Guitarists John Bell and Michael Houser and bassist Dave Schools sat down throughout the shows and strapped on acoustics for parts of the performances as they re-worked some songs for special unplugged renditions. Along the way Widespread Panic busted out tunes they hadn’t performed in over a 1,000 shows and welcomed friends David Blackmon and Jerry Joseph for sit-ins.
For today’s Sunday Cinema selection we look at fan-shot footage featuring nearly all of one Sit-N-Ski show from the Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO on February 9, 1996. Blackmon guests on about a dozen songs including covers of “And It Stoned Me” and “Low Spark Of High-Heeled Boys” as well as a blistering “Airplane” > “Jam” and a gorgeous and fitting “Vacation.”
Set One: Little Kin (Missing From Video) > Pleas > Stop-Go, Travelin’ Light, Smoke And Burn > Happy > Chunk Of Coal*, And It Stoned Me*, Vacation*, Blackout Blues*
Set Two: A of D > Glory > Diner > Pilgrims > Solace, Help Me Somebody > Makes Sense To Me > Airplane* > Jam* > Sleeping Man*, Driving Song* > City of Dreams* > Driving Song* > Breathing Slow* > Love Tractor*
Encore: Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys*
* with David Blackmon on fiddle
[Setlist via Everyday Companion]
For more from Sit-N-Ski check out this audio compilation our friends at PanicStream have put together.
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