Relix Magazine's 30th Anniversary Celebration featuring
Gov't Mule
with special guests
Robert Randolph & The Family Band
This Friday, June 6th

Rumsey Playfield
Located mid-Central Park at 69th Street-NYC
Enter at 72nd Street and 5th Avenue
Doors: 4:30PM | Show: 6PM
Tickets: $30 adv/$35 dos | BUY TICKETS

When Relix Magazine decided to celebrate its 30th Anniversary by hosting an outdoor concert in New York City, Gov't Mule was the obvious choice. The band personifies Relix’s "Music for the Mind" slogan, with its jolting amalgam of improvisational rock, blues and jazz. The Mule will headline the high profile event, which takes place Friday June 6th at Rumsey Field in Manhattan’s Central Park. It will be Gov't Mule's first appearance in The Big Apple since its two heralded sold out performances at the Beacon Theater this past December.

The Deep End Vol 1
Rising Low
The Deep End Vol 2

Gov't Mule debuted in 1995 with a self-titled album on Capricorn Records, followed by a stellar concert date at Roseland Ballroom. The studio follow-up Dose appeared in early 1998 and yet another live set, 1999's Live With A Little Help From Our Friends. The 5th release, Life Before Insanity, was issued in early 2000, but just a few months after its release, founding member Allen Woody passed away. Devastated, Warren Haynes and Matt Abts opted to carry on. The two-volume Deep End CD series which includes "Sco-Mule" which was nominated for the Best Rock Instrumental Grammy in 2003 and the award winning Rising Low DVD which was directed by Phish bassist Mike Gordon resulted.


Photo: Mike Weintrob

Fans are still buzzing about Gov't Mule's recent "Deepest End" concert, a marathon show that took place May 3 at the Saenger Theater in New Orleans. The event featured several of the legendary bass players who appear on Gov't Mule's Deep End albums, including George Porter Jr., Jack Casady, Les Claypool, Dave Schools, and Roger Glover. Portions of the historic night will be showcased on a double live album and DVD to be released this fall. [Read a review of the show]

Doors are at 4:30 p.m. and showtime is slated for 6 p.m. Enter Central Park at 72nd Street and 5th Avenue (the concert will be held at 69th Street). Special guests Robert Randolph and the Family Band will also appear. Advance tickets are $30 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster locations and through www.ticketmaster.com and www.cc.com.

Got Mule?
Gov't Mule on JamBase
Gov't Mule's official website
MuleZone.com: fan website
Interview with Warren Haynes
Mule photo gallery
The Deep End, Vol. 1 CD review
MP3 Sample: "On The Banks of the Deep End"
with Mike Gordon on bass and background vocals
and Danny Louis on organ and Wurlitzer

Robert Randolph

Photo: John Croxton

The music of Robert Randolph is more than just one man playing a pedal steel guitar. It is more than just a band, a family, on stage engulfing its audience with intense jams. It is a unique style and a new genre of music altogether. Hearing it for the first time, you get the feeling of meeting someone for the first time and knowing instantly you've met a lifelong friend.

With hard work, infectious energy, and a love for the music, he has spread his unique, addicting flavor around the New York City music scene. Staying true to his loyal fans while constantly reaching out for new ones, Robert's goal is to introduce the world to the pedal steel guitar the way he feels it. Each venue is his church, each growing audience his congregation getting its spirits lifted by this new brand of soulful music, and each new converted fan becomes part of his rapidly expanding family.

Robert Randolph on JamBase
Robert Randolph's official website
Interview with Robert Randolph
Show review: July 2002
CD review: Live at the Wetlands
More JamBase RR reviews