The new album is a snapshot of a creatively restless musician who is constantly in artistic motion himself. “Musicians are students for life. We have to continually take new approaches,” affirms Haynes.
Here are two tracks from the album, played live at Christmas Jam last December:
Man In Motion clocks in at over an hour, allowing for its ten tracks to breathe and develop. The studio band includes Ivan Neville on background vocals and organ, Ian McLagan on piano, Ruthie Foster on background vocals, George Porter, Jr. on bass and Ron Holloway on saxophone. Haynes recorded the album at Willie Nelson’s Pedernales Studios to two-inch tape with vintage tube microphones and everyone playing together in the same room. “We recorded it live to capture the emotion, passion, and spontaneity.”
“Soul music was my first love,” says Haynes. “The first LPs I had growing up in Asheville were greatest hits compilations from Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, James Brown, Junior Walker, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Wilson Pickett, and The Supremes.”
All CD, LP and Bundle pre-orders will receive an Exclusive Bonus DVD, featuring the Warren Haynes Band’s complete set from last December’s Christmas Jam in Asheville.