GRAMMY Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, producer and revered guitarist Warren Haynes has announced a new show, Warren Haynes Presents: Dreams & Songs – A Symphonic Journey, set for Saturday, March 16 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 17 at 7 p.m. at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Haynes’ hometown of Asheville, NC. The shows 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 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.
JUST ANNOUNCED (03/06/19): Joining the Dreams & Songs core band of Warren Haynes (guitar & vocals), Oteil Burbridge (bass), John Medeski (keyboards) and Jeff Sipe (drums) will be special guest Greg Osby on saxophone, as well as Edwin McCain and Jasmine Muhammad, who will provide background vocals. Following their performance with the Asheville Symphony, the band will perform a different extended encore each night.