Saturday, September 14
Gov’t Mule stormed the jam band scene in 1994 with a bluesy blend of Southern rock. Guitarist Warren Haynes and bassist Allen Woody originally formed the band as a side project of the Allman Brothers Band. A cornerstone of the American music landscape, Grammy Award winning rock legend Warren Haynes is hailed as one of the finest guitar players in the world.
Gov’t Mule’s music is defined by its noodling blues-rock jams and Parliament-funk freak-outs. The band’s concerts and tours bring to mind legendary 1960s acts like Cream, Grateful Dead, the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Little Feat. Gov’t Mule have been a staple on the summer festival scene since their inception, entertaining college kids and older hippies alike with good old-fashioned Southern rock and roll, with songs and set lists that seem to rise, swell and go on for hours. Today, Gov’t Mule are one of the last pillars of the jam band scene.
In 2017, Gov’t Mule released their tenth studio album Revolution Come… Revolution Go on Fantasy Records. In 2013, Gov’t Mule released the double-album, Shout!, their first LP in four years which included new material, and collaborations with high-profile musicians like Elvis Costello, Ben Harper, Dave Matthews and Steve Winwood. Gov’t Mule has released nine studio albums and several live discs. The band scored its highest chart release with 2006’s High & Mighty, which peaked at No. 3 on the U.S. Indie Chart.