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Rock torchbearers Gov’t Mule are celebrating their 20th anniversary with an extensive tour and a series of dynamic live archival releases that highlight the group’s versatility and epic, fearless live performances. No two Gov’t Mule shows are alike, as the band draws on the more than 300 songs in their repertoire (and often a host of special guests) to create a unique experience each and every time. Their steadily expanding fan base knows that the Mule always has something special waiting for them. Expect the unexpected.

The deep chemistry and steely confidence shared by the quartet allow them to tackle any form of music and stamp it their own while remaining true to the spirit and intent of the original. This can of course be heard any time guitarist-singer Warren Haynes, drummer Matt Abts, bassist Jorgen Carlsson and multi-instrumentalist Danny Louis take the stage, but a series of new live archival releases really drives the point home.

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Meet Doug Collette

Read "Meet Doug Collette" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Doug Collette's pedigree for crafting honest and carefully-considered music analysis lies in a nearly fifty year devotion to contemporary rock and roll, jazz and the blues. During this time, his zeal for writing has grown to (almost) equal his devotion to the musical experiences he has documented from his astute observations of records, videos, books and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Allman Brothers Band: Trouble No More: 50th Anniversary Collection

Read "Trouble No More: 50th Anniversary Collection" reviewed by Doug Collette

The gold-embossed lettering on the front and back cover of the roughly 5" by 7" slipcase enclosing the Allman Brothers Band's box set Trouble No More belies its otherwise generic art work. Yet the graphic design isn't all that gives the lie to an otherwise positive first impression gleaned from 50th Anniversary Collection. A glance at ...

ARTICLE: FILM REVIEW

The Doors: Break On Thru - A Celebration of Ray Manzarek

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The Doors The Doors: Break On Thru -A Celebration Of Ray Manzarek Trafalgar Releasing Palace 9 Cinemas, South Burlington, VT February 12, 2020 The Doors: Break On Thru -A Celebration Of Ray Manzarek, lives up to the spirit of its subtitle. In the course of the film's roughly ninety ...

Bring On The Music - Live at the Capitol Theatre

Label: Provogue Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: CD1: Hammer & Nails; Thorazine Shuffle; Larger Than Life; Forsaken Savior; Broke Down On The Brazos; Endless Parade; Lola Leave Your Light On; Blind Man In The Dark; Raven Black Night. CD2: Traveling Tune (alternate version); Stone Cold Rage; Whisper In Your Soul; Little Toy Brain; Trane > Eternity's Breath > St. Stephen (jam); Pressure Under Fire; Fool's Moon; Revolution Come, Revolution Go; Bring On The Music.

DVD1: Intro; Traveling Tune (Part 1); Railroad Boy; Mule; Beautifully Broken; Drawn That Way; The Man I Want To Be; Funny Little Tragedy > Message In A Bottle > Funny Little Tragedy; Far Away; Sin's A Good Man's Brother; Mr. Man. DVD2: Life Before Insanity; Thorns Of Life; Trane; Revolution Come, Revolution Go; No Need To Suffer ; Dreams & Songs; Time To Confess; Comeback; World Boss; Bring On The Music; Traveling Tune (Part 2; Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

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

Read "Bring On The Music - Live at the Capitol Theatre" reviewed by Doug Collette

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 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

John Scofield: Combo 66

Read "Combo 66" reviewed by Doug Collette

The dignified portraits of John Scofield on the front and back covers of Combo 66 are at once in keeping with the reference to his age in the album's name and at odds with the youthful vigor he and his bandmates exhibit in playing the music inside this subtly eye-catching package of all new material.

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

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

Read "Gov’t Mule, The Avett Brothers and Magpie Salute At The Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

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 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM 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: ALBUM 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 ...


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