CELEBRITY PLAYLIST: WARREN HAYNES

CELEBRITY PLAYLIST: WARREN HAYNES
by Justin Farrar | July 28, 2015

A couple years back, Warren Haynes decided to devote more time to his solo career, after having spent well over 20 years splitting time between jammy Southern rockers Gov’t Mule and The Allman Brothers Band. The recently released Ashes & Dust is proof that the beloved guitarist made the right decision. A native of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, he has crafted a unique collection of folk rock tunes that speak to his Appalachian heritage. Haynes delivers hard-hitting tales of coal miners and mountain folk, all laced with fiddles, banjos and mandolins. Helping him achieve the novel sound is progressive bluegrass outfit Railroad Earth, who temper their instrumental prowess with a genuine respect for Haynes‘ fine songwriting.

For example:

My Opening Farewell – Jackson Browne
Ballad of Hollis Brown – Bob Dylan

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