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Watch HD Video Footage of Widespread Panic & Tedeschi Trucks Band in Birmingham August 04, 2016 11:03

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Photo by Jordan Kirkland: Live & Listen
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Just four months ago, Legacy Arena in Birmingham was treated to an extra special evening of music featuring Widespread Panic and Tedeschi Trucks Band.  While Widespread Panic is typically known for performing two sets of music, this was a unique occasion featuring far more than "just another opening band".  Tedeschi Trucks Band kicked things off with a set full of hits such as "Made Up Mind", "Bound For Glory", "Let Me Get By", and Derek and the Dominos' "Keep on Growing".  The highlight of the set came when the band took "Don't Know What It Means" directly into an emphatic cover of Joe Cocker's "The Letter" to close out the set.

After a 45-minute intermission, Widespread Panic took the stage, and "Ain't Life Grand" kicked off the set.  Panic continued with originals like "Weight of the World", "Better Off", "Proving Ground", "Sell Sell", "Airplane", and "Papa's Home".  Drummer Duane Trucks and percussionist Sonny Ortiz provided the always entertaining "Drums" before the band busted back into "Papa's Home".  Pianist JoJo Hermann led the band through a rocking take on "Blackout Blues", which ultimately led into a cover of Vic Chesnutt's  "Protein Drink" > "Sewing Machine" to close out the set.

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Photo by Jordan Kirkland: Live & Listen
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As many expected, this particular night's encore was an instant classic.  Panic returned to the stage with special guest, Derek Trucks.  This would be the first time Derek has performed with Panic since his younger brother, Duane Trucks, became the band's new drummer.  "Gimme" kept a mellow vibe and allowed Trucks to "warm up" a bit before a rousing take on "Surprise Valley".  John Bell then welcomed Susan Tedeschi back to the stage for a flawless cover of Robert Walter's "Me and the Devil Blues".  Many would think that a three song encore would be enough, but the band then welcomed Alecia Chakour and Mark Rivers (Tedeschi Trucks Band) to the stage for a massive family jam on The Rolling Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want".  Forunately, Widespread Panic has shared pro shot footage of "You Can't Always Get What You Want," which can be watched in full below.

Watch Widespread Panic and members of Tedeschi Trucks Band perform "You Can't Always Get What You Want" here:
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Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band - Birmingham, AL - Legacy Arena at BJCC - 4/23/16

Set: Made Up Mind, Laugh About It, Keep On Growing, Bird On A Wire, Idle Wind, Sticks and Stones, Bound For Glory, I Pity The Fool, Let Me Get By, Don't Know What It Means, The Letter

Setlist: Widespread Panic - Birmingham, AL - Legacy Arena at BJCC - 4/23/16

Set:  Ain't Life Grand*, Weight of the World, Honky Red, Better Off, Proving Ground > Bust It Big, Sell Sell, Airplane > JAM > Papa's Home > Drumz > Machine Gun Jam > Papa's Home > Blackout Blues > Protein Drink > Sewing Machine (103 mins)

Encore: Gimme^ > Surprize Valley^, Me and The Devil^^, You Can't Always Get What You Want^^^ (49 mins)

* JB on Tiny Gitar (mandolin) / ^ Derek Trucks on Guitar / ^^ Derek Trucks on Guitar, Susan Tedeschi on Vocals & Guitar / ^^^ Susan Tedeschi on Vocals & Guitar, Derek Trucks on Guitar, Alecia Chakour & Mark Rivers on Vocals


Celebrate Mick Jagger's 73rd Birthday With Five Classic Stones Jams July 26, 2016 14:02

In honor of Mick Jagger's 73rd birthday, we are taking a look back on five our favorite Rolling Stones jams from over the years.  Even at age 73rd, Jagger remains at the forefront of rock and roll's most dynamic performers, a status he has held since the band formed and became a key component of the "British invasion" vanguard of 1964 and 1965.  

Jagger is an English singer, songwriter and actor, best known as the lead singer and a co-founder of the Rolling Stones.  Jagger's career has spanned over 50 years, and he has been described as "one of the most popular and influential frontmen in the history of Rock & Roll". Jagger's distinctive voice and performance, along with Keith Richards' guitar style, have been the trademark of the Rolling Stones throughout the career of the band. Jagger gained press notoriety for his admitted drug use and romantic involvements, and was often portrayed as a countercultural figure.

In the late 1960s, Jagger began acting in films (starting with Performance and Ned Kelly), to mixed reception. In 1985, he released his first solo album, She's the Boss. In early 2009, Jagger joined the electric supergroup SuperHeavy. In 1989 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2004 into the UK Music Hall of Fame with the Rolling Stones. In 2003, he was knighted for his services to popular music.

While the Stones have a timeless catalog with an endless selection for this article, we've included five of our favorite Stones jams for your viewing pleasure.  See below for video footage from performances of "Paint It, Black," "Get Off Of My Cloud," "Sympathy for the Devil," "Loving Cup," and "Shine a Light."

Watch The Rolling Stones perform "Paint It, Black" in 1966 here:

Watch The Rolling Stones perform "Get Off Of My Cloud" in Sydney, Australia on February 17th, 1966 here:

Watch The Rolling Stones perform "Sympathy for the Devil" from Altamont Speedway in 1969 here:

Watch The Rolling Stones perform "Loving Cup" on June 24th, 1972 here:

Watch The Rolling Stones perform "Shine a Light" with Bonnie Raitt in Vancouver in 2006 here:
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