Grammy Award-winning artist and guitar legend Warren Haynes’ has recently released the latest cut from his upcoming live film and album, Warren Haynes Presents: The Benefit Concert Volume 16, for Hard Working Americans’ “Stomp & Holler”. Recorded at Warren Haynes’ Christmas Jam on December 13, 2014, supergroup Hard Working Americans (comprised of Todd Snider, Dav Schools, Neal Casal, Chad Staehly, and Duane Trucks) perform their roots-driven rendition of Hayes Carll’s “Stomp and Holler”. Curated by Haynes, the Christmas Jam is one of the most celebrated and longest-running live concerts in the U.S, held each year in Haynes’ hometown of Asheville, NC. Since its inception, the concert has provided an opportunity for the performing artists, audience and the local community to give back during the holiday season as Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity’s largest annual contributor, to date raising over 2.7 million dollars. The Benefit Concert Volume 16 features two hours of live music from Warren Haynes, Gov’t Mule with Jackie Greene, Billy & The Kids (Bill Kreutzmann of Grateful Dead, Tom Hamilton of American Babies & JRAD, Reed Mathis of Tea Leaf Green & Aron Magner of Disco Biscuits), Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Hard Working Americans (Todd Snider, Neal Casal, Dave Schools & Duane Trucks of Widespread Panic, Chad Staehly of Great American Taxi), Paul Riddle (Marshall Tucker Band Co-Founder) & Friends, and many special guests such as Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers, Dead & Co.), Jack Pearson, Col. Bruce Hampton, The Revivalists’ Michael Girardot and Rob Ingraham, American Idol Winner Caleb Johnson, and Audley Freed. Capturing the live magic and unique collaborations for which the Christmas Jam is renowned, The Benefit Concert Volume 16 features one-of-a-kind covers of Grateful Dead, Phish, The Band, Neil Young, Marshall Tucker Band and The Faces songs. The release will be available in several different configurations: CD/DVD package, digital album, standard CD, film, Blu-ray, double vinyl, and digital film. You can pre-order Warren Haynes Presents: The Benefit Concert Volume 16 and receive an instant audio download of the live rendition of Bill & The Kids’ “Shakedown Street” and Hard Working Americans’ “Stomp & Holler” HERE. Proceeds from the album will be donated to Habitat for Humanity via Haynes’ W&S Charitable Foundation.
Warren Haynes is a cornerstone of the American music landscape, lauded as one of the most formidable guitarists and vocalists of the modern era and a prolific songwriter and producer. He effortlessly cross-pollinates genres and unfurls solos that broil with passion in his distinctive, signature style. Throughout his prolific career as part of three of the greatest live groups in rock history – Allman Brothers Band, Gov’t Mule and the Dead – and an acclaimed solo artist, he has become one of music’s most treasured storytellers and his artistry has led to thousands of memorable performances and millions of album and track sales. Haynes is a beacon of creativity and musical excellence that inspires fans as well as fellow musicians, evidenced by the diverse array of artists that he has performed and recorded with. As the front man of Gov’t Mule, Haynes along with his bandmates drummer Matt Abts, keyboardist Danny Louis and bassist Jorgen Carlsson, create consistently honest, organic and daring music, leading them to be recognized as one of the most timeless, revered and active bands in the world whose spot amongst rock titans remains unshakable. The enduring, globally revered group has showcased its virtuosity, intelligence and breadth over the course of 16 studio and live albums. You can follow Warren Haynes and stay-up-to date with all upcoming news via the following links: