Warren Haynes – “Man in Motion”

Man In Motion
Warren Haynes

Man in Motion

Stax Records – Released May 10, 2011

Warren Haynes will tell us all about himself if we just listen close enough. Shoot, he’ll even print the lyrics. But all we have to do is listen to the title cut. The mighty Gov’t Mule hooks & Allman Brothers duels are replaced by some soulful grooves recorded at Willie Nelson’s in Texas. Warren Haynes’ voice takes over this recording and he’s at his sad and soulful best on these nine original tunes plus a cover. Ivan Neville, organ and George Porter, Jr. add gravitas with Ron Holloway playing sax, Ian McLagan on piano and Ruthie Foster singing background vocals. Its finely crafted music that oozes soul and passion that hits on many levels. I always thought of Warren Haynes as a soul singer first and foremost and this CD shows he’s at his best in this genre. Warren Haynes is definitely a Man In Motion.

John Heim a.k.a. “Big Mo”