Govt Mule Delivers 29 Neil Young Covers With Jackie Greene

By Scott Bernstein Nov 1, 2014 9:20 am PDT

This year’s Mule-O-Ween performance saw Gov’t Mule perform a set of Neil Young covers with special guest Jackie Greene at the Taft Theatre in Cincinnati, Ohio on Halloween night.

Following a set of Gov’t Mule classics, the band and Jackie Greene laid down a marathon 27-song second set and two-song encore featuring Neil Young covers from every era of the legendary guitarist’s career. Greene was on hand not only to play guitar, but to help with the harmonies that are crucial to many a Neil Young song. Of the 29 Neil Young covers Mule performed, only five had been played in the past (“Don’t Let It Bring You Down,” “Ohio,” “Southern Man,” “Rockin In The Free World” and “Cortez The Killer”).

“For The Turnstiles” was performed with Danny Louis and Jorgen Carlsson, while “After The Gold Rush” only featured Louis and Jackie Greene. The “Piece Of Crap” that opened the encore was unique in that drummer Matt Abts fronted the band on guitars and vocals, while Danny Louis played bass and Jorgen took Matt’s spot behind the kit. The song also featured background vocals from crew members T.J. Centrella, Chris Austin & Eric Hanson. Gov’t Mule and Jackie Greene bring “Young Mule” to the Orpheum Theatre in Madison, Wisconsin tonight.

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[Heart Of Gold shot by eric5469]

[Mr. Soul shot by JKroeger100]

[Tonight’s The Night shot by JKroeger100]

[Vampire Blues shot by Borrowed Tune]

[Ohio shot by Borrowed Tune]

[Southern Man shot by Borrowed Tune]

Setlist

Set One: Thorazine Shuffle, Funny Little Tragedy, Scared To Live, Kind Of Bird, Gameface, Whisper In Your Soul, Time To Confess

Set Two: Cinnamon Girl, Tonight’s The Night, Revolution Blues, Heart Of Gold, For The Turnstiles, Scenery, Crime In The City, Fuckin’ Up, Mr Soul, Sleeps With Angels, Comes A Time, Come On Baby Let’s Go Downtown, World On A String, Old Man, Don’t Let It Bring You Down, Cowgirl In The Sand, Danger Bird, Helpless, Downtown, After The Gold Rush, Prime Of Life, Ohio, Southern Man, Hey Hey My My (Into The Black), Down By The River, Blue Eden, Rocking In The Free World

Encore: Piece Of Crap, Cortez The Killer

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