Gov’t Mule and Blackberry continued their Smokin’ Mule tour in Saratoga, CA last Tuesday. As they had done at every show this tour, Mule welcomed Charlie Starr for a couple of classic encore covers.
Mule’s set was chalked full of classic Mule tunes like “Banks of the Deep End”, “No Need to Suffer” and “Thorazine Shuffle” as well as a boatload of covers including songs by ZZ Top, Led Zeppelin, Ray Charles and more.
This night’s selection included a rare “Danger Bird” – only the fourth time Gov’t Mule has ever covered the Neil Young tune. Mule and Starr also covered Al Green’s “Take Me To The River” which is right in Warren’s wheelhouse.
Here is the full setlist:
Hammer & Nails
Banks Of The Deep End
Left Coast Groovies
No Need To Suffer
Tastes Like Wine
Kind Of Bird with Hottentot & Stairway To Heaven teases
Need Your Love So Bad
I Believe To My Soul
Just Got Paid
Danger Bird > with Charlie Starr
Take Me To The River with Charlie Starr
Thanks to Heath Robson for the photo and thanks to D. Fires for the recording!
Jam DeetsJam Date: August 30, 2016
Featuring: Charlie Starr, Gov\'t Mule
Venue: Mountain Winery
Songs: Banks Of The Deep End, Danger Bird, Flip Wilson, Fool's Moon, Hammer & Nails, I Believe To My Soul, Just Got Paid, Kind of Bird, Left Coast Groovies, Need Your Love So Bad, No Need To Suffer, No Quarter, Patchwork Quilt, Take Me To The River, Tastes Like Wine, Thorazine Shuffle
Hey-I got something to say!