The unstoppable Warren Haynes has a very high caliber fresh new band in tow & his fans couldn’t be more pleased. I’m among those faithful & happy to be longtime friends with Warren. WHB bravely fearlessly explores forward into diverse musical realms with unspoken cohesive chemistry.
Night 2 of my short but sweet stint on Warren tour. The 1st set featured early original “I’ll be the one”, “Blue Radio”, “Tear me down” & colossal closer “Take a Bullet” > “I Wish” (Stevie Wonder) > “Take a Bullet”. The Pageant is a beautiful spacious venue in a really cool neighborhood with pristine sound & fantastic sightlines. The 2nd set started out solo acoustic featuring “Fallen Down”. Other standouts were Allen Toussaint’s “On your way down” & a darkly churning “32 – 20 Blues” among others.
Warren’s really mixing it up presently with lots of new material, old songs, genre jumping, tasty covers, phrasing, teasing, blazing, flailing, wailing.. you get the picture. I think in motion would be an understatement. More like a blur. He’s on fire. The band is as well.
Warren’s career is really moving right now with his acclaimed solo record “Man in Motion” just released (Stax Records) along with a tour, festivals & subsequently lots of positive attention. His lifelong connection to soul music has come to fruition. Warren is visibly having the time of his life & sounds better than ever.
I wholeheartedly encourage everyone in the path of this tantalizing tour to go experience it. I am confident you will dig it. Three full freaking hours (2 sets) of electrifying music each & every time.