Here’s your video preview of the Dec. 10 issue of the Mountain Xpress.
This week’s issue contains extensive coverage of the upcoming Warren Haynes Christmas Jam. The Jam has changed this year with its expansion into two concerts at the Asheville Civic Center and a full weekend’s worth of events (including the Jam by Day). The mission stays the same: To raise money for Habitat for Humanity.
In its two decades, the event has gone from a quiet jam session among friends at local clubs to a sort of benevolent Bele Chere, with all the money going to charity instead of funnel cakes. The expansion of the Jam has created what may be the most diverse lineup yet, with music ranging from the retro country stomp of Marty Stuart to the furious alt-rock of Coheed and Cambria. That diversity is what the spirit of the Christmas Jam is all about, Haynes says.
For that story and more, pick up this week’s Xpress.