recording of a performance by the band at Oak Mountain Amphitheater in Pelham. The 3-disc set is the eighth release from the Widespread Panic Archives. The performance was recorded live on July 29,2001, the album was released online and in local independent record stores on March 15th,2014 and is available on CD or as a digital download. The album features the six members of the band, John Bell, John “JoJo” Hermann, Todd Nance, Domingo “Sunny” Ortiz, Dave Schools. From 1990 –2002, Widespread Panic and their fans held a gathering at the amphitheatre. Oak Mountain Amphitheatre has set the Widespread Panic record for the most total consecutive years playing at the venue at 13. This was the first time the band covered Bob Marleys Stir It Up in 1880 shows, Ortiz – Percussion Dr. Arvin Scott - Percussion Widespread Panic website Widespread Panic Archives Blog Everyday Companion Setlist
Space Wrangler is the first studio album by the Athens, GA based band Widespread Panic. It was first released by a small Atlanta label, Landslide Records and it was reissued four times, the first two times by Capricorn Records/Warner Bros. Records, and, in 2001, by Zomba Music Group, Space Wrangler was reissued for the fourth time on vinyl for one day — July 15,2014 — as a special reissue through Think Indie distribution, that was sold only at independent record stores. Due to time restraints on the issue, concert staple Conrad was not included in the 1988 release. The reissues featured three tracks not found on the original release. Holden Oversoul and Contentment Blues were both from a John Keane Studio session in September 1990, me and The Devil Blues / Heaven was recorded as one take and was taken from try-out sessions with Capricorn Records that would result in the Widespread Panic album. Space Wrangler has been released on vinyl, cassette and CD, the band played the original Landslide release in its entirety during the first set on December 31,2008.
This show was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, nearly two years later, at their annual Tunes For Tots Benefit concert on September 23,2010, Widespread again used the first set to play through Space Wrangler in its entirety. However, for concert, they used the track listing from the re-released Capricorn Records version of the album- adding the four additional songs included with the reissues to the setlist. For the second set of this concert, which took place at the Center Stage Theatre in Atlanta, GA. All tracks written by John Bell, Michael Houser, Todd Nance, Domingo Sunny Ortiz, and Dave Schools unless otherwise stated
Everyday (Widespread Panic album)
Everyday is the third studio album by the Athens, GA based band Widespread Panic. It was first released by Capricorn Records and Warner Bros. Records on March 3,1993 and it would be re-released in 2001 by Zomba Music Group. On July 3,2014 the band announced that Everyday would be reissued on Vinyl in August,2014, the reissue will be distributed via ThinkIndie distribution and sold only at participating independent record stores. Beginning on November 5,1992, The band recorded the album at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Sheffield and they were in the studio for roughly 5 weeks. The album reached a position of #184 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album was the groups first to feature bandmate, John Hermann, all tracks written by Widespread Panic, except where noted
Michael Houser was a founding member and lead guitarist of the band Widespread Panic. He appeared on 7 studio albums during his 16-year tenure with the band from 1986 till 2002 and he is featured on 4 live albums by Widespread Panic, as well as several archive releases, live video concerts and compilations. Michaels adolescent nickname was Panic due to his frequent panic attacks, Widespread Panics large rhythm section, and John Bells virtuosity as a rhythm guitarist, allowed Michael to pursue an atmospheric lead guitar style that often lingered behind the primary melodies. In 1996, during an acoustic tour known as the Sit and Ski tour, he was reminded of how much more comfortable, Houser returned to playing all shows seated in 1997. His playing style used a pedal for sonic effect, rather than just for volume control. Diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the spring of 2002, he died August 10 of that year, a solo album of his instrumentals entitled Door Harp was released after his death, and was followed by Sandbox in 2006.
He is survived by his wife Barbette and two children and Eva, Widespread Panic has continued to tour and record after Housers passing as was his wish. Houser played a discontinued Fender Telecaster Deluxe Plus and this guitar is a Telecaster body with Stratocaster hardware. Houser purchased his first Telecaster Deluxe Plus second hand in 1991, a guitar lasted him about five years, needing to be replaced cause sweated into so much. Fender made two custom-remake replacements with his preferred discontinued Firestorm finish, Houser didn’t like to use a whammy bar, preferring to pull up on the tail of the bridge instead. The mini switch is in between the volume and tone pots and this allows for a wider array of tones than a standard Telecaster. On most Telecasters, you can choose neck, bridge, or both pickups simultaneously, with the dual Reds in the bridge being splittable, you can choose neck, bridge dual, bridge single, or combinations of neck and dual bridge as well as neck and single bridge.
