Happy 2008

All the best for a great New Year '08.


Schools voted Top 100 Bass Player

The website TeamSugar.com recently posted their list of the Top 100 Greatest Rock Bassists. The list includes bass players from over 5 decades. Widespread Panic's Dave Schools was rated at number 60.

Schools helped form Widespread Panic when he joined John Bell and Mike Houser in early 1985 as a trio playing various venues around Athens,GA. He has also played bass with Gov't Mule, Stockholm Syndrome as well as other bands throughout the years.

See the entire TeamSugar Top 100 list at http://teamsugar.com/898721.

CNN's New Year Party Features Widespread Panic

CNN's Anderson Cooper will be bringing the party to you this December 31st. New Year's Live with Anderson Cooper, is being called the "biggest party on the planet" and will start at 11 p.m. ET, December 31.

Anderson will be at his usual New Year's Eve post in Times Square with Erica Hill and American Morning's Kiran Chetry along with special guest Kathy Griffin.

Featured musical acts will include Earth, Wind & Fire from Las Vegas, Grammy Nominee Miranda Lambert, and Widespread Panic live from Atlanta.

Also you can catch Widespread Panic live in concert during their New Years Eve show from the Phillips Arena in Atlanta via Sirius Radio. Sirius will broadcast the show on channel 17 Jam On.

Widespread Panic Donates Home For Nola

Actor Brad Pitt's 'Make It Right' project is rebuilding the Lower 9th Ward and the ultimate goal is to build eco-friendly homes throughout New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.
Pitt has called on foundations, corporations and wealthy individuals to contribute.

On December 3, the actor announced plans to build 150 eco-friendly homes in the Louisiana city's Lower 9th Ward, an area devastated by Hurricane Katrina. In the storm's aftermath, the community's housing stock was largely demolished, leaving many of its residents living in trailers.

Members of the band Widespread Panic are supporting the project by donating money to help build a home.

You can help in their efforts by visiting the Make It Right website at http://www.makeitrightnola.org/

Anyone can "adopt a house" with donations starting at $150,000 or can donate anything from a Solar Rooftop for $5,000, Landscaping for a particular home for $2,500 or a Tree for $500. The organization will accept any cash donations as well.

Contact Make It Right
PO Box 58009
New Orleans, LA 70158


It's that time of year again. Time to give back and that is what Widespread Panic has done for the past couple of years. This year marks the 3rd annual Tunes For Tots charity concert which will be held at the Roxy Theater in Atlanta on December 29.

Tickets are $125 for the show, with a limited number of $500 VIP tickets which will include a pre-show cocktail party with the band. Tickets for Tunes for Tots can be purchased through Ticketmaster.
All proceeds directly purchase musical equipment for school kids in Georgia.

Birthday Wishes to Dave Schools

Dave Schools, bassist for the
band Widespread Panic, turns 43

David A Schools
December 11, 1964
Richmond, VA

Happy Birthday DAS!