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Jimmy Herring & The Invisible Whip: Music Reflecting Life

Words: Tim Newby
Photos: Josh Mintz

“The invisible whip is the force that motivates you and your life depends on it,” explains guitarist Jimmy Herring about the inspiration for his new project, Jimmy Herring & The Invisible Whip. “It is like having a cocked gun at your back.  It is the motivating factor.”  Continue reading Jimmy Herring & The Invisible Whip: Music Reflecting Life

13th Annual Wanee Music Festival 2017

13th Annual Wanee Music Festival 2017
Suwannee Music Park
Live Oak, Florida
Photographer/Writer: Tyler Muir

This year’s Wanee Music Festival, located at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in North Central Florida, delivered one of the more solid lineups of the 2017 festival season. Though it takes place in the spring, it set the bar for what a schedule should look like.

An important factor all these years for setting the bar high for Wanee was Butch Trucks. The untimely passing of Trucks in January brought the Wanee community together in an unprecedented way, to honor his life and say thanks for impacting so many over the course of his life. There was an extra sense of camaraderie – both on and off stage – the entire weekend because of the tragedy. Everyone truly realized how fortunate they were to be able to experience this year’s festival. Continue reading 13th Annual Wanee Music Festival 2017

13th Annual Wanee Music Festival – Approaching with Lightning Speed!

13th Annual Wanee Music Festival – Approaching with Lightning Speed!
The Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida
April 20th – 22nd, 2017
April 19th – Happy Hour = Butch Trucks & The Freight Train Band a Special Dedication to Butch Trucks
Writer: Tyler O’Brien Muir

The Spirit of the Suwannee Music park, nestled under the beautiful Floridian Cypress trees on 800 acres of lavish forest welcomes the 13th Annual Wanee Music Festival this coming April 20th – 22nd. Continue reading 13th Annual Wanee Music Festival – Approaching with Lightning Speed!

Beale Street Music Festival announces 2017 lineup

This morning Memphis in May announced the line-up to the 2017 Beale Street Music Festival.

Held on the banks of the Mississippi River, headliners this year include a wide range of names, including Widespread Panic, Kings of Leon, Soundgarden, Snoop Dogg, Sturgill Simpson, Death Cab for Cutie, and MGMT. Continue reading Beale Street Music Festival announces 2017 lineup

Widespread Panic & Umphrey’s McGee – Pittsburgh, PA

Widespread Panic & Umphrey’s McGee

Stage AE

Pittsburgh, PA


Umphrey’s McGee (via UM Twitter)

Set: Similar Skin, Deeper > Believe the Lie, Women Wine and Song, Wizard Burial Ground > Glory > Wizard Burial Ground, Hangover, Jajunk, Eminence Front *

* w/ Jimmy Herring, Jojo Hermann and Duane Trucks


Widespread Panic (via PanicStream)

Set: Jam > Holden Oversoul, Tickle The Truth > Henry Parsons Died, You Got Yours, Big Wooly Mammoth, Imitation Leather Shoes, Aunt Avis, Rebirtha > Goin’ Out West, Steven’s Cat, Papa’s Home > Drums & Bass > Drums > Papa’s Home, For What It’s Worth*, Fishwater

Encore: Me and the Devil Blues**, Action Man

* – w/ Brendan Bayliss on guitar & vocals ** – w/ Brendan Bayliss on guitar; Joel Cummins on keys

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Widespread Panic – Baltimore, MD

Widespread Panic

Pier 6

Baltimore, MD



Set I: Holden Oversoul, Give, Tickle the Truth, Rock, The Poorhouse Of Positive Thinking, Happy, Airplane, Rebirtha, Blackout Blues

Set II: Worry, Mercy > Jam > Big Wooly Mammoth, Chainsaw City* > Blight > Drums > Pusherman > May Your Glass Be Filled, No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature

Encore: Dream Song, The Ballad of John and Yoko

* with Andy Tennille on shaker





Widespread Panic – Washington D.C.

Widespread Panic

Warner Theatre

Washington D.C.



Set 1: Pleas > Weight of the World, You Got Yours, Bears Gone Fishin’ > Little Lilly > Jamais Vu > Dear Mr Fantasy, Junior, Greta > Henry Parson’s Died

Set 2: A of D, Papa Legba, Driving Song > Disco > Hatfield > Honky Red > Jam > Drums > Drums & Bass > Stop Go > Driving Song, Thought Sausage, Action Man

Encore: Contentment Blues, Holden Oversoul


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Neville Brothers to be Honored at All-Star Farewell Concert Event

NevilleOn Saturday, May 2nd, an extraordinary collection of music stars will come together for New Orleans’ concert event of the year, NEVILLES FOREVER: A CELEBRATION OF THE NEVILLE BROTHERS AND THEIR MUSIC, to bid farewell to a national music treasure. This farewell concert will take place at the Saenger Theatre, and will feature performances by: the Neville Brothers (Aaron, Art, Charles, Cyril), Widespread Panic, Trombone Shorty, Galactic, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, Terence Blanchard, Ivan Neville, John Boutté, Anders Osborne and Ian Neville. Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks.


Tickets go on sale Monday, February 16 at 10am CST via Ticketmaster.com or at Ticketmaster locations or by phone at 800-745-3000. Fans can also purchase tickets at the Saenger Theatre Box Office MondayFriday 10am – 5pm. Saturday hours vary by event. The address is 1111 Canal Street; New Orleans, LA; 70112.


