Yesterday, jamband vets Widespread Panic uploaded a pro-shot video of their recent take on the Grateful Dead's "New Speedway Boogie" with Chris Robinson and a couple of his bandmates, guitarist Neal Casal and keyboardist Adam MacDougall. The video comes from the band's concert at The Joint in the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on March 28th. Watch above, via WSP's official YouTube channel.
Shot and edited by Andy Tennille, the video starts with the band in a backroom jamming on the song for a moment before discussing how to fade the song out. We're then taken to the live performance, which is a great one. The band starts off with the same familiar rhythm as the original before John Bell steps to the mic.
JB and Chris Robinson trade verses, and their voices sound warm and full of soul. Neal Casal lends a smooth flowing solo before slowing it down for a clean sounding keyboard solo from Adam. One of a few song highlights is Robinson getting possessed with the spirit of music as he sings, "One way or another, this darkness has got to give." Jimmy Herring closes out the jam with an uplifting solo.
Widespread Panic are currently on an extensive North American tour. For more tour information, as well as the band's latest music and news, check out their Zumic artist page.
Source: WidespreadPanicMusic YouTube