Gov’t Mule Welcomes Members Of Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe In Louisville


Gov’t Mule shared the stage with Chris Littlefield, David Veith and Seth Freeman of Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe on Monday night. The collaborations came after KDTU opened at Iroquois Amphitheater in Louisville last night.

The first guest spot took place in Gov’t Mule’s second set. After opening with “Thorns Of Life” and their recently debuted cover of The Who’s “Eyesight To The Blind (The Hawker),” the quartet was augmented by Littlefield on trumpet and Veith on keys for a version of “Fallen Down” that led into a jam on the Grateful Dead’s “The Other One.” Mule went on to conclude the set with “Kind Of Bird” from frontman Warren Haynes‘ days in The Allman Brothers Band and a rendition of the classic “Broke Down On The Brazos” that gave way to a “Tributary Jam.”

Veith returned to team with Danny Louis on keys and Freeman was on guitar for Gov’t Mule’s encore of Robert Johnson’s “32/20 Blues.” The sit-ins came one night after Littlefield and Karl Denson performed with Mule on Sunday in Indianapolis. Both bands now head to Boston for a show on Thursday night.

Setlist (via Gov’t Mule Facebook)

Set One: Bad Little Doggie > Blind Man In The Dark, Burning Point, Rocking Horse, Stoop So Low (Swing Outro), Mule, Traveling Tune, Thorazine Shuffle

Set Two: Thorns Of Life, Eyesight To The Blind (The Hawker), Fallen Down > (with Chris Littlefield & David Veith), The Other One Jam (with Chris Littlefield & David Veith), Kind Of Bird, Broke Down On The Brazos > Tributary Jam

Encore: 32/20 Blues (with David Veith & Seth Freeman)

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