Housers signature sound was due to his use of Soldano SLO-100 Super Lead Overdrive Heads through a Mesa Boogie Quarterback 2x12 Cabinet. He played Medium Gauge DAddario Strings, - Flip Records 1997 To the Extreme - with Widespread Panic - American Recordings 2002 Crowd Around The Mic Vol.6 - with brute. - WNCW Records 2002 Live From Bonnaroo - with Widespread Panic - Sanctuary Records 2003 Carved In Stone - with Widespread Panic - Harvest Media Group
Roger Keith Syd Barrett was a British musician, singer-songwriter, and painter. Best known as a member of the band Pink Floyd, Barrett was the lead singer, guitarist. Barrett was excluded from Pink Floyd in April 1968 after David Gilmour took over as their new guitarist, Barrett was musically active for less than ten years. With Pink Floyd, he recorded four singles, their debut album, Barrett began his solo career in 1969 with the single Octopus from his first solo album, The Madcap Laughs. The album was recorded over the course of a year with five different producers, nearly two months after Madcap was released, Barrett began working on his second and final album, produced by Gilmour and featuring contributions from Richard Wright. Two years later, he left the industry, retired from public life. In 1988, an album of unreleased tracks and outtakes, was released by EMI with Barretts approval, Barretts innovative guitar work and exploration of experimental techniques such as dissonance and feedback influenced many musicians.
His recordings are noted for their strongly English-accented vocal delivery. After leaving music, Barrett continued with painting and dedicated himself to gardening, Pink Floyd wrote and recorded several tributes to him, most notably the 1975 album Wish You Were Here, which included Shine On You Crazy Diamond, as homage to Barrett. Syd Barrett was born as Roger Keith Barrett in the English city of Cambridge to a family living at 60 Glisson Road. Barrett was the fourth of five children and his father, Arthur Max Barrett, was a prominent pathologist and he was related to Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, through Maxs maternal grandmother Ellen Garrett, who was Elizabeths cousin. In 1951 his family moved to 183 Hills Road, Barrett played piano occasionally, but usually preferred writing and drawing. He got a ukulele at 10, a banjo at 11, a year after he got his first acoustic guitar, he bought his first electric guitar and built his own amplifier. He used both names interchangeably for several years and his sister Rosemary stated, He was never Syd at home.
He would never have allowed it and he was a Scout with the 7th Cambridge troop and went on to be a patrol leader. At one point at Morley Memorial Junior School he was taught by Roger Waters mother, later, in 1957, he attended Cambridgeshire High School for Boys. His father died of cancer on 11 December 1961, less than a month before Barretts 16th birthday, on this day, Barrett had left the entry in his diary for this date blank. By this time, his brothers and sisters had left home, eager to help her son recover from his grief, Barretts mother encouraged the band in which he played, Geoff Mott and The Mottoes, a band which Barrett formed, to perform in their front room
Traffic was an English rock band, formed in Birmingham. The group formed in April 1967 by Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood and their first three singles were Paper Sun, Hole in My Shoe, and Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush. After disbanding in 1969, during which time Winwood joined Blind Faith, the bands line-up varied from this point until they disbanded again in 1975. A partial reunion, with Winwood and Capaldi, took place in 1994, Traffic was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. Traffics singer and sometimes guitarist Steve Winwood was the singer for the Spencer Davis Group at age 15. The Spencer Davis Group released four Top Ten singles and three Top Ten albums in the United Kingdom, as well as two Top Ten singles in the United States. Drummer/vocalist/lyricist Jim Capaldi and guitarist Dave Mason had both been in the Hellions and Deep Feeling, while woodwinds player Chris Wood came out of Locomotive, Capaldi and Wood met when they jammed together at The Elbow Room, a club in Aston, Birmingham.
After Winwood left the Spencer Davis Group in April 1967, the quartet formed Traffic, Capaldi came up with the name of the group while the four of them were waiting to cross the street in Dorchester. Soon thereafter, they rented a cottage near the village of Aston Tirrold, Berkshire to write. The use of this cottage would prove to be important in the development of the band, Traffic signed to Chris Blackwells Island Records label, and their debut single Paper Sun became a UK hit in mid-1967. Their second single, Masons psych-pop Hole in My Shoe, was a bigger hit. The bands third single, Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush, was made for the soundtrack of the 1967 British feature film of the same name. Their debut album was Mr. Fantasy, produced by Jimmy Miller, released in 1968, it included the original version of Masons Feelin Alright, which was recorded with great success by Joe Cocker and Three Dog Night. Mason cited discomfort with the Traffic lifestyle, the band toured the US as a trio in late 1968, which led to the following years release of Traffics next album, Last Exit, one side of which was recorded live.
