Warren Haynes
American rock and blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter
Warren Haynes
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.
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The Pretty Reckless Present a Series of Taylor-Made Moments
Huffington Post - 3 months
She may have started out as a precocious kid actress but Taylor Momsen landed the role of a lifetime as front woman for the Pretty Reckless. An alluring entertainer with a pliable voice that will send thrills and chills down your spine, Momsen is the charming star of this hard rock show that includes three daring dudes who bring the heavy metal essentials -- guitarist Ben Phillips, bassist Mark Damon and drummer Jamie Perkins. The New York-based quartet is wrapping up a fall tour throughout the United States behind Who You Selling For, the Oct. 21 release via Razor & Tie that is destined to be their most successful to date in a career that began in 2009. The full-length album, their third in the studio with longtime producer Kato Khandwala, begins with Momsen (left) snidely snapping, "Get your shit together," making one wonder if she's addressing herself or someone else. The hep pep talk obviously worked because Who You Selling For is a fire-breathing monster of a re ...
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Eleven More Bass Players Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Huffington Post - 3 months
"You ask the average person what a bass is, or what a bass sounds like, and most of the time, they don't know. But remove the bass from any piece of music and suddenly it becomes the largest missing piece in the world! Whoa, fifty percent of the music just went away with one instrument! It is an instrument that is much more conspicuous by its absence than by its presence..." As told to this writer by Michael J. Visceglia, bassist, author, educator, recording artist The 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees were revealed a few weeks ago and I congratulate all the artists: Bad Brains, Chaka Khan, Chic, Depeche Mode, Electric Light Orchestra, J. Geils Band, Jane's Addiction, Janet Jackson, Joan Baez, Joe Tex, Journey, Kraftwerk, MC 5, Pearl Jam, Steppenwolf, The Cars, The Zombies, Tupac Shakur, and Yes. Some of the choices are obvious to me, some less so. A few leave me bewildered, but that's rock and roll...the mistakes make the music real. And I see that a few of the nomi ...
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1 Minute Till Showtime: Warren Haynes
Huffington Post - 7 months
Warren Haynes played Cloud Nine in TivoliVredenburg on July 17th, 2016. For our series '1 minute till showtime' we filmed the last minutes before Warren Haynes and his band took the stage of Cloud Nine. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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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 HPnB/Dan Zanes Exclusives
Huffington Post - over 1 year
A Conversation with Lynyrd Skynyrd's Johnny Van Zant Mike Ragogna: Johnny, the new one is titled Lynyrd Skynyrd Live In Jacksonville. Using the old term f there's really such thing as a blast from the past, this would be it, right? Johnny Van Zant: Yeah, you know, it was something that we talked about doing for a while. Actually we had the thought a few years ago but it just never panned out. This year it worked for us. We did it in a really cool place down here, an old theater that's been here for years called the Florida Theatre, it holds about eighteen or nineteen hundred people. We did it over a period of two nights and it was a great time. We went back and tried to have as much fun doing it and doing it in the same order as it was on the record, which was really cool because "Sweet Home" starts out Second Helping. [laughs] For that particular part of the show it was like, "Okay, we're starting the show with 'Sweet Home Alabama' which we never do," so it was a hoot. Then w ...
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Here's Everything You Need To Know About Why We Celebrate Weed On 4/20
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Warren Haynes, the Allman Brothers Band guitarist, routinely plays with the surviving members of the Grateful Dead, touring as The Dead. It's the spring of 2009, he's just finished a Dead show in Washington, D.C., and he gets a pop quiz from The Huffington Post. Where does "420" come from? He pauses and thinks, hands on his sides. "I don't know the real origin. I know myths and rumors," he says. "I'm really confused about the first time I heard it. It was like a police code for smoking in progress or something. What's the real story?" Wavy Gravy is a hippie icon with his own ice cream flavor who has been hanging out with the Dead for decades. HuffPost spots him outside the same concert. Asked about the term 420, he suggests it began "somewhere in the foggy mists of time. What time is it now? I say to you, 'Eternity now.'" Depending on whom you ask or their state of inebriation, there are as many varieties of answers as strains of medical bud in California. It's the number of ...
