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

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

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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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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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Warren Haynes: The Timeline of Sco-Mule and Beyond

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By all accounts, Warren Haynes is known to be an upbeat forward-thinking individual. In this recent conversation however, he is borderline ebullient. And why not? Last October he aided immeasurably in bringing the forty-five year career of the Allman Brothers Band to a spectacular close. By the time of that historic appearance at New York's Beacon Theatre, the band Haynes founded with drummer Matt Abts and the late bassist Allen Woody, Gov't Mule, had begun the celebration of its twentieth ...

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Gov't Mule Featuring John Scofield: Sco-Mule

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Since the news came out that Gov't Mule was finally releasing Sco-Mule, a collaboration with broad-minded jazz guitarist John Scofield, there's been plenty of speculation and anticipation. The power trio began as a part-time side project for then-Allman Brothers Band guitarist/singer Warren Haynes and bassist Allen Woody but, along with drummer Matt Abts, was so well-received that the southern-roots jam band ultimately took on an unexpected life of its own. Now that this live recording with Scofield is finally here ...

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Gov't Mule at Paramount Theater

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Gov't Mule Paramount Theater Rutland, Vermont August 15, 2014 The cozy confines of the stage at Rutland's Paramount Theater barely held Gov't Mule's equipment set up this mid-August Friday night and, similarly, the beautifully restored venue's walls and ceiling barely contained the thunderous sound of the quartet. Luxuriating in its movement through a two-set, three-hour performance (perhaps to a fault), the quartet nevertheless finished with a fast flourish, in doing so confirming this late summer ...

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Gov't Mule: Mad Mules and Englishmen - Beacon 12-31-2011

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Gov't MuleMad Mules and Englishmen: Beacon 12-31-2011Live Downloads2012 Trumpeter Miles Davis and singer Joe Cocker have in common covering songs by popular peers, transforming those songs, making them their own and in doing so, putting themselves on the musical map forever. Davis did this with his performance of Thelonious Monk's “'Round Midnight" at the 1955 Newport Jazz Festival, a performance that helped him transition from Prestige to Columbia Records (and from ...

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Gov't Mule & Jackie Greene: Live at the Lake

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Gov't Mule/Jackie GreeneMaritime FestivalWaterfront Park, Burlington VTAugust 13, 2010 The bulk of Gov't Mule's August 13 performance at the Burlington Vermont Maritime Festival was, in its predominantly heavy, hard rock thrust, a perfect foil for the light breezy summer atmosphere at Waterfront Park on the shores of Lake Champlain.By the time the quartet took the stage after dark, the crowd had swelled considerably from the minimal audience present for opener Jackie Greene. ...

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Gov't. Mule at Gothic Theater in Denver

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Gov't. Mule Gothic Theater/Fillmore Denver, CO February 12-13, 2010

OK, I know what you're thinking: “Oh for cryin' out loud, Anderson went to see Gov't. Mule again!" Actually, it's worse than that; I went to see Gov't. Mule, twice! Friday night the Mule played the (relatively) intimate Gothic and Saturday night they played the somewhat more spacious Fillmore with the North Mississippi Allstars opening. The Mule keeps me coming back through a combination ...


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