Govt Mule & John Scofield Unveil moe. Cover In Boston

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We’ve reached the tail end of Gov’t Mule and John Scofield’s Sco-Mule Tour as the ensemble pulled into Boston’s Orpheum Theatre last night before they end the run at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York tonight and tomorrow. Thursday’s night’s Sco-Mule show followed a similar script to the format of the other performances on the tour with the addition of a moe. cover to the mix.

Mule opened up the show without the jazz guitarist for “Mr. Man,” “About To rage,” No Need To Suffer” and “Painted Silver Light.” Scofield then emerged for the tour debut of “Opium,” a moe. song Gov’t Mule has been known to cover in recent years. Sco-Mule concluded the set with a cover of Billy Cobham’s “Stratus,” the original “Tastes Like Wine” and a version of The Allman Brothers Band’s “Instrumental Illness.”

The second set started with just Gov’t Mule on “Done Got Wise,” “Soulshine” > “Tupelo Honey” > “Soulshine,” “Mule” and “Have Mercy On The Criminal.” Scofield’s time on stage during the closing stanza featured covers of Little Feat’s “Spanish Moon,” The Allman Brothers Band’s “Dreams” and The J.B.’s “Doing It To Death.” Both Scofield and guest guitarist Tinsley Ellis contributed to the evening’s encore -a cover of Tom Waits’ “Get Behind The Mule.” Sco-Mule Tour concludes with shows tonight and tomorrow at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Webcasts are available at Nugs.TV.

Watch John Scofield & Gov’t Mule’s “Spanish Moon” > “Dreams” thanks to Brosef Wilson:

Setlist

Set One: Mr. Man, About To Rage, No Need To Suffer, Painted Silver Light, Opium*, Stratus*, Tastes Like Wine*, Instrumental Illness*

Set Two: Done Got Wise, Soulshine > Tupelo Honey > Soulshine, Mule, Have Mercy On The Criminal, Spanish Moon*, Dreams*, Doing It To Death*

Encore: Get Behind The Mule**

* -with John Scofield
* -with John Scofield & Tinsley Ellis