Jimmy Cliff Leads Widespread Panic & Chuck Leavell On ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ At Lockn’ 2015
At each of the first three installments of the Lockn’ Festival, Georgia rockers Widespread Panic teamed with a musical legend for a portion for one of their sets. In 2013 they collaborated with John Fogerty, in 2014 they were paired with Steve Winwood and in 2015 WSP shared the stage with reggae icon Jimmy Cliff. Lockn’ organizers recently shared pro-shot video featuring one of the songs from the 2015 collaboration on the festival’s YouTube channel.
The Jimmy Cliff/Widespread Panic summit took place on September 12, 2015 at the Arrington, Virginia festival. Panic was also joined by Allman Brothers Band/Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell in backing Cliff. Jimmy led the ensemble through a total of six songs: “Sitting In Limbo,” “The Harder They Come,” “You Can Get It If You Really Want,” “Many Rivers To Cross,” “Guns Of Brixton” and “I Can See Clearly Now.” The final song was originally written and recorded by Johnny Nash. Cliff scored a hit with a 1993 version of the tune he recorded for the soundtrack of Cool Runnings.
Watch Cliff lead Widespread Panic and Chuck Leavell on “I Can See Clearly Now”:
Panic had previously shared official footage of two songs from the collaboration:
The 2017 installment of Lockn’ will take place at Oak Ridge Farm in Arrington, Virginia August 24 – 27. Widespread Panic will perform twice as part of a lineup that also includes Phil Lesh and Bob Weir with The Terrapin Family Band, The String Cheese Incident, The Avett Brothers, Umphrey’s McGee, moe., Gov’t Mule and many others. Tickets are on sale now via the festival’s website.