If there are any groups out there who have, for their 20th anniversary, celebrated with a year-long series of as many live releases as Gov't Mule they'd be a challenge to find.
All About Jazz: Gov’t Mule: Dub Side Of The Mule (Deluxe Edition)
Gov’t Mule is a southern states group that I’ve never seen mentioned on the jazz scene this side of the Atlantic. It was formed in 1994 by sometime Allman Brothers members, the guitarist Warren Haynes and bassist Allen Woody. That pedigree might tell you that its main focus is country- inflected rock and blues, but around 1990 Haynes approached jazz guitarist John Scofield at the Sweet Basil club in New York and suggested they should play together.
Jazz Journal Review: Gov’t Mule/John Scofield, Sco-Mule
Beloved jamsters Gov’t Mule’s upcoming Stoned Side of the Mule Volume 2 live archival album is being released for Record Store Day on April 18th. It is the last installment in their live archival series celebrating their 20th anniversary, and features six Rolling Stones covers, recorded on Halloween 2009 at the Tower Theatre in Philadelphia.
Hear It First: Gov’t Mule Offers Up ‘Slave’
Part of the reason Warren Haynes is such a legendary figure in American rock is how he’s found ways to outsmart just about every traditional parameter of the music industry. Over the past 25 years, in both the Allman Brothers Band and as the leader of Gov’t Mule, Haynes has proven the following: You can make it up as you go along.
Warren Haynes on 20 years of Gov’t Mule, life after Allman Brothers
"We were just doing something for the fun of it," he added, "and it kind of caught fire and we kept doing it. … We had a lot of spare time on our hands, we loved playing music together and we wanted to do something nobody else was doing and have fun."
Gov’t Mule to bring electric energy to Peace Center stage
Dub Side of the Mule deserves its release in recognition of Gov’t Mule’s twenty-year anniversary in 2014. Their New Year’s 2006 appearance at the Beacon Theatre within this complete package of three CDs plus a DVD stands a turning point in their career because, in contrast to previous appearances at the Broadway venue , a litany of guests morphed into a theme show the likes of which the group has continued ever since.
Dub Side of the Mule Review via Glide Magazine
The final release in Gov't Mule's 20th Anniversary Celebration, Dub Side of the Mule was released today on Vinyl LP, CD/DVD and digital download.
Dub Side of the Mule Out Now
Gov't Mule/Allman Brothers Band guitarist/vocalist Warren Haynes was among the performers who came together at Berklee Performance Center in Boston last night to pay tribute to members of "The 27 Club," musicians such as Jimi Hendrix, Robert Johnson and Jim Morrison that died at age 27.
Warren Haynes Performs At The 27 Club Tribute
"Chemistry" is a word that Warren Haynes uses often. That intangible spark fuels the music of Gov't Mule, the blues-influenced, improv-centric band that Haynes co-founded in 1994. And it's that same indelible connection that Haynes credits with bringing the band together in the first place.
Chemistry, Experimentation fuel Gov’t Mule’s Music
The Grammy Award-winning guitarist and vocalist, named in Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time,” performs career hits “Soulshine” and “Forevermore” from his days with Gov’t Mule and the Allman Brothers Band. Haynes is joined by legendary roots band Railroad Earth recorded at the McKittrick Hotel.
Front & Center Confirms Air Dates for Warren Haynes with Railroad Earth Episodes
Legendary jam band Gov’t Mule will release their latest live album, Dub Side of The Mule, on April 7th through Evil Teen Records. In anticipation, it’s streaming in full.
Stream: Gov’t Mule’s live album Dub Side Of The Mule featuring Toots Hibbert
Jam-band Radiohead covers are practically a genre unto themselves, and here’s an especially weird one. In 2006, Gov’t Mule, the Southern-rock jam band founded by a couple of Allman Brothers sidemen, played an all-reggae show at New York’s Beacon Theatre.
Gov’t Mule & Toots Hibbert Share A Reggae Radiohead Cover
Jam band and festival crowds love reggae, and generally want way more than what they get in this department. The Grateful Dead, the pioneers of the field, and Phish both incorporated reggae into their sets early on, though this is not a widely known facet of either’s repertoire.
Hard Road: Gov’t Mule Meets Toots Hibbert on “Dub Side of the Mule”
Dub Side of the Mule is now available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon. Have it delivered right your inbox on April 7th!
Pre-Order Dub Side of the Mule on iTunes & Amazon
Warren Haynes will be among eight inductees this year into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will be held Oct. 15 at the historic Gem Theater in Kannapolis, and is open to the public.
Warren Haynes, 7 others named to N.C. Music Hall of Fame