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Hot 'Effing' Tuna Takes the Beacon Theater By Storm
Huffington Post - about 2 years
It's often been said, "There's nothing like a Grateful Dead concert." While that's certainly true, there is also nothing like a Hot Tuna concert. Unlike Dead Heads, Tuna Fans tend to be more rowdy and aggressive, less "Peace and Love, man" and more likely to scream out "Hot Fuckin Tuna" to regularly startle everybody. The most recent Beacon Theater' Hot Tuna' concert on December 13, 2014 was exemplary in every way. And, it was the Beacon Theater that always makes it a grand Tuna affair. When Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady play together, whether it's an acoustic show or righteously electric, Hot Tuna fans show up in force. And they're generally not playing hackey sack or selling bean sprout wraps in the parking lot. Much more likely to find them in close-by bars drinking beer and talking about "Come Back Baby" from the Capitol Theater in Passaic, New Jersey on 11/20/76. While rowdier, Hot Tuna fans love their Jack & Jorma and each other. When Jack & Jo ...
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From KFC worker to rock guitar god
CNN - about 3 years
Legendary guitarist Warren Haynes sits in the CNN Red Chair to talk about jamming with (almost) everyone.
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Trucks, Haynes leaving Allman Brothers Band
Yahoo News - about 3 years
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks are leaving the Allman Brothers Band at the end of the year.
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Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks to exit Allman Brothers Band
USA Today - about 3 years
Both guitarists will leave the long-running rock band at the end of 2014
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Stars to hold tribute concert for Gregg Allman
Yahoo News - over 3 years
ATLANTA (AP) — The Allman Brothers, Sam Moore, Taj Mahal, Warren Haynes, Eric Church and several others have signed on to pay tribute in concert to Gregg Allman early next year.
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Orchestrating Jerry Garcia's Return to the Stage
Wall Street Journal - over 3 years
"Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration With Warren Haynes" presents the music of the Grateful Dead singer as performed by a full orchestra.
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Linnie Frank Bailey: Washington Watch: Week 23 - "The Greatest"
Huffington Post - over 3 years
This past week we celebrated the 237th anniversary of our Declaration of Independence. Yes...our issues are many, and our Congress is in gridlock, and there are those who will never accept the diversity of our country....still, we can fight for our freedoms in ways others around the world cannot. And, despite all those who disparage him simply for who he is...America ELECTED Barack Hussein Obama, as our President -- TWICE!! The ideals upon which our country began are to be remembered, celebrated, and always held in esteem as our battle cry. There is still much to be done, and we are often reminded (just last week with the Supreme Court Voting Rights ruling) -- rights can be given and rights can be taken away. We are also reminded that despite the election of a black president, we live in a time when so many of our gains have been washed away by financial turmoil, political upheaval, and benign neglect. Yet, we hold up the Declaration of Independence as a goal that ...
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420: How 'Weed Day' Got Its Name
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
This article was originally published on April 20, 2009, and has been reposted each year since. In 2012, it was updated to include, for the first time, the full identities of the men behind the coining of the term "420," as well as additional details. Carly Schwartz contributed to the reporting. Warren Haynes, the Allman Brothers Band guitarist, routinely plays with the surviving members of the Grateful Dead, touring as The Dead. It's the spring of 2009, he's just finished a Dead show in Washington, D.C., and he gets a pop quiz from The Huffington Post. Where does "420" come from? He pauses and thinks, hands on his sides. "I don't know the real origin. I know myths and rumors," he says. "I'm really confused about the first time I heard it. It was like a police code for smoking in progress or something. What's the real story?" Wavy Gravy is a hippie icon with his own ice cream flavor who has been hanging out with the Dead for decades. HuffPost spots him outside the ...
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Warren Haynes on New Gov't Mule Album: 'The Sky Is the Limit'
Rolling Stone - over 4 years
"It was great to have a refresher" Warren Haynes says of the extended break that Gov't Mule took last year the first true hiatus for the guitarist's bread-and-butter jam-rock foursome since they formed in 1994 Haynes spent the time away recording and touring behind his new solo album Man in...
