Thread: Wanee 2017 !

heineken515 - 4/11/2017 at 07:27 PM

Although the official dates are a week and a half away, many folks will be traveling soon.

Helen's Hilton will get going this Friday !

Safe travels to all Wanee Fest-ers.

Looking forward to hearing tidbits from the festival.

porkchopbob - 4/11/2017 at 07:43 PM

I'll be there and I can't freaking wait.

Ayla - 4/11/2017 at 09:54 PM

I'll be there and I can't freaking wait.

Me too See ya at the Hilton

I'm getting ready to leave now and stay with my friend in Fernandina Beach for a few days before Wanee. I'm sooooo excited, been far too long since I've been.
I'll take lot's of pictures

Sang - 4/11/2017 at 10:29 PM

Now that the schedule is out it seems more real....... will be nice to see Ayla again.......

Ayla - 4/13/2017 at 03:31 PM

Now that the schedule is out it seems more real....... will be nice to see Ayla again.......

Thanks Sang, you as well
It's a good thing that Hugs are a renewable and enjoyable resource, cause there's gonna be a lot of them going around

Looks like Friday I may as well camp out at the Mushroom stage. After Turkuaz grab a bite, listen to Bobby for a few, then be back for Les Brers.
I think Les Brers will be the Highlight of the festival.

I'm sooooo excited

[Edited on 4/13/2017 by Ayla]

heineken515 - 4/17/2017 at 11:52 AM

Bumping this up for serious Wanee countdown time !

Sang - 4/18/2017 at 03:33 AM

One more sleep, then on my way in the morning...............

Dannyspell - 4/18/2017 at 06:54 PM

Great weather forecast for down here expected. Actually a little on the warm side..

thresher - 4/19/2017 at 02:44 AM

Thank goodness.....Wanee is here! Been going since it's inception yet I don't know where hiton's place is set up. If I see it I'll say hello. Y'all have fun, be safe!

heineken515 - 4/20/2017 at 12:40 PM

Passing the time until we hear some updates from the folks there this year...

I went to Wanee's 2005 - 2015, it was a good run.

From the "all knowing" wikipedia:

the 2005 festival held April 15–16 featuring Allman Brothers Band, Govt. Mule, Derek Trucks Band, Oteil & The Peacemakers, Yellowman, Ekoostic Hookah, Dark Star, Tea Leaf Green, Galactic, The John Popper Project, and Robert Randolph & The Family Band[2][3][4]

The 2006 festival held April 14–15 featuring Allman Brothers Band, Govt. Mule, Derek Trucks Band, Oteil & The Peacemakers, Jack Pearson, The Wailers, O.A.R., Railroad Earth, Dumpstaphunk, The Lee Boys, Medeski Martin & Wood, John Popper, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, New Monsoon, North Mississippi All Stars and Honeytribe.[5][6][7]

The 2007 festival held April 13–14 featuring The Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule, The Derek Trucks Band, Oteil Burbridge & The Peacemakers, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Rusted Root, Nickel Creek, The Radiators (American band), Sister Hazel, Bononbos Convergence, Keller Williams, Rose Hill Drive, Honeytribe, Scrapomatic, Backyard Tire Fire, Phonograph and Tift Merritt[8][9][10]

The 2008 festival held on April 11–12 Gov't Mule, Bob Weir & RatDog, THE LEVON HELM BAND, Moe (band), JJ Grey & Mofro, Del McCoury Band, The Greyboy Allstars, Junior Brown, Oteil Burbridge & The Peacemakers, Papa Mali, PORTER*BATISTE*STOLZ, RANDALL BRAMBLETT BAND, LARRY McCRAY BAND, Tinsley Ellis, Scrapomatic, The Frequency, Devon Allman’S Honeytribe, Bonobos Convergence, Inca Maya, Little Brown Peach, Tucci, Special Saturday midnight set with Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Soul Stew Revival[11][12][13][14]

The 2009 festival was held on June 5–7 and featured artists: Allman Brothers Band, Doobie Brothers, Grace Potter, Buddy Guy, Drive-By Truckers, The Wailers, Umphrey's McGee, Little Feat, Gov't Mule, Keller Williams, The Derek Trucks Band, Susan Tedeschi, Mocean Worker, The Radiators, Dumpstaphunk, Jorma Kaukonen, Arc Angels, Hill Country Revue, Devon Allman's Honeytribe, Bill Kreutzmann, Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, Col. Bruce Hampton, Blowing Trees, and Bonobos Convergence[15][16][17]