During 1968 Winwood and Wood often played with Jimi Hendrix, the band was dissolved by Winwoods leaving in early 1969. His departure went unexplained at the time, even to Capaldi and Wood and it seemed to me a normal thing to do. Winwood formed the supergroup Blind Faith, which lasted less than a year, recording one album, Traffic went on to expand its lineup late in 1970, adding Winwoods former Blind Faith bandmate Ric Grech on bass. The group further expanded in 1971 with drummer Jim Gordon of Derek, the live album Welcome to the Canteen was released in September and marked the bands break with United Artists Records
John Bell (musician)
John Farmer Bell is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for the American rock band Widespread Panic, where he is known for his raspy southern drawl that hits a variety of octaves. He is frequently called JB by fans, for more than 30 years, the voice has fueled 150 concerts a year all over the country and created a road warrior mentality for the band and its fans. Bell grew up in Cleveland, where he graduated from University School in 1980 and he attended the University of Georgia and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity where he, Michael Houser, and Dave Schools met while Houser was playing at an open mic night. Panic, as Houser was nicknamed, began playing with JB and Schools at local Athens, GA clubs, John Bell is an active philanthropist, most notably as an advocate for SMA. Bell has helped raise over $2 million for SMA research, mostly through his involvement with Hannahs Buddies, the foundation is named for Bells goddaughter and niece, who lives with SMA. Bell is involved in a fundraiser featuring a golf tournament and evening concert by JB and Friends, featuring John Bell solo.
He has performed at various Habitat for Humanity benefit concerts put on by Warren Haynes. John Bell has stated that The Cruise on Tues, and The Thursday Drive at 5, Bell has said, Now that their radio show is over, I have nothing to do but tour. I loved that show, those guys should go back to college. Bell resides in the north Georgia mountain town of Dahlonega with his his wife Laura whom he met while in New Orleans, Louisiana Widespread Panic Biography
Little Feat is an American rock band formed by singer-songwriter, lead vocalist and guitarist Lowell George and keyboardist Bill Payne in 1969 in Los Angeles. George disbanded the group due to differences in 1979, shortly before his death. Surviving members reformed Little Feat in 1987, remaining intermittently active to the present. Although the band has several changes in its lineup, the music remains an eclectic blend of rock and roll, blues, R&B, country, gospel, funk. Guitarist Jimmy Page stated Little Feat was his favorite American band in a 1975 Rolling Stone interview, Lowell George met Bill Payne when George was a member of Frank Zappas Mothers of Invention. Payne had auditioned for the Mothers, but had not joined and they formed Little Feat along with former Mothers bassist Roy Estrada and drummer Richie Hayward from Georges previous band, The Factory. Hayward had been a member of the Fraternity of Man whose claim to fame was the inclusion of their Dont Bogart Me on the million-selling Easy Rider film soundtrack, the name of the band came from a comment made by Mothers drummer Jimmy Carl Black about Lowells little feet.
The spelling of feat was an homage to the Beatles, there are three stories about the genesis of Little Feat. The second version has Zappa firing him for playing a 15-minute guitar solo with his amplifier off, the third version says that Zappa fired him because Willin contains drug references. George often introduced the song as the reason he was asked to leave the band, on October 18,1975 at the Auditorium Theater in Rochester New York while introducing the song, George commented that he was asked to leave the band for writing a song about dope. In any version, Zappa was instrumental in getting George and his new band a contract with Warner Bros, the eponymous first album delivered to Warner Bros. was recorded mostly in August and September 1970, and was released in January 1971. When it came time to record Willin, George had hurt his hand in an accident with an airplane, so Ry Cooder sat in. Lowells accident is referenced on the art of the bands 1998 album Under the Radar. Sometime during the recording of the first two albums, the members along with ex-Mothers of Invention drummer Jimmy Carl Black backed soul singer Nolan Porter on his first album.
