Warren Haynes Band hosted the first of two special Halloween shows this past Saturday at San Francisco’s Warfield. Billed as “Stoned!: Halloween on the Sly,” the evening paid tribute to the music of Sly and the Family Stone. The soul-oriented band focused mostly on its original material and staple set of covers first set, though the band did tackle a portion of the Grateful Dead’s “Shakedown Street” during a jam. In addition, Dave Matthews Band/Lettuce trumpeter Rashawn Ross emerged for both “Invisible” and “Man in Motion” (Ross has collaborated with Haynes regularly in recent months, especially at the various Dave Matthews Band Caravan festivals).

When the members of The Warren Haynes Band returned to the stage second set, they proceeded to channel both the music and fashion of Sly & the Family Stone (a video of the band’s Sly Stone-inspired costumes can be found below). Opening with “Luv ‘n Haight,” Warren Haynes Band dedicated the rest of the night to Sly and the Family Stone’s original music and covers the seminal funk group performed like “Que Sera, Sera.” Ross also added some extra brass throughout the extended segment. After closing their second set with “Sing a Simple Song,” Ross and the members of Warren Haynes Band returned for a mammoth take on Sly Stone’s “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)” that stretched past the 20-minute mark.

Warren Haynes Band will pay tribute to the music of James Brown tonight at Denver’s The Ogden Theatre. As previously reported, the band will also film their Austin show later this week for DVD release.

Here’s a look at Saturday’s setlist

Set 1
Tear Me down
River’s Gonna Rise
Sick Of My Shadow
Wildest Dreams
A Friend To You
Real Lonely Night
Invisible (with Rashawn Ross)
Man In Motion (with Rashawn Ross)

Set 2
Luv ‘n Haight
In Time
(I Want to Take You) Higher
Que Sera, Sera
Sex Machine (instrumental)
Let Me Have It All
Babies Makin’ Babies
Everyday People
Sing a Simple Song

Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)