Warren Haynes Band, 11/10/11

Warren Haynes Band (with The Lee Boys)
The Tabernacle
Atlanta, GA
November 10, 2011


Warren Haynes, the man most notable for his work with the Allman Brothers Band and Gov’t Mule, is touring with his most recent project, the Warren Hayne’s Band. The group continues to tour in support of the soulful Man in Motion, which hit the shelves in May. On and off the road since Wanee Festival back in April, the band has played 80+ shows and has occasionally brought special guests to sit in with them.

The performance on November 10th in Atlanta marked the second stop for the ensemble in as many Georgia nights — the night prior, playing in one of Warren’s old stomping grounds,  Macon, GA.

The show kicked off with the talented opening act, The Lee Boys.  Hailing from Florida, the band brought a soulful, funky, New Orleans style groove that would eventually bring out  Warren Haynes and legendary sax player, Ron Holloway, who  joined up with The Boys to put on a stellar 20 minutes of inspired playing to close out the opening set.

The other members of the Warren Haynes Band include Nigel Hall (keys), Ron Johnson (bass), Terence Higgins (drums) and Alecia Chakour (vocals).  As they took the stage, the eager crowd applauded the musicians who would put on a solid first set that featured a number of the soul-filled ballads from the aforementioned release.

The second set was where the show picked up intensity as the majority of it contained guest keyboard and vocalist, Ivan Neville (Dumpstaphunk). Highlights included Robert Palmer’s “Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley” and Stevie Wonder’s “I Wish.” Neville had no problem filling the shoes of Hall — who departed early to head to Bear Creek festival –  as he was the initial keyboardist in the original lineup of the outfit and can be heard on the album.

All in all, Warren Hayne’s Band delivered and warmed a chilly weeknight crowd.  There will be a limited number of opportunities to see the Warren Hayne’s band as their tour continues through the 19th of November.  However, Warren will be rejoining the Allman Brother’s, Gov’t Mule, and hosting his own “Christmas Jam” in the final months of the year.



I: Tear Me Down, River’s Gonna Rise, Sick of My Shadow, Your Wildest Dreams, A Friend To You, Pretzel Logic, Sly Intro > Luv N’ Haight >
In Time, On A Real Lonely Night

II: Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday, Hattiesburg Hustle, Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley, Take A Bullet > I Wish > Take A Bullet, Man In Motion

Encore: Baby Love, Soulshine (w/ Roosevelt Collier)


Click the thumbnail(s) to view photos from the show by Ian Rawn