Gov't Mule Welcomes Herrera, Ginty And Nicki Bluhm & Gramblers In Red Bank


Last night at the historic Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ; Gov't Mule continued their trend of loading shows with guest spots. Nicki Bluhm and members of her Gramblers, keyboardist John Ginty and harmonica wiz Hook Herrera all made appearances during the two-set show near the Jersey Shore.

After a first set loaded mainly with Mule staples, Warren Haynes and Co. brought out old friend Herrera for a take on blues classic "Smokestack Lighting" that served as the filling of a "Lay Your Burden Down" sandwich. Early in the second set, Bluhm emerged along with New Jersey's own John Ginty for a cover of "Somebody To Love." Ginty stuck around for Haynes' trademark "Soulshine." Both Herrera and Ginty added to Mule's "32/20 Blues," while Gramblers lead guitarist Deren Ney helped out on "The Hunter." Ney's Gramblers band mate bassist Steve Adams replaced Mule bassist Jorgen Carlsson on the "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl" and end of "The Hunter" that followed. Ney, Herrera and Ginty also contributed to "The Hunter" sequence.

For the evening's encore, Ginty and Herrera joined Gov't Mule for a stirring take on John Lennon's "Working Class Hero."

Here's the setlist from last night thanks to

Set 1

Fool's Moon
Mr. Big
Rocking Horse
Slackjaw Jezebel
I'll Be The One with Blue Sky Tease; You Can't Always Get What You Want Lyrics
No Reward
Bad Little Doggie
Lay Your Burden Down >
Smokestack Lightning > with Hook Herrera
Lay Your Burden Down with Hook Herrera

Set 2

Which Way Do We Run
Somebody To Love with Nicki Bluhm & John Ginty
Soulshine with John Ginty
32/20 Blues with Hook Herrera & John Ginty; Get Away Tease
The Hunter > with Hook Herrera, John Ginty & Deren Nay
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl > with Hook Herrera, John Ginty, Deren Nay & Steve Adams; without Jorgen Carlsson
The Hunter with Hook Herrera, John Ginty, Deren Nay & Steve Adams; without Jorgen Carlsson
Funny Little Tragedy >
Drums >
Mule with 3rd Stone From The Sun Tease


Working Class Hero with Hook Herrera & John Ginty

Watch Gov't Mule perform "Soulshine" with John Ginty:

Check out Gov't Mule's cover of "Smokestack Lightning" featuring Hook Herrera:

And here's "Working Class Hero" by Mule with Ginty and Herrera:

[Published on: 6/5/13]

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