The hometown hero’s first of two shows with the Asheville Symphony at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium was a terrific rock performance, but light on orchestral contributions.
“Mozart is like Shakespeare in literature — he’s just there, and he’s one of the very most important,” says renowned classical pianist Garrick Ohlsson.
“Warren Haynes’ 30th Christmas Jam was special. There is no doubt that the spirit of Christmas ran through me that night.”
A first-time Christmas Jam attendee’s dispatch from Warren Haynes’ latest musical celebration.
Asheville Brewing Co.’s Doug Riley discusses the history of Christmas Jam’s official beer.
Though the sounds Warren Haynes makes with his band Gov’t Mule aren’t retreads of songs from the past, there’s a deeply knowing sensibility within the grooves of tunes like “Stone Cold Rage” — the opening cut on ‘Revolution Come … Revolution Go’ — that reminds listeners that Haynes learned long ago all the right lessons about how to rock.
It was a (quite literally) jam-packed night with tons of guests sitting in with each group’s sets.
The roundup includes John Scofield and Jon Cleary, the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam, The Nth Power, dopapod, Jon Stickley and Travis Book
The Warren Haynes Christmas Jam returned to Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center Saturday, Dec. 12. Ask any dozen concertgoers which sets were their favorite, and you’re assured to get as many different answers. Here are two standouts.
It was an unseasonably warm December afternoon on Soulshine Court in Habitat for Humanity’s Hudson Hills subdivision in West Asheville. A crowd of neighbors, volunteers and fans gathered around the work site for the wall-raising of Habitat’s 2015 Christmas Jam house. For 17 years, Warren Haynes, Asheville native and world renowned musician, has worked closely […]
Ashes & Dust, out July 24, is widely being described as Warren Haynes’ “Americana album.” But attempting to pin the record down to a single genre — however stylistically inclusive that genre might be — does it and Haynes a disservice. The music on Ashes & Dust invites all listeners.
Though it’s in many ways an informal affair, the Warren Haynes 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 […]
Last week, Woodfin native and world famous rocker Warren Haynes performed the National Anthem prior to the New York Knicks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers game at Madison Square Garden. Haynes will be back in Asheville for the Dec. 13 Christmas Jam, his popular annual fundraiser for the local Habitat for Humanity organization. This year’s event will […]
Warren Haynes celebrated the 25th anniversary of Christmas Jam in style this weekend with two full days of epic concerts at the U.S. Cellular Center and other venues in downtown Asheville.
A festive musical spirit reigned last night as Christmas Jam stretched into the wee hours, with Widespread Panic closing things down at around 4 a.m. This post features a slide show of photos from the concerts. (photo by Nick King)
Reflecting on his 25 years of annual Christmas Jam benefit concerts, Warren Haynes says there’s been “too many highlights to list.” The event’s grown from a small concert at the now-defunct 45 Cherry nightclub into one of the city’s biggest entertainment events, held this year on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13-14, at the U.S. Cellular Center. With proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity, the shows are meant to celebrate Asheville’s philanthropic and artistic values, says Haynes.
As Asheville prepares to celebrate the silver anniversary of the Christmas Jam, the musical lineup keeps getting better and better. Plus, a special Christmas Jam Session Ale has hit the shelves of local stores.
So many memories, captured here by photographer John Zara. Also, check out the full list of the songs Warren Haynes and crew played on Saturday, Dec. 15.
The December 15 event lists headliners Blind Boys of Alabama, Sheryl Crow and String Cheese Incident among others.
Just before the Christmas Jam, work began on the fifth annual ‘jam house.’ This week Warren Haynes was back in town to give the keys to the new owner, Michelle Bevans.
(photo by Bill Rhodes)
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