Widespread Panic

John “JoJo" Hermann most notably known for his role as songwriter, keyboard player and vocals with Widespread Panic. He joined the Athens, Georgia based band in 1992 and is still with them today.

Mempho Music Festival is proud to announce its 2021 music lineup taking place October 1-3, 2021 at its new home, Memphis Botanic Garden. The three-day event will feature a two-night headlining performance from rock titans Widespread Panic plus a headlining performance from folk-rock barn burners The Avett Brothers on the Adams Keegan main stage. Additional hitmakers covering the gamut of Americana, rock, and blues include Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Black Pumas, Lucinda Williams, and many more.

Athens, Georgia four-piece New Madrid is set to return with their fourth full-length on April 30, 2021 via Lemonade Records. Produced by Drew Vandenberg (Bambara, Faye Webster), the eponymous 10-song set finds New Madrid revisiting the southern indie rock sounds of their 2012 Yardboat debut while exploring new elements of psychedelic folk, jangly pop, and energetic post-punk. “It feels like a cool re-set,” says bassist Ben Hackett. “This is the closest to what the band has always sounded like in our heads.”

Today Positive Legacy proudly announces their Bid for Positive: "Bust It Big" Widespread Panic Online Auction. It’s bittersweet that it’s already been a year since the Positive Legacy & Cloud 9 Adventures teams were playing under the sun and dancing in the sand at Panic en la Playa. While we are all eager to see what 2022 holds, Positive Legacy just couldn’t wait to bring the Spreadhead community an opportunity to bid on exclusive Widespread Panic goods.

Co-Producers Blue Note Entertainment Group and Another Planet Entertainment announced the 2020 Oxbow RiverStage concert season in Downtown Napa has been cancelled in response to the public health emergency involving COVID-19. Most of the shows have been rescheduled or postponed with targeted performance dates slotted for the 2021 season with exact dates to be announced at a later time.

Today we're premiering "Milk & Honey", the vibrant new video from Nashville-based, South African born artist Laura Reed. Filmed in North Carolina on the farm she grew up on, the video was directed and edited by Patrick Lincoln of Torch House Media.

It all started in the Haight Ashbury over 50 years ago: from the psychedelic ballroom bands of the late 1960's, the Grateful Dead emerged and went on to have a robust 30-year career with Jerry Garcia and another 24+ years post-Garcia. Rather than sticking with a scripted set list, the band flowed into the unfamiliar territory of improvisational concert celebrations that broke down the boundaries between musician and audience.

For many, the name Jimmy Herring conjures up a multitude of moments that reflect the best in music proficiency.

Widespread Panic announces the ninth edition of their beloved concert vacation, Panic en la Playa, an all-inclusive destination event on the Caribbean coastline. Returning to Riviera Maya, Mexico from January 24 -28, 2020, Panic en la Playa Nueve features four nights of music by Widespread Panic.

Mix Jojo Hermann from Widespread Panic with The Dynamites and what do you get? Slim Wednesday, the day after Fat Tuesda —Southern Psych-Soul. Straight out of a southern soul/rock/funk voodoo cauldron, Slim Wednesday’s debut full-length, "Reptile Show," jumps from jam to deep dish funk to New Orleans piano to troubadour soul to Toussaint-style gut bucket—a new sound of some old sounds that have come around!


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