For Widespread Panic, it’s all about the flow. That’s the term bassist Dave Schools uses to describe the onstage communication and instrumental interplay transmitted among the members of the band that, when it’s right, makes for one of their legendary improvisation-spiced performances.
'I don't really see those categories anymore,' he says. 'I think what Loretta Lynn did was as much soul music as what Aretha Franklin did. It was soul music from a different place. I don't see what rock 'n' roll artists are doing as much different from what country artists do.
"We worked on this for over a year," he says. "It feels like something that is ripe and ready to entertain. We really want to turn it loose. It's exciting [what has] happened with the single. Hopefully, that will be indicative of what the record will do."
Reverend Horton Heat wants his fans to know that he’s still the same psychobilly, even if his new album doesn’t sound like it.
That CD, Laughin’ and Cryin’ with the Reverend Horton Heat, is filled with honky-tonk and rockabilly, but there’s not much punk to be found on the record, a rather dramatic departure for the good reverend.