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Time machines, remembered scenes: Dave Schools of Widespread Panic

What started out 35 years ago as a handful of students at the University of Georgia getting together for the sake of playing music at college bars and fraternity parties has transformed itself into a bonafide American institution of rock-n-roll some four decades later. Widespread Panic is a pillar of...
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Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard with Dave Schools and Woodsist

Floating in the ether, freeform transmissions from Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard on dublab. Airing as a four-hour block every third Sunday of the month, RFAD features regular shows, friends, and collaborators. The May broadcast features new episodes of your regular programming Range and Basin and Doom and Gloom from the Tomb, and special guests Dave Schools of Widespread Panic and the Woodsist Family Hour.
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Hybrid Live/Pre-Recorded FiLo Festival To Host Bob Weir, Billy Strings, Questlove, Dave Schools, More

As the live music environment continues to develop and shift back to normal, FiLo Festival is bridging the old and the new ways of doing things. The first-of-its-kind music festival will feature both live and pre-recorded performances from over 60 artists, spanning countless genres. Additionally, the entire event serves as a fundraiser for road crews and support staff who have been put indefinitely out of work by the pandemic.

Watch Bob Weir, Dave Schools, Jeff Chimenti & Jay Lane’s Lame Ducks Set For ‘Georgia Comes Alive’

Guitarist Bob Weir (Grateful Dead/Dead & Company), bassist Dave Schools (Widespread Panic), keyboardist Jeff Chimenti (Dead & Company) and drummer Jay Lane (Bob Weir and Wolf Bros) formed a group called The Lame Ducks for a performance that was part of the “Georgia Comes Alive” one-day virtual festival. Pro-shot video of the 28-minute set is available below.

The Lame Ducks Ft. Bob Weir, Dave Schools, Jay Lane, & Jeff Chimenti Bring Grateful Dead Spirit To Georgia Comes Alive [Watch]

On Saturday, December 26th, 50+ artists and hundreds of thousands of viewers around the world came together for Georgia Comes Alive, a virtual music festival aimed at promoting voter participation in Georgia’s critical Senate runoff elections on January 5th, 2021. One of the many world-renowned acts to take part in...

Happy Birthday Dave Schools: Widespread Panic Live At Red Rocks 2011

Widespread Panic bassist Dave Schools celebrates his birthday today. Born on December 11, 1964, Schools’ parents provided the foundation on which Dave could grow as a musician, starting out with piano and drums. Schools picked up the bass at 13 and honed his craft by playing along with the greats: The Who, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and more.