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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Taylor Hicks Plays with Widespread Panic For Children's Charity

So isn't it nice to know that while Clive's pawns were busy licking his ass during the pre-grammy party last Friday, Taylor was busy refueling his musical soul and helping to raise money for a great cause - jamming with his old buddies, Widespread Panic, at the House of Blues in Orlando. The press release is as follows:

Over the weekend, Widespread Panic’s John Bell hosted his Hannah's Buddies benefit at Orlando, FL’s House of Blues. The annual event, which raises money for children afflicted with the neuromuscular disease Spinal Muscular Atrophy, has blossomed into a two-day fundraiser, featuring a golf tournament, silent auction, dinner and, of course, variety of live music. This year’s festivities featured performances by benefit veteran Michael Nichol, funk/soul collective The Dynamites and, of course, Bell himself. The guitarist’s set featured a mix of Panic staples, such as “Radio Child,” songs from the new Free Somehow, like the road-tested “Tickle the Truth,” and a wide range of covers, including Joe Strummer’s “Johnny Appleseed” (with Bell performing on mandolin). A number of guests also joined Bell during his performance, including longtime Widespread Panic manager Buck Williams, who played harmonica on both “Mind On Vacation” and Loudon Wainwright III’s “Golfin’ Blues,” and American Idol champ Taylor Hicks, who performed on Bill Withers’ “Use Me” & "Just Kissed My Baby".

You can hear the entire performance here:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Awesome that they played for SMA! My daughter has SMA Type I and we still believe a cure is in sight! Thanks for having hope for our kids and singing for them!!!

Sarah Turnbull
Mommy to Stella, 10.5 months and SMA Type I