WIDESPREAD PANIC SET TO RELEASE
OAK MOUNTAIN 2001 ON MAY 28
The fine folks at PanicStream have come
across a listing which gives us an idea of what
the eighth installment of Widespread Panic's multi-track live archival series is all
about. Back in 2001, the jam titans played a three-night stand at Oak Mountain in Pelham,
Alabama with all six original members: John Bell, John Hermann, Michael Houser, Todd
Nance, Domingo Ortiz, and David Schools. A page on Amazon.com shows that an official
multi-track recording of the
first night of that memorable stand - July 27th, 2001 - is set for a May 28th release and
is currently available for pre-order.
As of press time, Widespread Panic has not officially announced this release. While at the
moment there's no listings for the other two nights of Oak Mountain 2001, the cover is
clearly labeled 8.1 making us think the whole run will be released.
The first night finds the band working through much beloved staples such as "Barstools and
Dreamers," "Disco" and "Driving Song;" while also delivering a slew of fan-favorite covers
as "Fixin' To Die," "Let It Rock," "Low Rider" and "Ride Me High." Award-winning
percussionist Dr. Arvin Scott sat in with Panic on "The Harder They Come" and "Drums."
Check out the setlist for Widespread Panic at Oak Mountain on July 27th, 2001.
1: Conrad, One Arm Steve > Barstools and Dreamers, Action Man, This Part Of Town, Greta >
Christmas Katie > Let It Rock > Radio Child
2: Disco > Bear's Gone Fishin' > Driving Song > Blight > Driving Song > The Waker > Last
Dance > The Harder They Come* > Drums* > Fixin' To Die, Low Rider > Love Tractor
E: Ride Me High > Dream Song
* with Dr. Arvin Scott on percussion
[First 'The Harder They Come'; 'Alabama Bound' rap by JB during 'Let It Rock'; 'Fire On
The Mountain' jam before 'Drums'; 'Here Comes The Sun' tease by Dave after 'Drums']
Watch fan-shot video of The Harder They Come from July 27th, 2001:
[credit: @PanicStream on finding the Amazon.com page]