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Published: 2012/09/05

Warren Haynes Band to Play the DNC Party Tonight with Branford Marsalis, Brad Whitford and More

Warren Haynes Band will perform at a Democratic National Convention party in Charlotte, NC this evening. The show is part of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago Rockin’ Blues Night DNC celebration. A number of artists will join Warren Haynes Band during the night, including Branford Marsalis and Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford. The invite-only party starts after the Democratic convention session, kicking off around 10 p.m.

In February, Haynes performed at the White House for President Obama’s celebration of the blues. At the end of the night, the President joined Haynes and a slew of others onstage. In an odd twist of events, Haynes’ longtime band mate Gregg Allman performed at the Republican National Convention this past week.


There are 11 comments associated with this post

Borneo September 5, 2012, 12:35:18

They have different political leanings. How is that an “odd twist of events”?

me September 5, 2012, 12:47:09

Figures Gregg would be a righty… Warren is stand-up guy… never narced on a friend and does something for Habitat for Humanity every year…

Pete September 5, 2012, 14:51:08

Greg did play the Penn State show for Obama in 2008. Remember this is their profession. If you pay them, they will play. It’s not politics it’s business.

JB September 5, 2012, 15:13:22

Journey got half a million to play a 90 minute set at a party after the RNC. They said outright it was just a paying gig, and them playing was not a political statement in anyway. Would you turn down half a million for 90 minutes of work, just based on party lines?

Andrew September 5, 2012, 15:33:42

Def a paying gig…..I play w a band from new Orleans and as a lifelong dem and Obama supporter I would play the RNC for way less than 500k!! Haha….gotta pay the bills

PM September 5, 2012, 15:44:29

Who said Gregg Allman is a Republican? the guy helped get Jimmy Carter elected.

cocheese September 5, 2012, 16:26:31

Where’s all the hate for Warren and Branford? Skynyrd and Hood got slammed for their affiliation with the RNC. I guess hate is a one way street, huh?

cocheese September 5, 2012, 16:28:17

Way to get the wedge in there again with the last sentence Jambands!

JB2 September 5, 2012, 16:40:51

Most entertainers do have political motivations in being involved in these events and most entertainers lean left. If that is a problem for you, you always have Hank Williams Jr. and Ted Nugent. :)

dingo September 6, 2012, 09:45:49

I hate to say this but, Ol Cocheese is absolutely right…
this is hypocrisy at it’s finest….
this is a music site and should function as a respite from this political shit…
2 party system?? come on folks, let us not be taken for a ride AGAIN...
watch these two documentaries
1. Zeitgeist
2. Ethos
watch some Chomsky on Youtube…
please stop turning on each other… we have a right to our beliefs.. I know some fine peeps who are GOP... they have been highjacked by the fringe crazy christian arm of their party… music is love and beauty and I pledge to NEVER talk politics on this site again…
sorry for my Skynard comments Cocheese… peace to you all
the dingo

cocheese September 6, 2012, 11:55:53

Thanks Dingo! We have a serious problme in this country right now and it starts at the very top of our political system. The wedge is driven the hardest by those in DC. I can’t say with any certainity, but then again maybe I can, that the majority of the employees at are left leaning folk. What was the purpose of putting the Gregg Allman sentence in this story? To me, it was to drive the wedge between left and right deeper, to drum up some more hatred for our fellow Americans. We need to come togehter and love one another and work together, be an example to the clowns in DC. “People can you feel it? Hate is everywhere!” Oh wait, that’s not how it’s suppose to go….....

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