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Warren Haynes

Man in Motion

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May 24, 2011

Before he became an Allman Brother and started Gov't Mule, this power-blues singer-guitarist was a Nashville cat, playing and writing country-soul music. Man in Motion is a swing back to that hardy romanticism, with more Memphis in the mix and a plaintive poise in Haynes' vocals and solos. "Man in Motion" and "River's Gonna Rise" roll at a gospel-funk clip that would fit the Hi-era Al Green. The sax-and-clavinet strut of "Sick of My Shadow" evokes Traffic's Dixie-prog period. And Haynes has a worthy successor to his longtime Mule-encore hymn "Soulshine" in "Save Me," a ballad of need and plea that feels like benediction.

Listen to Warren Haynes' "Man in Motion":

Related: The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time: Warren Haynes

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