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How To Rock Out With Alice Cooper, Dave Navarro & Gene Simmons
Huffington Post - over 4 years
By Iain Blair LOS ANGELES, Sept 6 (Reuters) - After traveling the world and giving aspiring musicians a chance to jam with their favorite stars, the Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp announced Thursday it was setting up a permanent home in Las Vegas. Starting in October, aspiring rockers who have dreamed of playing with their musical heroes can sign up for the camp's courses at the MGM Grand hotel and casino. Upcoming camps will feature rock legends as Roger Daltrey, Jack Bruce, Alice Cooper, Dave Navarro, Sammy Hagar, Gene Simmons and Vince Neil. Camp founder David Fishof, a former manager and tour producer for Ringo Starr and The Monkees, said he had been looking for a permanent location for some time to cope with growing demand. "It gets bigger every year," said Fishof. He estimated that since its start, over 7,000 rock star wannabes have attended the camps, which have been held six times a year in vari ...
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Art Notes: Performances set at Feed & Seed
Blue Ridge Now - over 4 years
Performances set at Feed & Seed Feed & Seed, 3715 Hendersonville Road, Fletcher, will host shows starting at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 828-216-3492. The following is the July schedule: u Today: Paul's Creek u Saturday: Gordon Terry & Friends at 6:30 p.m.; West End String Band at 7:30 p.m. u July 27: Walt & Friends u July 28 : Tom Fisch at 6:30 p.m.; Bobby and Bluegrass Tradition at 7:30 p.m. u July 29: Mt. Top Bluegrass at 6 p.m. Relay For Life set for today The Relay for Life will be today at Fletcher Park, 85 Howard Gap Road, Fletcher. Here is a list of the events: u 6 p.m. — Celebration ceremony u 6:20 p.m. — Survivor and caregiver laps u 7:45 p.m. — Crowning of Mister Relay and community water balloon toss u 8 p.m. — Balloon dance competition u 9 p.m. — Luminary remembrance ceremony and slide show u 9:30 p.m. — Fireworks show; The Guitar Academy faculty rock band will play classic rock and host guitar raffle. u 10 p.m. — A ...
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Podcast with Paul Nelson, blues icon Johnny Winter’s manager/producer/guitarist — Winter headlines on Saturday at Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival
Roanoke.com - over 4 years
Johnny Winter photo courtesy Bullseye Management Johnny Winter is a blues rock giant, but his career and life were at low ebb when he heard a session guy named Paul Nelson at work in a studio where Winter was recording. He asked Nelson to record with him. Soon, Nelson was in his band, and eventually he became Winter’s manager. Since then, Winter has re-ascended to his rightful place of respect in the music world, with fine new records including last year’s “Roots.” That disc, featuring players such as Sonny Landreth, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi and John Popper, shows Winter back in the fine form that had eluded him since a spiral into substance addiction. Winter, who headlines Saturday’s Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival, at Elmwood Park, is clean now and playing great shows, Nelson said. On this podcast, Nelson discusses how he and Winter re-energized both the act and Winter’s life. “The road that put him in the shape he’s in is now being used to keep him h ...
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Mike Ragogna: Driving Towards The Daylight to Noise In My Head: A Conversation with Joe Bonamassa and DarkDriveClinic's "Litmus Heart"
Huffington Post - over 4 years
A Conversation with Joe Bonamassa Mike Ragogna: Joe, how and what are you doing, man? Joe Bonamassa: I'm doing fine. I'm actually here doing my debut on David Letterman, sitting in with the band. It's a real honor. We're in New York and we're just about to wrap up the American tour. Plus, we have a new record coming out. There's lots of news. MR: How is the Letterman experience? JB: It's great. I've done a couple of television shows before. It's one of those things...it's a different world from the world I travel in. I play real loud. You get to blast. This is a little more contained. They end a song in the middle of a song because they have to cut to a commercial. There's no time for the big rock ending. It's fun. MR: You also performed at the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame recently. JB: I did. I had a small part in inducting Freddie King. It was myself, the two bearded ones from ZZ Top--Dusty and Billy--and my friend of twenty years, if you can believe or n ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Warren Haynes
    FIFTIES
  • 2014
    Age 53
    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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  • 2012
    Age 51
    The Warren Haynes Band's "Live at The Moody Theater" 2CD/1DVD package came out in April 2012 on Stax Records.
