Warren Haynes Releases The Lead Single from 'The Benefit Concert Volume 20' - "Gold Dust Woman" with Jim James and Grace Potter
Out December 8th, the Multi-CD/DVD/Vinyl Showcases the Electrifying Live Performances From the 30th Annual Christmas Jam
From Dave Grohl, Eric Church, Joe Bonamassa, Jim James, Gov’t Mule, Grace Potter, and many more
Recorded December 7th and 8th, 2018 in Asheville, North Carolina
In a harmonious blend of rock and soul, Warren Haynes proudly releases the first single from 'The Benefit Concert Volume 20,' a soul-stirring rendition of Fleetwood Mac's "Gold Dust Woman." Performed alongside My Morning Jacket's Jim James and the enchanting Grace Potter, this track sets the stage for the electrifying live album recorded at the 30th Annual Christmas Jam on December 7th and 8th, 2018 in Asheville, North Carolina. The trio brings a raw, magnetic energy to the classic song, creating a version that resonates with both nostalgia and fresh, fiery passion.
"Gold Dust Woman," with its haunting harmonies and gritty guitar riffs, captures the essence of the historic event—celebrating the joy of live music and the power of collaboration. This release not only pays homage to the legendary roots of the song but also spotlights the chemistry between these acclaimed artists. Each voice melds seamlessly with the others, against the backdrop of Haynes' masterful guitar work, to reinterpret this timeless hit for a new generation of listeners.
The full album, 'The Benefit Concert Volume 20,' due out December 8th via Evil Teen Records/Mascot Label Group, is an anthology of these unforgettable moments. It's a sonic journey through the night's most memorable performances, encapsulating the spirit of giving, community, and music. This collection not only serves as a historical record of one of the most significant musical events in Asheville, but also stands as a beacon of what can be achieved when artists unite for a cause greater than themselves.
This importance is further underscored by the concert's longstanding impact on the local community, having raised over $2.8 million for the Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity. ‘The Benefit Concert Volume 20’ isn't just a celebration of Warren Haynes' three decades of musical gatherings; it's a continuation of a legacy that uplifts, unites, and gives back.
In addition to Haynes, James and Potter, other featured artists on the forthcoming set include Dave Grohl, Eric Church, Joe Bonamassa, Gov’t Mule, Mike Gordon, Marco Benevento, Jamey Johnson, Edwin McCain, Kevn Kinney, Tyler Ramsey, Scott Murawski, and Ron Holloway, along with Machan Taylor, Mini Carlsson, Mike Barnes, and Ray Sisk sitting in with Gov’t Mule. ‘The Benefit Concert Volume 20’ will be available physically on four different double vinyl volumes (in different colors: purple, orange, blue, red), 2-CD + DVD set, and 3-CD + 2 Blu-ray set, along with a digital-only format. Bundles are also available now to pre-order.