Warren Haynes at the Tabernacle in Atlanta on Oct. 10

The passion of Warren Haynes.
It was all about the music at Tabernacle on Oct. 10, as ChessBoxer and Justin Townes Earle's unique sounds opened for Warren Haynes.

ChessBoxer, is three-piece string band, which features banjoist Matt Menefee, violinist Ross Holmes and upright bassist Royal Masat. From their inspired original pieces, to traditional tunes of the American vernacular, ChessBoxer is at the forefront of one of the most important renaissance periods of American music.

Justin Townes Earle is an American singer-songwriter and musician. He is a son of alternative country artist Steve Earle and is named after Townes Van Zandt. Justin does what many country artists don't -- he puts the blues back into country, and it's really good!

And then it happened, Warren Haynes took the stage with members of ChessBoxer and drummer Jeff Snipe, and wowed the audience from beginning to end.  Being a long-time member of the legendary Allman Brothers Band, it was most fitting that he opened with Dickey Betts' Jessica, a song named after Betts' daughter, but written as a tribute to Gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt.

I could go on and on telling you how wonderful he was ... instead I'll tell you what he played.  The set list is below:

Jessica
Is It Me Or You
One More Cup Of Coffee
Patchwork Quilt
Company Man
Willin' with Justin Townes Earle
Instrumental Illness with Salt Peanuts & Hottentot Teases
Banks Of The Deep End
Skin It Back
Dusk Till Dawn
Coal Tattoo
Stranded In Self-Pity
Drums
Ophelia
Blue Sky
Spots Of Time

Encore:
Angel Band
Soulshine
Two Of A Kind Blues




Three-piece string band ChessBoxer.

Paul Niehaus on pedal steel.

Justin Townes Earle - yes, Steve Earle's son.

Warren Haynes.

Violinist Ross Holmes.

Warren Haynes.

Jeff Snipe.

 Banjoist Matt Menefee.

Warren Haynes.

Royal Masat.

Warren Haynes.

Warren Haynes.

Warren Haynes.

The look of concentration.


Check out that slide.
 For more information about Warren Haynes, visit www.warrenhaynes.net.

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