Warren Haynes heads up 20th anniversary Christmas Jam

November 4, 2008  |  7:32am
Ah, Christmas. That magical time of year when the air is thick with snowflakes, sleigh bells and rhythm guitars. There's something to be said for consistency: Warren Haynes, of Gov't Mule fame, will be donning the mantle of ringmaster this December as usual for his annual Christmas Jam.

The Jam will, for the first time ever, span two nights in honor of the event's 20th anniversary. All proceeds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity. The event has scooped up a passel of performers as revealed in a recent press release, including the Allman Brothers Band and Gov't Mule, with more to be announced. The current confirmed acts:

Allman Brothers Band
Del McCoury Band
Derek Trucks Band
Steve Earle
Ruthie Foster
Michael Franti Acoustic Featuring Jay Bowman
Gov't Mule
JJ Grey
Col. Bruce Hampton
Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk
Robert Kearns
Kevn Kinney
Eric Krasno
Joan Osborne
Travis Tritt & Marty Stuart
Johnny Winter

The Jam takes place December 12 and 13 at the Asheville Civic Center in Asheville, N.C. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Nov. 5.

Related links:
Feature: Bonnaroo: Come Together, Right Now
WarrenHaynes.net
YouTube: Warren Haynes plays the blues

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