Warren Haynes Tickets : Haynes' Influences Range From Jimi Hendrix To Cream To The Beatles To Waters

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Warren Haynes is an American rock and blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter of Gov't Mule and long time member of the Allman Brothers Band. Haynes also founded and runs Evil Teen Records, and is a member of the Dead.

Haynes is primary singer, guitarist, and songwriter for the band Gov't Mule, which he founded with fellow Allman Brother Allen Woody and Band drummer and bandmate Matt Abts. In addition to the Allman Brothers and Gov't Mule, Haynes has recorded and toured extensively with former members of the Grateful Dead, while also maintaining a solo career.

In 2003, he was ranked 23rd on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time, along with fellow Allman Brothers Band guitarists Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, and Derek Trucks. The current Gov't Mule line-up is Warren Haynes (Guitar & Vocals), Matt Abts (Drums), Danny Louis (Keyboards) & Jorgen Carlsson (Bass).

In addition to playing both acoustic and electric guitar, Haynes, a major supporter of the Habitat for Humanity charity, also writes music. He spent his formative years in Asheville, North Carolina, where he lived with his two older brothers and his father, Edward Haynes. Warren began to play the guitar at age 12. His primary guitar is a Gibson Les Paul '58 Reissue Electric Guitar . Haynes is married to Stefani Scamardo, a DJ for Sirius radio and the long-time manager of Gov't Mule.

Every December, Warren Haynes hosts a Christmas Jam in his hometown of Asheville, North Carolina; the proceeds from the concert are donated to Habitat for Humanity. Many musicians donate their time to create an evening of music. The Jam was started in 1988. Some of the musicians who regularly play are Edwin McCain, Kevin Kinney, Audley Freed, and Dave Schools.

As a tribute to his financial support of Habitat for Humanity, a subdivision in Asheville, North Carolina has a street named after Warren Haynes. Haynes has also been awarded the key to the city of Asheville, being held in high regard for his service to the Asheville community.

Haynes' influences range from Jimi Hendrix to Cream to The Beatles to Muddy Waters. Haynes usually plays guitar in standard tuning, while using a slide/bottleneck or not, unlike Duane Allman and Derek Trucks who both play in Open E tuning. Haynes tells in a 2006 interview with Gibson his early influences: "When I first started chronologically speaking Hendrix and Clapton and Johnny Winter were the first three people I got turned on to. That was the Cream era of Clapton.

Then eventually, I heard the Allman Brothers and everybody else from that era that I stole something from (laughs). Of course, I would read interviews with all these people and find out who they listened to. And they all listened to B.B. King and Freddie King and Albert King and Howlin Wolf and Muddy Waters and Elmore James, so I would go back and discover that stuff."(1992 - Allman Brothers live at Great Woods VHS).

During the same 2006 interview Haynes mentions his influence of Jimmy Reed and Lighting Hopkins which he acquired from David Alan Coe.

Haynes has released two instructive videos with the Hot Licks company Electric Blues & Slide Guitar and Acoustic Slide and the art of Electric Improvisation. He discussed his influences and shows an array of techniques such as "call and response", string bending, vibrato, slide guitar in standard tuning and some acoustic opentuning licks in G and E tunings. For the examples of the Electric Improvisation section of the second video he is accompanied by Allen Woody and Matt Abts.
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This article was published on 2011/03/29