On Sunday night Widespread Panic wrapped up its three show run at Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre. During the group’s intro to Funakdelic’s “Maggot Brain” Dave Schools addressed everyone not in attendance, questioning “Are you ever going to miss a Sunday show ever again? That’s what I thought.” This was preceded by a version of “Dyin’ Man” and “Drums” with guest DJ Logic. Over the course of the weekend, the group, which holds the record for most sold-out shows at the venue, delivered three high energy performances, which also included the debut of the Dirty Side Down track “Jaded Tourist” on Sunday.
A number of guests stepped out as well. While in Colorado for performances with his Tiny Universe and a Power Jam at the Boulder Theater, Karl Denson added saxophone on a Friday night segue from “Tie Your Shoes” into “Red Hot Mama” and back into “Tie Your Shoes.” Then on Sunday, during “Maggot Brain,” Schools’ Stockholm Syndrome bandmate Eric McFadden emerged and remained for “Use Me” and “Chainsaw City.” Paul Agostino also added piano to the final song of the weekend, as after the encore began with “It Ain’t No Use,” and “Papa’s Home,” Agostino appeared for the fitting “Last Dance.”
Widespread Panic’s next show is this Friday July 2nd at High Sierra, which also marks the eighth anniversary of Michael Houser’s final performance with the group. A 1999 interview with Houser has just been posted to Relix.com.