Porch Songs: New Orleans 1992

New Orleans, LA

For the 39th installment of the ‘Porch Song’ two-track series we go way back to October of 1992 to an intimate performance at the iconic New Orleans music venue Tipitina’s (26 years ago this month in fact). Widespread Panic has a long track record of memorable performances within NOLA’s city limits, this particular show only being the band’s sixth performance there. It’s an extended single-set performance on a Monday night to Tipitina’s small capacity crowd.


  • Driving Song > Hatfield > Driving Song
  • It Ain’t No Use > Dream Song > Weight of the World
  • “Get Well John” for an ailing John Popper
  • Blues Traveler’s Bobby Sheehan & Chan Kinchla joining in for “Chilly Water”

It’s rare to come across many high-quality soundboard recordings from this era. And as you’ll be able to hear, the ‘NOLA 1992’ recording isn’t without its blemishes. Regardless, it’s a lot of fun to listen to, and you can tell the band is having a blast this particular night. So in honor of the band’s long history with this historic city (and for posterity’s sake), we give you 10/26/1992 Live at Tipitina’s!

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Driving Song
Driving Song
Love Tractor
I’m Not Alone
It Ain’t No Use
Dream Song
Weight of the World
Send Your Mind
Walkin’ (For Your Love)
Space Wrangler
“Get Well John”
Chilly Water*


The Take Out
Porch Song

Recorded by Wes Delk
Transferred from the original stereo live recording at the Brown Media Archive, University of Georgia Libraries
Post-production by Matt DeCamp

Widespread Panic is:

John Bell – vocals, guitar
John Hermann – keyboards, vocals
Michael Houser – guitar, vocals
Todd Nance – drums
Domingo Ortiz – percussion
David Schools – bass, vocals

* with Bobby Sheehan on bass, Chan Kinchla on guitar

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