Nicky Sanders Guests With Widespread Panic In Dallas

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One of the more frequent Widespread Panic guests of the past few years has been Steep Canyon Rangers fiddle player Nicky Sanders. Nicky paired up with Panic once again last night as the Georgia rockers resumed their summer tour at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas.

Sanders emerged towards the end of the first set to add fiddle to the “Driving Song” > “The Take Out” > “Porch Song” > “Breathing Slow” > “Porch Song” sequence that closed the opening stanza. The fiddler returned at the end of the second set for “Surprise Valley” and “Life During Wartime.” He also contributed to the first song of a two-song encore, “May Your Glass Be Filled,” before Panic concluded the show by themselves with a cover of Neil Young’s “Mr. Soul.”

Watch fan-shot video of Widespread Panic collaborating with Nicky Sanders on “Life During Wartime” and “Mr. Soul” thanks to Matt Nickel:

Setlist (via PanicStream)

Set One: Ain’t No Use > Rock, One Arm Steve > Makes Sense To Me, ^Stop Sitting Down Blues, Tie Your Shoes > Driving Song* > The Take Out* > Porch Song* > Breathing Slow* > Driving Song* (73 mins)

Set Two: Hope In A Hopeless World > Junior > Greta > Up All Night > Who Do You Belong To ?, Honky Red, Street Dogs For Breakfast, Space Wrangler > Drumz > Surprise Valley* > Life During Wartime* (78 mins)

Encore: May Your Glass Be Filled* > Mr Soul* (12 mins)

Notes: ^ “Call~Out” from DAS ~ “you girls gotta stand up. You’re the only people in the whole place that aren’t standing”
* Nicky Sanders on fiddle