Galactic Members Team With Widespread Panic In Raleigh

While Galactic drummer Stanton Moore had his chance to sit in with Widespread Panic on Thursday night, the New Orleans funk act’s horn players and keyboardist took their turn on stage with the Georgia rockers last night.

Panic and Galactic just completed a two-night stand at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC; where there were more collaborations in store on Friday night. Galactic’s Rich Vogel (keyboards), Ben Ellman (sax) and Corey Henry (trombone) helped out on a few songs during Widespread Panic’s second set in Raleigh. The trio emerged towards the end of the closing stanza for covers of The Meters’ “Ain’t No Use” and Funkadelic’s “Red Hot Mama.” Once again, John Bell & Co. delivered an old-school heavy setlist, continuing a trend started the previous evening. Friday’s encore included a pair of treats -the third WP take on “Honky Red” by Murray McLauchlan ever and the first “Sharon” (David Bromberg) of 2014. Widespread Panic performs at The Riverbend Festival in Chattanooga tonight, while Galactic is set to play the Slice Festival in Birmingham, AL with Maggie Koerner this evening.

Watch footage of “Ain’t No Use” and “Red Hot Mama” featuring Widespread Panic and members of Galactic thanks to Shea Hester:

Here’s a look at the setlist:

Set One: Weak Brain, Narrow Mind, Send Your Mind, Walkin’ (For Your Love), Little Lilly, Flicker > Makes Sense To Me, Blackout Blues, Thought Sausage > Barstools and Dreamers (62 mins)

Set Two: I’m Not Alone > Rock, Solid Rock, Machine, Action Man > Mercy > Jam > Weight of the World, It Ain’t No Use* > Red Hot Mama*, Love Tractor (79 mins)

Encore: Honky Red, Sharon

* -w/ Rich Vogel, Keys; Ben Ellman, Sax; Corey Henry, Trombone

[via PanicStream]