Wednesday, November 12, 2008

John Paul Jones to get his holiday jam on

John Paul Jones has been booked to perform in an all-star jam session over two nights in Asheville, N.C., this December.

The 20th Anniversary Christmas Jam is to be presented by Warren Haynes, guitarist and singer for Gov't Mule and the Allman Brothers Band. Both of those bands are slated to appear over the Dec. 12-13 event.

It has yet to be determined which of the two nights Jones will play. He may ultimately appear on both nights, sitting in with various other artists and groups who have been booked to appear.

Those include Joan Osborne, Travis Tritt, the Derek Trucks Band, Steve Earle, Audley Freed (formerly of the Black Crowes) and others.

The Christmas Jam is to be held at Asheville's Civic Center Arena. Tickets are priced at $55 apiece, not including a $1 facility fee. Post-production proceeds are to benefit the Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity.

A pre-sale has concluded, and more tickets are to become available Nov. 24 via Ticketmaster. For more information, visit the official event Web site.

Jones sat in with Gov't Mule at last year's Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, Tenn., affording him the opportunity to jam onstage with Haynes on a number of Led Zeppelin tunes. From that set on June 17, 2007, here are "Moby Dick":

"Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)":

"Since I've Been Loving You":

and "No Quarter." Part one:

Part two:

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