Gov’t Mule dug out some Allman Brothers Band classics for their recent Macon show. Jack Pearson sits on this tasty gem while Warren plays Duane’s goldtop.
Gov’t Mule covers the Pink Floyd classic. Stunning.
It was a shitty year for sure. We lost some great artists in 2016 but there was some great music released as well. As usual I try to avoid descriptors like best or greatest but I did pick out some of my favorite releases from last year.
Signs of Light – The Head and the Heart
I don’t love it as much as the first two but it’s still outstanding.
Let Me Get By – Tedeschi Trucks Band
It’s Derek and Susan and Mike and the rest of this great crew. One would expect excellence and you’d get it.
The Tel-Star Sessions – Gov’t Mule
An older recording but a new release of their first sessions. Interesting to hear initial runs of these songs.
Patch The Sky – Bob Mould
Duh – It’s Bob Mould.
Rainbow Ends – Emitt Rhodes
Never expected a new release from Emitt but not at all surprised at the quality of it.
Blackstar – David Bowie
Man this one hurts. Interesting how my pre and post loss listens differed so much. A goodbye album even if we didn’t know it when it was released.
Soul Eyes – Kandace Springs
More straight on jazzy than her initial e.p. but her voice still gives me chills. What an amazing talent.
Complete Third – Big Star
A full on deluxe revisiting with tons of demos and all the fun stuff you would expect. I never go far without a little Big Star…
What were your faves?
A Gov’t Mule cover of the Memphis Slim classic blues original. Digging around it seems just about everyone has done a version of this at some point. Good Stuff!
This vid from the Gov’t Mule DVD “A Tail of 2 Cities” featuring a show from Boston and another from a Chicago show that I attended. I frequently get audio from their shows that I have seen but to have pro video of a show I saw is amazing.
Gov’t Mule from the Life Before Insanity album – “Far Away”
Warren Haynes and Danny Louis of Gov’t Mule join Anders Osborne and band on “Cortez the Killer”
Steve from Anderson Layman’s Blog posted a great old Dave Mason tune so I thought I would counter with a mighty nice Gov’t Mule version of the same from their With A Little Help From Our Friends release. I recommend raising up the volume on this one.
Gov’t Mule w/ the very talented Davy Knowles sitting in. Enjoy.
Is there any thing that Warren and Mule can’t play?
No, I don’t think there is.
Nice cover of Pearl Jam – “Black” from Temple of the Mule – 12-31-2008