The first two albums received nearly universal acclaim, and Willin became a standard, subsequently popularized by its inclusion on Linda Ronstadts album Heart Like a Wheel. A. In 1972 Little Feat reformed, with bassist Kenny Gradney replacing Estrada, both Barrere and Clayton added vocals on many songs, although all the band members provided backing vocals in various tunes. This new lineup radically altered the sound, leaning toward New Orleans funk. In 1973 Little Feat co-starred with Kathy Dalton on her Amazing album on the DiscReet label produced by Warner Brothers, the whole band chipped in on Palmers 1975 release, Pressure Drop, which contained another George composition, Trouble
In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
In Memory of Elizabeth Reed is a song by the American group the Allman Brothers Band. It first appeared on their studio album, Idlewild South. The song—a jazz-influenced instrumental—was written by guitarist Dickey Betts, among his first songwriting credits for the group, Betts named the song after a headstone he saw in Rose Hill Cemetery in the bands hometown of Macon, Georgia. Multiple versions of the song have been recorded, with the version performed on the groups 1971 live album At Fillmore East generally considered the definitive rendition, the original studio recording of In Memory of Elizabeth Reed is the fourth track on the groups 1970 album Idlewild South. Composed by Dickey Betts, it is the first instrumental written by a member. The original Rolling Stone review of Idlewild South said the song just goes and goes for a stupendous, in Memory of Elizabeth Reed was inspired by a woman Betts was involved with in the groups hometown of Macon, Georgia. She was the girlfriend of musician Boz Scaggs, with Betts saying she was Hispanic and somewhat dark and mysterious—and she really used it to her advantage and played it to the hilt.
To cloak her identity, the song is named after a headstone Betts saw at the Rose Hill Cemetery, considerable legend developed about the songs genesis and what Betts was doing at the time, much of it fueled by a put-on interview band leader Duane Allman gave Rolling Stone. Duane told some crazy shit about that graveyard, I don’t wanna tell all—but thats the part that matters, Betts said. For his part, vocalist Gregg Allman was candid about his experiences in the cemetery, the cemetery was memorialized by the band as the final resting spot of both Duane Allman and bassist Berry Oakley. The Rolling Stone Album Guide called In Memory of Elizabeth Reed in its original studio incarnation the blueprint of a concert warhorse, the New York Times has written that its written riffs and jazz-ish harmonies improvisers room. In this performance, taken from the March 13,1971 concert by the group, Betts opens the song with ethereal volume swells on his guitar, giving the aural impression of violins. Slowly the first theme begins to emerge, Duane Allmans guitar joining Betts in a lead that variously doubles the melody, provides a harmony line.
The tempo picks up in the section to a Santana-like, quasi-Latin beat. Betts next solos from the start of the second theme and this leads into an organ solo from Gregg Allman, with the two guitars playing rhythm figures in the background. Throughout, percussionists Butch Trucks and Jai Johanny Johanson play in unison, Allman cools into a reverie, starts again, finding an even more furious peak. Parts of this solo would draw comparison to John Coltrane and his sheets of sound, Duane Allman biographer Randy Poe wrote that s playing jazz in a rock context reflected the emerging jazz fusion movement, only in reverse. Allman himself told writer Robert Palmer at that time, that kind of playing comes from Miles and Coltrane, ive listened to that album so many times that for the past couple of years, I havent hardly listened to anything else
Ain't Life Grand (Widespread Panic album)
Aint Life Grand is the fourth studio album by the Athens, GA based band Widespread Panic. The band held a CD release party at Smiths Olde Bar in Atlanta on August 28,1994 and it was first released to the public by Capricorn Records and Warner Bros. Records on September 6,1994. It would be re-released in 2001 by Zomba Music Group, on July 3,2014 the band announced that Aint Life Grand would be reissued on Vinyl in August,2014. The reissue will be distributed via ThinkIndie distribution and sold only at participating independent record stores, the band got minor airplay for their cover of Bloodkins Cant Get High, as well as their own Airplane. They performed the song Aint Life Grand at Morehouse College in Atlanta, the band begun rehearsing for the album by recording pre-recording sessions at John Keanes home studio like their first album, Space Wrangler. They were so pleased with the results that they decided to use the sessions for Aint Life Grand instead of going into the studio on a date with their producer Johnny Sandlin.
The album reached a position of #84 on the Billboard 200 chart. All songs by Widespread Panic except where otherwise noted. Little Kin –5,04 Aint Life Grand –4,48 Airplane –4,11 Cant Get High –3,49 Heroes –5,06 Raise the Roof –4,44 Junior –4,34 L. A
Earth to America (album)
Earth to America is the ninth studio album by the Athens, Georgia-based band Widespread Panic. It was recorded in January 2006 with Terry Manning producing in Nassau, the album is being offered in three variations, a regular CD release, a digipak release, and a vinyl record release. The digipak release includes free song downloads through the concert album web page. The vinyl release includes two bonus tracks not found on the regular CD release