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Gov’t Mule – Xmas Jam 2009

Gov’t Mule’s Christmas Jam this year featured the annual event’s most diverse lineup to date in its 21st installment. This year’s artists included moe., The Counting Crows, Ani DiFranco, George Porter Jr., Jimmy Herring, Jackie Greene, DJ Logic, and many more. Like always, the Christmas festivities included MANY guest sit-ins, culminating in a monster, guest-filled, jammed out, classic-hit, Mule throwdown. Check out the setlist, download, and videos of two new Mule cuts – ‘Broke Down on the Brazos’ and ‘Steppin’ Lightly’ – below…

Gov’t Mule (and Friends)
Xmas Jam
Civic Center Arena ~Asheville, NC

Broke Down On The Brazos >
Steppin’ Lightly
Railroad Boy
Frozen Fear ->
Devil Likes It Slow (with Jimmy Herring, Ron Hollaway & Fred Eltringham)
Patchwork Quilt -> (with Jimmy Herring & Fred Eltringham)
Sugaree (with Jimmy Herring, Jackie Greene & Fred Eltringham)
Don’t Let Me Down (with Jackie Greene & Fred Eltringham)
Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home (with Brad Whitford, Ron Hollaway & Fred Eltringham)
Train Kept A Rollin’ (with Brad Whitford & Fred Eltringham)

I Shall Be Released (with Everybody)

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Happy Mule-o-Ween!

To sum up Mule-o-Ween, let’s just say that Mule rocked the Tower harder than its been rocked in some time, and probably harder than it will be for a long time to come. Warren Haynes knows how to deliver for the holidays and he was on fire all night long, like a man possessed. The band decided to switch things up this year from the previous Halloweens – this time taking on the Rolling Stones musical cover for the 1st set and bringing it home with straight un-cut Mule for Set 2.

Over the course of the evening, we got an inspired and picture-perfect Stones musical costume, a nice showcase of new songs from the recently released By a Thread, and a truly epic Brighter Days>Blind Man in The Dark and Goin’ Out West>Bang a Gong>Goin’ Out West old school close-out to the show. Many have said that Warren Haynes is the hardest working man in the jam scene, well let me just say he leads by example and I’m consistently amazed with Mule’s ability to bring it, night after night, like a ram that just won’t stop. I highly recommend giving this one a listen, you won’t regret it.


Set 1 w/ Jackie

Gov’t Mule
The Tower Theater
Upper Darby, PA

Set 1
Under My Thumb*
Monkey Man*
Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo*$
Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’*$
Ventilator Blues*$
Shattered*$ with Matt on Lead Vocal, Danny on Bass & Jorgen on Drums
Wild Horses
Gimmie Shelter*$
Play With Fire
Paint It Black*
Brown Sugar*$

Mule Set 2

Set 2
Steppin’ Lightly
Broke Down On The Brazos
Railroad Boy >
Monday Mourning Meltdown >
Frozen Fear >
Brighter Days >
Blind Man In The Dark$

Goin’ Out West$ >
Bang A Gong$ >
Goin’ Out West$

* 1st Time Played
$ with Steve Elson
Jackie Greene guests for all of set 1 and encore

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Also, be sure to check out this comical highlight from the evening, Drummer Matt Abts taking vocals on Shattered, while Jorma moves from bass to drums, and Danny Louis moves from keys to Bass:

Gov’t Mule in Chicago – 10/24/09

Mule kicked off their fall Tour last weekend with a pair of shows – one in Indianapolis and one in Chicago. The Chicago show on Saturday night had the band really settling in and hitting the groove, mixing up new material from the recently released By A Thread with old Mule classics and, of course, some tasty covers. Jackie Greene is opening up this tour and has been joining the band for rockin’ encores including covers of  Neil Young’s ‘Southern Man’, The Beatles ‘Don’t Let Me Down’, and the Mule/Greene Dead staple ‘Sugaree’ – and that’s just in the first 2 nights of the tour. The tour will culminate this Saturday in what promises to be an epic Halloween at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, PA – featuring a set 2 Rolling Stones musical costume set plus what promises to be a fat set of Mule rockers to start things off. Look for a full review, dl, etc. after the show.

