01.23.15 Yahoo! Live Highlights: Week 17 - Gov’t Mule
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. But it was, in fact, written by Mule main man Warren Haynes, and he was gracious enough to let Bonamassa have it more or less to himself all those years, even though the faithful clamored to hear Haynes sing it. Pennsylvania fans’ heartaches were over when the Mule did bring it out midway through the second of two Tower Theatre shows... just a few months after Haynes played farewell shows with his other group, the Allman Brothers Band If watching this clip doesn’t sate your “Nickels” needs, the entire concert is available as a download—just like all their gigs—at the band’s website.