For the 15th volume of Porch Songs, we head to the deep South and pay an overdue visit to Mississippi...and to 1995. In the early days around these parts, Widespread Panic was always dirty and the crowd was always rowdy. Tad Smith holds about 9,000, but most of the places they used to play in Oxford were waaaay smaller...even setting up in The Grove back in 1990. The band routinely made a stop in Oxford from 89-92 and then played there for the last time this night in 1995; a year that seemed to help musically bridge the band from its earlier years to 1996 and beyond...but of course it did.
digital noise on Proving Ground