4: “Bless Your Soggy Little Hearts”


This week, we take trip back 15 years to 2002 for the final spring tour of Michael Houser’s tenure in Widespread Panic. By the time April 2002 rolled around, rumors were fairly rampant about his health, and of course, were confirmed when he left the band in July, and sadly passed away in August. Spring tour was a short little seven show jaunt through the band’s original stomping grounds, the good ole American South. The tour began with a raucous two-night stand in Raleigh, followed by one-offs in Asheville and Savannah, and closed out with an epic three-nighter at Oak Mountain. We kick it off this week with a raunchy version of “Ride Me High” from 4/20/02, and close it out with the “A of D > Cream Puff War > Fishwater” opener from 4/26/02, plus some great tracks in between. Enjoy!

Links below go to whole show streams from Panicstream.

20 April 2002 – Raleigh, NC – Walnut Creek Amphitheater
Ride Me High > Arleen > And It Stoned Me
Source: AKG c34 > S42 > EAA PSP2 > Apogee AD1000 > Sony D-10 ProI, FOB/DFC by Josh Evans

21 April 2002 – Asheville, NC – Civic Center
Diner
Source: Schoeps MK41V > KC5 > M222 > NT222 > AD1000 > HHb PDR-1000, FOB/DFC by Charles Fox

24 April 2002 – Savannah, GA – Civic Center
Airplane
Source: Schoeps MK41V > KC5 > M222 > NT222 > AD1000 > HHb PDR-1000, FOB/DFC by Charles Fox

26 April 2002 – Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheater
A of D > Cream Puff War > Fishwater
Source: {Neumann AK50+LC3+KM100 (XY) -> Oade M148} +
{Neumann AK30+LC3+KM100 (split 2′) -> Oade M148} ->
Soundcraft Spirit Notepad 4-Channel Mixer -> mod SBM1
Recorded By Mike Falcon & Ben Morrison; Transfer: Dat -> Oade DAW -> DSP -> CD -> EAC -> Flac 16 Digitally Remastered and Transfered to CD BY Doug Oade