Warren Haynes Christmas Pre-Jam

Since 2004 or so, we’ve brought you a New Year’s Eve re-broadcast of Warren’s annual gathering of musicians from the eve of his big Christmas Jam in Asheville. After the surprise snowstorm that canceled this month’s Pre-Jam, we thought we’d take this opportunity to bring you a revue of some of our favorite Pre-Jam highlights of the past 18 years. Join us beginning at 6pm for sets from Warren, Marty Stuart, Gregg Allman, Galactic, the Neville Brothers, Trey Anastasio, the Bottle Rockets, Jason Isbell, Marcus King, Gov't Mule, and countless special guests.

It's our 19th Pre-Jam, in advance of Warren's 29th annual fundraiser for Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity. What began as a live Studio B session and a great opportunity for various artists to meet and jam with each other for the first time, has now become a tradition with a vibe all its own, and WNCW is honored to be able to broadcast it live for you in its entirety (with cool holiday tunes during set breaks to help get you into the Christmas spirit, 'NCW-style.) Who else will be there? Gov't. Mule? Trey Anastasio? Les Bros?

Man on roof volunteering for Habitat for Humanity
Vicki Dameron

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When Christmas time rolls around each year, WNCW staff members can usually be found working with musicians, volunteers, and station supporters in what is known as the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam and Christmas Pre-Jam. The music events, held in Asheville, NC, help raise money for Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity.

We lost an unbelievable number of treasured musicians in 2016. Join WNCW Music Director Martin Anderson on the final Friday of the year as he celebrates their lives by filling the morning with many of WNCW’s favorites. Rock, blues, R&B, bluegrass, old-time, jazz, Afropop, and more will be covered beginning at 9am - Friday, December 30, 2016.