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Content by tag "Gov't Mule"

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Marcus King Band: Due North

Read "Due North" reviewed by Doug Collette

It should come as no surprise that the Marcus King Band is developing a work ethic remarkably similar to Gov't Mule. The latter band's titular leader, Warren Haynes, produced their eponymous second album which was released on Fantasy Records, the same label on which the Mule now resides. And, not coincidentally, MKD has the same management ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Sermon Organ Combo: Sermon Organ Combo

Read "Sermon Organ Combo" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

American jazz styles have been travelling all over the world and getting absorbed by local musicians for close to a century now. Therefore there's nothing unusual about a soul-jazz organ trio coming out of Denmark, but the Sermon Organ Combo have a lot more going on than just playing recycled Jimmy Smith licks.

This ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Seth Yacovone Band: Shovel Down

Read "Shovel Down" reviewed by Doug Collette

Vintage hard rock with heavy metal overtones that should appeal as much to fans of the original Gov't Mule as those of early Black Sabbath, the initial studio album by The Seth Yacovone Band 2.0., Shovel Down is the initial and fairly lofty plateau in a judicious plan by the bandleader to remain as independent as ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Marcus King: The Marcus King Band

Read "Marcus King: The Marcus King Band" reviewed by Doug Collette

Praised, mentored and produced by none other than the titular leader of Gov't Mule, Warren Haynes, precocious twenty-year old songwriter/guitarist/vocalist/bandleader Marcus King faces some heady expectations with the release of he and his band's second full-length LP and first for Fantasy Records via the Evil Teen imprimatur.

But The Marcus King Band addresses those ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

John Scofield: Country for Old Men

Read "John Scofield: Country for Old Men" reviewed by John Kelman

When guitarist Bill Frisell first began a more decided focus on roots music, bluegrass and country & western music with the release of 1996's Nashville (Nonesuch), despite being largely very well-received, jazz purists rankled when the largely bluegrass/folk-informed album began to garner awards like Downbeat Magazine's Best Jazz Album of the Year. While Frisell's oftentimes Americana-tinged ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Warren Haynes and the Ashes and Dust Band at the Ogden Theater

Read "Warren Haynes and the Ashes and Dust Band at the Ogden Theater" reviewed by Geoff Anderson

Warren Haynes and the Ashes and Dust Band
Ogden Theater
Denver, CO
April 1, 2016

Warren Haynes' musical journey continues. Is he on a quest? Certainly he's not looking for a specific “musical identity." The whole point of the journey seems to be covering as much musical territory as possible in ...

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) ...

The Allman Brothers Band: Live - Beacon Theatre New York City 10-28-14

Read "The Allman Brothers Band: Live - Beacon Theatre New York City 10-28-14" reviewed by Doug Collette

The most stirring moments of the Allman Brothers Band's concert recording from New York City's Beacon Theatre on October 28, 2014 occur near the end of its nearly four-hour performance--not surprisingly, within a rendition of the group's signature instrumental, “Mountain Jam"--that are as emphatic as they are mellifluous. The patient but rabid audience offers instant recognition ...

ARTICLE: 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 ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Gov't Mule with John Scofield at the Ogden Theatre

Read "Gov't Mule with John Scofield at the Ogden Theatre" reviewed by Geoff Anderson

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, ...


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