Gov’t Mule Teams With Mike Barnes In Greensboro


Gov’t Mule paired up with old friend Mike Barnes on Saturday at White Oak Amphitheatre in Greensboro, North Carolina. Barnes’ appearance was his second in a week, as the guitarist also sat-in with Mule this past Wednesday in Asheville.

The quartet bookended Saturday’s sets with portions of “Traveling Tune.” The first part of the song led into “Railroad Boy” and live staples “Thorazine Shuffle,” “Beautifully Broken” and “Revolution Come, Revolution Go.” A cover of Bob Marley’s “Lively Up Yourself” was followed by original “The Man I Want To Be” and a double dose of Beatles covers in “She Said, She Said” and “Tomorrow Never Knows.”

Mule’s closing stanza in Greensboro began with a “Broke Down On The Brazos” that gave way to a “Tributary Jam.” After working jams on Yes songs “The Gates Of Delirium” and “Starship Trooper” into “No Need To Suffer,” the four-piece teamed with Barnes for a cover of Billy Cobham’s “Stratus.” It was then “Blind Man In The Dark” that preceded the end of “Traveling Tune.” Mike Barnes returned for a “32/20 Blues” encore that featured a tease of the Grateful Dead’s “Loser.”

Watch Gov’t Mule’s collaborations with Mike Barnes below thanks to Vitamin D:


32/20 Blues


Set One: Traveling Tune > Railroad Boy > Thorazine Shuffle, Beautifully Broken, Revolution Come, Revolution Go, Lively Up Yourself, The Man I Want To Be, She Said, She Said > Tomorrow Never Knows

Set Two: Broke Down On The Brazos > Tributary Jam, Thorns Of Life, No Need To Suffer > The Gates Of Delirium Jam > Starship Trooper Jam > The Gates Of Delirium Jam > Starship Trooper Jam > No Need To Suffer, Stratus (with Mike Barnes; Hottentot tease), Blind Man In The Dark > Traveling Tune

Encore: 32/20 Blues (with Mike Barnes; Loser tease)