Photo by Danny Clinch
Big riffs, massive grooves, expansive improvisations, and well-crafted songwriting are Gov't Mule's calling cards, and all come to the fore on August 22 when ATO Records releases the band's latest studio recording, High & Mighty.

Grammy winning - seven time nominated - Warren Haynes has written songs for artists including the Allman Brothers Band and Garth Brooks.

Featuring twelve new songs from Haynes' pen, High & Mighty features the band's trademark high-energy rock 'n roll. At the same time it expands into the realms of reggae, folk, blues, soul and jazz with a universal appeal that stubbornly refuses to be categorized.

For over a decade, the band - guitarist/vocalist Warren Haynes, drummer Matt Abts, keyboard player Danny Louis, and bassist Andy Hess - have earned the respect of their peers, fans, and critics with their thunderous live shows and acclaimed CD's. High & Mighty, produced by Haynes and Gordie Johnson (former leader of Canada's Big Sugar), continues that tradition, showcasing group improvisations within the structure of memorable original songs.

"We took the interplay that happens on stage and utilized it to create something magical in the studio," says Haynes. "Even within the structures of some of the more straight-ahead rock songs, this band plays with a jazz sensibility."

That responsiveness makes High & Mighty big in both scope and sound. The disc boasts an urgent, in-your-face sound that befits Haynes' lyrical tales of characters encumbered by guilt, pain and regret. In a world where music often sounds calculated, Gov't Mule's songs are jam-packed with heart and soul.

With the release of High & Mighty, Gov't Mule will take to the road, with dates with the Allman Brothers Band through Labor Day Weekend. Headlining dates on the High & Mighty tour will include opening acts Wolfmother and Donovan Frankenreiter. Below is a complete list of Gov't Mule tour dates, including a European leg, dates with the Dave Matthews Band, and headlining famed Colorado venue Red Rocks Amphitheatre for the third time.

Gov't Mule Take it Higher Tour:

7.28.06 Bele Chere Music Festival | Asheville, NC
7.29.06 NE Dodge Music Center | Hartford, CT
7.30.06 Erie Basin Marina | Buffalo, NY
8.01.06 The Riverbend | Cincinnati, OH
8.02.06 The Blossom | Cleveland, OH
8.05.06 Randalls Island | New York, NY
8.22.06 PNC Arts Center | Holmdel, NJ
8.23.06 Verizon Wireless Amph | Virginia Beach, VA
8.25.06 Meadowbrook Farms | Guilford, NH
8.26.06 Tweeter Center | Mansfield, MA
8.27.06 Toyota Pavilion | Scranton, PA
8.29.06 Oneida Casino | Green Bay, WI
8.30.06 Rosemont Theatre | Chicago, IL
8.31.06 Rococo Theatrev | Lincoln, NE
9.02.06 Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO
9.09.06 Rockin' the Burro | McCarren Park Pool Brooklyn, NY
9.15.06 Warner Theatre | Washington, DC
9.17.06 The Pavilion | Charlottesville, VA

More tour dates to be announced.

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Ja389 Thu 7/13/2006 11:40AM
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im not sure if i should go see them w/ DMB at randalls.. i just hate all of DMB tool fans

wspfishwater Thu 7/13/2006 12:00PM
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Nothing west of Colorado.....Hope there are more dates!!!!Need some more Mule In CA.

spaceface7 starstarstarstar Thu 7/13/2006 12:38PM
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The 7/30 show in Buffalo is FREE!!

The Glick Thu 7/13/2006 01:08PM
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The Glick

California needs some Mule!

migus00 starstarstar Thu 7/13/2006 02:59PM
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Come on Warren, Give some love to the left coast. Cant wait to hear the album!!

rhythmphish starstarstarstarstar Thu 7/13/2006 04:22PM
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Can't wait for Warren an the boys to swing through Wisco' an into my neck o' the woods!!
Love you Warren! Miss you Woody!

bonnaroo3 starstarstarstarstar Fri 7/14/2006 05:31AM
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sounds good to me! i just hope we get some ANDY singing on this ,"let andy sing" !

cheekybabyyeah Sun 7/16/2006 08:26PM
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im not sure if i should go see them w/ DMB at randalls.. i just hate all of DMB tool fans
Don't sweat it partner. I'm a mule fan first and I'll be at the show. It'll all be good, and plus, you can see tea leaf too

Death Cube K Mon 7/17/2006 11:34AM
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Death Cube K

i'm tired of all the rock slinging at dave shows...

bucketlogic starstarstarstarstar Tue 7/18/2006 06:40PM
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I'm psyched as hell man. I just got tickets for Bele Chere! I just found out about the new album and that makes it that much better, im gonna turn on Deja VooDoo and drink a beer... anticipation anyone?

candise Wed 7/26/2006 10:32AM
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Of course any artist signed on ATO is invited (required?) to gig with DMB...weird paring though- I agree.

Hurry up and book Seattle Mule! ROCTOBER won't be the same without you....