Wednesday, July 22, 2009


As if splitting a touring schedule between The Allman Brothers Band and The Dead (the band featuring surviving members of The Grateful Dead) wasn't enough, Warren Haynes recorded a new album with Gov't Mule, By A Thread, which comes out next week. He also did a solo album with a backing band that includes Ivan Neville, George Porter Jr. of The Meters and Ian McLagan of The Faces. I've interviewed Warren a few times, it's always a pleasure, and his love for music comes from a very pure place. He's not cynical, he's not pandering, he's not trying to follow trends to get more popular. That's why he's great. And don't write him off as a "jam band guy" either, he may tour with many of those bands, and I'm sure he blows their asses off the stage on the regular.

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