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What a fantastic Warren Haynes Christmas Jam and Pre-jam this past weekend in Asheville! Many people were calling it the “best Jam yet” and remarked on the amazing community vibe with the staff, performers and fans coming together as one big family.  The event truly does feel like a reunion… and it doesn’t just start when Warren gets to town; there is a big buzz about it as soon as ticket sales are announced spurring a very quick sell out for this year’s event.  The week of the show Ashevillians start to clean out their houses and plot extra beds and floor space to squeeze everyone in; meanwhile, elsewhere people were busy making travel plans and/ or scrambling to find that list minute Christmas Jam miracle ticket for their friend.  This year’s event was truly exceptional and featured Gov’t Mule, Phil Lesh & Friends, Los Lobos, Bela Fleck, and Special Guests Mike Barnes, Jeff Chimenti, Bill Evans, Audley Freed, Jackie Greene, Jimmy Herring, Robert Kearns, Kevn Kinney, Brad Pemberton, Joe Russo, and Jeff Sipe.  After scouring the internet to see what videos folks have already posted in the two days since; I’ve posted a scattering of nice ones from the Jam and the Pre-Jam.

Warren Haynes and Jimmy Herring. Photo by David Shehi with Honest Tune Magazine and Dopeless HOPE Imaging/Productions. Click the photo for more pics.

Here’s some great media from the show to check out:

Listen to the Govt Mule set taped by Z-Man for Panic Stream: http://panicstream.net/streams/govt_mule/2011_12_10/player.html

Asheville’s Mountain Xpress writer Joseph Chapman posted a wonderful review and photos from the Jam

Hidden Track’s Scott Bernstein posted some video, setlists and a review

An awesome review and photos by Dino Perrucci on Jambase

Fred Mill’s review in Blurt Magazine

Wonderful Shots by Allison Murphy Photography

Great Review by Tony Kiss and Photos by John Coutlakis in the Asheville Citizen Times.

Video Recaps by rohbear4 posted on the Shakedown Blog

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Warren sang “And it Stoned Me” to kick off the jam:

Closing Song of the Jam: 

Warren sings “Rivers Gonna Rise”

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