Widespread Panic Begins Acoustic Ryman Run With Bust Outs


Widespread Panic kicked off their three-night acoustic run at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Friday night. The show included a number of bust outs including Neil Young’s “Are You Ready For The Country,” “New Blue,” Willis Alan Ramsey’s “Wishbone” and The Beatles’ “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away.”

Frontman John Bell got things going with a solo acoustic version of “Chilly Water.” The band would join JB for “Jack” ahead of “Are You Ready For The Country?,” which was last played in November 2013. “Pickin’ Up The Pieces,” “Can’t Get High” and “Old Joe” followed before Panic performed “New Blue” for just the fourth time and for the first time since 2001. “Walkin’ (For Your Love)” came next ahead of the first frame closer “Space Wrangler” which featured JB on the banjitar.

The second set got underway with The Guess Who’s “No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature” ahead of “One Arm Steve.” “Holden Oversoul” would then lead into “Weak Brain, Narrow Mind” ahead of “Gimme.” “Wishbone” came next for the first time since Halloween 2014 in Colorado. JB shouldered an acoustic 12-string guitar for “Driving Song” > “Tickle The Truth” > “Driving Song.” “The Take Out” then segued into the second set closer “Porch Song.”

WSP retook the stage for a two-song encore of “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away,” last time played in 2014, and “North.” Check out video of “Space Wrangler” captured by karmacare1 below:

Setlist (via Panic Stream)

Set One: Chilly Water^, Jack, Are You Ready For The Country?, Pickin’ Up The Pieces, Can’t Get High, Old Joe, New Blue, Walkin’ (For Your Love), Space Wrangler* (55 mins)

Set Two: No Sugar Tonight / New Mother Nature, One Arm Steve, Holden Oversoul > Weak Brain, Narrow Mind, Gimme, Wishbone, Driving Song** > Tickle The Truth** > Driving Song**, The Take Out > Porch Song (55 mins)

Encore: You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away, North (15 mins)


  • ^ JB solo
  • * w/ JB on banjitar
  • ** w/ JB on 12-string guitar
  • – ‘Are You Ready For The Country?’ LTP 11/12/13 Baltimore (321 shows)
  • – ‘New Blue’ LTP 11/20/01 Johnson City (1,131 shows) 4th time played overall
  • – ‘Wishbone’ LTP 10/31/14 Broomfield (247 shows)
  • – ‘You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away’ LTP 4/01/14 TRI Studios (297 shows)
  • – Entire show with Edie Jackson, ASL interpreter

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