Warren Haynes is on tour right now with his Ashes & Dust Band (AKA bluegrass trio ChessBoxer and drummer Jeff Sipe) in support of his new solo record that bares the same name, Ashes & Dust. Featuring a dynamic blend of bluegrass/folk/Americana sounds, the new record is a departure from the heavy-hitting rock of Gov’t Mule, but still remains authentically Haynes sounding.
Over the weekend at the State Theatre in Portland, ME, Haynes & Co. paid their respects to original Mule bassist and former Allman Brothers Band axe man, Allen Woody, who would have turned 60 years old on October 3rd. The band dedicated a heartfelt version of “Banks Of The Deep End” to Woody as well as a debut of “It Began To Snow,” while also hitting on tunes from the new album like “Is It Me Or You,” “Company Man,” “Coal Tattoo,” “Stranded In Self-Pity,” and for good measure, mixed in covers of the Allman Brothers’ “Blue Sky” and “Jessica,” too.
The Ashes & Dust Tour continues tomorrow, October 6th with a stop at Boston’s Orpheum Theatre.
Setlist: Warren Haynes and The Ashes & Dust Band at The State Theatre, Portland, ME – 10/3/15
Set: Tough Mama, Patchwork Quilt, Is It Me Or You, Beat Down The Dust, Company Man,
Instrumental Illness, Blue Sky. Banks Of The Deep End*, It Began To Snow**, Dusk Till Dawn,
Coal Tattoo, Stranded In Self-Pity > Drums, Skin It Back > Spots Of Time
* For Woody
** For Woody, First Time Played
[Setlist via Warren Haynes]