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Live Review

Gov't Mule at the Fox Theatre

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Gov't Mule Fox Theatre Boulder, Colorado September 17, 2022 What's new with Gov't Mule? Like every other band in the world, they had to take a COVID break from touring. And now, like many bands, they are back on the road after their forced vacation. One thing that's new is their stage setup. After spending decades on stage right (left as you look at the stage), Warren Haynes now takes centerstage. And that's appropriate since ...

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Album Review

Gov't Mule: Bring On The Music - Live at the Capitol Theatre

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In the essay within the 2CD/2DVD package of Gov't Mule's Bring On The Music, Warren Haynes makes note of the the group's twenty-fifth anniversary. And while the co-founder and titular leader of an ensemble originally spun off from the Allman Brothers Band goes to great length in rightfully stipulating the band's music as the source of its longevity, he doesn't formally assign Live at the Capitol Theatre, the formal designation as recognition of the quarter-century milestone. Thus, only a tacit ...

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Live Review

Gov't Mule at Red Rocks

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Gov't Mule Red Rocks Denver, CO September 14, 2018 Many musicians like to collect instruments. Certainly guitarists collect guitars. Pat Metheny is a case in point. Over the years he has added a synth-guitar as well as the exotic 42 string Pikasso guitar to his recordings and live performances. Not satisfied with switching guitars for a different sound, Metheny even built a whole new instrument, the auto-mechanical Orchestrion. It's an elaborate machine with drums, ...

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Live Review

Gov’t Mule, The Avett Brothers and Magpie Salute At The Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

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Gov't Mule, The Avett Brothers and Magpie Salute The Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater Dark Side Of The Mule Tour 2018 Wantagh, NY July 12, 2018 Gov't Mule is a southern rock influenced jam band, formed in 1994 bu Warren Haynes and Allen Woody, as a side project to what, at the time was their main gigs as lead guitarist and bassist for the Allman Brothers Band. After releasing ...

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Extended Analysis

Gov't Mule: Dub Side of the Mule (Deluxe Edition)

Read "Gov't Mule: Dub Side of the Mule (Deluxe Edition)" reviewed by John Kelman


If there are any groups out there who have, for their 20th anniversary, celebrated with a year-long series of as many live releases as Gov't Mule they'd be a challenge to find. As the year-long festivities wind down for the group--beginning as a side project for then- Allman Brothers Band guitarist/vocalist Warren Haynes and (now-sadly deceased) bassist Allen Woody, but which has since taken on a serious life all its own--Mule has released two multi-disc sets, each demonstrating a different ...

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Bailey's Bundles

Year of the Mule - Gov't Mule and the Future Past

Read "Year of the Mule - Gov't Mule and the Future Past" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


What has previously been relegated to Gov't Mule's live downloads have now been released on CD and LP. But first, a little back ground. Gov't Mule adopted a concert practice of Phish, who began (approximately) yearly coverage of a famous “classic" rock album in concert, typically on Halloween. Phish began this practice in 1994 with The Beatles' White Album (Apple, 1968). Gov't Mule began their similar tradition on Halloween and/or New Year's Eve with a covers from ...

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Live Review

Gov't Mule with John Scofield at the Ogden Theatre

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Gov't Mule with John Scofield Ogden Theatre Denver, CO February 24, 2015 A jazz guy plays with a heavy rock band? That would be the superficial description of Sco-Mule. A deeper examination shows that John Scofield and Gov't Mule's Warren Haynes are twin brothers of different mothers. Each possesses a yearning, restless soul, constantly seeking new musical forms and combinations. Each is fearless behind his guitar. And each is possessed of a virtuoso talent and, ...


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