92: By the Time We Got to Woodstock

By the Time We Got to Woodstock

This week, we take a trip back to the 1969 Aquarian Exposition, aka, the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair, held in Bethel, NY. Through three days of rain, mud, bad trips, no food, traffic jams, and more mud, nearly a half million young people from all over the US made their way to this legendary festival. One such person was Jeff’s father-in-law, Larry, who hitched his way from New York City on Saturday morning, arriving just in time for the day’s music. In this episode, we learn all about Larry’s experience and memory of this incredible event in a special ‘setbreak’ interview. Since this is a Widespread Panic podcast, though, we chose Panic’s versions of nine songs that were performed at the festival. From Joe Cocker and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band to Creedence and The Band, we got it all. Enjoy!

Links below go to the tracks from Relisten (just this one time, we promise!).

27 April 1997 – Burlington, VT – Memorial Auditorium
Jingo Jam

10 August 1993 – Antioch, TN – Starwood Amphitheater
Turn on Your Lovelight (w/ Col. Bruce Hampton)

07 September 2013 – Arrington, VA – Interlocken Festival
Susie Q (w/ John Fogerty)

24 August 2018 – Arrington, VA – Lockn’ Music Festival
Piece of My Heart (w/ Margo Price)

31 December 2016 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
With a Little Help From My Friends (w/ The McCrary Sisters, Randall Bramblett, and the Megablasters)

24 October 1995 – Columbus, MS – Mississippi University for Women
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl

15 June 2008 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music Festival
Chest Fever (w/ Randall Bramblett, Kevin Hyde, Tom Ryan, and Wayne Postell)

31 July 1998 – Live Oak, FL – Spirit of the Suwanee Music Park
Mr. Soul

06 July 2011 – Eugene, OR – Cuthbert Amphitheater
Born Under a Bad Sign (w/ Ian Neville, Ivan Neville)