Widespread Panic Welcomes Karl Denson In Asheville
The Georgia jam titans filled the first set with many heavy rotation favorites such as “Ain’t Life Grand,” “Walkin’ (For Your Love)” and “Space Wrangler.” Towards the middle of the second set, Karl Denson emerged on sax for only the 10th Panic version of Professor Longhair’s “Stag-O-Lee” since it was debuted in 1996. “Stag-O-Lee” was last performed on October 29, 2011 -a night in which the song was busted out after five years, making it a ridiculous six years between the last three versions. Denson stuck around and crew member Steve Lopez joined in on percussion for a cover of “Slippin’ Into Darkness” by War. Last night was just the third time Widespread Panic has covered “Slippin’ Into Darkness” this year. The encore contained a “Dream Song” followed by the old school “The Take Out” > “Porch Song” pairing.
Watch fan-shot video by Pat Hatcher of “Stag-O-Lee” with Karl Denson:
Check out last night’s setlist:
Set 1: Ain’t Life Grand > Walkin’ (For Your Love) > Tickle the Truth > Good Morning Little School Girl > One Arm Steve > Saint Ex, Space Wrangler > Chunk of Coal
Set 2: Little Kin, Sometimes, Time Waits, Stag-O-Lee*, Slippin’ Into Darkness^, Machine > Barstools and Dreamers, I Walk on Guilded Splinters, Bust it Big > Conrad
Encore: Dream Song, The Take Out > Porch Song
* -w/ Karl Denson
^ -w/ Karl Denson and Steve Lopez
Stream an audience recording of last night’s show at PanicStream. Widespread Panic finishes the two-night stand in Asheville tonight.