GRAMMY Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, producer and revered guitarist Warren Haynes has announced a one-night-only show entitled Warren Haynes Presents: Dreams & Songs – A Symphonic Journey, set for March 16 at 8pm at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Haynes’ hometown of Asheville, NC. The show will kick off the Asheville Symphony’s 2019 Asheville Amadeus festival, a 10-day multi-genre Mozart-inspired event fit for all tastes and ages.
Haynes will team up with the Asheville Symphony along with Oteil Burbridge on bass (Allman Brothers Band, Dead & Co., The Aquarium Rescue Unit), John Medeski on keyboards (Medeski Martin & Wood, Phil Lesh & Friends) and Jeff Sipe on drums (Aquarium Rescue Unit, Leftover Salmon). Rich Daniels, the versatile musical director of The City Lights Orchestra in Chicago and music director for FOX’s hit show Empire, will conduct. Daniels has appeared with some of the greatest names in music including Ray Charles, Garth Brooks, Dionne Warwick, and many more.
During this one-of-a-kind evening of world-class musicianship, Haynes will lead symphonic adaptations of songs spanning his vast repertoire including tunes by Gov’t Mule, Allman Brothers Band and Grateful Dead as well as music from Haynes’ solo catalogue and several surprise covers.
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“This is a project I’ve been thinking about ever since I was given the opportunity to interpret and celebrate the music of Jerry Garcia with a symphony a few years ago. When I was recently asked to perform at the Amadeus Festival it seemed like a great opportunity to start diving into my own repertoire and continue my symphonic journey. I am so lucky to be able to begin this with three of my favorite musicians in the world; Oteil, John and Jeff,” says Haynes.
Haynes‘ orchestral brilliance was last on display when he embarked on the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration Featuring Warren Haynes in 2013 and 2014 – a groundbreaking, hugely popular orchestral adventure curated by the Garcia family that saw Haynescollaborating with some of the country’s most respected symphonies to perform Garcia’s original compositions as well as classic interpretations of timeless standards that were hallmarks of Garcia and the Grateful Dead’s shows. Now, Warren Haynes Presents: Dreams & Songs – A Symphonic Journey turns the spotlight onto Haynes‘ catalogue and 30-year career – the first time ever that Haynes has presented a show of his own music through a symphonic prism.The title of the show is a nod to Gov’t Mule‘s gorgeous, emotional track “Dreams & Songs” (CLICK HERE), a moving reflection on how the passing of time and life’s changes can move one further away from home, and beautifully captures the yearning to go back to that place, even if just through dreams and songs. Luckily for Haynes fans, he is returning home to Asheville for what is sure to be yet another outstanding evening of music in Haynes’ celebrated career.