PORCH SONGS: Santa Fe, NM – 6/19,20/2001

Paolo Soleri

Santa Fe, New Mexico

June 19 & 20, 2001

Paolo Soleri, Santa Fe, New Mexico June 19 & 20, 2001 Porch Songs, Volume 2, is ready to roll. We’ve opened up 2001 with two performances from one of the top fan-favorite venues in the US…Paolo Soleri in Santa, Fe, NM. The first show on June 19th catches Widespread Panic in one of those unpredictable spots in time when the venue, the crowd, the band…and the weather…combine for one of those intimate, yet dark and dirty shows. The following night on the 20th, JB greets the crowd with the notion that maybe they will be struck by sunshine…no doubt a reference to the craziness the night before. And then the band proceeds to lay down another smoker. Imagine that.

Technically speaking, we’ve done what we could with these soundboard dat recordings. We’ve dealt with digital noise issues, seemingly cracking guitar amps at a few points, and obviously some weather…to describe a few challenges that popped up here and there. You might notice some of these fixes and some you might not. One magic spot to focus on would be the beginning of “Don’t Be Denied” which starts the second set on the 19th. In one sense of magic, it’s pretty cool that, given the first set “The Take Out” opener, it appears that they were ready to end that set with “Porch Song.” That is until the weather would not cooperate and forced the band to shut down set one after “Proving Ground”. So, magically, we get the “Don’t Be Denied” as the set two opener with a “Porch Song” to follow. Guess we were not going to be denied that “Porch Song.” The only problem with all of that was the record button on the dat deck didn’t get pressed until a few seconds into that first verse. So, we get an audience recording to start it off and then a nicely engineered segue back into the soundboard recording. I think it came off sounding pretty cool and even provides somewhat of a comparison of how a soundboard recording can get you where you need to be when that weather is pushing all that air around. So, even with some of the snaps, crackles and pops we had to contend with in getting these recordings ready to go, Paolo Soleri is one of those “common denominator” shows that needed some love. ….so we gave it ours.

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16 comments to PORCH SONGS: Santa Fe, NM – 6/19,20/2001

  • James

    Thanks Horace for putting these out…Cant wait to hear these and looking forward to the next release!

    You the man!

    Thanks Again!

  • Jason Brantley

    I was fortunate enough to see every show Panic ever played at Paolo Soleri. This 2001 run was as good as any of them, and they were all pretty stellar. Maybe one day they will go back there for another run.

  • Roky Erickson

    Hell Yeah! Horace you are the man…AGAIN!!!
    This is one of the best Panic run’s from those final Mikey years. Venue spoke for itself…but the tunes were monumental cuts. Any fool could feel electrical intensity erupting from stage during Porch>Bowlegged. An that was only the first night! Mr. Soul>Last Straw>CPW fueled my dreams all the way to Colorado.

    Seriously…Paolo>Dallas almost broke my will to live. And then there was Jerry and Damascus!

    3 cheers for WSP and Horace!!!

  • Roky Erickson

    oh yeah…these are some of the best aud tapes of all time!!

  • coconut Phil

    Jamming to the first show right now, really sounds good too. Thanks Horace for kicking off 2010 with some solid jams. I’ll download everyone posted for my archives. Please keep it coming. Really nice job on 12/31/09 Jam on America!


  • merch

    yall up on those metal bleachers may want to come down for a while, and this man says stay out of the aisles-Garo

  • stiney

    That was me and my peeps on the bleachers havin a high time!

  • Seth

    Proud to say I was there for both. A friend and I had been whitewater rafting the afternoon of the 19th and basically went straight to the venue for the first show. What an amazing lightning display!! I agree, Roky, that the Dallas shows after NM were also amazing and Jerry’s songs with the guys were great. What an awesome week!!

  • A gigantic ‘Cheshire Cat’ grin with deep ‘Brown Cat’ influence crosses my face every time my memory rewinds to these two shows of yesteryear. It was truly a Magical, Magestic, Monsoon, Mikey-laced, Moontime in an Indian crater in Santa Fe. I encourage all to download and listen to this ‘Meow Mix’ of heavy earth exchange between a few good cats beacuse it “Tastes So Good Cats Ask For It By Name.”

  • TJ

    excellent job..giving the fans what they want. Please consider 6-28-96 from Oak Mountain Amp. Such a special place in Panic history.

  • Julia

    Kudos, Mister Jason Jerome, I couldn’t have said it better myself. I was at these shows and the beautiful sounds swirling around my body and through the air were simply magical. I am excited to be able to re-acquire these shows..Thank you!!

  • Don

    Beautiful!!! I was blessed to have been at those shows and the electrical show the first night was amazing. It was hilarious when they had to remind some of the fans to get out of the risers as it was an electrical storm, duh. it sucks we got shorted a little on the 1st set but they made up for it in quality.

  • rebecca

    i love that i can be taken back to such a stella show. i can even remember the black dress i was wearing!!!

  • Braxton

    Best weekend of my life.

  • Max Stowe

    The 19th was THE best WP show of my life. Top of the bleachers in the lighting! What can I say, the sets were amazing; best day ever in all of a to short life in Santa Fe.

  • geoff in nm

    the 19th was my first panic show, i was blown away by the “do what you like”, the lightning, well everything. Paolo Soleri is the best venue anywhere, awesome mountain scenery, intimate, great sound and view no matter where you sit, and a great lot scene…even though “its a bitch to load into” – please Panic, play there again!

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