When it comes to Southern rock behemoths, Athens, Georgia’s Widespread Panic are a big California Zinfandel compared to the Allmans’ half-drunk case of Bud. Two powerful and expressive guitarists — Jimmy Herring and bassist Dave Schools — fuel a complex express train fronted by epically urgent singer John Bell. Widespread returned to the road this spring after a hiatus and thus probably have something to prove.
Sat., Nov. 16, 8 p.m., 2013
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 13, 2013