Setlist and Videos: Widespread Panic Delivers Mega-set at Jazz Fest

PANIC RETURNS TO FAIRGROUNDS WITH MARATHON PERFORMANCE
INCLUDING GUEST APPEARANCE FROM CR GRUVER

Yesterday afternoon at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Widespread Panic treated attendees to one of the longest sets in the event's history as they withstood torrential rains to deliver a two-and-a-half hour performance. Panic tipped their cap to the coming storm by opening with "Climb To Safety" and mixed originals from throughout their career with covers by the likes of Tom Waits ("Goin' Out West), Traffic ("Dear Mr. Fantasy") and Robert Johnson ("Stop Breakin' Down Blues").

While many Spreadnecks speculated that New Orleans institution and longtime Panic collaborators Dirty Dozen Brass Band would sit in with the band, since their set came just before Widespread Panic took the stage, a DDBB guest spot never materialized. However, John Bell and Co. invited keyboardist CR Gruver of The New Orleans Suspects out for "Stop Breakin' Down Blues." The sun finally emerged late in the set, which made "You Should Be Glad" even more meaningful.

Here's yesterday's Widespread Panic setlist from New Orleans.

05/02/13 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans, LA

Set: Climb To Safety > Rebirtha > Blackout Blues, Dirty Side Down > Hatfield, Pickin' Up The Pieces, Hope In A Hopeless World, Angels On High, Goin' Out West > Drums > Little Lilly > Walkin' (For Your Love), Holden Oversoul > Christmas Katie > Imitation Leather Shoes, Blue Indian, Party At Your Mama's House > Stop Breakin' Down Blues*, Dear Mr Fantasy, You Should Be Glad, Postcard

Encore: Conrad

* with CR Gruver on keys

[Setlist via Burnthday]

A number of videos from yesterday at the Fairgrounds have already surfaced.

["Climb To Safety"]

["Dear Mr. Fantasy"]

["Imitation Leather Shoes"]

["Stop Breakin' Down Blues" w/ CR Gruver]

[Rainstorm Envelopes The Fairgrounds]

http://www.widespreadpanic.com

[Published on: 5/3/13]

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