Connect with KindWeb on Facebook
Connect with KindWeb on Twitter
   Welcome KindFolks!
Back to List of Reviews
Warren Haynes Band - 11/5/2011: The Granada Theater; Dallas, TX
Warren Haynes Band - 11/5/2011:  The Granada Theater; Dallas, TX
Photos by:  Steve Moyles  [View More]
Concert Review by Steve Moyles on 11/9/2011   

Saturday night at the Granada brought the long awaited visit to Dallas by the new Warren Haynes Band.  The last time Warren had performed in the DFW area was early in 2010 with Gov’t Mule.  This time he brought his new band, featuring Nigel Hall on the keys, Terence Higgins on the drums, Ron Johnson on bass, Alecia Chakour on vocals and Ron Holloway on sax.  They’ve been touring since early this year, in support of their new album, Man in Motion.

Recently, in San Francisco and Denver, Warren paid tribute to two of his musical heroes, Sly Stone and James Brown.  In San Francisco, at the Warfield Theater, Warren performed a set of Sly and the Family Stone tunes, and then on Halloween, he played similar homage to James Brown at the Ogden Theater in Denver.  The influence of these two soul music legends is woven throughout the songs on Man in Motion.  This style, very different from Gov’t Mule and the Allmans, is yet another facet in the gemstone that’s Warren Haynes.

The Dallas show opened up with a Gov’t Mule song, Tear Me Down, and was followed by River’s Gonna Rise.  Next up was the title track from the new record, Man in Motion, which Warren dedicated to Delbert McClinton.  Warren then dug back into his archives and pulled out Blue Radio, from his first album, Tales of Ordinary Madness.  The love song, I’ll Be the One, slowed things down, and quoted riffs from the Allman’s, Blue Sky, throughout the song.  This segued into I’ll Take You There, the song written by Al Bell but made famous by Mavis Staples.  Finishing out the first set was Invisible and On a Real Lonely Night, complete with a Shakedown Street tease.

The second set opened up with a couple of cover songs, Little Feat’s Sailin’ Shoes, and Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley, the Allen Toussaint song which was the title track on Robert Palmer’s first album.  Next was Hattiesburg Hustle, my favorite song from Warren’s new album.  Digging back in the archives again, Warren pulled out Fire in the Kitchen, also from the Ordinary Madness album.  This was followed by Steely Dan’s, Pretzel Logic, which featured a Terence Higgins drum solo and a jazzy piano solo by Nigel Hall.  Two more covers followed, Robert Johnson’s 32-20 Blues and the Meter’s Fiyo on the Bayou.  The second set culminated with an introduction of the band and the song Sick of My Shadow.

The band came back rather quickly for an encore, starting out with Little Feat’s Spanish Moon.  Towards the end of the song, all of the musicians came out to the front of the stage, and then filed off, leaving only Ron Holloway on the stage alone, playing his tenor sax.  It appeared that this was the end, but then the band came back on stage, and wrapped up the tune.  The final song of the evening was Warren’s Soulshine.

What a super evening of great music.  After almost three hours of music, and already after 1:00am, I was drained.  I’m not sure how Warren and his band can keep up with this pace.  Luckily, they’ve got a few days off, after which they’ll be appearing at the Saenger Theater in Mobile, AL. The tour is wrapping up with its final date on Nov 19 at the new Fillmore in Silver Springs, MD.  No rest for the weary, though, as Warren will be back with the Allman Brothers for a six night run in Philly and Boston.  Then it’s on to the annual Christmas Jam n December 10, in Asheville, NC.


Set I
Tear Me Down
River’s Gonna Rise
Man in Motion
Blue Radio
I’ll Be the One >
I’ll Take You There
On a Real Lonely Night

Set II
Sailin’ Shoes >
Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley
Hattiesburg Hustle
Fire in the Kitchen
Pretzel Logic
32-20 Blues
Fiyo on the Bayou
Band Intros
Sick of My Shadow

Spanish Moon

Photos by: Steve Moyles  
Previous   -   Next
Featured eCards
Have Mike Gordon and Chewbacca send an eCard for You Have Bob Weir and Phil Lesh send an eCard for you
Featured News
Travelin' McCourys announce fall tour, New Years plans, and first ever recorded music  9/16/2016
Jeff Mattson and Rob Eaton of Dark Star Orchestra to Sit In with New Riders of the Purple Sage at the Grateful Get Down  7/27/2016
Deep Roots Mountain Revival Announces Initial Artist Lineup  4/29/2016
Dumpstaphunk Kicks Off Spring Tour with Dates Across the South  4/7/2016
Yonder Mountain Sets Their Sights On the South with Dates in Texas and Louisiana This Weekend  3/29/2016
The String Cheese Incident Announce Summer Tour / New Music  3/8/2016
Phish Announce 2016 Summer Tour  2/5/2016
The Werks Host STS9, Lettuce and more at The Werk Out Music & Arts Festival  2/4/2016
Dark Star Orchestra Host Yonder Mountain String Band, Hot Tuna Electric, Leftover Salmon and more at the Dark Star Jubilee, May 27-29 at Legend Valley  1/14/2016
String Cheese Incident Announces March Madness Tour  1/7/2016
FARE THEE WELL: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Grateful Dead by Jay Blakesberg Released December 1, 2015  11/17/2015
The String Cheese Incident Release Three-Disk Set, Rhythm of the Road: Volume 2, Live in Las Vegas  10/9/2015
Art Outside Publishes 2015 Stage Schedule  9/25/2015
Keller Williams Trio Announces New Years Eve in Telluride, CO  9/2/2015
Don't Miss The Aquarium Rescue Unit's 26th Anniversary Tour  8/12/2015
Bears Picnic Finalizes Schedule and Gets Ready for Perfect Weather with Special Guest Stopping by Through the Weekend  8/5/2015
Get Ready for Art Outside 2015, a Fall Festival Not To Miss  7/8/2015
Postcard Giveaway at Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary Concerts Aims to Spur 10,000 Socially-Conscious Actions  6/29/2015
Suwannee Hulaweeen wave 1 line-up announcement  6/29/2015
All Good Music Festival and Flying Dog Collaborate to Make 'All Good Ale' A Reality  5/20/2015
...view more news...
KindWeb Merchandise
 Advertising Information  •  Contact Us  •  How To Get Reviewed  •  Link To Us  •  Mailing List  •  Privacy Policy  •  Meet the KindWeb Family
1998 - 2019   All Rights Reserved.