Mule - 10/24/09

Gov’t Mule
The Riviera Theater
Chicago, IL

Set 1
Brighter days >
Like Flies
Blind Man In The Dark
Brand New Angel
Endless Parade
Any Open Window >
Steppin’ Lightly*
Inside Outside Woman Blues
Broke Down On The Brazos

Set 2
Frozen Fear >
Kind Of Bird
Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home**
Sco-Mule** >
Drums >
No Need To Suffer
I’m A Ram

Don’t Let Me Down*** >
After Midnight***

*- First Time Played
**- With Joe Bonamassa
***- With Jackie Greene

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Weekend Nuggets

Enjoy a few heady weekend nuggets, courtesy of yours truly, Welcome to Now blog:

1. Furthur SBD


Furthur has begun circulating the sought-after Soundboard recordings from their recent debut run at the Fox in Oakland. Yesterday, they released the SBD for the first night – 9/18/09. It sounds phenomenal and is a real treat, check it out here:

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2. Confirmation of Phish Fall Tour!


While many like to say that no tour is confirmed til’ it’s on the dot-com, I’m gonna go ahead and say we have official CONFIRMATION of Phish’s upcoming fall tour! An Albany bar is advertising a post-Phish show after party with The Heayy Pets on Nov. 27th and Raisinhead on the 28th. This coupled with tons of independent sources independently confirming many of the dates below is confirmation enough for me, it’s on! Local hotels in Albany are almost sold out so grab a room fast while they last. The rumored dates are as follows:

Fall Tour 2009
11/20/09 – US Bank Arena – Cincinnati, Ohio
11/21/09 – US Bank Arena – Cincinnati, Ohio
11/24/09 – Wachovia Center – Philadelphia, PA
11/25/09 – Wachovia Center – Philadelphia, PA
11/27/09 – Times Union Center – Albany, NY
11/28/09 – Times Union Center – Albany, NY
12/2/09 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
12/3/09 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
12/4/09 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
12/5/09 – John Paul Jones Arena – Charlottesville, VA

New Years Run 2009
12/28/09 – American Airlines Arena – Miami, FL
12/29/09 – American Airlines Arena – Miami, FL
12/30/09 – American Airlines Arena – Miami, FL
12/31/09 – American Airlines Arena – Miami, FL

Additional possible dates include a Nov. 18th stop in the Motor City, and a Conan appearance and possible gig at the Hollywood Bowl before Festival 8 takes place. Look for an announcement on the 16th of October…

3. Mule tour close-out at the Warfield w/ Special Guests


Gov’t Mule pulled out all the stops for the final show of their late summer/early fall tour that took place last weekend at The Warfield Theater in San Francisco. Warren and the boys brought out Jackie Greene, Grace Potter, and Jose Neto and rocked out on all the Mule classics and run throughs of the following set of choice covers: One of These Days (Floyd), Wish You Were Here (Floyd), Loser (GD), Morning Dew (GD), Empty Pages (Traffic), Wild Horses (Stones), Southern Man (Neil Young), and a smoking Mule > Who do you Love (Bo Diddley) > Whole Lotta Love (Zep) sandwich. Wow is just about all you can say to that. Give it a listen and check out some great pics from Jambase below:

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Mule Goes All In in AC

A few weeks ago, Gov’t Mule closed out their summer tour with a Saturday night show at the House of Blues in Atlantic City. Warren and co. really brought the house down with a lot of oldies, all the needed Mule staples, and everyone playing their heart out. Mule kicked things off with ‘Blind Man’ – no suprise here but it really set the tone for the show. From there on out, the whole show smokes, but some first set highlights include a rocking ‘Gameface’ with a nice little mountain jam tease and the always fun ‘Thirty Days in the Hole’.


The second set really takes off with the Mule > Drums segment that is a true display of the power this band has. Warren just dosen’t stop on the build up jam and  pushes the band further and further. Then, workhorse ‘machine gun’ Matt Abts goes to work in a monstrous drum solo. To finish things off, Warren lays it all on the line – shredding, working feedback, pulling out all the stops – on a sick run through ‘Lola Leave Your Light On’ off of Deja Vodoo. The band sent us out into the casinos and onto the boardwalk with a big thank you and a fitting ‘Soulshine’ – all in all, a great night for the Mule.

Gov’t Mule
House of Blues – Atlantic City, NJ

Mule - 8/08/09

Mule - 8/08/09

Set 1
Blind Man In The Dark
Perfect Shelter
Towering Fool
Fool’s Moon
Life Before Insanity
Thirty Days In The Hole
Thorazine Shuffle

Warren - 8/08/09

Warren - 8/08/09

Set 2
Stay With Me
No Need To Suffer
Trying Not To Fall
Left Coast Groovies
World Of Difference
Lola Leave Your Light On

Far Away

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Matt Abts on the drums! - 8/08/09

Matt Abts on the drums! - 8/08/09

Watch most of the show in YouTube vids, some highlights:

Gov’t Mule Jerry B-Day Show

Warren and co. busted out some special tricks in celebration of Jerry’s birthday last week over at Ives Concert Park in Danbury, CT. Warren gave a nod to the big man by opening the second set with a solo rendition of the quintessential Garcia ballad ‘Stella Blue’. He then welcomed the band back out for a run through the tune he penned about Jerry’s death and legacy – ‘Patchwork Quilt’. Keepin’ the Jerry love flowing, he ran through a rollicking ‘Sugaree’ and topped it all off with a ‘Morning Dew’ encore.

