Galactic & Maggie Koerner Guest With Widespread Panic In Philly

Georgia rockers Widespread Panic brought their summer tour to The Mann Center For Performing Arts in Philadelphia on Saturday night, where once again Galactic kicked off the festivities. Panic made good use of not only Galactic, but Galactic’s special regular guest, vocalist Maggie Koerner, during their lengthy main set in Philly.

The sit-in action started towards the end of Widespread Panic’s main set, when Stanton Moore came out on percussion for “Drums.” Following “Drums,” Galactic guitarist Jeff Raines helped out on “Fixin’ To Die” and “Chilly Water.” Later in the night, John Bell & Co. dusted off the Dr. John cover “Familiar Reality” for the first time since last month’s tribute to the New Orleans musician in the Crescent City. Galactic trombonist Corey Henry and saxophonist Ben Ellman guested on “Familiar Reality.” Widespread Panic closed out the main set with a cover of Bill Withers’ “Use Me” that featured Maggie Koerner on vocals, Henry, Ellman and keyboardist Rich Vogel.

Widespread Panic continues their summer tour tomorrow night in Lewiston, NY.

Watch fan-shot footage of “Use Me” thanks to ilikebeers:

Here’s a look at the Widespread Panic setlist from Saturday in Philly:

Set: Pigeons, Time Zones, Can’t Get High, Machine > Barstools and Dreamers*, Clinic Cynic, Space Wrangler, Walkin’ (For Your Love), Tortured Artist, Blackout Blues > Drinking Muddy Water, Jesus Just Left Chicago > Drums** > Fixin’ To Die***, Chilly Water***, Thought Sausage > Familiar Reality****, Use Me***** (138 mins)

Encore: Old Joe, Imitation Leather Shoes

Notes: * w/ Satisfied rap
** w/ Stanton Moore on percussion (Galactic)
*** w/ Jeff Raines on guitar (Galactic)
**** w/ Ben Ellman on sax; Corey Henry on trombone (Galactic) [played at Dr John Tribute]
***** w/ Maggie Koerner on vocals; Ben Ellman on sax; Corey Henry on trombone; Rich Vogel on keys

[Setlist via PanicStream]