28 Facts About Warren Haynes


Warren Haynes is best known for his work as longtime guitarist with the Allman Brothers Band and as founding member of the jam band Gov't Mule.


Warren Haynes spent his formative years in Asheville, North Carolina, where he was born, and lived with his two older brothers and his father, Edward Warren Haynes.


Warren Haynes's primary guitar is a Gibson Les Paul '58 Reissue Electric Guitar.


Warren Haynes has referred to himself as a "Gibson man", often playing Gibson Firebird and Gibson ES-335 models as well as the Les Paul models.


Warren Haynes is married to Stefani Scamardo, a DJ for Sirius radio and the long-time manager of Gov't Mule.


Warren Haynes joined David Allan Coe's touring and recording band in 1980 when he was 20 years old.


Shortly after, Warren Haynes got a gig with The Nighthawks, while continuing to play with local musicians and doing session guitar and vocal work.


Around 1987, Warren Haynes got a call to perform backup vocals on a studio album by Dickey Betts, along with Dennis Robbins.


In 1989, The Allman Brothers Band decided to reunite, and Betts recruited Warren Haynes to join the band.


Warren Haynes has since played on four well-received studio albums, including the gold certified Where It All Begins.


Shortly after Woody's untimely death on August 26,2000, Warren Haynes began appearing with The Allman Brothers Band again alongside young guitar prodigy Derek Trucks.


Warren Haynes returned to the band as a full-time member shortly thereafter.


In 1994, Warren Haynes formed Gov't Mule with Abts and Woody.


Since the death of Jerry Garcia in 1995, Warren Haynes has performed and toured with many of the surviving members of the Grateful Dead.


Warren Haynes played regularly with Lesh for three years and has continued making occasional appearances in the ever evolving lineup of his "friends" in subsequent years.


In 2004, when The Dead were in need of a new guitarist, they called upon Warren Haynes to come play lead and sing for that summer's "Wave That Flag Tour".


Warren Haynes's run with The Dead ended on a night where he came in with them, then performed a solo acoustic set, and then ended the night playing with The Allman Brothers Band and starting out on their next tour.


Warren Haynes played lead guitar for The Dead again in late 2008 when they performed at a benefit at Penn State for then-presidential candidate Barack Obama, later touring with them in the spring of 2009.


In 1993, Warren Haynes released his first solo album, Tales of Ordinary Madness, which was produced by former Allman Brother keyboardist Chuck Leavell.


Warren Haynes toured briefly in support of the record with various musicians, including Danny Louis.


In 2003 and 2004, Warren Haynes released two solo acoustic albums, The Lone EP, a collection of live performances and Live From Bonnaroo which documents his solo performance at the 2003 Bonnaroo Music Festival.


In 2004, Warren Haynes performed five full-length solo acoustic shows, as well as opened 23 times for The Dead and once for The Allman Brothers Band.


In 2008, Warren Haynes covered the Bob Dylan song "I Shall Be Released" with Coheed and Cambria, as well as their song "Welcome Home", as part of an encore the band played during their shows in support of Neverender.


The Warren Haynes Band made their debut performance at Haynes' annual Christmas Jam in Asheville, North Carolina on December 11,2010.


Warren Haynes has stated that his further solo efforts might take him into still other fields.


In 2002, Warren Haynes was presented with the key to the city by Asheville mayor Charles Worley.


Warren Haynes discusses his influences and shows an array of techniques such as "call and response", string bending, vibrato, slide guitar in standard tuning and some acoustic open tuning licks in G and E tunings.


All of Warren Haynes' projects allow audio taping and trading.