Gov’t Mule Covers Allman Brothers Band With YMSB & Marcus King At Red Rocks In 2017
Gov’t Mule returns to the scenic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado tomorrow night. Frontman Warren Haynes kicks off the marathon show with a solo performance, which will be followed by a set of Mule and a guest-filled Dark Side Of The Mule set. This week’s Throwback Thursday looks at the quartet’s most recent visit to Red Rocks.
Mule last played the famed venue on August 19, 2017. The Marcus King Band opened the evening ahead of sets from Yonder Mountain String Band and Gov’t Mule. Fans of The Allman Brothers Band were in for a number of treats over the course of the evening. Haynes sat-in with The Marcus King Band on “Dreams” before King returned the favor at the end of Gov’t Mule’s set for “Whipping Post.” Both “Dreams” and “Whipping Post” featured lots of fretboard fireworks from Marcus and Warren.
The night came to a close with a memorable collaboration. Gov’t Mule brought out Marcus King and Yonder’s Dave Johnston, Adam Aijala, Allie Kral and Jake Jolliff for a gorgeous rendition of the ABB classic “Melissa.” The ensemble followed the start of “Melissa” with a “Mountain Jam” excursion. Kral, Johnston, Jolliff and Johnston each took solos before King tore up “Mountain Jam.” Marcus and Warren connected on the main “Mountain Jam” theme — based on Donovan’s “There Is A Mountain” — which the group expertly used to lead back to “Melissa.” Marcus sang the end of “Melissa” and then Warren bid the crowd farewell.
Watch fan-shot footage of “Melissa” > “Mountain Jam” > “Melissa” captured by kellypearson1000:
Here’s kellyperson1000’s video of “Whipping Post”:
And finally check out “Dreams” thanks again to kellypearson1000:
A webcast of Friday’s Mule show is available via TourGigs.
Gov’t Mule Setlist
Set: Traveling Tune > Game Face (with Birdland tease), Thorazine Shuffle, Time To Confess, The Man I Want To Be, Revolution Come…Revolution Go, Come & Go Blues, Doing It To Death, Scenes From A Troubled Mind (with Les Brers In A Minor & Silent Scream teases), Unring The Bell (with Shakedown Street tease), Endless Parade, Stone Cold Rage, Traveling Tune, Whipping Post%
Encore: Melissa^ > Mountain Jam^ > Melissa^
- % – w/ Marcus King
- ^ – w/ Marcus King, Dave Johnston, Adam Aijala, Allie Kral & Jake Joliff
Tour Dates for
- Louisville, KY
- 2 days • Sep 22 - 23, 2018
Gov’t Mule at Bourbon & BeyondStingJohn MayerRobert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters
- Runaway Bay, Jamaica
- 5 days • Jan 20 - 24, 2019
Gov’t Mule at Island Exodus 10Gov’t MuleWarren HaynesThe Marcus King Band
Exact performance date not yet confirmed.