Halina Wegner review
Warren Haynes, Jim James, and Grace Potter join forces in a soul-stirring rendition of Fleetwood Mac’s “Gold Dust Woman,” marking the first single release from ‘The Benefit Concert Volume 20.’ Recorded live at the 30th Annual Christmas Jam in 2018, this track serves as a tantalizing preview of the electrifying performances captured on the upcoming multi-CD/DVD/vinyl release, set to drop on December 8th.
The trio’s interpretation of “Gold Dust Woman” is nothing short of magical. Haynes, James, and Potter infuse the classic with a raw, magnetic energy that not only pays homage to its legendary roots but also breathes new life into the timeless hit. The haunting harmonies and gritty guitar riffs capture the essence of the historic event, where the joy of live music and the power of collaboration took centre stage.
What makes this rendition stand out is the seamless synergy between the three artists. Each voice melds effortlessly with the others, creating a harmonious blend that resonates with both nostalgia and fresh, fiery passion. Warren Haynes’ masterful guitar work serves as a compelling backdrop, adding an extra layer of depth to the performance.
As a single, “Gold Dust Woman” showcases the chemistry and camaraderie among these acclaimed musicians, setting high expectations for the full album release. ‘The Benefit Concert Volume 20’ promises to be a sonic journey through the most memorable moments of the Christmas Jam, encapsulating the spirit of giving, community, and the unifying power of music.