Athens, GA — (March. 18, 2022) — Sam Holt Band announced three special shows in celebration of the late Michael Houser and Todd Nance. Houser was the founding guitarist and Nance the founding drummer for Widespread Panic. Houser succumbed to pancreatic cancer in August 2002. Todd Nance passed away in August of 2020. Sam Holt was Houser's guitar tech and friend. Holt also performed with Widespread Panic many times after Michael's departure and went on to form the band Outformation. In 2014, Holt moved to Athens, GA, and played in several bands with Todd Nance, including The Interstellar Boys.
The show will feature tunes from Houser's posthumous album Sandbox, as well as the classic songs Houser and Nance wrote for Widespread Panic. The Sam Holt Band will also perform original material that was inspired by and written for the late Michael Houser.
The shows are billed as "Sam Holt Band Presents Remembering Mikey & Todd – A Musical Celebration of Michael Houser and Todd Nance”. Sharing the stage with Holt is Adam Grace, keyboardist for Truth & Salvage Co., Ross Parker on bass, and Jeremy Ward on drums. Special guests are also likely to appear.
May 12- Isis Music Hall - Asheville, NC
May 13- Charleston Pour House, Charleston, SC
May 14- Avondale Brewing Company - Birmingham, AL
"These shows will be a unique experience for Panic fans. I am a huge fan of Widespread Panic and Michael Houser's music. It is an honor to be a part of this Celebration. He had one of the greatest musical minds of our time." - Adam Grace
"I think about Mike & Todd all the time. Playing these shows is my way to feel close to them. I became very close with Todd the last few years and haven’t played a show since his passing. I am looking forward to these shows very much." - Sam Holt
Read more about Sam Holt Band, these special shows, and get pre-sale tickets at the official band websites: