Gov’t Mule Welcomes Erica Falls, Larry McCray & Donald Kinsey In Grand Rapids

By Scott Bernstein Aug 15, 2017 7:28 am PDT

Gov’t Mule continued a busy summer on Monday night at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mule delivered a career-spanning set including a guest spot from vocalist Erica Falls and treated fans to an impressive and lengthy encore featuring two local legends.

Warren Haynes & Co. focused on classic material towards the beginning of the set including “Broke Down On The Brazos,” “Banks Of The Deep End” and “Thorazine Shuffle.” Rarity “Little Toy Brain” followed along with the title track from the recently released Revolution Come…Revolution Go. Then, Gov’t Mule brought out Galactic vocalist Erica Falls for a wonderful cover of Rufus & Chaka Khan’s ’70s soul gem “Tell Me Something Good.”

Haynes’ time in the Allman Brothers Band came through as the group worked through “Come & Go Blues” and “Dreams.” It was then back to Revolution Come…Revolution Go for “Stone Cold Rage” before a wild “Trane” sequence that included “Eternity’s Breath” and jams on “St. Stephen” and “Mountain Jam” within. For the encore, Mule brought out acclaimed guitarist Larry McCray to sing and play on “Soulshine.” McCray famously recorded “Soulshine” in 1993, one year before the Allman Brothers Band laid down the track for Where It All Begins. The encore rolled on with former Wailers guitarist Donald Kinsey joining Gov’t Mule and McCray for a version of Ann Peebles’ “Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home” with “The Thrill Is Gone” within.

Watch Gov’t Mule cover “Tell Me Something Good” with Erica Falls thanks to Brian H:

Check out the guest-filled encore as captured by Brian H:


Set: Bad Little Doggie > Broke Down On The Brazos > Tributary Jam, Banks Of The Deep End, Thorazine Shuffle, Little Toy Brain, Revolution Come, Revolution Go, Tell Me Something Good (with Erica Falls), Come & Go Blues, Dreams, Stone Cold Rage, Trane > Eternity’s Breath > St. Stephen Jam > Mountain Jam > Trane, Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground

Encore: Soulshine (with Larry McCray) > Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home (with Larry McCray & Donald Kinsey) > The Thrill Is Gone (with Larry McCray & Donald Kinsey) > Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home (with Larry McCray & Donald Kinsey)

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