Warren Haynes has split so much of his career between the Allman Brothers Band and Gov’t Mule that he hasn’t devoted much time to his solo work. That’s about to change on July 24 with the release of Ashes and Dust, only the third record issued under his own name. On Neil McCormick's Needle Time Warren perfomed 3 songs of that album
The Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule[ and The Dead– his virtuosic artistry has led to thousands of unforgettable performances and millions of album and track sales.
Warren Haynes - Glory Road from Aart van Hoften on Vimeo.
Ashes & Dust was met with generally positive reviews from music critics. Thom Jurek of AllMusic said, "While Ashes & Dust
doesn't really add anything "new" to Haynes' musical profile—fans
already knew this was here—there are some fine benchmarks: his singing
has never used such a range of dynamics before; for once he lets the
song dictate his expression.
Warren Haynes - Beat Down The Dust from Aart van Hoften on Vimeo.
Others are tight songwriting and arranging craft—especially when fleshed
out by the almost limitless creativity of Railroad Earth. Ashes & Dust is a worthy and welcome addition to Haynes' catalog." Jonathan Frahm of PopMatters
said, "Someone most widely known by a wide margin for his work as a
rocker, Haynes shows off his Americana side in just as seamlessly great a
manner as he had any other performance in the past. In doing so, he
simultaneously proves his prowess as a competent musician given any
platform to toy with, and that labels in the first place might just be
Warren Haynes - Is It Me Or You from Aart van Hoften on Vimeo.
Matt Bauer of Exclaim! said, "Overall, Ashes And Dust is undeniable proof of Warren Haynes' growth as a songwriter and an affirmation of his continuing successful eclecticism."