It's the album 15 years in the making, but we are very excited to finally share it with all of you. The long-awaited, much-anticipated Sco-Mule album (featuring original bassist, the late Allen Woody and guitarist John Scofield) is now available.
Sco-Mule Out Now!
When Gov't Mule paired with John Scofield during Sept. 1999 for a pair of shows in Georgia, Warren Haynes acknowledges it "was definitely a head-scratcher" for the Mule's then-burgeoning fan base.
Billboard Exclusive: Gov’t Mule Premiere ‘Hottentot’ From Long-Shelved ‘Sco-Mule’ Album
Sometimes when Gov’t Mule breaks out the song “If Heartaches Were Nickels,” fans mistake it for a Joe Bonamassa cover, since that fiery guitar hero has made it a staple of his set ever since he recorded it in 2000. Gov’t Mule didn’t begin playing it on tour until 2013; even now it shows up in their sets only about once a month, on average.
Yahoo! Live Highlights: Week 17 - Gov’t Mule
Since the news came out that Gov't Mule—the power trio that began as a part-time side project for then-Allman Brothers Band guitarist/singer Warren Haynes and bassist Allen Woody but which, along with drummer Matt Abts, was so well-received that the southern-roots jam band ultimately took on an unexpected life of its own—was finally releasing Sco-Mule, a collaboration with broad-minded jazz guitarist John Scofield, there's been plenty of speculation and anticipation.
All About Jazz Review Sco-Mule
To blues fans, the dissolution of the Allman Brothers Band is a monumental milestone on the musical calendar and a huge loss to the genre. Forty five years after first putting their souls on the line with improvising guitar flourishes between the late Duane Allman and Dickey Betts, the current iteration of the group brought the curtain down at a final concert at New York’s Beacon Theatre a day before the 43rd anniversary of Duane’s death on October 28, 2014.
Warren Haynes, A Man of All Seasons and Many Reasons
On Jan. 27, Gov’t Mule will release ’Sco-Mule,’ a document of their 1999 concerts with jazz guitarist John Scofield. You can listen to their cover of ‘Pass the Peas’ — a 1972 instrumental hit by the J.B.’s., James Brown’s backup band — below. Ultimate Classic Rock has an exclusive premiere.
Listen to Gov’t Mule With John Scofield’s ‘Pass the Peas’ - Ultimate Classic Rock Premiere
The full Mountain Jam Festival lineup has been announced! As previously announced, Gov't Mule wil be playing two sets (including a late-night Dark Side of the Mule) along with The Black Keys, Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters, Alabama Shakes, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Moe., Michael Franti and Spearhead and more!
11th Annual Mountain Jam Festival Lineup Announced
Evil Teen Records has teamed up with Jammer.FM to bring you an opportunity to win a Sco-Mule Vinyl Test Pressing, LP and 2-CD Set! Head on over to EvilTeenRecords.Jammer.FM and share the contest with your friends for your chance to win!
Win A Sco-Mule Vinyl Test Pressing
The long-awaited Sco-Mule album will finally see the light of day in just two weeks and you can ensure that you're one of the first to get it. Pre-Order Sco-Mule from iTunes and/or Amazon and have it delivered for release day - January 27th.
Pre-Order Sco-Mule on iTunes and Amazon
Warren will join Phil Lesh & Friends to celebrate Phil's 75th birthday at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY this March. Tickets are on sale Saturday, January 10th at 12pm noon ET.
Phil Lesh’s 75th Birthday
Gov’t Mule refuses to allow itself to become predictable. Even as the quartet continues an over decade-long tradition of New Year’s runs in New York and Philadelphia, the two nights at The Beacon Theatre in found Warren Haynes and co. looking and moving forward, using the past as touch-points for progress.
Gov’t Mule Rings in 2015 With AC/DC Set at Beacon Theatre Run (Glide Magazine Show Review)
Six new shows have been added to the 2015 Sco-Mule Winter Tour with John Scofield. Pre-sales begin Wednesday, January 7th at 12pm (noon) local time at Mule.net. Public on-sales will follow this Friday, January 9th.
New Shows Added to Sco-Mule Tour
It was a very emotional year for Gov't Mule's Warren Haynes. In 2014, not only was he celebrating the 20th anniversary of the band, but he bid farewell to the group which spawned Gov't Mule two decades ago, the Allman Brothers Band. The legendary Southern rock group, fronted by Gregg Allman, officially called it quits in late October after wrapping up its annual residency at the Beacon Theatre in New York.
Gov’t Mule is Moving Forward After a Very Emotional Year
Yesterday, Warren stopped by Q104.3FM in New York to talk about Gov't Mule's annual New Year's run, archival releases, 20th Anniversary and perform a special rendition of Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here"
Warren Performs ‘Wish You Were Here’ on Q104.3 (Video)
When one artist covers another artist, particularly on some fairly seminal works, there are two schools of thought. Should the songs be played close to the vest, adhering fairly tightly to the originals, or should the remakes be wild and expansive, using the originals as foundations from which to jump into the unknown? Gov’t Mule manages to apply both dimensions on Dark Side of the Mule (Pink Floyd) and Stoned Side of the Mule (Rolling Stones), sticking close enough to each original for happy recognition while adding the distinctive touches that make everything uniquely Mule.
Relix Magazine Review: Dark Side of the Mule & Stoned Side of the Mule: Vol. 1