Widespread Panic continued its rollout of archival material on Sunday with a video of “You’ll Be Fine” featuring special guests John Keane and Anne Richmond Boston from Athens, GA on 2/10/11. This concert at The Classic Center came as the first in a three-night run celebrating the band’s 25th anniversary.
The “You’ll Be Fine” video comes as the latest in an ongoing series of clips pulled from Widespread Panic’s extensive archive of live concert footage. The band hit the ground running at the start of 2021 and has since released videos from its 2002 documentary, 25th anniversary run of shows, concert films, interviews, vintage TV appearances, and more.
Widespread Panic’s 25th-anniversary run saw the band reminisce on its ever-growing legacy with throwbacks a-plenty including this Todd Nance-sung track off 1999’s ‘Til The Medicine Takes. Though fairly common through the late ’90s and into the year 2000, the song had dropped off the map completely following the band’s 11/12/01 concert. This performance on February 10th, 2011 marked the first live outing of “You’ll Be Fine” in 651 shows according to the Everyday Companion.
Fittingly, Widespread Panic invited some old friends up to the stage for this throwback tune. Producer John Keane, who worked with WSP along with other Georgia notables R.E.M. and Indigo Girls, joined the band on pedal steel guitar with Anne Richmond Boston contributing vocals just like she did on ‘Til The Medicine Takes. This somber telling of the song doesn’t offer much in the way of improvisation, but rather is a case study in the calming subtleties the group possesses juxtaposed with the raucous rocking that was soon to follow.
Watch Widespread Panic perform “You’ll Be Fine” with special guests John Keane and Anne Richmond Boston at The Classic Center on February 10th, 2011.
Widespread Panic ft. John Keane, Anne Richmond – “You’ll Be Fine” – Athens, GA – 2/10/11
[Video: Widespread Panic]