The latest stop on the Smokin’ Mule tour brought Gov’t Mule and Blackberry Smoke to the Brenton Skating Plaza, in Des Moines, Iowa. Luckily taper Brad Shears was there and got a pristine recording of a smokin’ show!
Anytime Warren opens with “John the Revelator”, you know you are in for a good show. One of my favorite tracks of the evening was a gritty “Game Face” that had Birdland and Mountain Jam teases tucked in the middle.
As with all the other shows this tour, Charlie Starr came out for some great covers of classic songs. Des Moines was treated to performances of “Jesus Gonna Be Here” by Tom Waits and “Jesus Just Left Chicago” by ZZ Top. You know Warren means business when he busts out the megaphone.
Speaking of ZZ Top, Mule will be touring with them in September. Jesus, please let the epic encores continue on that leg of the tour!
John The Revelator
Banks Of The Deep End
Game Face with Birdland & Mountain Jam teases
Little Toy Brain
Birth Of The Mule with Voodoo Child tease
Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home
No Need To Suffer
Doin’ It To Death
Bad Man Walking
Inside Outside Woman Blues
Any Open Window
Lola, Leave Your Light On
Mr. Man with Les Brers In A Minor tease
Jesus Gonna Be Here with Charlie Starr
Jesus Just Left Chicago with Charlie Starr; Thunderbird lyrics
Jam DeetsJam Date: August 23, 2016
Featuring: Charlie Starr, Gov\'t Mule
Venue: Brenton Skating Plaza
Songs: Any Open Window, Bad Man Walking, Banks Of The Deep End, Birth Of The Mule, Doin' It To Death, Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody's Home, Game Face, Inside Outside Woman Blues, Jesus Gonna Be Here, Jesus Just Left Chicago, John The Revelator, Little Toy Brain, Lola Leave Your Light On, Mr. Man, No Need To Suffer, Rocking Horse, Soulshine, Streamline Woman
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