27: Rock n Roll, or Whatever You Call It

“Rock n Roll, or Whatever You Call It:” Panic and the Boys from Bloodkin

This week, we highlight a handful of songs brought to Widespread Panic by Daniel Hutchens and Eric Carter, aka Bloodkin. They came up at about the same time in Athens, and while Panic has achieved jam band royalty status, Bloodkin has remained under the radar, despite their massive songwriting output and far reaching influence, extending far beyond Panic. It is really hard to imagine Panic without the songs of Danny and Eric, from “Henry Parsons Died” to “End of the Show.” Selections include a handful of shows where the boys from Bloodkin sit in with Panic – it really doesn’t get much better than Danny and JB trading verses on “Quarter Tank of Gasoline” – including some rare FTP/only time played tunes. This episode is also remarkable for two reasons: Harvey makes a GRAND proclamation about one of the segments, and we (happily) play our first tracks from Widespread Panic 3.0, featuring the deft guitar work of Jimmy Herring. Enjoy!

Links below go to whole show streams from Panicstream.

31 December 1991 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theater
Makes Sense To Me
Source: SBD

27 January 1994 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theater
Wet Trombone Blues
Source: Nakamichi CM300/CP1 > DAT

06 August 2000 – Winston-Salem, NC – Dixie Fairgrounds
Quarter Tank of Gasoline, Who Do You Belong To?
Source: FOB (in hat) Schoeps MK4 > KC5 > CMC6 > Sonosax SX-M2 > HHb by Don Hess

30 October 1995 – Athens, GA – Classic Center
Success Yourself
Source: AKG 463

31 October 1995 – Athens, GA – Classic Center
Can’t Get High > Rotgut > Henry Parsons Died
Source: Matrix (SBD + EV-RE20s) by Michael Wilker

19 July 1997 – Memphis, TN – Mud Island Amphitheater
End of the Show
Source: AKG 480 > SBM-1 > OADE > DA-P1

10 July 2013 – Boise, ID – Idaho Botanical Gardens
Clap Hands
Source: Schoeps MK22>Kwon NOS>KC5>CMC6>analog>788T by Bennett Schwartz

19 February 2012 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up Aspen
True To My Nature
Source: Schoeps MK4>kwon-dinA>KC5>CMC6>V3>analog>788T by Bennett Schwartz

Many thanks to Traci Markle for letting us use her awesome photo of Danny and Eric. Check out her website.

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