Gov’t Mule Cover the Stones
Gov’t Mule have premiered their version of Rolling Stones track Can’t You Hear Me Knocking with TeamRock. It’s taken from Stoned Side Of The Mule, recorded live in Philadelphia in 2009. Band leader Warren Haynes has embarked on a series of concert releases aimed at proving his outfit’s versatility.
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Warren Haynes on 20 years of Gov’t Mule, life after Allman Brothers
Part of the reason Warren Haynes is such a legendary figure in American rock is how he’s found ways to outsmart just about every traditional parameter of the music industry.
Over the past 25 years, in both the Allman Brothers Band and as the leader of Gov’t Mule, Haynes has proven the following: You can make it up as you go along. You never have to pick a genre, in fact it’s better to avoid it altogether. You can be a riff-roaring guitarist who plays 15-minute guitar solos, and still share stages with artists of all styles. A single live performance can be greater than the sum of your studio songs, financially and otherwise. And perhaps the best-kept secret — paying attention to and understanding your audience can, in fact, be your primary business model.
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Hear It First: Gov’t Mule Offers Up ‘Slave’
Beloved jamsters Gov’t Mule’s upcoming Stoned Side of the Mule Volume 2 live archival album is being released for Record Store Day on April 18th. It is the last installment in their live archival series celebrating their 20th anniversary, and features six Rolling Stones covers, recorded on Halloween 2009 at the Tower Theatre in Philadelphia. All the tunes are newly edited and mastered with the vinyl lacquers cut from the old Stax Records lathe in Memphis.
Yahoo Music is excited to premiere one of these, “Slave,” for fans to get an early taste. Enjoy!
Gov’t Mule’s Warren Haynes discusses Marshall Tucker and growing up in Asheville
When I reached Warren Haynes recently for our scheduled phone interview to advance an upcoming area performance by his band Gov’t Mule, I identified myself by name and said I was with the Spartanburg Herald-Journal. Then, off the cuff, I asked Haynes, “What’s the first thing that comes to mind when I say Spartanburg?”
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Dub Side of the Mule Review via Glide Magazine
Dub Side of the Mule deserves its release in recognition of Gov’t Mule’s twenty-year anniversary in 2014. Their New Year’s 2006 appearance at the Beacon Theatre within this complete package of three CDs plus a DVD stands a turning point in their career because, in contrast to previous appearances at the Broadway venue , a litany of guests morphed into a theme show the likes of which the group has continued ever since.
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Chemistry, Experimentation fuel Gov’t Mule’s Music
"Chemistry" is a word that Warren Haynes uses often. That intangible spark fuels the music of Gov't Mule, the blues-influenced, improv-centric band that Haynes co-founded in 1994. And it's that same indelible connection that Haynes credits with bringing the band together in the first place.
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Consequence of Sound
Stream: Gov’t Mule’s live album Dub Side Of The Mule featuring Toots Hibbert
Legendary jam band Gov’t Mule will release their latest live album, Dub Side of The Mule, on April 7th through Evil Teen Records. In anticipation, it’s streaming in full below. The 12-track album continues the band’s extensive live archival project begun with last year’s Pink Floyd tribute, Dark Side Of The Mule, and the instrumental jazz odyssey Sco-Mule, released earlier this year. Dub Side captures a 2006 New Year’s Eve concert at New York’s Beacon Theatre. Amidst the three hour long set, Gov’t Mule took an hour to perform an all-reggae set with Jamaican icon Toots Hibbert (Toots & The Maytals) as a special guest.
Listen to the whole thing at ConsequenceOfSound.net
Hard Road: Gov’t Mule Meets Toots Hibbert on “Dub Side of the Mule”
Jam band and festival crowds love reggae, and generally want way more than what they get in this department. The Grateful Dead, the pioneers of the field, and Phish both incorporated reggae into their sets early on, though this is not a widely known facet of either’s repertoire. While the Allman Brothers aren’t known for the same, their longtime guitarist Warren Haynes has always thrown some reggae into the mix in his own projects, particularly Gov’t Mule, the jam band he formed in 1994 with bassist Allen Woody.