The 2010 event was held April 16–17 and featured artists: The Allman Brothers Band, Widespread Panic, Gov’t Mule, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Scaring the Children featuring Bob Weir Rob Wasserman & Jay Lane, Stephen Stills, The Black Keys, Dr. John, Hot Tuna Electric, 7 Walkers featuring Bill Kreutzmann & Papa Mali, JJ Grey & Mofro, Parliament Funkadelic featuring Johnny Winter and George Clinton, The Funky Meters, The Wailers, Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, North Mississippi Allstars, A Family Affair with Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk (performing Sly & The Family Stone), Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Chuck Leavell with The Randall Bramblett Band, Particle; Oteil Burbridge and Kofi Burbridge with The Lee Boys, Col. Bruce Hampton, Devon Allman’s Honeytribe, Scrapomatic, Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio and Bonobos Convergence.[18][19][20][21][22]

The 2011 event was held April 14–16 and in addition to the Allman Brothers and Widespread Panic the festival will the Steve Miller Band, Robert Plant and the Band of Joy, Wanda Jackson, Warren Haynes Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Ween, Stephen Marley, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Mike Gordon, Hot Tuna, 7 Walkers Feat. Bill Kreutzmann, Galactic, Taj Mahal, North Mississippi Allstars, Keller Williams, John Popper & The Duskray Troubadours, The Radiators, Wanda Jackson, Rusted Root, Oteil Burbidge and The Lee Boys, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Big Gigantic, Melvin Seals & JGB, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, New Deal, Lotus, Tea Leaf Green, DJ Logic, Toubab Krewe, Devon Allman’s Honeytribe, Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio, Soul Rebel’s Brass Band, Guitar Shorty, Dangermuffin, Honey Island Swamp Band, Kevin Hammond, Death on Two Wheels, The Yeti Trio, Jacob Jeffries Band and Griffin Anthony[23][24][25][26]

The 2012 event was held April 19–21 and included Furthur, Trigger Hippy, Gov't Mule, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Buddy Guy, Allman Brothers Band, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Buddy Guy, Bruce Hornsby and Mickey Hart Band, Hot Tuna Electric, Ray Manzarek & Roy Rogers Band, Leftover Salmon, North Mississippi Allstars, Trigger Hippy(Joan Osborne,Jackie Greene, Steve Gorman, Audley Freed, Nick Govrik), Soja, Conspirator, Eoto, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Particle, Devon Allman’s Honeytribe, Zach Deputy, Matt Schofield, Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio, Big Sams Funky Nation, Charles Bradley, Bonerama, Jacob Jeffries Band, The Yeti Trio and Bonnie Blue[27][28][29][30]

The 2013 event was held April 18–20 and included such musical guests as Widespread Panic, Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule, Tedeschi Trucks Band and Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Leon Russell, Tower of Power, Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang, Electric Hot Tuna, Maceo Parker, Steel Pulse, North Mississippi Allstars, Blackberry Smoke, Galactic & Friends, The Greyboy Allstars, Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars Featuring: Tab Benoit, Cyril Neville, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Jumpin Johnny Sansone, Waylon Thibodeaux, Johnny Vidacovich, Dirty Dozen Braass Band, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio, The Lee Boys, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, The Revivalists and Monophonics.[31][32][33]

The 2014 event, held April 10–12, featured guests Lynyrd Skynyrd, Trey Anastasio Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gov't Mule, Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, Umphrey's McGee, Ziggy Marley, Blues Traveler, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Hot Tuna Electric, Moe., Rusted Root, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk (Music of Led Zeppelin), Soulive, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Walter Trout, Rob Garza (of Thievery Corporation), Blind Boys of Alabama, Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio, Melvin Seals & JGB, Futurebirds, Matt Schofield, Break Science, Sean Chambers and The Yeti Trio.[34]

