YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION: On Gov't Mule's latest album, the band, led by Asheville native Warren Haynes, reconciles the differences between its live and studio approaches, displaying a modern sensibility that draws the best from early 1970s rock styles.

Album review: ‘Revolution Come … Revolution Go’ by Gov’t Mule

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.

SUNSHINE ON SOULSHINE CT: A warm day in December for the annual Christmas Jam House, "Before the Jam, Lend a Hand" wall raising with Warren Haynes, the homeowners and Habitat for Humanity volunteers.

All smiles: 2015 Christmas Jam house-wall raising

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 […]

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Still going strong: Christmas Jam celebrates 25 years of benefit concerts with two-night blowout

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.