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Warren Haynes – Highlights

Warren Haynes – Highlights

Warren Haynes – Highlights. Most know him as longtime guitarist with the Allman Brothers Band and as founding member of the jam band Gov’t Mule. But earlier in his career he was also the guitarist for David Allan Coe and The Dickey Betts Band.

Also, he’s one of the most celebrated and best-loved guitarists in blues-rock and beyond. Haynes has been a fixture of the live music scene for decades and it doesn’t look like he’s planning on stopping any time soon.

Why would he? He’s doing something he loves to do. Despite all of the ground that Haynes has covered on his musical journey, the impressive thing is that he still has many miles to explore. 

Giving Back – Christmas Jam

With all his accomplishments and success, Warren wanted to do something that would give back to his hometown of Asheville North Carolina. He created the “Warren Haynes Christmas Jam to raise funds for the local Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity.

The proceeds go toward constructing energy-efficient new houses as well as purchasing and developing land for entire Habitat subdivisions. Christmas Jam is one of the most celebrated and longest-running live concerts in the U.S.

So, maybe if the socially distanced concerts work out, we might see a new socially distanced version of this event as well as Mountain Jam! For more information, check out their website: Here

Gov’t Mule Announces Return To Stage 

Due to the pandemic, most musicians have basically shut down their tour’s schedules and live performances. Good news is that Gov’t Mule recently announces their return to the stage with two shows this spring.

On Friday, April 30th and Saturday, May 1st at Westville Music Bowl in New Haven, CT. The concerts will mark the first-ever events at Westville Music Bowl. Which recently converted from the Connecticut Tennis Center to an outdoor music and comedy venue.

As well as the start of their socially distanced Twilight Concerts Under the Stars series. Check out this special performance of Haynes performing his signature “Soulshine” with the Allman Brothers Band at The Beacon Theatre in 2003.

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Video Credits – Audio by Casey Coniff and Paul Gordon. Brought to you by Less Than Face Productions

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