Relix.com recently interviewed Warren Haynes about the upcoming Warren Haynes Band album that he recorded right after recording Gov’t Mule’s By a Thread. The album will be primarily soul music, which was the first musical style Haynes fell in love with:
This is a record I’ve waited my whole life to make because soul music was my first love. Before I ever heard rock and roll music, I was listening to soul music. Before I picked up a guitar, I was singing—and everything I was singing was soul music.
The soul influence is evident in a lot of Gov’t Mule’s music but it’s never been the primary sound. It’ll be interesting to hear how a full soul album by Haynes will sound. The album will be out next Spring. You can read the full interview on the Relix site.