Archive for January 31, 2010

Post #200 (!), February Preview, and WTN Updates

Today marks post number 200 for Welcome To Now! Great things are in store for this spring and summer, so stay tuned, and enjoy!


Things always cool down a bit in the world of Jam during the month of January as bands take some time off to rest up and recover from their respective winter and new year’s runs. However, it’s February and there’s a ton of music that will be going on all across the country. Stay turned this month for coverage of:

Furthur, Winter Tour 2010, Feb. 5th – March 8th

Trey Anastasio Band, February Tour 2010, Feb. 8th – Feb. 28th

The Disco Biscuits, Winter and Spring Tours 2010, Jan 28th – April 25th

Gov’t Mule, Winter 2010 Tour, Jan 20th – Feb. 20th


A couple upgrades to Welcome To Now:

1. Embedded Streaming Entire Shows, Featured Tracks, and Mix Tapes (Live!)

2. Welcome To Now Music Archive (Under Development – Coming Soon!)

To celebrate the upgrades, enjoy this 1st Welcome To Now mix:

12/30-12/31/09 Compilation

TRACK 1: 12/31/09 Set 3 – Fluffhead (w/ “Sarah”)
TRACK 2: 12/30/09 Set 2 – Boogie On Reggae Woman>
TRACK 3: 12/30/09 Set 2 – Run Like an Antelope
TRACK 4: 12/31/09 Set 2 – Piper
TRACK 5: 12/30/09 Set 2 – The Curtain (With)
TRACK 6: 12/31/09 Set 2 – Ghost
TRACK 7: 12/30/09 Set 1 – David Bowie
TRACK 8: 12/31/09 Set 1 – Bathtub Gin
TRACK 9: 12/30/09 Set 2 – Back on the Train
TRACK 10: 12/31/09 Set 3 – You Enjoy Myself

Gov’t Mule – 1/28/10 – Nashville, TN

Gov’t Mule is currently truckin’ along, mid-way through their massive ‘By A Thread Winter 2010 Tour‘. The tour kicked off on January 20th in Fort Lauderdale, FL just 2 days after the conclusion of the band’s first ever ‘Island Exodus’ in Negril, Jamaica. This tour covers serious ground and has already made stops in Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Ohio (all in a little over a week). Upcoming big tour stops include The House of Blues in Cleveland and Chicago AND Dallas, The Pageant in St. Louis, The Filmore in Devner, and Stubb’s Amphitheater in Austin among many others. It’s touring like this that earns Warren Haynes and the Mule Crew serious respect in the Jam Scene and reinforce Warren’s reputation as the hardest working man in Jam.

Warren Ragin'

Check out this fun and eclectic Mule show from Thursday night at the Ryman in Nashville, TN. Mule busted out some rare covers like ‘The Shape I’m In’ (The Band), ‘Ventilator Blues’ (Rolling Stones), and ‘When The Music’s Over’ (The Doors) along w/ more oft-played cover tunes ‘Dear Prudence’ (Beatles), ‘Cortez The Killer’ (Neil Young). Three of these coveres – Ventilator, Dear Prudence, and Cortez – featured guest sit-ins by Audley Freed, guitarist from the Black Crowes.

Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, TN

Gov’t Mule
Ryman Auditorium
Nashville, TN

Set 1
Brand New Angel
Brokedown On The Brazos
The Shape I’m In
Railroad Boy
Monday Mourning Meltdown
Kind of Bird
Gordon James
Ventilator Blues*
Dear Prudence*

Gov't Mule - 1/28/10

Set 2
Maggot Brain
When the Music’s Over
Frozen Fear>
Need Your Love So Bad
Streamline Woman
Mr. Man

Cortez the Killer*

* – With Audley Freed

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Also, head  over to MuleTracks and check out their SBD downloads of Mule’s Island Exodus