01.15.15 Listen to Gov’t Mule With John Scofield’s ‘Pass the Peas’ - Ultimate Classic Rock Premiere
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. It’s an exclusive premiere.
The two shows that comprise the two-CD, three-hour ’Sco-Mule’ were recorded in September 1999 in Atlanta and Athens, Ga. They were supposed to be released around that time, but after the death of founding bassist Allen Woody in 2000, the album was shelved. ‘Sco-Mule’ is now available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon.
Next month, Gov’t Mule and Scofield will embark on a three-week U.S. tour in support of their new album. You can find the dates below and complete information at their website. As Mule frontman Warren Haynes told us last month, “There will be a lot of stuff from his catalog and a lot of stuff from our catalog, and maybe some outside material that we’ll add. We’ll try and make those shows different from night to night as well, so that’s going to be a fun challenge, too. I’m expecting that it will be the equivalent of Gov’t Mule doing a set without John and a set with John, or something along those lines.”
In June, Gov’t Mule will be playing two sets at the Mountain Jam festival, one of which is their Pink Floyd tribute project ‘Dark Side of the Mule.’