Warren Haynes: Man in Motion Review

It’s hardly coincidence that Man in Motion, the latest project from Warren Haynes, is also a spot-on way to describe the album’s creator. After touring and recording extensively with The Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule, and The Dead, is it surprising that Warren found time to cut a solo album? Surprising – no, not to those that follow Warren. Anticipated and appreciated? Yes, you’d better believe it.

In his first solo studio recording in 18 years, it is a wonderful treat to listen to Warren pour it out in this soulful, personal piece of work. Warren’s guitar is present as always, but the power of Man in Motion lies in the passionate, penetrating vocals that provide a glimpse into the soul of the singer himself. Add to that the arsenal of keys, sax, and backing vocals from world-class talent, and out comes Man in Motion, a soul-driven blend of the modernity and roots that make Warren shine.

Man in Motion kicks off with the title track and single, “Man in Motion.” From there, Warren displays his adventurous, diverse style in cuts like “River’s Gonna Rise” and “Sick of My Shadow,” songs with a ton of groove and force. His inspiring vocals drive songs like “Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday” (originally by William Bell), “Your Wildest Dreams,” and “Save Me.” This ten-song album, from start to finish, is charged with inspiration. It is a piece of work that should be appreciated and enjoyed plentifully.

The Review: 9.5/10

Can’t Miss Tracks

– Man in Motion
– River’s Gonna Rise
– Sick Of My Shadow
– On A Real Lonely Night
– Save Me

The Big Hit

-Save Me

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