Gov’t Mule Welcomes Blackberry Smoke For Neil Young & Skynyrd Covers In Boston

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On Saturday night Gov’t Mule continued a run of shows with Blackberry Smoke at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion in Boston. For the third show of the now three-show-old tour, the evening ended with members of Blackberry Smoke collaborating with Gov’t Mule on classic rock covers.

Gov’t Mule played one long set in Boston following Blackberry Smoke’s opening performance. Mule’s set was heavy on covers including a double dose of Beatles in “She Said, She Said” > “Tomorrow Never Knows” and guitarist Warren Haynes leading a version of “Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home.” The set also saw the quartet work “Smokestack Lightning” into “Lay Your Burden Down” and fit “Shakedown Street” teases into “Unring The Bell.”

When Gov’t Mule returned for the encore they were joined by Blackberry Smoke’s Charlie Starr, Paul Jackson, Richard Turner and Brandon Still. Haynes and Starr shared lead vocals on a blistering cover of Neil Young’s “Southern Man.” Mule and their guests then took it down a notch to begin a show-closing version of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Simple Man.” Both bands now head to the Peach Music Festival in Scranton for Sunday performances.

Videos (Captured by Susea)

[Southern Man]

[Simple Man]

Setlist

Gov’t Mule at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

  • Railroad Boy  
  • Larger Than Life
  • Since I've Been Loving You  
  • Wandering Child
  • She Said She Said  
  • I Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody's Home  
  • Temporary Saint
  • Devil Likes It Slow
  • Unring the Bell  
  • Endless Parade
  • Lay Your Burden Down  
  • Smokestack Lightning  
  • Bad Little Doggie  
  • How Many More Years  
  • I'm a Ram  
Encore
  • Southern Man  
  • Simple Man