The 2015 event, the first since the retirement of the Allman Brothers Band, held April 16–18 and featured Widespread Panic, Gregg Allman, Gov't Mule, Earth, Wind & Fire, JJ Grey & Mofro, Cheap Trick, Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, Butch Trucks and Zappa Plays Zappa, Galactic, Hot Tuna Electric, Yonder Mountain String Band, Leftover Salmon, Dumpstaphunk, The Word, Raw Oyster Cult, Dragon Smoke, The Revivalists, Home at Last, Pink Talking Fish, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Juke[35][36][37][needs update]

The 2016 event, was held April 14–16, featuring Widespread Panic, Gregg Allman, Gov't Mule, Les Brers featuring Butch Trucks and Jaimoe, Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, Warren Haynes and The Ashes & Dust Band, Billy & the Kids, Umphrey's Mcgee, Hot Tuna Electric with Steve Kimock, Bruce Hornsby and The Noise Makers, North Mississippi Allstars and Anders Osborne present NMO, Melvin Seals and JGB with special guest Karl Denson, Conspirator, Soulive, The Wood Brothers, The Stanley Clarke Band, Oteil Burbridge and Friends, Tribal Seeds, Dumpstaphunk's Earth War & Power, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio, Kung Fu, Nigel Hall, Devon Allman Band, Big Something, The Yeti Trio [38][39][40][41]

The 2017 even will be held April 20 - 22, featuring Widespread Panic, Bob Weir and the Campfire Band (2 days), Trey Anastasio Band, Gov't Mule, Dark Star Orchestra (2 Sets on 4/20), Dr. John & The Nite Trippers, JJ Grey & Mofro, Les Brers, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Leftover Salmon Performing The Music Of Neil Young, The Greyboy Allstars, Blackberry Smoke, Matisyahu, Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass, Papadosio, Turkuaz, Pink Talking Fu – Music Of David Bowie & Prince DJ Logic, Kung Fu, Pink Talking Fish, Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio, Devon Allman Band, The Marcus King Band, The Yeti Trio, Brothers & Sisters Band

pixielf - 4/20/2017 at 01:13 PM

I did Wanee 6 years straight before I lost my job. I found work but haven't been to Wanee since 2010. The festival got a little too big for me. I'm glad I was able to enjoy it before it became too populated. Always a fantastic time, though, and fabulous music!

Send pics everybody!!

tbomike - 4/20/2017 at 01:22 PM

From last night.

[Edited on 4/20/2017 by tbomike]

heineken515 - 4/20/2017 at 03:39 PM

From last night.

[Edited on 4/20/2017 by tbomike]

Thanks for locating and posting this !

Melody on Trouble No More !

tbomike - 4/20/2017 at 03:43 PM

From last night.

[Edited on 4/20/2017 by tbomike]

Thanks for locating and posting this !

Melody on Trouble No More !

Seeing her sing that is pretty moving stuff.

pixielf - 4/21/2017 at 11:53 AM

Melody on Trouble No More !

Seeing her sing that is pretty moving stuff.

For sure!! Gave me goosebumps!

Damon Fowler on lap steele- nice!

porkchopbob - 4/24/2017 at 02:56 PM

Just got back yesterday and had another great Wanee (my 7th). As the 3rd year without the Allman Brothers, the music is almost becoming secondary to seeing familiar faces and laughing and hanging out. I still meet new people and make new friends, but there was still some great moments.

Highlight for me was Les Brers - how can you top Jack Pearson? Just outstanding. Pat is great, but it could just as easily be The Jack Pearson Band. And seeing Oteil, Marc, and Jaimoe together again, with Duane Trucks sitting in, was pretty heavy. But it was all smiles. And Lamar brings a really nice soul to the band. Freight Train set was, naturally, a little more heavy for everyone on stage and off, but still tons of fun.

This was probably the most I've enjoyed Widespread Panic ever. They are great and all, but just don't do it for me in large doses. But they were a great closer on Friday before Les Brers. Markus King joined them for an amazing "Mountain Jam". Markus King's early AM set was fantastic - and packed, I've never seen that many people at the Mushroom stage that early. The word is out, no doubt his set will be much earlier, and possible on the Peach Stage, very soon. Was great to see them pop up on traveling stage though out the weekend.

