Watch Widespread Panic Kick Off 25th Anniversary Run With ‘Greta’ In 2011
Widespread Panic shared pro-shot video of “Greta” from the first night of a run honoring the band’s 25th anniversary. “Greta” was filmed at the Classic Center in Athens, Georgia on February 10, 2011.
Athens was a fitting location to start the run as the city is where the band was formed in 1986. Widespread Panic played the Classic Center on February 10 and 11, 2011 before concluding the celebratory excursion at Atlanta’s Fox Theater on February 14, 2011. The lineup at the time consisted of guitarists John Bell and Jimmy Herring, drummer Todd Nance, bassist Dave Schools, keyboardist JoJo Hermann and percussionist Domingo “Sunny” Ortiz.
“Greta” kicked off an encore that also featured a cover of Talking Heads’ “Heaven.” Earlier in the evening, Widespread Panic busted out covers of the Grateful Dead’s “Fire On The Mountain” and Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth” for the first time since 1988. Additonally, the sextet welcomed old friends Anne Richmond Boston, John Keane and Randall Bramblett for guest spots.
JoJo handles lead vocals on “Greta,” a song Widespread Panic released on their 1997 studio album, Bombs & Butterflies. Herring shreds an intense guitar solo just before the video cuts out ahead of the segue into “Heaven.”
See Widespread Panic’s “Greta” from February 10, 2011 below: