Gov’t Mule Welcomes Karl Denson & Chris Littlefield In Indianapolis


Saxophonist Karl Denson and trumpeter Chris Littlefield sat-in with Gov’t Mule on Sunday night. The collaboration went down in Indianapolis at Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park.

Denson and Littlefield began the evening performing as part of Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe‘s opening set. Guitarist Warren Haynes then led an opening rendition of “World Boss,” which served as the entry into Mule’s main set. Denson, who is currently on tour as The Rolling Stones’ saxman, emerged first to assist Mule on a cover of Billy Cobham’s “Stratus” that worked in a tease of The Allman Brothers Band’s “Les Brers In A Minor.”

Denson and Littlefield came out later in Gov’t Mule’s set to add their horns to a cover of the traditional “John The Revelator.” Later in the show, Mule worked in a “Folsom Prison Blues” jam within CCR’s “Effigy” and closed out their performance with “Come On Into My Kitchen” > “Look On Yonder Wall.” Haynes’ staple “Soulshine” was chosen for Sunday’s encore.

Click through below to view photos and a clip of the collaboration posted by perk_u_later:

Setlist (via

Set: World Boss, Bad Man Walking, Inside Outside Woman Blues (with Voodoo Child tease), Steppin’ Lightly (with Black Dog tease), Banks Of The Deep End, Stratus (with Karl Denson; Les Brers In A Minor tease), Beautifully Broken, Slackjaw Jezebel, John The Revelator (with Karl Denson & Chris Littlefield; Wade In The Water tease), Fool’s Moon, Effigy > Folsom Prison Blues Jam > Effigy > Going Out West (with Batman Theme tease), Come On Into My Kitchen > Look On Yonder Wall

Encore: Soulshine

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