Gov’t Mule Bends Musical Lines with John Scofield
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 and John Scofield pair for Belly Up Aspen show
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.
Scofield and Gov’t Mule Again Seek Blues-Rock-Jazz Nirvana
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.
Gov’t Mule’s Spring Tour On Sale Now
Tickets for Gov't Mule's 2015 Spring Tour are On Sale Now!
Las Vegas Weekly Interview: Gov’t Mule Leader Warren Haynes
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.
A Relix Conversation with Warren Haynes and John Scofield
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.
Spring Tour Pre-Sales Now Available
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!
Robben Ford Premieres New Song, “High Heels and Throwing Things,” Featuring Warren Haynes
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.
Gov’t Mule Announce New Spring Tour Dates
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.
Haynes Reharnesses The Mule
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.
Win A Sco-Mule CD and Tickets To Our New York Shows
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!
Gov’t Mule Kicking Off Masters
Even as a young child, Warren Haynes remembers being drawn to the records in his house, and there was one album in particular that Haynes couldn’t seem to put down. “I had two older brothers and most of the records we listened to were mainly soul singers,” said Haynes, the legendary guitarist and founding member of the Southern rock jam band Gov’t Mule. “Singers like Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett, the Four Tops, the Temptations and Otis Redding. But James Brown was my first hero.”
Daily Vault Album Reviews: Sco-Mule
Early in the career, blues-rock stalwarts Gov’t Mule spent considerable time inviting special guests to join them during live shows. Live…With A Little Help From Our Friends chronicles this period quite well, the only problem being that it was released too early in the year. Had the band waited, they could have included some audio from their December 1999 show with jazz guitarist John Scofield.
Gov’t Mule’s Side Ways (via Relix)
Few contemporary bands can pull off spectacles and special shows as well as Gov’t Mule. Warren Haynes and company harness the chaos of guests and one-off setlists, and turn that into musical magic. Since 2007, the Mule has embraced this side of itself every Halloween and New Year’s Eve by plunging deeply into the music of a selected artist or genre. The band’s ambitious goal has been to create music that’s not only good enough to satisfy a packed holiday crowd, but also stands the test of time--a fact underlined by a series of archival albums.
Warren Haynes Confirmed for The Peach Music Festival
Warren Haynes will be joined by Railroad Earth at this year’s Peach Music festival. The Peach Music festival is slated for August 13-16 in Scranton, PA and will also feature Gregg Allman, Santana and Billy and the Kids with special guest Bob Weir.