warren haynes Archive

30 Days Out, May 2023 #1: Vieux Farka Touré, Voivod, Gov’t Mule, Floating Action

Two acts from beyond our borders, two artists we Western North Carolinians claim as our own. Local performances featuring those are some of the musical highlights coming in the next […]

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 […]