Widespread Panic Share ‘Many Rivers To Cross’ Video Featuring Jimmy Cliff & Chuck Leavell
One of the highlights from this year’s Lockn’ Festival came at the end of Widespread Panic’s first set of the weekend, when the group was joined by reggae legend Jimmy Cliff for six songs. Cliff and Panic were aided by keyboardist Chuck Leavell of The Rolling Stones and The Allman Brothers Band fame for each of the six tunes.
Last month Widespread Panic shared video of their rehearsal and on-stage performances of “Sitting In Limbo” with Cliff and Leavell. Today, the band has unveiled similar footage of “Many Rivers To Cross.” It’s particularly cool to watch as the Georgia rockers and their guests work out how their version would go. Take a look:
“Many Rivers To Cross” was debuted by Widespread Panic on January 28, 2012 at their Wood Tour, all-acoustic show at The Tabernacle in Atlanta. John Bell handled vocals on all eight Panic versions of the song Panic played in 2012 and 2013 leading up to Jimmy Cliff’s guest spot. Listen to the “Many Rivers To Cross” from the band’s Wood LP: