Gov’t Mule for all intents and purposes is a direct descendant of the Allman Brothers Band and a perfect fit at the Peach Festival. Two of the founding members of Gov’t Mule, Warren Haynes and Allen Woody, came right from the Allman Brothers Band in the mid 90s.
Gov’t Mule’s set at the Peach was sandwiched in between the tribute to Gregg Allman & Butch Trucks and Widespread Panic’s set with sit-ins from Taz and Marcus King—tough acts to stand up against, but Uncle Warren didn’t disappoint.
The Mule kicked off the set with a few tunes off their new album, including “Travel Tune” which is the same song they led off with at Summer Camp immediately after hearing the news of Gregg’s passing.
By the fourth song of the set, Warren welcomed out his protégé of sorts, Marcus King for a soaring version of the Marshall Tucker Band classic “Can’t You See.” The guests continued through out the set and included Chuck Leavell, John Scofield and Marc Quiñones. Before the final tune, the Mule reprised “Traveling Tune” and then welcomed out Widespread Panic members Jimmy Herring and John Bell for one of Mule’s all-time great covers, Neil Young’s “Cortez the Killer.”
Traveling Tune >
Stone Cold Rage
Revolution Come, Revolution Go
Can’t You See#
Night Time Is The Right Time*
Devil Likes It Slow+
Which Way Do We Run+
Kind Of Bird^
Traveling Tune >
Cortez The Killer%
# w/ Marcus King & Jack Pearson
* w/ Chuck Leavell & John Scofield
+ w/ John Scofield
^ w/ John Scofield & Marc Quiñones
% w/ Jimmy Herring & John Bell
Thanks to Ted Gakidis for the recording.
Photo credit: The Peach Music Festival
Jam DeetsJam Date: August 12, 2017
Featuring: Chuck Leavell, Gov\'t Mule, Jack Pearson, Jimmy Herring, John Bell, John Scofield, Marc Quiñones, Marcus King
Venue: Peach Festival
Songs: Can't You See, Cortez the Killer, Devil Likes it Slow, Hottentot, Kind of Bird, Night Time is the Right Time, Revolution Come Revolution Go, Soulshine, Stone Cold Rage, Traveling Tune, Which Way Do We Run?
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