Watch Widespread Panic Debut New Song & Bust Out Col. Bruce Cover For 1st Time In 32 Years

The setlist surprises occurred on night two at The Orion Amphitheater in Huntsville, Alabama.

By Andy Kahn Jul 31, 2023 7:33 am PDT

Widespread Panic set up shop at The Orion Amphitheater this weekend for a three-night run in Huntsville, Alabama. Saturday’s middle-show of the stand featured the live debut of a new Widespread Panic original, “Little By Little,” and a bust out performance of a Col. Bruce Hampton song for the first time since 1991.

Deep in Saturday’s second set came the premiere performance of “Little By Little.” The heavy, bluesy song sung by frontman John Bell was fortified by bassist Dave Schools’ deep groove and featured a cutting solo by guitarist Jimmy Herring.

The other setlist surprise of the evening came during the encore. After kicking off the finale with “Old Joe,” WSP broke out a cover of the late Col. Bruce Hampton’s “Elevator To The Moon.”

The band had only played the song once before, on April 4, 1991 when the Aquarium Rescue Unit opened and their drummer Jeff Sipe sat in with Panic. Saturday’s “Elevator To The Moon” arrived at least 2,590 shows after its initial appearance 32 years ago. The encore ended with a transition into “Climb To Safety.”

Watch Widespread Panic debut their new original “Little By Little” and bust out Col. Bruce’s “Elevator To The Moon” in Huntsville via the audience-captured videos below:


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