I've always admired Warren Haynes.
He's an incredibly adept musician, playing with his own band Gov't Mule as well as with The Allman Brothers Band, Phil Lesh, and countless others. His voice alone can send chills down your spine.
He's also a very philanthropic dude, hosting the massively popular and successful Xmas Jam each year for Asheville, North Carolina's Habitat for Humanity (his hometown, by the way).
I got to meet and talk to Warren and his wife Stefani a couple of times while I was the Assistant Program Director/Music Director at WNCW. They were both always as gracious and kind as can be. Guess that's part of what makes them so successful.
Anyway, my point is that there are so few people in the world that truly inspire us. When you find those people you gotta latch on and take in everything they give up. That's what I do every time I listen to Warren play.
I heard this tune around a campfire in the deep dark night in the South Carolina woods last weekend and I just had to share it. It's Gov't Mule performing the old Blind Faith nugget "Presence of the Lord." The Mule makes it their own.
Wouldn't expect anything less from Warren Haynes.