The Mule - 8/01/09

The Mule - 8/01/09

Gov’t Mule
Ives Concert Park
Danbury, CT

Set 1
Maggot Brain
Thorazine Shuffle
Don’t Step On The Grass Sam->
Mississippi Queen
Beautifully Broken
Devil Likes It Slow
Charles Ives Experiment (1st time played: Ray Charles’ ‘Georgia On My Mind’ & Burl Ives’ ‘Wayfaring Stranger’)
The Letter
Slackjaw Jezebel (w/ ‘The Letter’ Tease)

Set 2:
Stella Blue (Warren Haynes solo)
Patchwork Quilt
Like Flies->
The Sky Is Crying (with Junior Mack)
Bad Little Doggie
Blind Man In The Dark

Morning Dew

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Warren - 8/01/09

Warren - 8/01/09

Old School Texas Mule

Time to get dirty with some old school Mule from Texas in the fall of 1996. Back in the day, Mule was a power trio not to be messed with, Warren leading the band and raging like he had something to prove. This hit-packed show includes early renditions of Mule favorites like ‘Blindman in the Dark’, ‘Mule’, ‘Rocking Horse’, and ‘Gameface’. Solid show from cover to cover, try it on for size and see what you think.

Old School Mule

Old School Mule

Gov’t Mule ~ 9/22/96 ~ Caravan of Dreams ~ Fort Worth, TX

Grinnin’ In Your Face > Mule > Rocking Horse > Temporary Saint, Don’t Step On The Grass Sam, Birth Of The Mule, Thelonius Beck > Game Face, She Said, She Said, Gambler’s Roll, Kind Of Bird, Pygmy Twylyte > Blind Man In The Dark > Drums > Blind Man In The Dark, Presence Of The Lord, Just Got Paid > Who Do You Love? > Just Got Paid

Encore: Goin’ Out West > Gonna Send You Back To Georgia


Friday Music News Round-Up

Ahhh, Friday afternoon – a time to relax, turn off, and let your mind surf the interwebs for endless entertainment or lack thereof. If you’re too lazy to see what’s out there, let me help you. Here’s a few noteworthy stories and goings on from the world of Jam today:

1. Warren Haynes: “I am a Jamband whore; and I couldn’t be happier.”



Well, he didn’t exactly use those words, but Warren said about as much in a Billboard article out today. The man is having his busiest year to date with big tours going on with The Dead (Spring Tour 2009), The Allman Brothers (Beacon Run and Summer/Fall tour w/ WSP), and his own Gov’t Mule project (touring on and off throughout the year). Warren also talks about the new Gov’t Mule album out soon and the solo disc he recorded this year with George Porter, Jr., Ivan Neville, Ian McLagan, Ron Holloway. Always a rumor monger, let me also point out that Warren says that “he’s confident the Dead is going to do some more”, especially with the group’s 45th anniversary in 2010. You may be a whore Warren, but we love you.

2. Animal Collective sample the Dead’s ‘Unbroken Chain’ in new track



News broke today via a Tweet that self-proclaimed Deadheads Animal Collective have been granted the rights to legally sample the Grateful Dead’s classic PhilZone Epic ‘Unbroken Chain’ in a new track the band is working on. You can listen to an unreleased version of the song here (Phil vocal loop comes in near the end).

3. Mike Gordon announces September tour; gets bad haircut



Mike announced today via a creepy video that he’ll be taking to the road in September with his solo band featuring shred-tastic Scott Murawski on guitar, Brooklyn drummer Todd Isler, keyboardist Tom Cleary, and percussionist Craig Myers. Let’s just hope he leaves that Joker costume from the video (see right) at home – that thing is down right scary.

4. Phish continue Halloween festival map mystery

The Map - 7/17/09

The Map - 7/17/09

Phish blacked-out more states on their Halloween festival map today (see right). Only 13 states now remain including Texas, Florida, and Nevada. That said, all the real phans know that the festival is still doing down in Indio, CA. Expect the announcment to drop before the band’s upcoming Red Rocks dates and Summer Tour Leg 2, likely this Monday coming up.

