Widespread Panic

Photo courtesy DCF Concerts.
Photo courtesy DCF Concerts.

Wednesday, July 15

The Georgia band first came together in a college dorm at the University of Georgia, rocking out at house parties and bars. But in 1987, Widespread Panic got the opportunity to spread its talent to the world after being signed to Landslide Records. For the next 30 years the band would execute as a great southern blues guitar band, with a smooth, melodic guitar sound that it continues to explore on its 12th studio album, Street Dogs, the group’s first album since Dirty Side Down in 2010. The band says its most recent album explores the New Orleans music scene, describing the album as a “a gumbo musical influence.” With next year marking three decades since banding together, Widespread Panic, accompanied by a new sound, is still hungry to be the best. On Wednesday, July 15, band members John Bell, John “JoJo” Hermann, Jimmy Herring, Todd Nance, Domingo S. Ortiz and Dave Schools will perform at The Zoo Amphitheatre in Oklahoma City. For more information, visit www.zooamp.com