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Sam Holt Band have announced three special performances to celebrate the lives of the late Widespread Panic members Michael Houser and Todd Nance. The shows will feature tunes from Houser’s posthumous LP, Sandbox, as well as classic Widespread Panic and original tunes inspired by the duo.
The performances will occur on three consecutive nights, beginning at Isis Music Hall in Asheville, N.C. on May 12, then at Charleston Pour House in Charleston, S.C. on May 13. To close they’ll play at the Avondale Brewing Company in Birmingham, Ala. on May 14.
Holt will share the stage with Adam Grace, the keyboardist for Truth & Salvage Co., bassist Ross Parker, and drummer Jeremy Ward. Special guests will also perform but have not been announced.
Holt had a lengthy history with both of the departed; he acted as Houser’s guitar tech and played many gigs with him before and after the creation of the band Outformation. In addition, after moving to Athens in 2014, Holt played in several bands with Nance, including The Interstellar Boys.
“I think about Mike & Todd all the time. Playing these shows is my way to feel close to them. I became very close with Todd the last few years and haven’t played a show since his passing. I’m looking forward to these shows very much,” shared Holt.
Following a battle with pancreatic cancer, Houser succumbed to the disease in August 2002. Nance passed away in 2020 “from sudden and unexpectedly severe complications of a chronic illness.” Read Nance’s full obituary here.
To learn more about tickets, visit SamHoltBand.com.