[UPDATED] Gov’t Mule Pays Tribute To Gregg Allman With Members Of moe. & Umphrey’s At Summer Camp
May 31, 2017 • 2:00 pm PDT
Audio of Warren Haynes’ speech and Gov’t Mule’s tributes to Gregg Allman has surfaced as well as photos from Saturday taken by Paul Citone. View the photos and listen to the audio below.
Just hours after Gregg Allman died, Warren Haynes was scheduled to lead Gov’t Mule through a set the Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe, Illinois. An emotional Haynes went on with the Saturday afternoon show and treated festivalgoers to a guest-filled performance featuring a pair of Gregg’s most beloved songs.
Warren Haynes rose to national prominence as a member of The Allman Brothers Band starting in 1989. Haynes wrote a beautiful remembrance about Gregg, his band mate from 1989 – 1997 and then again from 2000 – 2014. When Mule took the stage at Summer Camp, Haynes stepped to the mic and gave a rare speech. “I would say ‘how are you doing’ but I know how I’m doing and I know a lot of you feel the same way. I don’t do a lot of talking at our shows and I won’t do a lot of talking tonight.” He went on to say he communicates a lot better with music than with words and explained some of the emotions he was feeling.
Gov’t Mule then opened with “Traveling Tune” off the soon-to-be-released Revolution Come…Revolution Go and proceeded to honor Gregg with a cover of “Dreams” both of which featured moe. percussionist Jim Loughlin. moe. guitarist Chuck Garvey and drummer Vinnie Amico added to the powerful “Dreams.”
The quartet continued on with the live staple “Thorazine Shuffle,” the title track from their upcoming LP and a cover of The Beatles’ “And Your Bird Can Sing.” Up next were romps through “Scenes From A Troubled Mind” and “Time To Confess.” Umphrey’s McGee percussionist Andy Farag then emerged to add to “Mule.” For the finale, Gov’t Mule presented their third ever cover of perhaps Gregg’s signature song – “Whipping Post.” Warren and the quartet were joined by Farag, moe. guitarist Al Schnier and UM drummer Kris Myers for the tour de force “Whipping Post” complete with “Les Brers” jam.
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Setlist (via Scott Marks)
Set: Traveling Tune*, Dreams**, Thorazine Shuffle, Revolution Come Revolution Go, And Your Bird Can Sing, Scenes From A Troubled Mind, Time To Confess, Mule***, Whipping Post#
- *w/ Jim Loughlin on percussion
- **w/ Chuck Garvey on guitar, Vinnie Amico on drums, Jim Loughlin on percussion
- ***w/ Andy Farag on percussion
- # w/ Al Schnier on guitar, Kris Myers on drums, and Andy Farag on percussion;