Some additional details have been revealed regarding Warren Haynes Presents: The 21st Annual Christmas Jam which will take place at the Asheville Civic Center in Asheville, NC on December 12. The previously-announced roster of performers includes: moe., Ani DiFranco, Counting Crows, Jimmy Herring, George Porter Jr., Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, DJ Logic, Audley Freed, Eric Krasno, Col. Bruce Hampton, and Robert Kearns. Another recent addition to the line-up is The Xmas Jam Band featuring Collective Soul’s Ed Rowland, Fred Eltringham (Wallflowers), Robert Kearns (Lynyrd Skynyrd), Audley Freed, Ron Holloway, and others. Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford also will take part in the event which benefits Habitat for Humanity.
One confirmed artist whose participation bears mentioning again is William Bell. The first male vocalist signed to Stax records, Bell maintained close relationships with Otis Redding and Booker T. Jones. While at Stax Bell released a number of recordings for Stax, while writing such songs as “Born Under A Bad Sign”, “Everyday is Like a Holiday” and “You Don’t Miss Your Water.” Many of the artists in this year’s Christmas Jam line-up reportedly have expressed particular interest and excitement regarding Bell’s participation.