warren haynes Archive

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas (Jam), Part 3 of 3

Continued from Part Two… Pause, then play After organizing the annual Christmas Jam benefit concert in his Asheville hometown for 30 years, Warren Haynes hit the pause button in 2019. […]

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas (Jam), Part 2 of 3

Continued from Part One… Guitarist Mike Barnes played that first Christmas Jam. Friends with Haynes since the two were second graders at Claxton Elementary, he formed the band Blue Sky […]

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas (Jam), Part 1 of 3

Note: My cover story in the Nov. 30 issue of Asheville, N.C. altweekly Mountain Xpress explored the beginnings and development of the long-running Warren Haynes Presents Christmas Jam, which made […]

30 Days Out, May 2022 #2: Albert Cummings, Jason Isbell, Gov’t Mule, Destroy Boys

In the next 30 days, there’s all manner of live music to be experienced in Asheville. This roundup focuses a bit more on c&w, but there’s something for every taste […]

The Mule Comes Alive: A Conversation with Warren Haynes

Among many music fans, there exists an unshakable belief: No matter how good the musicians, no matter how sophisticated the recording gear, no matter how skilled the recording engineers, a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]