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Widespread Panic

Formed: 1985 in Athens, GA
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Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: John Bell, John Hermann, Jimmy Herring, Michael Houser, Todd Nance, Domingo Ortiz, Dave Schools, George McConnell
Biography: One of the many neo-hippie jam bands inheriting the road-warrior mantle left behind by the Grateful Dead, Widespread Panic established a devout grassroots following on the strength of constant touring and a loose, rootsy brand of Southern rock informed by jazz and blues textures. The group's origins ...Read full biography
Space Wrangler
Released: 1988
Label: Zomba
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Widespread Panic's first album, originally released on a tiny Atlanta, GA label. This reissue boasts three new tracks, one of them a lengthy medley; more to the point, it's a remarkably confident album ...Read full review
Ball
Released: 2003
Label: Sanctuary
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Politics aside -- this is the first-ever Widespread Panic record that hasn't had numerous versions of tracks available on the Internet; the band kept it under wraps until release time -- this is the most ...Read full review
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