Athens, GA — (December 14, 2022) — Sam Holt Band announced today four shows in the southeast to celebrate the 37th year anniversary of the first Widespread Panic show on February 6, 1986, and the lives of Michael Houser and Todd Nance. Houser was the founding guitarist and Nance was the founding drummer for Widespread Panic. Houser succumbed to pancreatic cancer in August 2002 and Todd Nance passed away in August of 2020. Holt also performed with Widespread Panic many times after Michael’s departure and went on to form the band Outformation. In 2014, Holt moved to Athens, GA, and played in several bands with Todd Nance, including The Interstellar Boys.
These four upcoming shows are billed as Sam Holt Band Presents: Remembering Mikey & Todd – A Musical Celebration of Michael Houser and Todd Nance.
“Mike and Todd passed away way too soon, but they left us with so much great music. Playing these shows is how I feel close to them. They had a profound impact on myself and countless fans and friends.” – Sam Holt
Joining Sam Holt for this run is keyboardist Adam Grace, founding member of the rock/Americana band Truth & Salvage Co. who have released three albums through Silver Arrow/Sony. Their first record was produced by Chris Robinson and they subsequently did a 43-date run with The Black Crowes. Additionally, they performed a number of high profile summer festivals, including Bonnaroo, Beale Street Music Festival, Wakarusa, Stagecoach Festival, High Sierra Music Festival and Red Rocks.
The band also features Ross Parker on bass and Jeremy Ward on drums. The show will feature tunes from Houser’s posthumous album Sandbox, as well as the classic songs Houser and Nance wrote for Widespread Panic–and original material that was inspired by and written for the late Michael Houser by Sam.
These shows will sell out fast so get your tickets now! Read more about Sam Holt Band, here: www.samholtband.com
February 1 – Blue Canoe, Tupelo, MS – Get Tickets
February 2 – 3 rd and Lindsley, Nashville, TN – Get Tickets
February 3 – Barrelhouse Ballroom, Chattanooga, TN – Get Tickets
February 4 – Avondale Brewing, Birmingham, AL – Get Tickets
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