Hook Herrera Shares Stage With Gov’t Mule For 5th Night In A Row In Charleston

By Scott Bernstein Apr 23, 2018 2:18 pm PDT

On Sunday night, Gov’t Mule completed a run of five shows in five nights to open the band’s spring tour. Ace harmonica player Hook Herrera sat-in with the group at various points of the evening at The Clay Center in Charleston, West Virginia as he did at the other four concerts of the tour.

Warren Haynes & Co. kicked off their one long set in Charleston with a cover of “Hammer & Nails” by The Staple Singers. Gov’t Mule then worked through a series of six originals from various points of their career including “Thorns Of Life” from 2017’s Revolution Come…Revolution Go. Next up was a pairing of Allman Brothers Band covers as “Come & Go Blues” led into “Mountain Jam.” Herrera made his first appearance of the evening on a version of “I Think You Know What I Mean” that saw the augmented band swerve into “When The Levee Breaks” and back again.

Gov’t Mule continued on without their guest for “Beautifully Broken” featuring Prince’s “When Doves Cry” as an intro. The quartet fit Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ “Breakdown” within “Beautifully Broken.” An instrumental “Lively Up Yourself” was then followed by a “Soulshine” that included a portion of Van Morrison’s “Tupelo Honey.” Finally, “Blind Man In The Dark” closed out the set. Hook Herrera returned to the stage with Gov’t Mule for an encore of “Bad Little Doggie” and “How Many More Years.” Next up for the band is a performance in Westbury, New York on Wednesday.

Watch a clip featuring “Bad Little Doggie” captured by chefvonmuller:

Setlist (via Mule.net)

Set: Hammer & Nails, Rocking Horse, Banks Of The Deep End, Whisper In Your Soul, Thorns Of Life, Thelonius Beck, Child Of The Earth, Come & Go Blues > Mountain Jam (with Norwegian Wood tease) > Traveling Tune, I Think You Know What I Mean (with Hook Herrera) > When The Levee Breaks (with Hook Herrera) > I Think You Know What I Mean (with Hook Herrera), When Doves Cry > Beautifully Broken > Breakdown > Beautifully Broken, Lively Up Yourself (with Country Road lyrics), Soulshine > Tupelo Honey > Soulshine, Blind Man In The Dark

Encore: Bad Little Doggie (with Hook Herrera) > How Many More Years (with Hook Herrera)

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