Mark your calendars
for Dec. 12… ticket and lineup details still to come.
By Fred Mills
With the release of the new Gov’t Mule album By A Thread (Evil Teen) just around the
corner – it’s due Oct. 27 – word arrives this morning of additional
Mule-related news: the date of the annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam.
The 2009 installment of this star-laden benefit (for Habitat
For Humanity) concert will be held at the Asheville (NC) Civic Center on
December 12 – most likely there will also be the traditional pre-Jam jam the
previous night at the Orange Peel club. The lineup for this year and on-sale
date for tickets have not been announced yet, however, so watch this space for
Citizen-Times is further reporting that in honor of the Haynes Jam a
special “official beer” has been created by local brewers Asheville Brewing.
Called “Christmas Jam White,” it’s a wheat beer described as “made in the
Belgian wit style with a hint of orange and coriander in the taste.”
Well, all right then!
“It’s one of the most important beers that we’ve made,”
brewer Mike Rangel told the newspaper. “We had to make a great beer because
this is a great event.”
Boy howdy to that.
To read our 2008 interview with Haynes in which he discusses
the history of the Christmas Jam and talks about the ’08 edition which was a
two-night 20th anniversary blowout, go to “20 Years of Xmas Jams.”