Guitarist Marcus King was a busy man on Saturday at the Wanee Festival, the final day of this year’s event at the Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida. King not only performed his scheduled set as part of As The Crow Flies but also sat-in with Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band and Widespread Panic.
Marcus was just one of three guests for Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band. The Grateful Dead bassist and his group were also joined by drummer Tony Leone of As The Crow Flies and the Chris Robinson Brotherhood and CRB guitarist Neal Casal. Neal was the first to sit-in, showing off his vocals on “Althea.” Casal stuck around while his CRB mate Leone also augmented Phil & The Terrapin Family Band on “Shakedown Street.” Next, it was Marcus King’s chance to shine. The youngster sang “West L.A. Fadeaway” and added to the “Samson & Delilah” that followed. Deadheadland’s report indicates King returned to the stage for portions of the ensemble’s second set including a “St. Stephen” > “Whole Lotta Love” sequence.
Georgia rockers Widespread Panic closed out the Peach Stage with a marathon set on Saturday. The band opened with a run of “Pigeons,” “Good People” and “Love Tractor” before taking it down a bit with “I’m Not Alone.” Later in the set, a sequence featuring “Rebirtha” > “Blackout Blues” > “Second Skin” ended with Terrapin Family Band multi-instrumentalist Jason Crosby adding to “Second Skin.” Soon thereafter, Marcus King emerged for covers of “Bowlegged Woman” and “One Kind Favor.”
Panic’s guest-filled performance rolled on with a version of “Fishwater” featuring Jason Crosby on keys. Crosby then picked up his fiddle to help WSP close out their set with “Lake Of Fire” by the Meat Puppets and the original “Ain’t Life Grand.” Widespread Panic han’t covered “Lake Of Fire” since November 2, 2014. The band then returned without any guests for a three-song encore of “Expiration Day,” “Papa’s Home” and “Mr. Soul.”
Watch Marcus lead Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band on “West L.A. Fadeaway” and sit-in on “Samson & Delilah” thanks to Live For Live Music: