On Saturday night Gov’t Mule was tasked with closing out the main stage with at The Peach Music Festival at Montage Mountain in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The jam titans used a late-night set to present their interpretation of the music of Pink Floyd with “Dark Side Of The Mule.” Fresh off a string of dates with The Avett Brothers and The Magpie Salute, Warren Haynes & Co. were coming in well-prepared for their tribute set that saw them dig in on the seminal psychedelic band’s catalog.
Gov’t Mule opened things up by delivering a lengthy seamless stretch from Floyd’s 1971 release Meddle looking to the record’s B-side first for a full rendering of “Echoes.” Mule then offered up “One Of These Days,” the album’s lead track, before closing out the run with “Fearless.” From there, the band would cherrypick selections from Pink Floyd’s songbook staying predominantly in the band’s 1970s output with help from Torbjörn “T-Bone” Andersson, Ron Holloway, Machan Taylor, Mini Carlsson and Sophia Ramos.
After a take on “Pigs On The Wing (Part 2)” from 1977’s Animals, Mule dug in on Wish You Were Here serving up “Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I – V),” “Have A Cigar” and “Welcome To The Machine.” Next came a run from Dark Side Of The Moon as they served the iconic release’s A-side in order. Mule than delivered the recently debuted “The Nile Song” from Floyd’s 1969 soundtrack for the movie More before transitioning back tp Dark Side for “Money,” “Us & Them” and “Any Colour You Like.” “Comfortably Numb” from The Wall closed out the set with Gov’t Mule tapping “Wish You Were Here” for their encore slot.
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Rock & roll has always been a reflection of the times, and the new Mule is no exception.