Warren Haynes

Rock and Blues Guitarist + Vocalist and Songwriter
Born Apr 6, 1960

Warren Haynes is an American rock and blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. Haynes is best known for his work as longtime guitarist with The Allman Brothers Band and as founding member of the jam band Gov't Mule. Early in his career he was a guitarist for David Allan Coe and The Dickey Betts Band. Haynes also is known for his associations with the remaining members of The Grateful Dead, including touring with Phil Lesh and Friends and The Dead.… Read More

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  • The Pretty Reckless Present A Series Of Taylor Made Moments
    Huffington Post - Dec 05, 2016
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    Eleven More Bass Players Who Belong In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
    Huffington Post - Nov 22, 2016
  • 1 Minute Till Showtime: Warren Haynes
    Huffington Post - Jul 20, 2016
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    Chats With Lynyrd Skynyrd's Johnny Van Zant, Pentatonix's Avi Kaplan, Ben Rector And Widespread Panic's John Bell, Plus We/Or/Me And H Pn B/Dan Zanes Exclusives
    Huffington Post - Nov 10, 2015


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Warren Haynes.


1960 Birth Born on April 6, 1960.


1980 20 Years Old Warren Haynes joined David Allan Coe's touring and recording band in 1980 when he was 20 years old. … Read More
1987 27 Years Old Around 1987, Haynes got a call to perform backup vocals on a studio album by Dickey Betts, along with Dennis Robbins. … Read More
1989 29 Years Old In 1989, The Allman Brothers Band decided to reunite, and Betts recruited Haynes to join the band. … Read More


1994 34 Years Old In 1994, Haynes formed Gov't Mule with Abts and Woody.
1997 37 Years Old 1 More Event
Haynes and Woody initially split time between Gov't Mule and The Allman Brothers Band, but after The Allman Brothers' last show of their 1997 run at New York's Beacon Theatre on March 26, 1997, both left the band to focus on Gov't Mule full-time. … Read More
1999 39 Years Old Then in 1999, Phil Lesh approached him to play lead guitar and sing for his solo group Phil Lesh & Friends, where he played for 3 years. … Read More


2002 42 Years Old …  In 2002, Haynes was presented with the key to the city by Asheville mayor Charles Worley. … Read More
2003 43 Years Old In 2003 and 2004, Haynes released two solo acoustic albums, The Lone EP, a collection of live performances and Live From Bonnaroo which documents his solo performance (part acoustic, part electric) at the 2003 Bonnaroo Music Festival. … Read More
2004 44 Years Old In 2004, Warren Haynes performed five full-length solo acoustic shows, as well as opened 23 times for The Dead and once for The Allman Brothers Band. … Read More
2005 45 Years Old In 2005, Haynes performed a one time only show under the name Warren Haynes & Friends. … Read More
2008 48 Years Old 1 More Event
He played lead guitar for The Dead again in late 2008 when they performed at a benefit at Penn State for then-presidential candidate Barack Obama, later touring with them in the spring of 2009. … Read More


2010 50 Years Old The Warren Haynes Band made their debut performance at Haynes' annual Christmas Jam in Asheville, North Carolina on December 11, 2010. The album Man in Motion was released in May 2011 and debuted in the Billboard Top 20. … Read More
2012 52 Years Old The Warren Haynes Band's "Live at The Moody Theater" 2CD/1DVD package came out in April 2012 on Stax Records. … Read More
2014 54 Years Old On January 8, 2014, Haynes and Trucks jointly announced their respective plans to leave the ABB by the end of 2014, following the conclusion of the band's celebration of its 45th anniversary.
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