GOV'T MULE ENTERS WILLIE NELSON'S STUDIO TO RECORD NEW ALBUM
FANS CAN JOIN THE BAND IN THE STUDIO AT MULE.NET
(Austin, TX) - Gov't Mule has returned to the studio to record the follow-up to its 2004 ATO Records release Déjà Voodoo. Gov't Mule is working with producer Gordie Johnson from the Canadian band Big Sugar at Willie Nelson's famed Pedernales Studio, 40 minutes outside Austin.
Haynes & Johnson in the studio
"I am really happy with the way the band's chemistry is flowing right now," says Gov't Mule leader Warren Haynes. "We have a bunch of new songs. We've all been looking forward to making this record."
Haynes continues, "We wanted to share our studio experience with our fans. Technology being what is these days, we're able to do that. I hope our fans enjoy it!"
Gov't Mule fans can join the band in the studio by visiting www.mule.net/inthestudio. There are daily updates, a blog, and photos. But the best part is the streaming video: Warren brings the viewer right into the recording process. See the various Gibson guitars Warren is using for the recording, laugh along with the band during humorous idle moments, and watch the band working in the studio!
ATO plans to release the new album on August 22, 2006. For fans that can't wait for new Mule, please visit MuleTracks.com to download Gov't Mule concert recordings.
Formed in 1994, then-Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes and bassist Allen Woody, with drummer Matt Abts, brought the power trio structure back to rock - and Gov't Mule was born. The thunderous threesome had released four studio and numerous live CDs by 2000, when tragedy struck. Woody passed away on August 26, 2000. Tributes to Woody followed; two volumes of The Deep End series, featuring many of the world's greatest bass players, including: John Entwistle, Chris Squire and Larry Graham, and a live concert DVD, The Deepest End. A track off The Deep End Vol 1., "Sco-Mule," was nominated for a Grammy in February 2003. Haynes and Abts carried on, adding new members keyboardist Danny Louis and bassist Andy Hess. In 2004, Gov't Mule played their 1,000 show and released the first studio recording as a quartet, Déjà Voodoo. 2005 brought the Mo' Voodoo EP, and the band's first two tours to Europe.