This year’s LOCKN’ was chalk-full of collaborations including Jim James sitting in with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Avett Brother with Bob Weir and Phil Lesh, Bob Weir and moe. One of the most anticipated sets was Ann Wilson sitting in with Gov’t Mule.
Ann Wilson, from Heart, has some of the best pipes in the rock business and at 67 still sounds pretty damn good. In addition to her original material from Heart, Ann is known for her killer renditions of Zeppelin tunes. She took the opportunity with Gov’t Mule at LOCKN’ to flex some of those Plant-worthy vocals.
After a about half dozen new songs from Mule’s Revolution Come, Revolution Go and some classic tunes like “Game Face” and “Thorazine Shuffle,” Warren welcomed Ann Wilson and they got right to business. “Immigrant Song” and “Black Dog” were right in Ann’s wheelhouse. Next up was the vintage Mule tune “Mother Earth,” before the group launched into Janis Joplin’s “Cry Baby” and then Heart’s “Magic Man.” For good measure, Gov’t Mule ended the set with a rocking version of their classic “Mule.”
Lockn’ Music Festival
Blue Ridge Bowl at Infinity Downs Farm
Recorded Music Montage/Intro
Hammer & Nails
Stone Cold Rage
Revolution Come, Revolution Go
The Man I Want to Be
Ann Wilson intro
*with Ann Wilson
Thanks to Daniel Kopp for the recording.
Photo credit: Gov’t Mule
Jam DeetsJam Date: August 25, 2017
Featuring: Ann Wilson, Gov\'t Mule
Songs: Black Dog, Cry Baby, Forsaken Savior, Game Face, Hammer and Nails, Immigrant Song, Magic Man, Mother Earth, Mule, Revolution Come Revolution Go, Soulshine, Stone Cold Rage, The Man I Want to Be, Thorazine Shuffle, Traveling Tune
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