Gov’t Mule Welcomes Mike Barnes & Ron Holloway In Asheville


On Wednesday night, Gov’t Mule headed to Asheville, North Carolina’s Highland Brewing Company, continuing their extensive Summer Tour 2019. During the show, the group led by Warren Haynes welcomed out two special guests: Ron Holloway and Mike Barnes.

Both special guests have a known history of collaboration with Haynes and his various projects. Holloway, a renowned tenor saxophonist, has lent his talents to numerous Gov’t Mule shows in the past and also previously toured extensively with the Warren Haynes Band. Barnes, an Asheville-based guitarist, has also guested with Gov’t Mule and has been featured during Haynes’ long-running Christmas Jam shows.


The first sit-in of the night came at the end of the first set, when Holloway lent his horn talents to “Devil Likes It Slow.” The saxophonist then departed for the frame’s final song, “Fool’s Moon.” After the tease-heavy second set, which saw the band incorporate hints of classics like “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed,” “Black Dog” and “Wind Cries Mary” into fan-favorite originals, the band welcomed out both of their special guests for their two-song encore.

To start off the encore, both Ron Holloway and Mike Barnes emerged for Gov’t Mule’s now beloved cover of the Allman Brothers Band’s “Soulshine.” To close out the show, the augmented group offered up another cover, this time of “Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home,” a track that Ann Peebles popularized in 1972 off Straight from the Heart.


Setlist (via

Set One: Million Miles From Yesterday, Time To Confess, Banks Of The Deep End, Game Face > Mountain Jam > Game Face, Pressure Under Fire, Revolution Come, Revolution Go, Devil Likes It Slow (with Ron Holloway), Fool’s Moon

Set Two: Stone Cold Rage, Thorazine Shuffle, Kind Of Bird (with In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed & Wind Cries Mary teases), I’m A Ram (with Black Dog tease) > Unblow Your Horn > The Joker > I’m A Ram

Encore: Soulshine (with Ron Holloway & Mike Barnes), Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home (with Ron Holloway & Mike Barnes)


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