With so many bands competing for the jam-band throne left vacant by the Grateful Dead and Phish, it seems that Widespread Panic just might be the group to keep the noodling kingdom dancing long into the 21st century. The band formed in Athens, Georgia, by Cleveland native Bell and Michael Houser, who passed away four years ago today from cancer celebrates its 20th anniversary this summer. "We've never had a whole lot of rules," says Bell. "We just flow with what's happening. That hasn't changed a bit."
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