Gov’t Mule Welcomes Bill Evans And Nicki Bluhm & Gramblers In Danbury

By Team JamBase Jun 3, 2013 5:15 am PDT


Last night at Ives Concert Park in Danbury, CT Gov’t Mule brought out a slew of guests at various points during the two-set affair. Over the past few years guitarist Warren Haynes has become close with legendary sax man Bill Evans, who has sat in with not only Mule a bunch but also with the Allman Brothers Band.

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

Set 1

Hammer & Nails
Banks Of The Deep End
Time To Confess
Million Miles From Yesterday
Unring The Bell > with Eleanor Rigby Tease
Streamline Woman
How Many More Years
Endless Parade
Sco-Mule with Bill Evans; Oye Como Va & Smoke On The Water Teases

Set 2

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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