Update: Tom Libera posted more footage including an explosive Helter Skelter from the surprise show!
Just when you thought Christmas Jam was over (full disclosure—there is plenty more AUDs to come), Asheville got hit by a freak snow storm and many of the musicians were stuck in North Carolina for an extra day. Leave it to Warren to round up some new and old friends that got stranded for a surprise pop-up show at the Orange Peel. Dave Grohl and Audley Freed were among the friends Warren recruited for the surprise show.
Local newspaper photographer and journalist, Garret K. Woodward was lucky enough to be in attendance.
So, yeah, one of the greatest concert experiences of my entire life literally fell into my lap today. After being snowed in following a raucous 30th anniversary of #ChristmasJam this weekend, #DaveGrohl and #WarrenHaynes decided to do a one-off show out-of-nowhere tonight at the #OrangePeel in #Asheville #NorthCarolina. In this random photo snap of mine right now, you have guitarist Audley Freed from #TheBlackCrowes to the left, then Grohl on drums and Haynes on lead guitar. They were playing a cover of “You Don’t Know How It Feels” by the late #TomPetty. As I posted this photo, Grohl’s band then came out and did a #Nirvana tribute with Haynes of “All Apologies.” I spent the next five minutes trying not to cry in pure melodic happiness. Right now? Grohl just grabbed his guitar and microphone with #GovtMule backing him and is doing a rendition of “Breakdown.” Is this real life?! Much love, y’all.
Garret, I think we all would agree that seeing Warren Haynes and Dave Grohl jam on Nirvana’s “All Apologies” at a pop-up post-Christmas Jam show would be one of the greatest concert experiences ever.
One of the highlights of the show was seeing Warren wail on Led Zeppelin’s “Since I’ve Been Loving You” with Grohl behind the drum kit.
As Garret mentioned in his Instagram post, the supergroup also jammed on some Tom Petty tunes.
You Don’t Know How It Feels
Hunger Strike > Dear Mr. Fantasy > Hunger Strike
Thanks to Tom Libera for the awesome front-row footage!
Photo credit: kencpine