Plenty Of Collaborations At Night One Of Christmas Jam

You can always count on host Warren Haynes to provide a marathon concert at his annual Christmas Jam in Asheville, NC and even though this year's 25th installment runs two nights, Friday's action went past four in the morning. As usual, the show was filled with many guest spots and notable performances.

[Photo by Ian Rawn]

Haynes welcomed singer-songwriter Ray Sisk for a duet on Sisk's "Glory Road" to kick off the show. Gov't Mule has closed many a Christmas Jam, but this time around they were were the first band to take the stage at the U.S. Cellular Center. Mule was joined by saxophonist Bill Evans and keyboardist Ike Stubblefield for a cover of moe.'s "Opium." Blues singer Keb Mo was up next and welcomed John Scofield for "Every Morning" and "Perpetual Blues Machine." Scofield's Uberjam Band followed with a five-song set.

While the stage was cleared for the return of the Phil Lesh Quintet, Haynes and Gregg Allman treated the capacity crowd to a set that included a cover of Neil Young's "The Needle And The Damage Done." Keb Mo sat in with the pair on "I Can't Be Satisfied." The "Q" mixed songs from their lone studio release of original material with Dead classics over the course of the two-hour set. Widespread Panic closed out Night One of the Christmas Jam with a 90+ minute set of their own. Haynes lent Panic a hand on "Angels On High" and a cover of ZZ Top's "Jesus Just Left Chicago." The Aquarium Rescue Unit, Gregg Allman and Xmas Jam All-Stars, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Mule and more are set to perform at tonight's second night of the Christmas Jam. You can watch from home via a TourGigs. We'll have much more from Asheville in the coming days.

Here's the setlist from Night One:

Warren Haynes & Ray Sisk
Glory Road

Gov't Mule
World Boss >
Mother Earth
Opium with Bill Evans & Ike Stubblefield
Scared To Live
Gameface with Birdland & Mountain Jam Teases
Funny Little Tragedy > with Message In A Bottle Lyrics
Thorazine Shuffle Reprise

Keb' Mo'
More Than One Way Home
Government Cheese
Every Morning with John Scofield
Perpetual Blues Machine with John Scofield
Shave Yo' Legs

John Scofield & The Uberjam Band
Snake Dance
Boogie Stupid
Jungle Fiction
Dub Dub
Endless Summer

Greg Allman & Warren Haynes
These Days
Midnight Rider
I Can't Be Satisfied with Keb' Mo'
Long Black Veil
All My Friends
The Needle & The Damage Done

Phil Lesh Quintet
Celebration >
Playing In The Band >
China Cat Sunflower >
I Know You Rider
Night Of 1000 Stars
Mountains Of The Moon >
St. Stephen >
The Other One >
Somewhere Over The Rainbow >
The Other One
Lady With A Fan >
Terrapin Station

Widespread Panic
Disco >
Pigeons >
Papa's Home with Count M'butu
Up All Night
None Of Us Are Free
Surprise Valley >
Ride Me High > with Randall Bramblett
Drums >
Surprise Valley
Expiration Day
Angels On High with Randall Bramblett & Warren Haynes
Jesus Just Left Chicago with Warren Haynes
Ain't Life Grand

[Published on: 12/14/13]

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