Widespread Panic ready to jam at Wanee Music Festival

"The Allman Brothers play annual events about as often as they do one-off concerts. The iconic Southern rockers, who aren’t going on long, rigorous tours like they did back in the day, still take a week each March to play New York’s Beacon Theater.

Every year the Allmans invade Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak for the Wanee Festival.

“It’s awesome,” Widespread Panic bassist Dave Schools said while calling from Minnesota. “We’ve had great shows and great times there. You see the big names there and you also see acts that are about to break there. I remember the Black Keys playing just before we went on at the Wanee Festival (in 2011). This year I’m looking forward to seeing Derek (Trucks from the Tedeschi-Trucks Band) and Warren (Haynes) and the (Allman) Brothers and some other good friends. It’s a great lineup like always."

The Wanee festival, which will also feature Govt. Mule, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the funky Tower of Power, pedal steel wizard Robert Randolph and the Family Band, veteran singer-songwriter Leon Russell and rock’s wackiest dude Les Claypool and his Duo De Twang, smacks of a European festival since its so eclectic."

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