From the Archive: Charlotte 2001, the 29th installment of the Porch Songs two-track series! Date: 11/17/2001 Venue: Independence Arena City: Charlotte, NC The second of a two-night run at the Independence Arena, November 17th, 2001 finds the band at the tail-end of its 2001 fall tour (days before their Tennessee heaters Johnson City & Chattanooga) giving…Read More
For this next volume of Porch Songs, we carry ourselves back to Tennessee, climb up Lookout Mountain and find out we are really just in Widespread Panic’s backyard. Chattanooga, and other small places within a short driving distance from Athens, GA, have always given the band the feeling of being just like home even when they are not. Back in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, these little towns in Southern USA helped create a crucible of persistent playing that took root and spread elsewhere. As our pilgrimages continue to take us all over the planet, it’s always nice to find yourself, once again, close to home with the comfort of familiar surroundings.