Extraordinary! Warren Haynes featuring The Ashes & Dust Band (ChessBoxer and Jeff Sipe) at Emo’s (February 19, 2016)

Warren Haynes has quite an impressive resume. He is a guitarist/vocalist for Gov’t Mule, The Allman Brothers, and The Dead. He has just released his third album under his own name, Ashes & Dust. He recorded the album with Railroad Earth and he is touring with Chessboxer as his band. “Holy Cow! That was awesome.” said an audience member after the impressive set that featured many of The Allman Brother’s greatest hits (“Jessica” and “Blue Sky”) along with most of his latest album.

Every member of the band was fantastic. Jeff Sipe was solid on the drums. Royal Masat rocked solid bass lines all night on an upright bass and an electric bass. Sterling Masat strummed the mandolin. Matt Menefee played an acoustic and a “space” banjo. During one of his solos, he threw in a bit of “So Fresh, So Clean” by Outkast which put a smile on everyone’s face. Ross Holmes is an expert on violin. His lightning fast solos were a major highlight of the night. And to top it all off, Warren Haynes was magnificent on guitar and vocals. His shredding solos and soothing voice were on full display this night. It’s clear he continues to be one of the finest guitarists in the world and will continue to play the best venues across the world.

Catch Warren Haynes featuring The Ashes & Dust Band (Chessboxer and Jeff Sipe) on tour now!

See the setlist here.

Quinn Delaney

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