Christmas Jam Pre-Jam | Setlist And Recap

Tonight marks the official start of the 25th annual Christmas Jam, which runs for the next two nights at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, NC. Last night host Warren Haynes gathered many of the performers from the main event and “By-Day” activities for the 15th annual Pre-Jam at Asheville’s Orange Peel.

The big news from the Pre-Jam was Haynes’s Gov’t Mule project reuniting with bassist Andy Hess, who left the group in 2008. Hess sat in for current Mule bassist Jorgen Carlsson on a cover of The Band’s “The Shape I’m In.” Haynes himself kicked off the show with a pair of acoustic tunes before performances by Free Radio, Cabinet, Kevn Kinney and an all-star band, The Artimus Pyle Band, Warren and Gregg Allman and the Gov’t Mule finale. Warren sat in with a number of the acts including with Kinney, whose band for the night also included Hess, Matt Abts and an array of performers.

Watch Haynes and Allman’s performance of “Midnight Rider”:

Here’s the setlist from last night’s Pre-Jam:

Warren Haynes
The Real Thing

Free Radio
Up, Up & Away
The Maze
On & On with Warren Haynes

Cabinet with Ron Holloway
Susquehanna Breakdown
Poor Man’s Blues
Heavy Rain

Kevn Kinney & The All-Access Christmas Jaminates
A Good Country Mile with Warren Haynes, Matt Abts, Andy Hess, Ron Holloway & Aaron Lee Tasjan
Underground Umbrella with Andy Hess, Mike Barnes, Artimus Pyle, Ike Stubblefield, Randall Bramblett & Aaron Lee Tasjan
A Song We All Can Sing Along >
Straight To Hell with Andy Hess, Mike Barnes, Artimus Pyle, Ike Stubblefield, Warren Haynes, Danny Louis & Aaron Lee Tasjan

Artimus Pyle Band
Call Me The Breeze
That Smell
Simple Man with Warren Haynes

Greg Allman & Warren Haynes
These Days
Midnight Rider
Long Black Veil
All My Friends

Gov’t Mule
Hammer & Nails
Stoop So Low (Outro 2) with Ron Holloway
Forsaken Savior
The Shape I’m In with Andy Hess & Bill Evans; without Jorgen Carlsson
When The World Gets Small
Steppin’ Lightly
Slackjaw Jezebel with Randall Bramblett
The Letter with Randall Bramblett, Craig Sorrells, Ron Holloway, Bill Evans, Ike Stubblefield & Artimus Pyle