Widespread Panic

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Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

The Allman Brothers Band of the 90s and 00s, this Athens, Georgia, USA-based jam band was formed at the University of Georgia in the mid-80s by college friends John Bell (14 April 1962, Cleveland, Ohio, USA; vocals/guitar), Michael Houser (b. 6 January 1962, Boone, North Carolina, USA, d. 10 August 2002, Athens, Georgia, USA; guitar) and Dave Schools (b. 11 December 1964; bass). This trio recorded a single, ‘Coconut Image’, before Todd Nance (b. 20 November 1962; drums) joined in February 1986, and with the addition of temporary member Domingo Ortiz (b. 4 July 1952; percussion), the new line-up toured extensively, inspiring a devoted loyal live following. A poorly recorded debut album appeared on the independent Landslide label in September 1988, but the band was subsequently signed to Capricorn Records. Tee Lavitz (b. 16 April 1956, New Jersey, USA, ex-Dixie Dregs) stood in as keyboard player for live dates and appeared on their self-titled Capricorn...

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