Warren Haynes brought a lot of magic to Wanee Music Festival on Friday. The afternoon kicked off with Haynes joining Billy & The Kids for a “Deal” set closer, leading straight into Gov’t Mule‘s epic sunset set on the Peach Stage. Immediately after, Haynes joined Widespread Panic for a pair of classic ZZ Top covers, before heading over to the Mushroom Stage to reunite with members of the Allman Brothers Band in Les Brers.
Gov’t Mule played a smashing set, featuring a “Rocking Horse” > “No Need To Suffer” > “Painted Silver Light” extended jam, before guitar master Jack Pearson joined in for a cover of Marshall Tucker Band‘s “Can’t You See.” In 1997, Pearson replaced Warren in the Allman Brothers Band when Haynes needed to focus on Gov’t Mule. It was 1999 when Pearson had to step away from the band to take care of his tinnitus, and Derek Trucks was phoned to join the legendary band.
Pearson is currently playing in the latest project to come out of the Allman Brothers, Les Brers, along with several other surviving members of the band. It was a treat for everyone at Wanee to see Pearson and Haynes trade guitar licks on both stages over the weekend. Watch Warren’s performance with Les Brers and stream the full set here.
Watch Jack Pearson join Gov’t Mule for the Marshall Tucker classic, courtesy of WardenJune:
Thanks to taper Butch Almberg, you can stream the full audio here:
Also from Wanee, you can watch videos and stream the audio from these very special performances: Billy & The Kids with Warren Haynes and Eric Krasno, Joel Cummins with Kung Fu, Warren Haynes with Les Brers, Umphrey’s McGee’s mash-up set, Warren Haynes sit-in with Widespread Panic for ZZ Top covers, and Karl Denson with Melvin Seals & JGB. Enjoy!
Setlist: Gov’t Mule at Wanee Music Festival, Live Oak, FL – 4/15/16:
Set: Bad Little Doggie, Blind Man In The Dark, Rocking Horse > No Need To Suffer > Painted Silver Light, Can’t You See*, Endless Parade, Thorazine Shuffle
* = w/ Jack Pearson