Widespread Panic Confirms Duane Trucks Has Replaced Drummer Todd Nance February 9, 2016 16:20
News reported via JamBase.com
Just last week, Widespread Panic drummer and founding member Todd Nance rejoined the band for the band's annual destination event, Panic en la Playa. Nance had taken a 16-month hiatus from touring with the band for personal reasons, while Hard Working Americans drummer Duane Trucks had been filling in during his absence. It appears that Panic en la Playa may have been Nance's final run with the band, as Widespread Panic reps have confirmed this afternoon that “Duane will be the drummer for Widespread Panic moving forward. Todd will not be on stage this evening.”
Trucks is no stranger to the Widespread Panic scene, having filled in on drums since October of 2014 and also played drums on the band's most recent album, Street Dogs. Trucks musical roots run deep as he is the nephew of The Allman Brothers Band drummer Butch Trucks, and the younger brother of acclaimed slide guitarist Derek Trucks. Widespread Panic plays their first of two 30th anniversary shows at The Classic Center in Athens, GA on Tuesday night.
We wish Todd Nance nothing but the best moving forward and thank him for the countless memories he provided over the years.