Warren Haynes' Christmas Pre-Jam
The Orange Peel
Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Dec 14, 2012

This post is all about freely sharing some great music, spreading the vibe of these bands, increasing sales of their goods and attendance at their shows, promoting the great work of Habitat For Humanity and having a little fun.


The Warren Haynes' Christmas Jam, an annual benefit for Habitat For Humanity, celebrates it's 24th year in Asheville, NC in 2012. This is an incredible annual event where an amazing list of musicians donate their time to participate - all proceeds go straight to the cause. Warren always manages to bring a great group of musicians together for an even greater cause.

Warren stages a shorter pre-jam before the real jam the next night at the Civic Center. Now short is a relative term meaning different things to different individuals. Here's Warren's definition - about 40 songs clocking in at just under 4 and a half hours.

Here's a list of some of the artists on this one. Others float in and out. Lots of musical styles represented. Very diverse....and a helluva lot of fun.

Warren Haynes
Warren Haynes Band
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Anders Osborne
The Revivalists
The Lee Boys
Audley Freed
Mike Barnes

The complete setlist will probably be posted on http://www.xmasjam.com very soon, possibly before I even get this up and rollin'. Looks like I'll take the lazy man's way out and y'all can get the accurate lowdown on the songs performed there. She may not be tracked perfectly. I'll get that outta the way up front.

One of the highlights of this event for me each year is the cool cover songs. Among the artists covered this year - Pearl Jam, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, CSNY and Bob Marley.

This is an FM with some minimal fuzzies here and there (we're still using the barbed wire surrounding our pastures, tractor parts and coffee cans to jump the FM up to the house out here in the country) but these are mostly unnoticeable during the musical portions. Hopefully if there's a cleaner copy out there and someone has the inclination to invest the time to track and post this behemoth they will do so. Check the samples and use the democratic process.

As has become a holiday tradition, here's one for y'all to enjoy.

Trade only. Support Warren Haynes and all the artists by buying their records and merchandise and attending their shows. More importantly, please support Habitat For Humanity. Support your local public radio station as well.

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