The Allman Brothers and Widespread Panic closed its two-show run at Chicago’s Charter One Pavilion last night. During the Allman Brothers’ set, John Bell took the stage for “And It Stoned Me” and was quickly joined by JoJo Hermann for “It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry.” The Widespread Panic members then left the stage as the Allmans moved into a jam based around “The Other One,” but Hermann, Dave Schools and Jimmy Herring later returned for a second jam with the Allmans. Finally, Jimmy Herring took a solo during “Stormy Monday.”
Widespread Panic opened its set with “Send Your Mind” and proceeded to run through all the songs off its second album Widespread Panic (known to most fans as “Mom’s Kitchen”) in its entirety. Derek Trucks emerged during the set to help the group through “Mercy” and “Rock.” After finishing the album, Panic brought out Warren Haynes for both Robert Johnson’s “Me and The Devil Blues” and Neil Young’s “Last Dance.” Widespread Panic was produced by Allman family producer Johnny Sandlin. Panic also played its first album Space Wrangler in its entirety on New Year’s Eve.