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Widespread Panic On World Cafe

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Widespread Panic On World Cafe

Widespread Panic On World Cafe

Widespread Panic On World Cafe

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Set List

  • "Saint Ex"
  • "Dirty Side Down"
  • Expiration Day"

What a long, strange road it's been for Widespread Panic. The members of the Athens, Ga., jam band met in a dorm room in 1981, formed the band five years later and now find themselves 11 albums into a career that's spanned four decades and sold more than three million records.

The band's new album, Dirty Side Down, came out in May on Dave Matthews' ATO record label. Widespread Panic co-founder John Bell recently spoke with World Cafe host David Dye about the new album, and the band joins in for three live songs in the studio, including the Vic Chesnutt-penned "Expiration Day." The current lineup includes Bell on guitar, bassist Dave Schools, drummer Todd Nance, percussionist Domingo "Sunny" Ortiz, keyboardist John "JoJo" Hermann and guitarist Jimmy Herring.

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The Georgia jam band Widespread Panic has been making music for almost 25 years.

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