Seeing Dr John is always a treat, but he seemed to be a step behind his old self (aren't we all?). I didn't stick around. In fact, the heat chased me away from the Peach Stage on Friday - hottest Wanee I can remember. But I got to see Bobby Lee Rodgers' jazzier side on the Mushroom, which I hadn't seen before, which was great. JJ Grey played the same old set he usually does, which was fun - though back at camp everyone was talking about Turkuaz, so that was my big miss for the weekend.

Jaimoe's set is always pretty consistent, but always one of my favorites. "Ain't Wasting Time No More" is great in Junior's hands, and we even got a little "Mountain Jam".

When I saw the amount of Dead or Dead-related bands on the bill I was worried that it would be too much, and sure enough, I was not the only one who thought so. It definitely changed the vibe of the weekend. Also, Wednesday was packed. I'm not sure if it was for Freight Train, or if the Dead Heads were making a longer weekend, but I was blown away at how crowded the Mushroom Stage was on Weds and Thurs. Usually people are still setting up their tents. It almost seemed to thin out on Sat, and I didn't see the number of college kids that usually come in on Saturday. Maybe they were all in Atlanta for 420.

Anyways, between 2 sets of Crazy Fingers, Dark Star Orchestra, and 2 sets of Bob Weir, it was a lot of Dead. I like the Dead, but as a friend said, the evenings needed a shot of caffeine. Bob Weir's Saturday night show was a very mellow way to close the Peach Stage (Pink Talking Fish picked up the slack). Dark Star was solid, as usual, no surprises (with the exception of the least danceable "Dancing in the Streets" I've ever heard, but hey, that's the Dead). But the Dead set I enjoyed the most was Keller Williams' Grateful Grass, always nice to see a fresh take.

Still, fantastic weekend. Like I said, the people are what keep me coming back. It is still the best festival. I know with the Allmans done, and any side projects likely closing down, I don't expect to see a heavy presence of Allman material, but it would have been nice for Mule to close, and for Tedeschi Trucks to return the the lineup. But I also love seeing new bandsand music that surprise me, it's what keeps Wanee going. Either way, I can't wait to get back there next year!

heineken515 - 4/24/2017 at 04:12 PM

Nice writeup Bob !

Awaiting others memories, are you out there ?

porkchopbob - 4/24/2017 at 04:55 PM

Nice writeup Bob !

Awaiting others memories, are you out there ?

Thanks heineken! Always a blast. I'm in south Florida now, so after years of packing light and flying to Wanee from NYC, it was nice to be able to drive home.

[EDIT: I just realized you were addressing other memories, haha.]

[Edited on 4/25/2017 by porkchopbob]

The_Newt - 4/24/2017 at 05:55 PM

Can someone please post the setlists from the ABB related bands that were there that played? Thanks.

porkchopbob - 4/24/2017 at 06:12 PM

Can someone please post the setlists from the ABB related bands that were there that played? Thanks.

Live For Live Music and Jambase covered some of the sets. I'm pretty sure Munck Music recorded Jaimoe's and Les Brers' sets as well, so those should pop up in the next few days if you can't find them. anee-wednesday/

hotlantatim - 4/25/2017 at 05:33 PM

Wanee 2017 was tremendous again.

It was a reasonable size crowd.....avg size for history of the event. I heard 16,000 had entered by Thursday afternoon at 3pm so I'm sure they hit 20,000. The park can hold that many comfortably. Lines were short. Crowds in front of the stage could be navigated. They had the lawn organized in front of the Peach Stage the best it had ever been. I could only handle about 30 minutes at a time in the was the hottest Wanee ever.

Hospitality from Helen, Nancy, Pat, Syd, Sonny, Sari & Danny, Cliff & Larry et al was just great again. Loads of laughs, some meloncholy emotional moments as expected this time, good food and more. One thing you can say about the ABB and their families (some of whom were at the Hilton) is that they don't back down and hide after loss. They embrace community & music and always have. It was on full display last week. God bless them.

I saw all of Jaimoe's Jassz Band, Blackberry Smoke (with Devon Allman sit-in) and Widespread Panic.
I saw most of Les Bres, Govt Mule (20 minute sit-in by Jack Pearson!), Dr. John, Marcus King Band.
I saw some of Bob Weir, Trey A, Dark Star Orchestra, and JJ Grey & Mofro.

