EVIL TEEN RECORDS AND WARREN HAYNES RELEASE
THE BENEFIT CONCERT VOL. 2
(New York, NY) -- Evil Teen Records and Warren Haynes are proud to announce the release of The Benefit Concert Vol. 2, Tuesday, March 6, 2007. Recorded live December 21, 2000, at Warren Haynes' 12th Annual Christmas Jam in Asheville, NC, at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, The Benefit Concert Vol. 2 is the sequel to the acclaimed Wintertime Blues, the live recording from 1999's 11th Annual concert.
Warren Haynes began this great annual tradition 18 years ago at a small club in Asheville. The club, 45 Cherry Street which had a capacity of 100 people, no longer exists, but the Christmas Jam has become an annual event not to be missed. The jam now takes place at the Asheville Civic Center which holds 7200 people. Regardless of the line up the event has sold out every year. The 2006 Christmas Jam sold out in 20 minutes.
"I created the event because local musicians were home around Christmas to jam together. Instead of being locked away in some rehearsal room, I thought it would be fun to make a public event out of the jam session and since it was holiday time I decided to donate all profits to charity," Haynes explains.
Initially, the charities varied from Vietnam Veterans, AIDS charities, and homeless relief groups among others. Haynes settled on Habitat for Humanity nine years ago and has since raised $500,000.
Christmas Jam performers have included: The Allman Brothers Band, Alvin Youngblood Heart, Blues Traveler, Bob Weir, Derek Trucks Band, DJ Logic, Electric Hot Tuna, Galactic, John Hiatt & The Goners, Bill Kreutzmann, Ray LaMontagne, Living Colour, Branford Marsalis, Dave Matthews, John Medeski, moe., The Neville Brothers, New Orleans Social Club featuring Henry Butler, Ivan Neville, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter Jr and Raymond Webber, North Mississippi All-Stars, Phil Lesh and Friends, Phish's Trey Anastasio & Mike Gordon, Robert Randolph and The Family Band, Sam Bush, John Scofield, Sonny Landreth, Dr. Ralph Stanley, String Cheese Incident's Michael Kang, Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives, Taj Mahal Trio, Paterson Hood & Jason Isbell from The Drive By Truckers, and Widespread Panic's John Bell, Dave Schools & Todd Nance.
Like each of the benefits, the 2000 concert saw Warren Haynes put together a stellar lineup of musicians that featured Gov't Mule, Gregg Allman and The Allman Brothers Band, The Bottle Rockets, the Chris Duarte Band and an Aquarium Rescue Unit reunion featuring Col. Bruce Hampton. Gov't Mule also welcomed very special guests: Mike Barnes, Audley Freed (Black Crowes), Kevn Kinney (Drivin' n' Cryin'), Dr. Dan Matrazzo, Edwin McCain, John Popper (Blues Traveler), Paul Riddle (Marshall Tucker Band) and Dave Schools (Widespread Panic). In addition, The Benefit Concert Vol. 2 includes previously unreleased solo acoustic material by Warren Haynes himself.
The Benefit Concert Vol. 2 spans two discs and offers more than two hours of incredible music. From Gregg Allman's "Come and Go Blues" with Warren on guitar, and Drivin' n' Cryin's hit, "Scarred but Smarter" performed by Kevn Kinney and John Popper, to Gov't Mule crowd-pleasers like their cover of Tom Waits' "Goin' Out West," this record is sure to offer something for everyone. And what would this amazing line-up be without a reunion? The Benefit Concert Vol. 2 is highlighted by the Aquarium Rescue Unit's (Col. Bruce Hampton, Jimmy Herring, Oteil Burbridge, Jeff Sipe) first performance in nearly 5 years and the Warren Haynes' Jammy award winning song, "Soulshine," performed by The Allman Brothers Band.
All proceeds from the Christmas Jam and CD sales will benefit Habitat For Humanity, an international non-profit organization dedicated to building affordable housing in partnership with those in need of adequate shelter. Do your part for charity and purchase this all-star recording... The Benefit Concert Vol. 2.
"I'll Be The One" - Warren Haynes
"In My Life" - Warren Haynes w/ Matt Abts
"Badness" - Chris Duarte Band
"Who Knows" - Chris Duarte Band w/ Mike Barnes, Audley Freed
"Nancy Sinatra" - Bottle Rockets
"Stuck in a Rut" - Bottle Rockets
"Elevator to the Moon" - Aquarium Rescue Unit
"Fixin' to Die" - Aquarium Rescue Unit
"Time is Free / Jack The Rabbit" - Aquarium Rescue Unit w/ John Popper
"Goin' Out West" - Gov't Mule w/ Dave Schools
"Mountains Win Again" - Gov't Mule w/ John Popper, Dave Schools and Dan Matrazzo
"Alone" - John Popper w/ Warren Haynes
"Scarred but Smarter" - Kevn Kinney w/ John Popper
"Just Outside of Heaven" - Kevn Kinney w/ Tramp
"Solitude" - Edwin McCain w/ Warren Haynes
"I Shall be Released" - Warren Haynes, Kevn Kinney, Edwin McCain and John Popper
"Come and Go Blues" - Gregg Allman w/ Warren Haynes
"Ain't Wastin' Time No More" - The Allman Brothers Band
"Born Under a Bad Sign" - The Allman Brothers Band w/ Floyd Miles
"Soulshine" - The Allman Brothers Band w/ Dan Matrazzo and Paul Riddle
"Statesboro Blues" - The Allman Brothers Band w/ John Popper and Audley Freed