Warren Haynes To Play Tiger Guitar, Jam With Eric Krasno & Marco Benevento In NYC

first_imgJust earlier this week, Warren Haynes made Grateful Dead history by playing Jerry Garcia’s “Tiger” guitar for the first time since the Dead’s final performance in 1995. Haynes recently spoke to us about the experience, saying:It was quite an honor to be able to play Tiger for the first time since Jerry passed. When I picked up Tiger the day before at rehearsal, it still had the same strings that were on it from the last time Jerry played it.Playing that music, with the Symphony and the bonus set with Melvin… playing it at Red Rocks for that crowd on his birthday. It was very emotional for everybody, and I think it was one of those nights that just fell into place. It was very magical.The magic will continue come next week, when Haynes brings his Symphonic Tribute to the Rumsey Playfield in New York’s Central Park. Haynes has just announced that he will once again play the Tiger guitar before an orchestra, only adding to the momentous occasion.The show will also feature an ‘extended encore,’ which will see Haynes teaming up with Eric Krasno and Marco Benevento for the performance. The encore will be without the orchestra, focusing on Grateful Dead-type improvisation in honor of the late Garcia. Tickets for the show can be found here.[Photo via Warren Haynes’ FB Page]last_img

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