Ann Wilson Guests With Gov’t Mule At Westville Music Bowl Finale

By Scott Bernstein May 3, 2021 7:15 am PDT

Gov’t Mule brought a three-night stand marking their first shows in 15 months to a close on Sunday with help from Ann Wilson of Heart at Westville Music Bowl in New Haven, Connecticut. Wilson joined Mule for the bulk of their second set on a varied selection of songs last night.

The quartet went at it alone to kick off the evening with a first set focusing on originals. Warren Haynes and company opened with “Railroad Boy” before digging in on a 12-minute “Thorazine Shuffle.” Warren then led the group through the beloved “Soulshine.” A run of oldies followed in “Painted Silver Light,” “Fool’s Moon” and “Birth Of The Mule.” The band concluded the frame with “Stone Cold Rage” and “Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground” from their most recent studio album, 2017’s Revolution Come…Revolution Go.

Ann Wilson emerged with Gov’t Mule at the start of last night’s second set. Up first was a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song.” Next, Mule and Wilson treated fans to a take on Memphis Slim’s “Mother Earth” incorporating Willie Dixon’s “You Shook Me.” It was then back to the Led Zeppelin songbook for “Black Dog” and “No Quarter.” From there, Wilson teamed with the quartet on their first ever rendition of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ “Luna.” Ann’s guest spot ended with the evening’s lone Heart song, “Magic Man.”

Gov’t Mule capped the closing stanza by working their own “Bad Little Doggie” into Howlin Wolf’s “How Many More Years.” The quartet said farewell with a “32-20 Blues” encore. Watch video highlights from last night’s concert below:


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Sean Roche (See 28 videos)
Gov’t Mule (See 106 videos) and Ann Wilson (See 7 videos)

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Sean Roche (See 28 videos)
Gov’t Mule (See 106 videos) and Ann Wilson (See 7 videos)

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Sean Roche (See 28 videos)
Gov’t Mule (See 106 videos) and Ann Wilson (See 7 videos)

Setlist (via Setlist.FM)

Set One: Railroad Boy, Thorazine Shuffle, Soulshine, Painted Silver Light, Fool’s Moon, Birth Of The Mule, Stone Cold Rage, Dark Was The Night Cold Was The Ground

Set Two: Immigrant Song*, Mother Earth* > You Shook Me*, Black Dog*, No Quarter*, Luna*, Magic Man*, Thorns Of Life, Bad Little Doggie > How Many More Years

Encore: 32-20 Blues

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