Last night Gov’t Mule were across the pond, as they played a headlining set as part of London’s Blues Fest 2017. The Southern jam titans shared a bill with the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band at Indigo at the O2, which saw them welcome members of the opening act as well as a former member of the band Whitesnake.
Warren Haynes & Co. opened up the night with “Bad Little Doggie,” from their 2000 release Life Before Insanity. Next up was a pair of track from 2009’s By A Thread – “Inside Outside Woman Blues” and “Broke Down On The Brazos,” which featured a “Tributary Jam.” Blind Willie Johnson’s “Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground” and Al Green’s “I’m A Ram” came next. Mule dug into their most recent studio album next for “Stone Cold Rage,” “Drawn That Way,” “Revolution Come, Revolution Go” and “Traveling Tune.” The four-piece band also worked in a cover of “Need Your Love So Bad,” a blues tune that was originally recorded by Little Willie John Jr. back in 1955.
The band closed out their headlining set by welcoming out a pair of guests from their opening act, as guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd and vocalist Noah Hunt emerged for a version of the Allman Brothers Band via Blind Willie McTell’s “Statesboro Blues.” When Gov’t Mule returned for their encore they had another guest in tow as they welcomed Bernie Marsden to the stage. The English rock and blues guitarist, who is best known for his work with the band Whitesnake, lent a hand on another staple from the Allman Brothers’ catalog “Whipping Post” to bring the night to an end.
Gov’t Mule return to the stage tomorrow for a show at Le Trianon in Paris, France.
Bad Little Doggie, Inside Outside Woman Blues, Broke Down On The Brazos > Tributary Jam, Dark Was The Night Cold Was The Ground, I’m A Ram, Stone Cold Rage, Drawn That Way, Need Your Love So Bad, Revolution Come Revolution Go, Traveling Tune, Statesboro Blues (with Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Noah Hunt)
Encore: Whipping Post (with Bernie Marsden)
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