Widespread Panic

"Night of Joy" is comprised of two live Widespread Panic shows at the House of Blues. The shows took place in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on November 6 and 7, 2003. This live album is more or less a follow-up to the band's 2000 release: "Another Joyous Occasion". Widespread Panic pair up with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band on both these albums, allowing for a full jazz/blues sound that could not be achieved otherwise. On this recording, the band consists of John Bell (vocals/guitar), John Hermann (keyboards/vocals), George McConnell (guitars/vocals), Dave Schools (basses), Todd Nance (drums), Domingo Ortiz (percussion) and the eight-man Dirty Dozen Brass Band. "Night of Joy" features 6 Widespread Panic songs, reworked in order to make their live shows a new experience every time. There are also a bunch of covers on the albums such as Stevie Wonder's "I Wish" and Bill Withers' "Use Me". After touring non-stop in 2003, Widespread Panic are currently on their first year long break in over 18 years! Fear not: they will be back on the road in 2005. Best songs are: "Thought Sausage", "Old Neighborhood", "Arleen" and "I Wish".

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