Haynes issued a statement which spoke about how he was able to secure the Led Zeppelin bassist for the gig, "John sat in with (Gov't Mule) at Bonnaroo and after seeing him at the Led Zeppelin concert in London, we spoke about him performing at the Christmas Jam and I'm thrilled he can make it."Also on the bill is the Allman Brothers Band, Del McCoury Band, the Derek Trucks Band, Steve Earle, Ruthie Foster, Michael Franti Acoustic featuring Jay Bowman, Travis Tritt & Marty Stuart, Johnny Winter, Gov't Mule, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, and Joan Osborne, among others.
All proceeds from the concert will again benefit Habitat for Humanity. Throughout the years, the annual concerts have raised over $650,000 for the charity.
For ticket info, log on to xmasjam.com. Here's to hoping this gets recorded for a CD/DVD release!