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FRIDAY JULY 26, 2019
Visionary GRAMMY Award-winning artist 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. His legendary Christmas Jam benefit concert, which celebrated its 30th Anniversary in 2018, benefits the Asheville Area Habitat of Humanity in Haynes’ hometown of Asheville, NC and has raised more than $2.3 million. The Christmas Jam is known as one of the longest running and most celebrated live benefit concerts in the U.S. 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. Their flexible interplay in the studio and on stage makes them a true living, breathing ensemble. Gov’t Mule has become a human encyclopedia of great American music while adding to that canon with their signature sound. Gov’t Mule’s acclaimed 10th studio album Revolution Come... Revolution Go is out now.
Newport Festivals Foundation has made a donation on behalf of Warren to Little Kids Rock to support their Modern Band programs in public schools throughout New York City. Modern Band teaches kids to perform, improvise and compose using the popular styles that they know and love including rock, pop, reggae, hip hop, R & B and other modern styles.
Quote from Warren Haynes
Knowing how influential music has been in my life, its upsetting that due to lack of resources like instruments or teachers, many children don’t have the access to music education. Little Kids Rocks helps remove the barriers standing between many students and their dreams of being able to learn about and play music.
Quote from Dave Wish, Founder & CEO of Little Kids Rock
Thank you to Warren Haynes and Newport Festivals Foundation for investing in our 70,000+ New York City students!