Gov’t Mule & Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Swap Guest Spots In Boston


Gov’t Mule concluded a portion of their summer tour featuring support from Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe on Thursday night. Both bands traded guest spots last night at Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion in Boston.

KDTU kicked off the action with a 40-minute set. Gov’t Mule frontman Warren Haynes emerged at the end of the set for “Time To Pray” from Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe’s recently released Gnomes & Badgers LP. Denson returned the favor by adding to both “Mule” and “Sad & Deep As You” during Gov’t Mule’s first of two sets. Karl played saxophone on “Mule” and flute for “Sad & Deep As You.”

The collaborations continued late in the second set, when KDTU guitarist DJ Williams and drummer Zak Najor emerged to augment Gov’t Mule on The Allman Brothers Band’s “In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed.” The Allmans cover came after the quartet weaved jams on Yes’ “Starship Trooper” and “The Gates Of Delirium” into “No Need To Suffer.” For the encore, Haynes & company served up a rendition of “Soulshine” featuring a foray into Van Morrison’s “Tupelo Honey” within.

Fan-Shot Videos

KDTU w/ Warren Haynes – Time To Pray Captured by Jamey Klein

Gov’t Mule w/ Karl Denson – Mule (Partial) Captured by Jamey Klein

Gov’t Mule – Million Miles From Yesterday Captured by Jamey Klein

Gov’t Mule – Soulshine > Tupelo Honey > Soulshine Captured by Jamey Klein

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Set Captured by Z-Man

Gov’t Mule Set One Captured by Z-Man

Gov’t Mule Set Two Captured by Z-Man

Gov’t Mule Setlist (via Gov’t Mule on Facebook)

Set One: Traveling Tune > Railroad Boy > Million Miles From Yesterday, Banks Of The Deep End, Revolution Come, Revolution Go, Mule (with Karl Denson), Sad & Deep As You (with Karl Denson), Time To Confess

Set Two: Mr. Man, About To Rage, No Need To Suffer > Starship Trooper Jam > The Gates Of Delirium Jam > Starship Trooper Jam > No Need To Suffer, In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed (with Zak Najor & DJ Williams), Thorazine Shuffle > Traveling Tune

Encore: Soulshine > Tupelo Honey > Soulshine