Chuck Sperry, Brute and Rickenbackers.
Widespread Panic is participating in an Indiegogo crowd
sourcing campaign to raise funds for the musician’s resource center, NuÃÂ§i’s
Space, in Athens, Ga. The mission of NuÃÂ§i’s Space is to prevent suicide by
providing obstacle free treatment for musicians suffering from depression and
other such disorders as well as to assist in the emotional, physical and
professional well-being of musicians.
An amazing group of musicians has come together to collaborate
on this campaign, including, but not limited to: the B-52s, R.E.M., Pylon,
Widespread Panic, Neutral Milk Hotel, Drive-By Truckers, Of Montreal, and
Danger Mouse. For Details on the project
please visit the Indiegogo “Reconstruction of the Steeple” campaign.
Check out the great packages available for this campaign, among them are three Widespread Panic packages.
1) Chuck Sperry Poster Package: a special pair of
limited edition variants of Chuck Sperry’s original Widespread Panic Iowa event
posters. These 20 sets are available
only through the NuÃÂ§i’s Space Indiegogo campaign.
2) The Brute Package: Widespread Records released Brute’s second
album, CO-BALT on April 9, 2002. Brute is Vic Chesnutt and Widespread Panic.
The Brute package has an autographed promotional poster, a promotional photo,
and CD. The poster is signed by Vic Chesnutt, Michael Houser, Todd Nance,
Domingo Ortiz, John Hermann, John Bell, Dave Schools and producer John Keane.
3) Widespread Panic has also signed three 2014
Jetglo Rickenbacker 330 guitars, along with the four original members of R.E.M., Drive-By
Truckers, and Kevin Barnes (Of Montreal).