It stinks that Widespread Panic have been tagged as just another jam band. The group is far more in touch with Southern rock, country, blues and jazz than groups like Drive-By Truckers and the Black Crowes. This has been true ever since the Panic's self-titled debut for Capricorn (their second overall). While the probing musicianship is top-notch, it's the husky croon and lyrics of the late Michael Houser that push the band over the top. This is great American rock, plain and simple.