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Mountain Heroes: Warren Haynes

Warren Haynes: My Mountain Story

Warren Haynes, widely considered one of rock & roll’s greatest guitarists of all time, made a name for himself as long time guitarist with The Allman Brothers Band. In the mid-1990s, he formed the popular jam band Gov’t Mule, playing a unique mixture of rock, blues, and soul, and also began touring with the remaining members of The Grateful Dead (as The Dead) and with Phil Lesh and Friends. Haynes founded and manages Evil Teen Records. He has performed on stage and in the recording studio with a diverse array of musicians including Phil Lesh & Friends, James Hetfield, Bob Dylan, John Lee Hooker, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Dave Matthews, Kid Rock and most recently with his longtime hero BB King. He has performed at the White House for a special PBS series, and he has played New York City’s historic Beacon Theater nearly 300 times, more than any other artist. In addition to his three solo discs (including 2004’s acoustic Live At Bonnaroo), seven albums with the Allman Brothers and Gov’t Mule’s 16 studio and live releases, Haynes has accumulated stacks of accolades for his efforts. They range from Grammy wins and nominations to his ranking at number 23 on Rolling Stone’s list of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”

By lending his voice to the fight to save mountains and mountain communities, rock ‘n roll hero Warren Haynes joins thousands of Mountain Heroes who are creating an historic photo petition against destructive mountaintop removal mining, and for a better future for America and Appalachia.