Words & Images by: Mike Hardaker
Gov't Mule :: 09.04.10 :: Red Rocks Amphitheatre :: Morrison, CO
Gov't Mule cranked their amps up to 11 at Red Rocks at the band's annual end of summer concert, where they were joined by The Avett Brothers and Truth & Salvage Co.. Mule lead singer, guitarist and bandleader Warren Haynes is a master at the guitar, having played with the Allman Brothers Band, The Dead, David Allan Coe and many more talented musicians, not to mention the dozens if not hundreds of musicians he has jammed with over the years. Along with Haynes was the rock solid Matt Abts behind the drum kit, Danny Louis on keyboard and even guitar for a few songs, and new bass player Jorgen Carlsson throwing down at Red Rocks. The first set started out rocking but settled into a mellow groove, if that's possible for Gov't Mule. When Haynes came out for the second set, he said, "This is the rock 'n' roll portion of the show," as his guitar cut through the thin Rocky Mountain; a hypnotic sound you can close your eyes and really drift off to. Special guest Eric Krasno (Soulive, Lettuce) added his guitar chops in this set much to the delight of the Colorado crowd.
Gov't Mule is heading to Oakland for a spooky Halloween show on October 30th, and before that making a stop in Las Vegas with their friends Widespread Panic for an intimate night of music at the Hard Rock's The Joint on October 23rd .
Set I: Railroad Boy > Gameface with Mountain Jam Tease, Patchwork Quilt, Child Of The Earth, Frozen Fear > D'yer Mak'er > Frozen Fear, Kind Of Bird, I'd Rather Go Blind, Soulshine with Gospel Intro, Broke Down On The Brazos
Set II: Steppin' Lightly, Inside Outside Woman Blues, About To Rage > Electric Funeral Jam > About To Rage, Sco-Mule > with Eric Krasno, Oye Coma Va Tease & Dance To The Music Lyrics, Drums > High Jazz Jam > Endless Parade, Blind Man In The Dark
E: 21st Century Schizoid Man > We're Not Gonna Take It > Dazed & Confused
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