Widespread Panic Keeping It Fresh

3-24-07 Grand Praire, TX

The boys are working on some new songs while on tour this season. Widespread Panic has said in the past that that's how they like to improve on new songs by playing them live. That unpredictability factor of playing something new live is all part of the excitement of each Widespread Panic show.

"We don't want to be predictable. So we want people to be on their toes. We'll throw out different songs that we haven't played in a while so we aren't predictable," states Sunny Ortiz. "When we play music, when we do songs, we're conversing with each other through the lyrics and the music and the people are kind of accepting that. They are listening with their ears and they are either saying "oh, that sounds good" or "that sucks."

Sunny went on to say "Sometimes you hear through word of mouth what people are saying about certain songs. How it flows, you know. We try to listen to our fans."

Working on new songs while perfoming live has always been the way the boys do things except when they released their album BALL in which they choose not to play the songs live before recording them as they normally do. It's the unpredicatbilty factor that is Widespread Panic and keeps the fans going to each show to see what they'll do next.

Show Notes:
03/11/07 Langerado Festival - No Encore
03/23/07 Woodlands Pavilion, TX - First Time 'Smoking Factory'
03/24/07 Grand Prairie, TX - First Time 'Shoes On Tight'


Mar. 11, 2007 Sunrise, FL - Langerado Music Festival
Mar. 23, 2007 The Woodlands, TX
Mar. 24, 2007 Grand Prairie, TX
Mar. 25, 2007 Tulsa, OK
Mar. 27, 2007 Kansas City, MO
Mar. 28, 2007 Kansas City, MO
Mar. 30, 2007 Carbondale, IN
Mar. 31, 2007 Cleveland, OH