Widespread Panic Debuts Ramble On Rose At CounterPoint

The 2015 installment of CounterPoint continued on Saturday with performances from Galactic, The Heavy Pets, Papadosio and many more including an extended set from Widespread Panic. The Georgia rockers treated home state fans to a two-hour set and 15 minute encore that included the debut of a Grateful Dead cover and a sit-in which kept it all in the family.

[Photo via CounterPoint on Facebook]

Widespread Panic played a number of the new originals they’ve debuted this year during their CounterPoint set in Rome, Georgia on Saturday including “Steven’s Cat,” “Jamais Vu” and “Cease Fire.” Guitarist Jimmy Herring’s son Carter Herring sat-in with the band as he did last fall in Alpharetta. Carter contributed to covers of “Sell Sell” and “Ride Me High.” When Panic returned for the encore, they unveiled their cover of the Grateful Dead’s “Ramble On Rose,” sung by frontman John Bell. The band had worked up the cover for the recent Dear Jerry concert, but their version was cut from the tribute due to time constraints.

Watch fan-shot video of Widespread Panic’s “Ramble On Rose” thanks to Troy Goode:

Widespread Panic now heads to Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe, Illinois; while CounterPoint concludes on Sunday with performances from Umphrey’s McGee, Lettuce, The Roots and more.

Setlist (via PanicStream)

Set: Henry Parsons Died, Good People, Greta > Up All Night, Pigeons, Steven’s Cat, Sell Sell*, Ride Me High* > Drums (Duane) > Cease Fire > Jamais Vu, Driving Song > Papa’s Home > Drums (Sunny) > Papa’s Home > Driving Song, Blackout Blues

Encore: Ramble On Rose^, Love Tractor

* w/ Carter Herring (Jimmy’s son) on guitar
^ First Time Played (soundchecked at ‘Dear Jerry’)