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Gov’t Mule & Toots Hibbert Share A Reggae Radiohead Cover
Jam-band Radiohead covers are practically a genre unto themselves, and here’s an especially weird one. In 2006, Gov’t Mule, the Southern-rock jam band founded by a couple of Allman Brothers sidemen, played an all-reggae show at New York’s Beacon Theatre. The reggae legend and Toots & The Maytals frontman Toots Hibbert sat in. The band is about to release a live recording of that show under the title Dub Side Of The Mule, and I sincerely hope the show wasn’t just an excuse to use that pun. Somewhere in the course of that show, the collected dignitaries played a radically reworked cover of Radiohead’s beloved OK Computer bum-out “Let Down.” It’s pretty much not even a reggae cover; it’s straight up ska, with sprightly horns and a whole lot more jump in its step than Radiohead ever intended. Listening to it cold, it might not even occur to you that it’s a Radiohead cover,
Experience it at Stereogum.com
North Carolina Music Hall of Fame
Warren Haynes, 7 others named to N.C. Music Hall of Fame
KANNAPOLIS - Warren Haynes will be among eight inductees this year into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame.
The induction ceremony will be held Oct. 15 at the historic Gem Theater in Kannapolis, and is open to the public. VIP and general admission tickets will go on sale early this summer at the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Museum.
For information, go online to http://northcarolinamusichalloffame.org or call (704) 934-2320.
Song Premiere: Gov’t Mule “Let Down” (from Dub Side of The Mule)
As Gov't Mule celebrates its 20th anniversary, the group is releasing a series of archival live albums (we explore these topics in our feature article, "Gov't Mule's Side Ways"). Next up is Dub Side of the Mule which is due out on April 7. Recorded during the group's 2006 New Year's Eve show, Dub Side of the Mule features three hours of music including an hour set with Toots and Maytals' founder Toots Hibbert, which includes such songs as “Pressure Drop,” “54-46 Was My Number,” “Reggae Got Soul,” and a version of Radiohead's “Let Down,” which we premiere today. Warren Haynes tells Relix, "We are honored to finally be releasing these recordings from 2006. It was a memorable night of music and our first time performing together with Toots. Brings back great memories." Dub Side of the Mule is currently available for pre-order.
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Elmore Magazine Live Show Reviews
With the venue’s heater broken on yet another glacially cold evening, the Riv was showing all of its 98 years of age. However, Gov’t Mule–celebrating its 20th anniversary--and their 64-year-old tour partner, John Scofield showed absolutely no signs of age. From the moment Mule founder and frontman Warren Haynes stepped onto the stage along with his scarved and wool-hatted bandmates, the temperature in the venue began to soar.
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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. In the debut of the Relix Conversation series, Warren Haynes and John Scofield discuss their collaboration, their common experiences, development (alongside artists such as Miles Davis, Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts and Phil Lesh) and the nature of live music.
Artist Direct Interview: Warren Haynes of Gov’t Mule
After all these years, gigs, and albums, Gov't Mule continues to progress. That's the mark of a legendary band, when you never stop evolving, while maintaining the core of what makes you who you are. The group's collaboration with John Scofield, Sco-Mule, builds an undeniable crossroads between Gov't Mule's incendiary blues and Scofield's jazz wizardry. It's a guitar album of epic proportions on par with some of the instrument's most revered collaborations.
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Warren Haynes’ Mule is kickin’ it old school
Warren Haynes has made a career out of dipping into the past to move forward.
Haynes spent 25 years with the Allman Brothers Band, romping through their classic catalog while adding new gems. The singer/guitar god toured with members of the Grateful Dead and rearranged Jerry Garcia standards for orchestras, including the Boston Pops last year. His own group, Gov’t Mule, has recorded a dozen albums with a score of collaborators — 2013’s “Shout!” alone saw the band working with Elvis Costello, Grace Potter, Dave Matthews, Steve Winwood and more.
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