    More Details Hide Details The lineup on the recording consisted of Warren Haynes (lead vocals and guitar), Ron Holloway (saxophone), Ron Johnson (bass), Terence Higgins (drums), Nigel Hall (keyboards) and Alecia Chakour (backing vocals). Haynes has stated that his further solo efforts might take him into still other fields. "There are other projects I want to do, too," he relates. "I'm interested in recording a singer-songwriter oriented album with more acoustic instruments, a jazzy instrumental CD and a straight-up blues record. But like Man in Motion, those albums will have to wait until the time is right."
  • FORTIES
  • 2010
    Age 49
    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.
    More Details Hide Details An extensive tour occurred after the release through the rest of 2011; the touring version of the band included Holloway, drummer Terence Higgins of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, bassist Ron Johnson, keyboardist Nigel Hall, and various vocalists, either Foster, Alfreda Gerald, or Alecia Chakour.
  • 2008
    Age 47
    In 2008, Haynes covered the Bob Dylan song "I Shall Be Released" with Coheed and Cambria, as part of an encore the band played during their shows in support of Neverender.
    More Details Hide Details After recording Gov't Mule's By a Thread album, Haynes formed The Warren Haynes Band. The group included George Porter, Jr. on bass, Ivan Neville on keys and Raymond Weber on drums. Also joining them on keys was Ian McLagan, as well as vocalist Ruthie Foster and Ron Holloway on tenor sax.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In 1993, Haynes released his first solo album, Tales of Ordinary Madness, which was produced by former Allman Brother keyboardist Chuck Leavell. He toured briefly in support of the record with various musicians, including Danny Louis.
  • 2005
    Age 44
    In 2005, Haynes performed a one time only show under the name Warren Haynes & Friends.
    More Details Hide Details The band included Abts on drums, Dave Schools of Widespread Panic on bass, John Medeski of Medeski Martin & Wood and Skerik, the avant-garde sax player of bands such as Critters Buggin' and Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade. The group played a selection of blues songs, including songs of Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Tom Waits, and Gov't Mule standards. The band was also featured as the house band during a number of tapings of Last Call with Carson Daly in early February 2005. During one of these tapings, the scheduled musical act was absent, so Haynes performed an acoustic rendition of U2's One. The song also appeared on his Live from Bonnaroo album.
  • 2004
    Age 43
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He has also made 45 song appearances and 28 concert appearances with Dave Matthews Band, including on two released live albums: Live at Central Park Concert in which he performed "Cortez the Killer", and "Jimi Thing", and Live at Piedmont Park where he performed "What Would You Say".
  • 2003
    Age 42
    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.
    More Details Hide Details When not touring with one of his electric bands, Haynes will often take time out to do solo acoustic shows, which include a variety of well-known and rare covers along with his own material.
  • 2002
    Age 41
    In 2002, Haynes was presented with the key to the city by Asheville mayor Charles Worley.
    More Details Hide Details In 2003, Worley proclaimed December 18 as "Warren Haynes Day" in Asheville. The event has continued to grow every year and is now dubbed "Warren Haynes Presents: The Christmas Jam." Due to increasing audience demand, the show was eventually moved to the Asheville Civic Center. In 2008, for its twentieth anniversary, "The Christmas Jam" consisted of two nights of music; including "The Christmas Jam By Day," a series of events including daytime concerts, movie screenings, and art, photo, and poster exhibits taking place in downtown Asheville on the days leading up to the show. The event reverted to one night in 2009, but retained the "The Christmas Jam By Day," and included the new "Christmas Comedy Jam." The same format was repeated in 2010. Haynes has recorded two instructional videos: Electric Blues & Slide Guitar and Acoustic Slide and the art of Electric Improvisation. He discusses his influences and shows an array of techniques such as "call and response", string bending, vibrato, slide guitar in standard tuning and some acoustic open tuning licks in G and E tunings. For the demonstrations of the electric improvisation section of the second video, he is accompanied by Allen Woody and Matt Abts.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1999
    Age 38
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In 2004, when The Dead (remaining members of the Grateful Dead) were in need of a new guitarist, they called upon Haynes to come play lead and sing for that summer's "Wave That Flag Tour". His run with The Dead ended on a night where he came in with them, then performed a solo acoustic set, and then ended the night playing with The Allman Brothers Band and started out on his next tour with them.
