Planet of the Abts (Gov't Mule's Matt Abts & Jorgen Carlsson)
Planet of the Abts (Gov't Mule's Matt Abts & Jorgen Carlsson) With over 1.5 million downloads, the Grammy-nominated rock band Gov't Mule is legendary, and now two of its members have formed a new adventure: Planet of the Abts (POA). Each player highly-accredited in his own right, POA combines three powerful and extraordinary musicians: Gov't Mule's renowned drummer Matt Abts, bassist Jorgen Carlsson, also of Gov't Mule, and guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist T-Bone Andersson. In June 2011, POA performed their much anticipated debut show in Los Angeles and released an advance copy, limited edition CD recorded by acclaimed British engineer Steve Holroyd. With Pink Floydish shimmering soundscapes to full-throttle rock and roll that combines the raw power of the Stooges with Electric Ladyland musicianship, POA's studio recordings take the listener on a musical journey. The band's live shows have proven that they sound just as powerful and multi-layered in the flesh as they do on record.