Monday, December 28, 2015

2016 Wanee Festival Lineup Part 4: Dead, Hippies and Headliners

Wanee Music Festival is set for April 14, 15 and 16 of 2016. It will be the second Wanee Festival without The Allman Brother Band but this festival has a fantastic lineup. This year I will be doing them as a series. This is part four of that series you can read part one here, part two here and part three here.

There is a Grateful Dead connection at this year's Wanee Festival. There is also a headliner and some hippies.

Billy & The Kids

You will feel the vibe of the Grateful Dead when Bill Kreutzmann takes the stage at Wanee with his band Billy & The Kids. Bill is one of the drummers with the Grateful Dead.

Here is Billy & The Kids with Warren Haynes who will be at Wanee performing As My Guitar Gently Weeps"

Bill will have lots of friends at Wanee including Dead & Company members Bruce Hornsby and Oteil Burbridge. There will be guests and jams but they will be surprises!

Bruce Hornsby

Bruce Hornsby has played with the Grateful Dead many times and was a member of Dead and Company. Bruce will be playing with his band the Noisemakers but there will be room for a guest or two. Hornsby has won three Grammy Awards for his music and has released over eight albums and has had a career stretching four decades.

Electric Hot Tuna

Jack Cassidy and Jorma Kaukonen are a treat to see anytime. Add in the talents of Steve Kimock and you have an epic show in store. Steve Kimock has Grateful Dead connections as a member of Ratdog, The Other Ones, Phil Lesh and Friends and Rhythm Devils. He is scheduled to play with Hot Tuna but I wouldn't be surprised if he jammed with others as well.

Hot Tuna with pin off roots to Jefferson Airplane have released seven studio albums and several live ones. Playing blues covers and originals Hot Tuna will certainly entertain. The legendary bassist of Jack Cassidy and the master guitar work of Jorma Kaukonen sets this group as a must see band at Wanee.

"Hesitation Blues"

Widespread Panic

Widespread Panic are picked to headline Wanee. Killer lights and super jam band music and Widespread Panic is an easy choice.

"Ride Me High"

These bands will certainly highlight Wanee Festival 2016.

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