  • 1997
    Age 36
    In 1997, Haynes and Abts came onstage to jam with Bob Weir and Rob Wasserman in a small club.
    More Details Hide Details The performance was being filmed for Robert Mugge's film on Robert Johnson, Hellhound on My Trail.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details They released three albums and became known for their powerful live performances. Some of these performances have been released as official live albums (Live at Roseland Ballroom, Live... With A Little Help From Our Friends and Mulennium; the latter two capture consecutive New Year's Eve shows). On August 26, 2000, Allen Woody died unexpectedly. Following his death, a decision was made to finish the tour acoustically as the "Smile at Half-Mast" tour. Gov't Mule released two studio albums (The Deep End, Volume 1 and The Deep End, Volume 2) and a live album/DVD (The Deepest End, Live in Concert) featuring many of Woody's favorite bass players. In 2003, Andy Hess (bass) and Danny Louis (keyboard/organ) were added as permanent members to the group. Late the following year, this lineup released their first studio effort, Deja Voodoo, which later included an EP of newly recorded material titled Mo Voodoo. After recording 2006's High & Mighty, Gov't Mule also released a dub EP titled Mighty High and a DVD titled Tale of 2 Cities that contained two full performances recorded in 2004 and 2006. The two shows on the DVD captured the first show of the Deja Voodoo Tour and the last show of the High & Mighty Tour, serving to encapsulate what was created over those two years. In 2008, Andy Hess left Gov't Mule to pursue other projects and was replaced by relative unknown, Jorgen Carlsson.
  • 1994
    Age 33
    In 1994, Haynes formed Gov't Mule with Abts and Woody.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1989
    Age 28
    In 1989, The Allman Brothers Band decided to reunite, and Betts recruited Haynes to join the band.
    More Details Hide Details Also joining were Neel on keyboards and Allen Woody on bass guitar. Haynes has since played on four well-received studio albums, including the gold certified Where It All Begins (1994). It was that same year when Warren played to his biggest audience ever with the Allman Brothers at Woodstock '94. Haynes and Woody left the group in March 1997 to focus solely on their side project Gov't Mule. Shortly after Woody's untimely death on August 26, 2000, Haynes began appearing with The Allman Brothers Band again in 2000 alongside young guitar prodigy Derek Trucks. He returned to the band as a full-time member a few months later and has remained active every year with the Allman Brothers since. He also has played on four official live releases from the band, including the 2003 DVD Live at the Beacon Theatre.
  • 1987
    Age 26
    Around 1987, Haynes got a call to perform backup vocals on a studio album by Dickey Betts, along with Dennis Robbins.
    More Details Hide Details Betts, who had concentrated on his solo career following the break-up of The Allman Brothers Band, decided to add Haynes to his band as his guitarist after the session. With Matt Abts on drums and Johnny Neel on keyboards, the now formed Dickey Betts Band released the 1988 album Pattern Disruptive. In the same year, Haynes also co-wrote the title track for Gregg Allman's solo album Just Before the Bullets Fly.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1980
    Age 19
    Warren Haynes joined David Allan Coe's touring and recording band in 1980 when he was 20 years old.
    More Details Hide Details He remained with Coe's band for four years. Shortly after, Haynes got a gig with The Nighthawks, while continuing to play with local musicians and doing session guitar and vocal work. One notable achievement of this period is a song he co-wrote with Dennis Robbins and Bobby Boyd for country musician Garth Brooks, titled "Two of a Kind, Workin' on a Full House", which was released on the album No Fences and remained the number 1 single on Billboards Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart for twenty weeks.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1960
    Born
    Born on April 6, 1960.
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