Grammy Award-winner Don Was serves as music director and will lead an all-star band backing the performers at this incredible concert event taping. Keith Wortman is the creator and executive producer of the show, who recently produced large-scale concert events, music releases, and broadcast specials honoring music icons such as Johnny Cash, Levon Helm, Gregg Allman, Mavis Staples and Emmylou Harris amongst others. Wortman and Was were the producers of last year’s extraordinary concert event, The Musical Mojo of Dr. John. NEVILLES FOREVER: A CELEBRATION OF THE NEVILLE BROTHERS AND THEIR MUSIC will be filmed and recorded for multi-platform distribution throughout traditional and digital media.


“I am honored to produce such an important show celebrating the Neville Brothers. Their music has meant everything to me and fans around the world,” says Wortman. “This will be one of those nights where every fan wishes they were in the building.”


“The Neville Brothers are the royal family of New Orleans funk,” says Was. “Individually each brother is a musical powerhouse unto himself, but when they play together they create musical magic. The fact that they’ve come home to New Orleans for this show makes it all the more special.”


For more information on NEVILLES FOREVER: A CELEBRATION OF THE NEVILLE BROTHERS AND THEIR MUSIC, please visit: http://nevillesforever.com 


Remembering Mikey: The Music, Memory, and Spirit of Michael Houser

Sam holt“Remembering Mikey,” the band honoring Michael Houser’s music, is back on the road this March with shows throughout the Southern USA.  Lead by Sam Holt, the show will feature Houser originals as well as songs from Houser’s posthumous release Sandbox.  Holt will also be performing a number of original songs written for and inspired by Houser.

Widespread Panic’s founding member, Michael Houser, passed away in 2002.  Holt served as Houser’s guitar tech at the time and remembers experiencing a moment of clarity.  “There were many times when he [Houser] told me, ‘You need to go play music,’” says Holt.  “I realized I needed to make the most of my time.”   Eventually, Holt performed with Widespread Panic as their lead guitar player.

Since that time, Holt has formed his own musical groups, touring and building a large fan base across the country; first with Outformation and currently with The Sam Holt Band which formed in Colorado in 2011.

Holt takes time to honor his friend Michael Houser with the upcoming shows, billed officially as “Remembering Mikey” – Honoring the Music, Memory and Spirit of Michael Houser.

Along with Adam Grace, keyboardist for Truth & Salvage Co., “Remembering Mikey” will be a unique experience for Houser fans. “I am a huge fan of Widespread Panic and Houser’s music,”  says Grace.  “It is an honor to be a part of this tribute to Houser, one of the greatest musical minds of our time.”

Michael+Houser+cover555_450housertributeTwo other members of “Remembering Mikey,”  Jeremy Ward and Ross Parker, played the music of Widespread Panic for years in a tribute band called “Farmer’s Soul.”  They garnered a huge fan base in the South and will provide the perfect rhythm section for Sam Holt.  The final member of the group, Adam Stern, will be playing pedal steel and guitar, making this tribute a show that cannot be missed.

After playing his own music for many years, Holt will be returning to his roots and playing the tunes of his mentor and friend Michael Houser.  Holt relates, “Mike meant so much to so many. He instilled me with the confidence to play music… and these shows are a way for us to celebrate his music and memory.”




You can read more about Sam Holt, Remembering Mikey, and get your pre-sale tickets at the official band website www.rememberingmikey.com.

Remembering Mikey official Tour Dates:

March 19, 2015 – Charlotte, NC @ (To be announced soon)

March 20, 2015 – Charleston, SC @ The Pour House

March 21, 2015 –  Asheville, NC @ Asheville Music Hall

March 25, 2015 – Tuscaloosa, AL @ The Booth

March 26, 2015 – Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry’s

March 27, 2015 – Jackson, MS @ Martin’s

March 28, 2015 – Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen

Duane Trucks to replace Todd Nance on Widespread Panic tour

Widespread Panic, 6/8/13, Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheatre


Duane Trucks, the younger brother of Derek Trucks, will replace drummer Todd Nance on Widespread Panic’s upcoming fall tour which kicks off October 3 in Charleston, South Carolina.  The band has only said that Nance will be taking time off to attend to personal matters.


Widespread Panic Fall Tour

October 3 Charleston, SC—North Charleston Coliseum
October 4 Charleston, SC—North Charleston Coliseum
October 5 St. Augustine, FL—St. Augustine Amphitheatre
October 8 Montgomery, AL—Montgomery Performing Arts Centre
October 10 Huntsville, AL—Von Braun Center
October 11 Alpharetta, GA—Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre
October 12 Biloxi, MS—Mississippi Coast Coliseum
October 14 Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Live at Moody Theater
October 15 Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Live at Moody Theater
October 17 Grand Praire, TX—Verizon Theatre
October 18 Memphis, TN—Orpheum Theatre
October 19 Memphis, TN—Orpheum Theatre
October 21 St. Louis, MO—Peabody Opera House
October 22 St. Louis, MO—Peabody Opera House
October 24 Milwaukee, WI—Riverside Theater
October 25 Milwaukee, WI—Riverside Theater
October 26 Milwaukee, WI—Riverside Theater
October 28 Cedar Rapids, IA—Paramount Theatre
October 29 Ames, IA—Stehen Auditorium
October 31 Broomfield, CO—1st Bank Center
November 1 Broomfield, CO—1st Bank Center
November 2 Broomfield, CO—1st Bank Center