I have been a fan of Warren Haynes for a number of years, since I first saw him with The Allman Brothers Band in the early 1990s. He is a terrific guitarist who plays a wide range of styles, from Southern rock to blues and now to Americana. The current tour entitled Ashes & Dust stopped at the Orpheum Theatre this week where he played to a smaller-than-he-deserved crowd.
I believe his versatility plays a huge role in his popularity; if one does not like one of Warren’s projects, one is sure to like another one. This tour might have the broadest appeal of his projects to date, with the possible exception of The Allman Brothers Band. I adored this show, and only wish it had started earlier in the evening!
Haynes is widely regarded as one of the finest guitarists ever (number 23 on one of Rolling Stone‘s top 100 lists), and it is well deserved.