On Friday, December 13th, Warren Haynes Presents: The Benefit Concert Volume 16, a new live album and film recorded at Christmas Jam, will hit stores.
The new release, recorded at the 2014 edition of the annual benefit show, will feature two hours of live music from a range of high-profile acts including Haynes, Gov’t Mule with Jackie Greene, Billy & The Kids, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, and Paul Riddle & Friends, among others. The new live album/film also features guest appearances by Oteil Burbridge, Jack Pearson, Col. Bruce Hampton, members of The Revivalists, American Idol winner Caleb Johnson, Audley Freed, and more. The star-studded benefit show featured one-of-a-kind covers of songs by the Grateful Dead, Phish, The Band, Neil Young, Marshall Tucker Band, and The Faces.
One of the standout performances of that memorable day on December 13th, 2014 was delivered by Hard Working Americans, the stellar supergroup comprised of Neal Casal, Todd Snider, Jesse Aycock, Chad Staehly (Great American Taxi), and Widespread Panic’s Dave Schools and Duane Trucks.
Today, as we prepare for the release of the new live album and film, we’re excited to debut the live video of Hard Working Americans performing their set-closing rendition of Hayes Carll‘s “Holler And Stomp” featured in the new film. The cover appeared on Hard Working Americans’ self-titled 2014 debut album and was a frequent staple of their live shows. This throwback live video is particularly poignant this year, as we continue to mourn the untimely loss of Neal Casal this past summer. While Snider’s gritty lead vocals are the focal point, Casal’s excellent guitar work and effortless backing vocals help lend the performance a satisfying rock n’ roll character.
As Warren Haynes tells Live For Live Music about the set, “ love this Hard Working Americans performance — it was one of the highlights of the show!”
Watch the new video from the Hard Working Americans Christmas Jam 2014 set below:
Bring On The Music Out Now!
New live release features over 5 hours of music. Available on CD, DVD, Blu-Ray, Vinyl and Digitally.