Gov’t Mule continued their west coast domination this week with an incredible show at The Wiltern in LA. The Mule was joined by tons of guests for some great collaborations and tributes.
One of the many guests in attendance at The Wiltern was Duane Betts, son of Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts. Duane has had something of a breakout year in 2017. Between the all-star Peach Tribute to Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks and his “Blue Sky” jam with Blackberry Smoke, Duane has become a formidable player in the scene.
Duane came out at the end of the second set to join Mule for a mini-set of Allman Brothers tunes. They kicked off the action with Dickey’s signature song, “Blue Sky” and then launched into a 14 minute “Whipping Post.” For the encore, Duane came out again and jammed with Mule and Jimmy Vivino on “Melissa > Mountain Jam > Melissa.”
Thanks to Brian James for the fantastic footage! Check out his channel for more from the show.
Photo credit: Heath Robson