Widespread Panic Welcomes Margo Price & Paul Cauthen For Classic Rock Covers In Memphis

Watch video from the show-closing collab at Radians Amphitheater.

By Nate Todd May 28, 2024 9:54 am PDT

Widespread Panic wrapped a two-night stand at Radians Amphitheater in Memphis on Saturday. WSP welcomed Margo Price and Paul Cauthen for covers for classic rock covers from Tom Petty, ZZ Top, The Rolling Stones and more.

Widespread Panic — guitarists John Bell and Jimmy Herring, bassist Dave Schools, keyboardist JoJo Hermann, percussionist Domingo “Sunny” Ortiz and drummer Duane Trucks — launched the concert with standalone renditions of “Rock,” “Tail Dragger” and “Little Kin.” The band then offered couplets of “Big Wooly Mammoth” > “Bust It Big” and “Dream Song” > “Pilgrims.” “Halloween Face” brought the first frame to a close.

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Set two began with a three song seamless sequence of “Disco,” “King Baby” and “Chilly Water.” Following “We Walk Each Other Home,” WSP paired “Diner” with “Conrad.” As PanicStream noted, “Diner” was the first in Memphis in nearly 23 years — last played in Memphis on November 23, 2001. The expansive “Diner” also contained a “Her Dance Needs No Body” rap from John Bell.


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“Blue Indian” followed “Conrad” before the band brought out Margo Price, who opened for Panic on May 24. The collab began with Tom Petty’s “Honey Bee,” which saw JB and Price trading verses. Margo then led the way on a raucous rendition of the Janis Joplin-popularized “Piece of My Heart.”


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“Piece of My Heart” — written by Jerry Ragovoy and Bert Berns and originally recorded by Erma Franklin — made its first appearance at a WSP show since Lockn’ 2018. Price stuck around for second set closer, Panic original “All Time Low.”

The encore saw Margo returning along with May 25 opener Paul Cauthen. The collab kicked off with the strutting ZZ Top classic, “Waitin’ for the Bus,” with Cauthen fronting the band and JB and Price joining on vocals. Cauthen, Margo and JB then swapped verses on The Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” alongside spicy licks from “Mr. Jimmy” Herring.


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Next up for Widespread Panic is a concert opening for the aforementioned Rolling Stones in Denver ahead of WSP’s annual Red Rocks run. Check out their itinerary with ticket info below.

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