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, restless soul, constantly seeking new musical forms and combinations. Each is fearless behind his guitar. And each is possessed of a virtuoso talent and, seemingly, can do whatever he wants.
Gov’t Mule With John Scofield At The Ogden Theatre
Recorded during Mule's fabled New Year Eve 2006 performance at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, Dub Side of the Mule features three-plus hours of Mule standards and covers, including a 1-hour reggae/R&B set featuring Toots Hibbert, the legendary founder of Toots & The Maytals. The album also includes special appearances by Gregg Allman & Friends and John Popper (from Blues Traveler).
Dub Side of the Mule Pre-Orders Now Available
Gov’t Mule offer fans a sneak peek from their upcoming Dub Side of the Mule project with this exclusive premiere of “Pressure Drop,” featuring the legendary Toots Hibbert of Toots & the Maytals.
Watch Gov’t Mule Jam With Toots Hibbert on ‘Pressure Drop’ – Ultimate Classic Rock Premiere
In 1999, jazz giant John Scofield joined Gov’t Mule in Atlanta for a pair of shows that would become the stuff of legend. Sixteen years later, recordings from that night have been packaged into the two-disc “Sco-Mule” – released in late January – and Scofield has revived the jazz-meets-blues sound on a 21-city tour with the Mule.
Gov’t Mule, John Scofield at the Ogden Theatre in Denver via Reverb
On surface level, the pairing of jazz guitarist John Scofield with bluesy jam rockers Gov’t Mule shouldn’t work. Mule frontman Warren Haynes’ gruff, soulful vocals and Southern-soaked guitar tone have little in common with Scofield’s funky, angular approach. But even with such divergent styles—just four shows into a collaborative winter tour—the guitarists have had a chameleon-like effect on the other, each man bending his style to compliment the other.
Gov’t Mule Bends Musical Lines with John Scofield
Southern rock stalwarts and improvisational wizards Gov’t Mule are celebrating 20 years as a band in 2015 by going on the road with jazz-rock great John Scofield, in a tour that comes to Belly Up on Monday.
Gov’t Mule and John Scofield pair for Belly Up Aspen show
In 1999, they might have sold a lot more of those shiny plastic things called CDs. But Gov’t Mule at least had anticipation on its side by waiting until last month to release “Sco-Mule,” the live album of the blues-rock jammers’ first team-up with jazz guitarist John Scofield.
Scofield and Gov’t Mule Again Seek Blues-Rock-Jazz Nirvana
Tickets for Gov't Mule's 2015 Spring Tour are On Sale Now!
Gov’t Mule’s Spring Tour On Sale Now
Last year was filled with milestones for Warren Haynes. He celebrated his 25th anniversary of joining The Allman Brothers Band, as that band marked 45 years as a performing unit—and announced it would retire from touring at the end of 2014. Meanwhile, Gov’t Mule, the band that Haynes created as a side-project in 1994, turned 20 years old, with no plans of stopping.
Las Vegas Weekly Interview: Gov’t Mule Leader Warren Haynes
Back in 1999, John Scofield joined Gov’t Mule for two nights in Georgia. The aptly-titled new archival release Sco-Mule presents highlights from these performances. Starting on February 18, Scofield and Gov’t Mule will return to the stage together for a month-long national tour.
A Relix Conversation with Warren Haynes and John Scofield
Pre-Sales for our Spring Tour begin today at 12pm Noon ET at Mule.net. Get your tickets before they go on sale to the general public!
Spring Tour Pre-Sales Now Available
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "High Heels and Throwing Things,” a new song by guitarist Robben Ford. The track, which is from Ford's new album, Into the Sun, features Gov't Mule frontman Warren Haynes on guitar. Into the Sun will be released March 31 via Mascot Label Group.
Robben Ford Premieres New Song, “High Heels and Throwing Things,” Featuring Warren Haynes
Gov’t Mule has just announced new spring tour dates. Pre-Sales begin this Wednesday, 12pm Noon Local Time at Mule.net unless otherwise noted.
Gov’t Mule Announce New Spring Tour Dates
Warren Haynes played guitar in the Allman Brothers Band for 25 years and has led his own group, Gov’t Mule, for two decades. He’s also played with the Grateful Dead, his Warren Haynes Band and of late, with the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration.
Haynes Reharnesses The Mule
Are you in the New York area? Want to be our guest at one of the shows? We're giving away a pair of tickets to each show along with a copy of the new Sco-Mule 2-CD set. Enter to win at Tunespeak.com!
Win A Sco-Mule CD and Tickets To Our New York Shows