At Sunday’s show, Evans emerged at the end of the first set for “Sco-Mule” and returned during the second set for covers of “The Shape I’m In” by The Band and Traffic’s “Low Spark Of High-Heeled Boys.” Bill stuck around for Ray Charles’ “Drown In My Own Tears” which also featured Nicki and Tim Bluhm, Steve Adams and Dave Mulligan of opening act Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers.
For the evening’s encore, Warren Haynes and Co. teamed with special guests Bill Evans and Dave Anderson for a special experiment in honor of venue namesake Charles Ives that featured bits of “Sad & Deep As You” and “Afro-Blue.”
Here’s the setlist from last night thanks to Mule.net:
Hammer & Nails
Banks Of The Deep End
Time To Confess
Million Miles From Yesterday
Unring The Bell > with Eleanor Rigby Tease
How Many More Years
Sco-Mule with Bill Evans; Oye Como Va & Smoke On The Water Teases
Scared To Live
The Shape I’m In > with Bill Evans
Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys with Bill Evans
I’ll Drown In My Own Tears with Bill Evans, Nicki Bluhm, Tim Bluhm, Steve Adams & Dave Mulligan
Broke Down On The Brazos >
Tributary Jam >
Lola Leave Your Light On
Charles Ives Experiment #2 ‘Sad & Deep As You’ & ‘Afro-Blue’ with Bill Evans & Dave Anderson
Watch Gov’t Mule perform “Low Spark Of High-Heeled Boys” with Bill Evans:
Check out Gov’t Mule’s cover of “The Shape I’m In” featuring Bill Evans:
And here’s Nicki and members of the Gramblers with Mule on “I’ll Drown In My Own Tears:”
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