Gov’t Mule

Gov’t Mule is an American southern rock jam band, formed in 1994 as a side project of The Allman Brothers Band by guitarist Warren Haynes and bassist Allen Woody. Fans often refer to Gov’t Mule simply as Mule.
The band released their debut album, Gov’t Mule, in 1995, and has since released an additional nine studio albums, plus numerous EPs and live releases. Gov’t Mule has become a staple act at music festivals across North America, with both its members and frequent guests from other notable bands, adding various funk and blues rock elements to the band’s sound.
On June 9, 2017, Gov’t Mule released their 10th studio album Revolution Come… Revolution Go on Fantasy Records. Following the Rolling Stone premiere of “Stone Cold Rage,” “Sarah, Surrender” was premiered exclusively on KBCO 97.3 FM in Colorado, and the album launched for pre-orders on April 12. When talking about “Stone Cold Rage,” Haynes points out that the song represents “the divide that’s going on in our country right now.” He explains that “even though it was written before the election, it was written knowing that whichever way the results went, we were going to have close to fifty percent of the nation very angry. Musically, it’s an aggressive up-tempo rock song that reflects the anger of the lyrics, but with a sense of sarcasm and humor.”
On the heels of this new release, Gov’t Mule kicked off their extensive tour, with the lineup of Haynes, Matt Abts [drums], Danny Louis [keyboards, guitar, and backing vocals], and Jorgen Carlsson [bass] – who are equally recognized for their stirring songwriting and storytelling as it is for the improvisational virtuosity that fuels their countless live performances, including their recent appearance at the Great South Bay Music Festival in Patchogue NY.

Their performance at GSB was an intimate yet intense show. The crowd- diverse in generations, was enthusiastic and feeling the vibes. Opening with “Railroad Boy” really set the tone for the rest of the show. Mid way through the set they played 3 songs off the new release; Sarah-Surrender, Stone Cold Rage and Revolution Come, Revolution Go. And as is always a tradition with any Mule show, Paul Nelson and G. Love were invited to the stage for the “Jam” song “Good Morning School Girl”-. They ended with “Soulshine” and really whoever wants a Mule Show to end?

Gov’t Mules music has galvanized a fan base of millions around the world, reaching a place of preeminence as one of the most timeless, revered and active bands in the world whose spot amongst rock titans remains unshakable.

Keep up with the current tour and future announcements on their website – http://mule.net/

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