Watch Carlos Santana Guest With Widespread Panic On This Date In 2001
Fifteen years ago today Widespread Panic brought a three-show run at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, California to a close with the help of a rock legend. Bay Area resident Carlos Santana sat-in with the Georgia rockers for the first half of their second set on October 14, 2001.
Santana emerged for his first and only guest appearance with Widespread Panic at the beginning of the second set. Carlos dueled with Michael Houser on the Widespread Panic original “Casa Del Grillo,” Robert Johnson’s “Me And The Devil Blues” and Funkadelic classics “Maggot Brain” and “Red Hot Mama.” While Carlos Santana is best known for his guitar skills, he showed off his drum work on the evening’s “Drums” segment before leaving WSP to finish the set.
Here’s video of the entire show via the JamBase Live Video Archive:
Widespread Panic 10/14/2001 Setlist (via Everyday Companion)
Set One: Pleas, Weight Of The World, North > Chilly Water, Blue Indian, Greta > Rock, Cream Puff War, Pickin’ Up The Pieces*
Set Two: Casa Del Grillo**, Me And The Devil Blues**, Maggot Brain**, Red Hot Mama** > Drums*** > Surprise Valley, Vacation, Big Wooly Mammoth, Henry Parsons Died
Encore: Old Joe, Last Dance
- * with Cecil Daniels on midi-saxophone
- ** with Carlos Santana on guitar
- *** with Carlos Santana on drums
- [‘A Love Supreme’ jam during ‘Red Hot Mama’; ‘Blue Jay Way’ tease by JoJo during ‘Vacation’; ‘Vacation’ rap by JB during ‘Last Dance’]
[Originally Published: October 14, 2016]