Gov't Mule –
Shout (out: 9/24)
The Skinny: There is no slowing down Warren Haynes. For the latest Gov’t Mule
record, the ever-busy guitarist somehow managed to find the time to record a double-album.
The two-disc set features eleven brand new songs that he not only recorded with his full-
time band, but then pulled a role reversal by inviting an impressive list of guests into
the recording studio to reinterpret those same set of tunes. The diverse guest list
features the likes of Elvis Costello, Steve Winwood, Toots Hibbert, Dr. John, Grace Potter
and My Morning Jacket front man Jim James.
Why We’re Excited: It’s a good year when we get one Gov’t Mule record, but the
bonus-disc has turned our excitement level up to eleven. Over the years Haynes justly
earned the reputation as the “King Of The Sit-In,” so we’re loving the fact that it’s his
turn to play host and get these artists to on his turf. The Jim James collaboration on
"Captured" is already a match made in heaven, with the pair creating an instant classic