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Published: 2014/05/05

Warren Haynes Confirms Backing Band for Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration

Jeff Sipe, Lincoln Schleifer, Alecia Chakour and Jasmine Muhammad will join Warren Haynes as his backing band during the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration shows. Sipe is best known for his work with The Aquarium Rescue Unit while Schleifer added bass to Donald Fagan, Jorma Kaukonen and Levon Helm’s bands.

Chakour joined Nigel Hall, Ron Holloway and others in the Warren Haynes Band and Muhammad has worked with the Pittsburgh Opera and Symphony Orchestra.

The first show will kick off May 13 with The Boston Pops at the Symphony Hall in Boston, MA. Notable shows along the run include a pair of shows with the legendary Boston Pops as well as stops at the Chicago Theatre, Riverside Theatre in Milwaukee and the Fox Theatre in St. Louis. The mini-tour will close on August 3 at Red Rocks Amphitheater.

Tickets are available here.


There are 6 comments associated with this post

joe May 6, 2014, 16:44:31

i think warren really appriciates JGs music, and while this symphonic thing isnt my cup of tea, and im sure it has to be “economically sound” but im sure hes no more doing this for the money than any he does mule or whatever.
people love to hate,

daddylegba May 8, 2014, 10:18:45

I am pretty sure Warren does this as another creative outlet and for his love of music in general. NEXT!!

more guitar May 14, 2014, 16:44:58

I saw this at Tanglewood last year. I’m not that much of a Warren fan but it was really interesting and fun. I only had one complaint. I think in his effort to mesh with the orchestra he held back a little too much on his own guitar parts. Maybe it was just at that particular show but I think he should’ve played a little louder during the solos. Orchestral soloists play over the orchestra; there’s no reason why he couldn’t do so.

Joshua Katt May 16, 2014, 10:38:36

3 shows so far, why no reviews or box scores? Oakdale Theater was pretty good last night although no where near a sellout, maybe half full. Nice shed though.

pm May 5, 2014, 12:31:40

Warren why? money , the wife

ATLien May 5, 2014, 13:05:00

When will an Atlanta date be announced???

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