The 2011 version of the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam wowed a sold-out crowd at the Asheville Civic Center on Saturday night and into early Sunday morning. Here’s a sampling of some of what’s out there:

Listen to Gov’t Mule’s set here as you read on.

A slew of great Christmas Jam 2011 videos for you to check.

A few of my tweets from the night @ashevegas:

The #xmasjam is going full steam w a Grateful Dead jam w Phil Lesh…

The #xmasjam is building in trippy tempests of drum and guitar.

Spirit of Jerry Garcia being resurrected at #xmasjam tonight…

Don’t Miss Me When I’m Gone at the #xmasjam has listeners twirling w joyous abandon.

The #xmasjam rolls on… feels like a warm summer night in the Civic Center, lolling to Dead tunes.

From (click over to see complete list of every song played at the Christmas Jam)

Phil Lesh and the five-piece he put together for the event got the most stage time last night. The group tore through a set that included Grateful Dead classics and a cover of The Beatles’ She Said, She Said. Towards the end of Phil and Friends’ performance, Jimmy Herring, the guitarist from Lesh’s famed “Q” ensemble, came out to play lead on The Other One and Sugaree. Herring also was a guest of Gov’t Mule later in the night when he joined the quartet on Dear Prudence. The Mule set also featured a version of Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys featuring Lesh and sax star Bill Evans.

From Mountain Xpress writer Jake Frankel:

“When the Music’s Over” a fitting end to one of the best #xmasjam ‘s I’ve ever seen… Turn out the light…


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