All were enjoyable. Devon with Blackberry Smoke and Marcus King with Panic (Mountain Jam), Pearson with Mule were highlights. Dr. John can still drive an 11 piece band. He walks slowly but is still a force. Trey's band is more enjoyable to me than Phish. They were really good.

I also got to participate in hours of amazing acoustic jams around the Hilton main fire and with our Hilton neighbors with some dynamite players and singers. I don't have the talent to play with many of those folks, but memorizing lyrics and chords to some classic songs can put you in the right place at the right time!

I also got in a solid 4 mile jog again around the park including a brief visit to the river, which is always a great experience (rope swing is now gone).

Hopefully, Panic can be secured for another 3 year contract and Jaimoe, Warren, Jack, Oteil, Marc, other extended ABB family musicians (Devon et al), along with New Orleans acts will continue to be booked and the spirit of (su)Wanee will March on. I plan to return if it does!

porkchopbob - 4/25/2017 at 07:49 PM

I also got in a solid 4 mile jog again around the park including a brief visit to the river, which is always a great experience (rope swing is now gone).

I took some of our friends down to the beach for their first time, they couldn't believe how many Wanees they had been to and never been there. They ended up going every morning.

PhotoRon286 - 4/27/2017 at 03:15 AM

From the looks of things on facebook, people had fun.

thresher - 4/28/2017 at 06:14 AM

Regardless of the lineup Wanee never disappoints. On Wednesday The New Orleans Suspects were great. Lots of fun. I think the midnight show with freight train was tremendous, probably the highlight of the festival for me. I had no idea butch's son could play like that. He was very impressive. Luther Dickerson was awesome. There was a girl who sang and played guitar that was also stellar. A black dude sat in that also killed on guitar. Ben Sparaco also sat in and blew everyone away. That kid is amazing. I'm hoping big things come his way. He deserves it.
I missed brothers and sisters (really wanted to see them). Was a little odd watching Leftover salmon do these heavy, melancholy Neil Young songs with with an upbeat, bluegrass tempo but they did a good job.
Blackberry Smoke was fantastic. I don't know their songs but they sound good. Southern, rock n roll and trippy. They did a nice cover of Your time is gonna come and a very nice rendition of ramble on rose.
I listened to (didn't watch) Mayisyahu's set. I remember seeing him long ago and liking him but I just didn't get this last one.
I missed JJ Grey, unfortunately.
I honestly don't remember bob weir's first night. Panic sounded smooth at times and erky jerky or disjointed at others.
DJ Logic was ok. He spun records, very edm-like but with different samples than what you'd usually hear from a DJ.
Regrettably missed Marcus King. Turkuaz was the sleeper band, very different and enjoyable. That whole band is off the wall. The two girls on vocals are a riot, singing snippets of songs you haven't heard in ages.
Pink talking fish was awesome. They're always very polished and put on an amazing show. Keller Williams was another shocker. Don't remember seeing him. He's very talented and his grateful grass band killed those Dead songs. I absolutely loved that set. Trey's set was pretty stellar as well. It's taken a long time for him to grow on me. He did a version ooh child "things will get easier" and bob Marley's soul rebel and ended with Dazed and Confused, which was one of the highlights of the festival for me. I thought bob weir started out strong and then faltered toward the end but I could be wrong. I like his new material and I thought his voice sounded great but it is mellow and I heard more than a few people complain about his set. I was nervous about Pink talking fu but they knocked it out of the park. They made those prince and Bowie songs edgier and more fun than I thought possible. A friend brought some bikes so I saw and swam in the river for the first time. That park is glorious. The music and people are always awesome. Thank goodness florida gets a festival like Wanee.

heineken515 - 4/28/2017 at 03:11 PM

Gov't Mule / Wanee / 4.22.17 / Audio only:

Torrent :

Gov't Mule at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park
Apr 22, 2017Live Oak, FL2017 Spring Tour
World Boss
Mother Earth
About to Rage
Eternity's Breath
Forsaken Savior
Larger Than Life
Doing It to Death
Revolution Come, Revolution Go
Freeway Jam
When Doves Cry
Beautifully Broken
Hey Joe

[Edited on 4/28/2017 by heineken515]

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