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Warren Haynes’ Christmas Jam at 30: Supporting the Habit(at)

Near the end of the 1980s, local Asheville guitarist Warren Haynes organized an informal musical get-together. Conceived as an opportunity for touring and journeyman musicians to congregate during the holidays – the one time each year when many of them would return home – the Christmas Jam would eventually evolve into something much grander. An

Album Review: Gov’t Mule — Revolution Come…Revolution Go

The early 1970s were a momentous time in the history of rock. Mighty men with loud guitars roamed the land, often leading groups of two or three other men. The best of that era’s bands crafted a sound that enjoyed widespread appeal, thanks to a balance of hard-as-nails beats, thunderous bottom-end, and highly appealing guitar

Warren Haynes: Let’s Waltz Again

Martin Scorsese’s 1978 film The Last Waltz documented what had been billed as the farewell performance by The Band. That five-piece group of journeyman musicians came to fame through their association with Bob Dylan, but the Band’s musical pedigree extended well before and beyond serving as Dylan’s backing group. The Last Waltz brought together many

Warren Haynes’ North Carolina Roots, Part 2

Continued from Part One… The Christmas Jam The annual event billed as “Warren Haynes Presents: The Christmas Jam” supports the work of the nonprofit Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity; funds are used to purchase land for Habitat neighborhoods and to build safe, affordable homes for families. Even prior to the 2015 Jam, the cumulative total

Warren Haynes’ North Carolina Roots, Part 1

Note: A shorter, edited version of this feature appeared as the cover story in the July 2016 issue of WNC Magazine.  It’s minutes before 1 a.m. on Sunday, December 12, 2015. Guitarist, producer and songwriter Warren Haynes is onstage at Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center, jamming with The Doobie Brothers. The 27th annual Warren Haynes Christmas

Album Review: Warren Haynes — Ashes & Dust

A true son of the South, guitarist Warren Haynes has built a varied career imbued with musical values that proudly display his Appalachian roots. And though he’s strongly associated with the electric guitar – largely through his work with Gov’t Mule and The Allman Brothers Band – his interests have always extended well beyond the

Interview: Aaron “Woody” Wood

Though it’s in many ways an informal affair, Warren Haynes Presents Christmas Jam has been growing in a deliberate fashion. Thanks both to concertgoer demand and the long line of musicians wishing to be involved in this fundraiser event, the festival – now in its 26th year – expanded to two nights a few years