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Friday, August 26, 2011
Widespread Panic’s Raves and Faves (Relix)
The current Relix cover story on Widespread Panic also includes a sidebar in which the band members share their favorite moments from over the years…
Santa Fe, NM 4/22/92
JOHNBELL // VOCALS/RHYTHM GUITAR
It’s almost always one we’ve really truly raised from the ground up collectively. An old tune that reflects that is “Contentment Blues.” We were all sitting around and wrote that thing in the kitchen together. “Papa’s Home” was written the same way.
The very first show! And the first show that we played at Tipitina’s [7/31/90]—that definitely was a big deal.
It’s kind of a blur, but when we did that spring tour semi-acoustically in the ski towns. [Sit-n-Ski, 1996]
I really don’t have one, so as a tie-breaker, I’ll say Til the Medicine Takes because of the album cover.
Bozeman, MT, 7/10/99
DOMINGO “SUNNY” ORTIZ // PERCUSSION
I would have to say “Space Wrangler.” Also: “Don’t Tell the Band,” “Dyin’ Man,” “One Arm Steve,” “Her Dance Needs No Body,” “Saint Ex,” “Thin Air (Smells Like Mississippi),” “Fishing” and “May Your Glass Be Filled”— just to name a few.
Madison Square Garden [10/31-11/01/03] and being onstage with Carlos Santana at the Greek Theatre [10/14/01].
Favorite Album Til the Medicine Takes
San Francisco 11/28/97 with Merl Saunders
JOHN “JOJO” HERMANN // KEYBOARDS/VOCALS
I never get tired of “Chilly Water.”
New Year’s in 2000 was really special. Definitely one of the highlights of my life was October 30th  when Dr. John sang “Dream Warrior” and “Right Place Wrong Time” with the band.