Last night Gov’t Mule co-headlined a stacked billed at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado. The Southern jam act was joined by Colorado’s own Yonder Mountain String Band and rising blues-rock act The Marcus King Band. There was little doubt that the night wouldn’t be littered with sit-ins and collaborations and the trifecta of acts didn’t disappoint as Warren Haynes proved once again why he’s the hardest working man in the jam scene.
The action got started early during the Marcus King Band set as Warren Haynes sat-in with the band on “Virginia” and on a cover of the Allman Brothers Band track “Dreams.” Co-headliners Yonder Mountain String Band were up next and Warren once again emerged for a sit-in, as he joined the jamgrass act for a pair of tunes – “Sidewalk Stars” and “Damn Your Eyes.”
Mule kicked off their portion of the night with the one-two punch of “Traveling Tune” > “Game Face,” which featured the band including a tease of Weather Report’s “Birdland.” The old-school “Thorazine Shuffle” followed with the four-piece running through “Time To Confess” ahead of a pair of tunes from their most recent studio album Revolution Come…Revolution Go and a take on the Allman Brothers’ classic “Come & Go Blues.”
Warren Haynes & Co. continued to work in Allman Brothers references as they included a jam on “Les Brers In A Minor” during “Scenes From A Troubled Mind.” Mule nodded to the Grateful Dead next, as they dropped in a tease of “Shakedown Street” during “Unring The Bell.” Takes on “Endless Parade,” “Stone Cold Rage,” and “Traveling Tune” followed. Gov’t Mule closed out their set with another ABB song, inviting out guitarist Marcus King to join them on “Whipping Post.”
The Allman Brothers Band love didn’t end there. When Gov’t Mule returned to stage for their encore they had one more treat in store for the sold out crowd. Joined by Dave Johnston, Adam Aijala, Allie Kral & Jake Joliff of YSMB and King, Mule proceeded to play their debut take on “Melissa.” The Gregg Allman-penned track segued into an area-appropriate version of “Mountain Jam,” and eventually wound its way back into “Melissa” to close out the jam-filled evening.
Check out a full photo gallery, a handful of videos and the setlist below:
Gov’t Mule Setlist
Set: Traveling Tune > Game Face (with Birdland tease), Thorazine Shuffle, Time To Confess, The Man I Want To Be, Revolution Come…Revolution Go, Come & Go Blues, Doing It To Death, Scenes From A Troubled Mind (with Les Brers In A Minor & Silent Scream teases), Unring The Bell (with Shakedown Street tease), Endless Parade, Stone Cold Rage, Traveling Tune, Whipping Post%
Encore: Melissa^ > Mountain Jam^ > Melissa^
- % – w/ Marcus King
- ^ – w/ Marcus King, Dave Johnston, Adam Aijala, Allie Kral & Jake Joliff
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