Gov’t Mule in Finland

Gov’t Mule
Puisto Blues Festival Jarvenpaa
Jarvenpaa, Finland

Mule - 6/27/09

Mule - 6/27/09

(one set show)
Bad Little Doggie
Brand New Angel
Blind Man In The Dark
Streamline Woman
Mother Earth
Banks Of The Deep End
Come On Into My Kitchen Tease Intro->
32/20 Blues I’m A Loser Tease
Beautifully Broken
Thorazine Shuffle
Since I’ve Been Loving You
I’m A Ram

Long Distance Call
Look On Yonder Wall

Encore 2:

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Check out this great, crispy sounding AUD recording of Mule’s recent appearance at the Puisto Blues Festival in Finland. This show rocks, lots of Mule anthems (Thorazine Shuffle, Mule, Banks of the Deep End, Blind Man In The Dark) along with a nice helping of Blues classics (32/30 Blues, Look On Yonder Wall, Come On Into My Kitchen, and Zepelin’s Since I’ve Been Loving You). Warren’s on point but, then again, when is the man not? He’s may be a jamband whore, but he’s a true work horse – the hardest working man in the scene. Gotta love Warren, gotta love the Mule. Speaking of Mule, don’t miss their new album, ‘By a Thread’, and upcoming cross country 2009 tour!

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Warren Feelin' It In Finland

Warren Feelin' It In Finland

Some vids from the show:

Since I’ve Been Loving You:
Banks of the Deep End:
Come On In My Kitchen (Intro) -> 32/30 Blues:

Roo’ Sightings

Some highlights from this weekend’s 2009 Boonaroo Music and Arts Festival – Bruce, Trey, and Warren get funky in Manchester:


Phish @ Bonnaroo 6/14/09

Set 1: AC/DC Bag, NICU, Gotta Jibboo, Punch You in the Eye > Sparkle > Bathtub Gin, Character Zero >Tweezer > The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Run Like an Antelope, Mustang Sally (w/ Bruce Springsteen!), Bobby Jean (w/ Bruce Springsteen) >Glory Days (w/ Bruce Springsteen)

Set 2:  Rock & Roll > Light > 46 Days Limb By Limb, Farmhouse, Backards Down The Number Line > Prince Caspian, First Tube

Encore: Suzy Greenberg > Tweezer Reprise

Trey and Bruce - 6/14/09

Trey and Bruce - 6/14/09

Torrent Link – Set 1

Torrent Link – Set 2

Bruce Springsteen @ Bonnaroo 6/13/09

Badlands, No Surrender, My Lucky Day, Outlaw Pete, Out In The Street, Working On, Dream, Seeds, Johnny,Youngstown, Raise Your Hand, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (sign request), Growin’ Up (sign request), Thunder Road (sign request), Waitin’ On, Sunny Day, The Promised Land, The River, Kingdom of Days
Radio Nowhere (w/Jay Weinberg on drums), Lonesome Day, The Rising, Born To Run

Encore: Hard Times, 10th Ave Freeze Out, Land Of Hope & Dreams, American Land, Rosalita, Glory Days, Dancing In The Dark

Bruce at the 'Roo 2009

Bruce at the 'Roo 2009

Gov’t Mule @ Bonnaroo 6/13/09

Brighter Days, Don’t Step On The Grass, Sam, Banks of The Deep End, Trane (w/ A 3rd Stone From The Sun Jam)> St Stephen Jam, Helter Skelter, Creep, Beautifully Broken, One, Southern Man (w/ Grace Potter), Bad Little Doggie, How Many, More Years> Higher Ground Jam> How Many More Years, Soulshine (w/ John Ginty on Keys)

Check out this video of Warren from Bonnaroo 2009

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Gov't Mule - 6/13/09

Phish @ Bonnaroo – 6/12/09 – Late Night on the ‘What Stage’

Chalk Dust Torture, Stealing Time From The Faulty Plan, The Divided Sky, Possum, Down With Disease, Alaska, Stash, Golgi Appartus, Wolfman’s Brother, Poor Heart, Kill Devil Falls > Free, Wading In The Velvet Sea, Harry Hood, Highway To Hell > 2001 > You Enjoy Myself > Wilson > You Enjoy Myself

E: A Day in the Life

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Phish - 6/12/09

Phish - 6/12/09

Check out tons of more great pictures over at Jambase of Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, and Day 4.

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