Sam Holt Band have confirmed four dates throughout the Southeast to celebrate the 37th year anniversary of the first Widespread Panic show on February 6, 1986. The group will also honor the legacies of two late members of Panic: founding guitarist Michael Houser and founding drummer Todd Nance. Houser succumbed to pancreatic cancer in August 2002 and  Nance passed away in August of 2020. 

Holt was a member of Panic’s road crew and supplied lead guitar in the band for a tour before Jimmy Herring officially joined in 2006. After Houser’s passing, he formed  the band Outformation. In 2014, Holt moved to Athens, GA, and played in several bands with Todd Nance, including The Interstellar Boys.

The Sam Holt Band’s lineup consists of Adam Grace, keyboardist for Truth & Salvage Co., Ross Parker on bass, and Jeremy Ward on drums. The show will weave in tunes from Houser’s posthumous album Sandbox, as well as the classic songs Houser and Nance wrote for Widespread Panic–and original material that was inspired by and written for the late Michael Houser by Sam.

Here’s a look at the upcoming tribute shows 

February 1 Tupelo, MS–Blue Canoe

February 2 Nashville, TN–3rd and Lindsley

February 3 Chattanooga, TN–Barrelhouse Ballroom 

February 4 Birmingham, AL–Avondale Brewing