By: Rich Lieberman
Warren Haynes and Friends Allstar Jam Tonight!
NYC will be rocking in a way that only Warren Haynes can provide when he pulls together some of his closest musical allies.
Tonight (3/28) will be a party for the re-release of Warren Haynes Presents: The Benefit Concert Volume 2, and the pre-order of Volume 1 on Evil Teen Records. Recently 300 lucky fans lined up at the New York City Virgin Megastore in Union Square to receive tickets to a CD signing and very special Allstar performance at Irving Plaza on March 28.
The party at Irving Plaza will include performances by all or most of Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule with the exception of Danny Louis who is on vacation, The Derek Trucks Band, Susan Tedeschi, Edwin McCain, Col. Bruce Hampton, Audley Freed, Kevn Kinney, and as Warren Haynes said in an interview with JamBase on Tuesday, "Who knows who might show up."
"This party is to re-launch the label [Evil Teen], to re-launch what was Wintertime Blues which is now The Benefit Concert Volume 1 and of course Volume II, which has already come out, to just get the awareness going to get people buzzin' about things" said Haynes. "It's going to be an Allstar Jam and it's going to be a lot of fun!"
"This is kinda like a condensed small version of the Christmas Jam. It won't go as long, it's in a much smaller place, it's in New York City, we're just gonna have a real loose jam spirit vibe" explained Haynes. "We're all excited. Who knows what even will happen musically, a lot of it won't be decided until right there on the spot."
So many special things can happen musically at a show like this. Haynes had this to say:
"Music, speaking for myself, is so much more fun when you don't know what to expect. When you're lucky enough to be surrounded with great musicians like all of us are, it would be imposing limitations on yourself to expect things to work out a certain way. You have to open yourself to the unexpected and just not have any preconceptions to where the music's gonna go and let it steer itself to the extent that it will and help steer it to the extent that you can. There is so much great music that can be made in an unrehearsed fashion, if you're with the right people it's just incredible.
Stay tuned for JamBase full coverage and photos of this event!