Dirty Dozen Brass Band Joins Widespread Panic In Las Vegas

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Last night, Widespread Panic played the first of three consecutive nights with special guests the Dirty Dozen Brass Band at The Joint At The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Members of NOLA group joined WSP during both of Friday’s sets, including an extended second half sequence of choice covers.

Panic opened the show with “Who Do You Belong To?” and toward the end of the first set Roger Lewis of DDBB came to the stage to add baritone saxophone on “Pickin’ Up The Pieces” and the set closing cover of “Stop Breakin’ Down Blues.”

“Little Kin” was selected to open set two, and after moving through a sequence of “Pleas” > “Saint Ex” > “Rebirtha” members of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band horn section took the stage. Along with Lewis, Efrem Towns and Gregory Davis on trumpet, Kevin Harris on tenor saxophone and Kirk Joseph on sousaphone, Widespread Panic launched into their bust out cover performance of late NOLA piano great Professor Longhair’s “Go To The Mardi Gras,” last played at Panic En La Playa 2015. Takes on Funkadelic’s “Red Hot Mama,” Dr. John’s “I Walk On Guilded Splinters” and Bill Withers’ “Use Me” rounded out the DDBB portion of the set. A guest-free rendition of “Chilly Water” wrapped up the second set and WSP delivered “Honky Red” and “May Your Glass Be Filled” for the encore.

Widespread Panic and Dirty Dozen Brass Band play The Joint At The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino again tonight and Sunday. As always, a free live audio stream is available via LiveWidespreadPanic.com.

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Setlist (via PanicStream)

Set One: Who Do You Belong To?, Thought Sausage, Radio Child, Bear’s Gone Fishin’, You Got Yours, All Time Low, A of D, Pilgrims, Pickin’ Up The Pieces*, Stop Breakin’ Down Blues* (70 mins)

Set Two: Little Kin, Pleas > Saint Ex > Rebirtha > Go To The Mardi Gras**, Red Hot Mama** > Mini Drums > I Walk On Guilded Splinters** > Use Me**, Chilly Water (89 mins)

Encore: Honky Red, May Your Glass Be Filled (15 mins)

Notes:

  • * with Roger Lewis on Baritone Sax (DDBB)
  • ** with Gregory Davis, Roger Lewis, Kevin Harris, Efrem Towns, Kirk Joseph (DDBB)
  • [Inverted intro into ‘Saint Ex’]

[Ed. Note: this article has been updated with corrected information regarding the Professor Longhair cover.]

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