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Interview with John Bell of Widespread Panic

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Posted by admin On July - 13 - 2008

Festival Crashers got a chance to catch up with John Bell, the lead singer of Widespread Panic.

Andy Shore: I wanted to talk to you a bit about the festival scene.

John Bell: I didn’t think you were asking me to prom… It’s a little different, a little hectic. It gives us a chance to see some other bands. That’s the best part of it. There’s also usually some great food around. If rock n roll’s about one thing, it’s great food.
AS: Do you feel the need to turn it up an extra notch as a headliner?

JB: Any time you hit the stage you’ve got a responsibility to play and play as well as you can and listen to each other and go on the musical journey with 100% earnestness. I’d have to say no in particular. No matter what slot you’re in, you try to do that.

AS: Dave Matthews Band and John Mayer aren’t really typical festival headliners, what do you think of them?

JB: Well we’ve known Dave and those guys for a long time. They’re as good as it gets, and that’s been proven in air play and record sales. And they’re really good guys. I think they’re the perfect headliner. John Mayer is the new guy, silver tongued guitar playing guy. I figure there’s gonna be a lot of girls there.

AS: How has adding Jimmy Herring changed the band?

JB: I’d say in all the best ways we really like playing together. We’ve also kicked it into the song writing mode. We’re writing songs together, not just Jimmy catching up on the catalog. He sets a good example. It’s easy to get a little cynical, and he’s really hard working and very knowledgeable about music. It kicks you up another notch in your intellectual music journey.

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