Watch Widespread Panic Bust Out Little Feat’s ‘Down On The Farm’ At Oak Mountain In 2011
Widespread Panic released pro-shot video featuring their cover of Little Feat’s “Down On The Farm.” The clip is from WSP’s April 16, 2011 concert from Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Pelham, Alabama.
“Down On The Farm” followed a massive half-set “Chilly Water” excursion which also included “Impossible,” “Contentment Blues” and “B of D” before returning to “Chilly Water.” The bust out of the Little Feat number saw Panic performing the song for the first time since October 23, 2005 — a span of 412 shows as per Everyday Companion.
“Down On The Farm” is one of WSP’s oldest covers. The band debuted the song in the fall of 1987. The tune was a staple cover in the early days until it saw a seven-year drought between 1989 and 1996. But “Down On The Farm” still remained something of a rarity, played sporadically in the late ‘90s and early 2000s until its final appearance in 2005 before the Oak Mountain play in 2011. After Oak Mountain, the band would shelve the song again until 2019.
Watch Widespread Panic perform Little Feat’s “Down On The Farm” below: