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Birth of the Mule in Memphis

Gov’t Mule with Eric Krasno Band
Minglewood Hall
Memphis, Tennessee
April 26, 2017
photos/words by Josh Mintz

Gov’t Mule has come a long way from its inception, the power trio brain-child of Warren Haynes and Allen Woody. While the band has long been a four-piece, the band that arrived in Memphis was every bit as down and dirty as the original trio. Continue reading Birth of the Mule in Memphis

New Mule dates; Grace Potter to open

Gov't Mule has announced some new October dates on their Mighty High Fall Tour.  Grace Potter and The Nocturnals will be opening all of these shows.  

10/3: Kool Haus, Toronto, Canada

10/4: House of Blues, Cleveland, OH

10/5: Proctor's Theatre, Schenectady, NY

10/10: Center For The Arts, Buffalo, NY

10/11: Magic City Music Hall, Binghamton, NY

10/12-23: 9:30 Club, Washington DC

10/14: Toad's Place, Richmond, VA

Mule covers steal High and Mighty Taft show

Gov't Mule
Taft Theatre
Cincinnati, Ohio
November 18, 2006
 
Unveiling a good chunk of their High and Mighty recording was the task at hand for Gov't Mule's November 18 show at Cincinnati's Taft Theatre.
 
Slamming into "Blind Man in the Dark" to start the evening, Mule founders Warren Haynes on guitar and Matt Abts on drums combined their rhythms in perfect, synchronized solos, adding drama and tension. Bassist Andy Hess' rumblings and Danny Louis' linear keyboard lines provided a skanking flow to Haynes' and Abts' dub grooves on the reggae flavored and politically charged "Unring The Bell." High and Mighty's "Million Miles From Yesterday" proved to be the first set's crown jewel as GM tore through the leisurely paced number with tightly bound reverberation and sound effects.
 
"So Weak, So Strong" deceptively set a pattern for set two, which soon morphed into a pseudo Phil and friends-like session that had the band ranging from covers of Bob Marley's "Lively Up Yourself" to the Box Tops' "The Letter" and a swirling, rapid paced version of The Grateful Dead's "The Other One," before succumbing to the pounding, percussion laden extended solo of drummer Abts. Haynes, Louis and Hess then took the stage to add final touches to the jam by ripping through a reverential take on The Beatles' "The End" from Abbey Road.
 
To end the concert, Gov't Mule burned through the hard rocking title track of High and Mighty, "Mr. High and Mighty," enabling the denizens on the floor to revel in Haynes' forceful, stinging guitar leads and booming vocals.
 
After returning to encore with "Child of the Earth," the group again chose another artist's composition to end one of their best performances in the Queen City by extending their diverse improvisational abilities with surgical skill on Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower."

Gov’t Mule’s new release is High & Mighty indeed

In a world where record charts are dominated by compilations (NOW 22 has recently dominated the charts) and cliched pop garbage, jambands generally don't fare well when it comes to sales numbers.  These bands make their money by constant touring, and Warren Haynes is renowned as a work horse.
 
 
Gov't Mule is currently supporting its ATO Records release High & Mighty.  The album debuted this week on Billboard's Top 200 at #62, an all-time weekly high in the band's history with sales of 13,576 – 5,130 of which were bought on the internet, earning Gov't Mule #1 on the Internet chart.
 
 
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Gov't Mule is finishing its tour with the Allman Brothers Band this week and will headline ROCKIN' THE BURRO on September 9th at the McCarren Pool in Brookyn, NY with special guests Wolfmother.  Gov't Mule will appear on Fox's morning show "Fox & Friends" at 8:45AM EDT September 8th.
 
 
The band has added November dates for its HIGH & MIGHTY fall tour:
8/30/06         Rosemont Theatre                 Rosemont, IL  (with The Allman  Brothers Band)
8/31/06         Rococo Theatre                   Lincoln, NE
9/2/06          Red Rocks Amphitheatre           Morrison, CO
9/3/06          Belly Up, Aspen                  Aspen, CO
9/9/06          McCarren Park Pool               Brooklyn, NY  (with Wolfmother and Two Gallants)
9/15/06         Warner Theatre                   Washington, D.C.
9/16/06         Charlottesville Pavilion         Charlottesville, VA
THE HIGH & MIGHTY TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUEST OPENER DONAVON FRANKENREITER
10/5/06         Wiltern Theatre                     Los Angeles, CA
10/6/06         Lake Havasu RockFest 2006         Lake Havasu City, AZ (no Donavon)
10/7/06         Open Air Theatre                 San Diego CA
10/8/06         Arlington Theatre                Santa Barbara, CA
10/10/06        The Grove of Anaheim             Anaheim, CA
10/11/06        Civic Center                     Santa Cruz, CA
10/12/06        Senator Theatre                  Chico, CA
10/13/06        Reno Hilton Theatre              Reno, NV
10/14/06        Warfield Theatre                 San Francisco, CA
10/15/06        Pozo Saloon                      Santa Margarita, CA
10/17/06        Commodore Ballroom               Vancouver, BC
10/18/06        Commodore Ballroom               Vancouver, BC
10/20/06        Moore Theatre                    Seattle, WA
10/21/06        The Big Easy                     Spokane, WA
10/22/06        Roseland Theatre                 Portland, OR
10/31/06        Uptown Theatre                   Kansas City, MO
11/2/06         Carolina Theatre                 Greensboro, NC
11/3/06         The Tabernacle                   Atlanta, GA
11/4/06         The Tabernacle                   Atlanta, GA
11/5/06         Tampa Theatre                    Tampa, FL
11/7/06         The Venue                        Gainesville, FL
11/8/06         House of Blues – Orlando         Lake Buena Vista, FL
11/10/06        Pompano Beach Amphitheatre       Pompano Beach, FL
11/11/06        Alabama Theatre                  Birmingham, AL
11/12/06        Ryman Auditorium                 Nashville, TN
11/14/06        Saenger Theatre                  Mobile, AL
11/15/06        Neighborhood Theatre             Charlotte, NC
11/16/06        Charleston Music Hall            Charleston, SC
11/17/06        Louisville Palace Theatre        Louisville KY
11/18/06        Taft Theatre                     Cincinnati, OH
11/19/06        House of Blues                   Cleveland, OH
11/24/06        Tower Theatre                    Philadelphia, PA
11/25/06        Chevrolet Theatre                Wallingford, CT
11/30/06        Palace Theatre                   Albany, NY