Singer-guitarist Warren Haynes rocks Lake George | Local







About 1,250 music fans braved the rain at Charles R. Wood Park in Lake George on Thursday night to see guitar legend Warren Haynes perform a solo show.


David Blow, special for The Post-Star


DAVID BLOW special for The Post-Star

LAKE GEORGE – The crowd wasn’t as big as it would have been if it hadn’t been raining the entire show, but the 1,250 people who went to see Warren Haynes at Charles R. Wood Park on Thursday were the kind that doesn’t scare the rain off – especially when a name like Haynes hits town.

Haynes, a founding member of Gov’t Mule and known for his longtime guitar work with the Allman Brothers Band, was the reason a family changed plans to leave a day later. On vacation with his wife and two young daughters, the man wearing a Phish cap said he was blown away by Haynes’ presence and that they had to stay.

Putting the place on the map for top talent is what promoter Dave Ehmann has set out to do.

“Bringing Warren Haynes to Lake George takes it to a whole new level,” he said, calling Haynes a “guitar legend.”

Haynes performed as part of “The LGD 50 Concert Series: The Music Never Stopped,” which features a variety of nationally recognized cover bands mixed with big names like Haynes and The Outlaws.

Led Zeppelin’s world-renowned cover band “Get the Led Out” follows Haynes with three concerts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, performing with local stars Wild Adriatic. The Outlaws play July 8.

Lake George Mayor Bob Blais praised Ehmann, saying everything that has happened musically at Wood Park since it opened is because of him. Lake George has long drawn people to Canada Street, to recreate themselves on the lake and ride on the tour boats, but Blais said “now they come for concerts too”.


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