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FULL SET SUNDAY: Warren Haynes & Friends @ DelFest 2011

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Because Sundays are most perfect for listening to tons of music. 

Warren Haynes may not have been the pick for the ‘Fare Thee Well’ Dead50 celebration, and he may not have guitar duty in the Allman Brothers anymore, but that doesn’t mean the Asheville native doesn’t have a big 2015 planned for himself.

Gov’t Mule has an epic tour with John Scofield planned, where they’ll hit the NYC area twice at the Capitol Theatre. But before then, Warren is doing an intimate taping for Front & Center at the McKittrick Hotel, best known for it’s Sleep No More interactive play.

Joining Haynes is Railroad Earth, the phenomenal bluegrass+ band from right over in New Jersey. Warren and Railroad Earth have been in the studio recently and are using the Front & Center taping as a means to debut the new material. I was lucky enough to score a ticket for that, but since MGMT would rather not have press at the show, I will be attending purely as a fan, and not a writer nor a critic.

So it’s only natural I’ve been popping around YouTube checking out Warren’s solo/acoustic stuff along with his performances with Railroad Earth. His 2011 set at DelFest has a good bit of both, and also sees guests such as Billy Nershi (String Cheese Incident), Drew Emmit (Leftover Salmon), and even Del McCoury himself joining the stage. Warren does covers of Sam Cooke’s “Change Gonna Come,” The Rolling Stones’ “Wild Horses,” and also Dead tunes “To Lay Me Down” and “China Doll” (although those were covers in themselves, I believe).

Check out the video below if you’re in the mood for some sweet, sweet Americana on this Sunday afternoon. Because while the Superbowl is today, there’s always a reason to turn down on a Sunday.


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